How to buy Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Huntington Ingalls Industries shares.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc
NYSE: HII - USD
AEROSPACE & DEFENSE
$210.52
+ $2.06 ( + 0.99%)

Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc (HII) is a leading aerospace and defence business based in the US. In the week up to 12 October Huntington Ingalls Industries shares surged 8.84% to a closing position of $212.17. Over the last 12 months, Huntington Ingalls Industries's share price has risen by 31.75% from $148. Huntington Ingalls Industries is listed on the NYSE and employs 41,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Huntington Ingalls Industries

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: HII in this case.
  5. Research Huntington Ingalls Industries shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Huntington Ingalls Industries shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted Huntington Ingalls Industries's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Huntington Ingalls Industries's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $210.52, which is 10.80% down on its pre-crash value of $236.02 and 43.07% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $147.14.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Huntington Ingalls Industries shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $589.71 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $806.29.

Huntington Ingalls Industries share price (NYSE:HII)

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Huntington Ingalls Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Open$194.14
High$196.14
Low$193.545
Close$194.99
Previous close$195.08
Change$-0.09
Change %-0.0461%
Volume402,692
Information last updated 2021-10-16.
52-week range$135.5506 - $222.891
50-day moving average$200.0617
200-day moving average$207.2073
Wall St. target price$227.3
PE ratio11.3868
Dividend yield$4.45 (2.13%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$18.488
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Is it a good time to buy Huntington Ingalls Industries stock?

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Huntington Ingalls Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $194.99

1 week (2021-10-07) -3.88%
1 month (2021-09-17) 194.99
3 months (2021-07-17) -4.21%
6 months (2021-04-16) -6.28%
1 year (2020-10-16) 31.75%
2 years (2019-10-17) -7.91%
3 years (2018-10-17) -16.36%
5 years (2016-10-17) 22.43%

Is Huntington Ingalls Industries under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

P/E ratio

Huntington Ingalls Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Huntington Ingalls Industries shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

PEG ratio

Huntington Ingalls Industries's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7654. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Huntington Ingalls Industries's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EBITDA

Huntington Ingalls Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.2 billion (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Huntington Ingalls Industries's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Financials

Revenue TTM $9.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.51%
Gross profit TTM $1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.96%
Return on equity TTM 39.95%
Profit margin 7.81%
Book value $51.418
Market capitalisation $8.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Huntington Ingalls Industries shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "HII.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 772,553 Huntington Ingalls Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 28.4% up from 601,881 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Huntington Ingalls Industries shares can be evaluated.

Short interest ratio (SIR)

Huntington Ingalls Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Huntington Ingalls Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Huntington Ingalls Industries shares traded daily (recently around 222637.75216138). Huntington Ingalls Industries's SIR currently stands at 3.47. In other words for every 100,000 Huntington Ingalls Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3470 shares are currently held short.

However Huntington Ingalls Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Huntington Ingalls Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable Huntington Ingalls Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Huntington Ingalls Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Huntington Ingalls Industries shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0197% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Huntington Ingalls Industries shares, roughly 20 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Huntington Ingalls Industries.

Find out more about how you can short Huntington Ingalls Industries stock.

Huntington Ingalls Industries share dividends

2.1%

Dividend yield: 2.13% of stock value

2.2%

Forward annual dividend yield: 2.17% of stock value

24.7%

Dividend payout ratio: 24.68% of net profits

Huntington Ingalls Industries has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.13% of its share value annually.

Huntington Ingalls Industries has paid out, on average, around 24.68% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.17% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 2.17% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Huntington Ingalls Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $4.45 per share.

While Huntington Ingalls Industries's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

Huntington Ingalls Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 10 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Huntington Ingalls Industries's shares ever split?

Huntington Ingalls Industries's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 5 December 2003. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Huntington Ingalls Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Huntington Ingalls Industries shares which in turn could have impacted Huntington Ingalls Industries's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Huntington Ingalls Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $135.5506 up to $222.891. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HII.US volatility(beta: 0.99)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Huntington Ingalls Industries's is 0.9931. This would suggest that Huntington Ingalls Industries's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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