How to buy Huntington Ingalls Industries shares

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Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc (HII) is a leading aerospace & defense business based in the US. Huntington Ingalls Industries is listed on the NYSE and employs 42,000 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.

Huntington Ingalls Industries share price

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Huntington Ingalls Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-24.
52-week range$135.5297 - $270.6198
50-day moving average $169.794
200-day moving average $160.5455
Wall St. target price$180.42
PE ratio 11.4987
Dividend yield $4.56 (2.72%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $14.579
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Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
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£119.88
£7.99
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Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
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Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
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Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
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Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
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AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
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AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
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£10.00
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£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
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Interactive Investor Pension
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Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
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Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
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AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
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Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
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4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
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Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Huntington Ingalls Industries stock?

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Is Huntington Ingalls Industries under- or over-valued?

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

Huntington Ingalls Industries's 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.

Huntington Ingalls Industries's 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 1.2259. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

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.

Huntington Ingalls Industries's EBITDA

Huntington Ingalls Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1 billion.

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

Huntington Ingalls Industries financials

Revenue TTM $9 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.61%
Gross profit TTM $1.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.21%
Return on equity TTM 33.25%
Profit margin 6.61%
Book value $46.42
Market capitalisation $6.8 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 784,396 Huntington Ingalls Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as Huntington Ingalls Industries's "short interest". This figure is 2.1% down from 801,025 last month.

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

Huntington Ingalls Industries's "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 371751.65876777). Huntington Ingalls Industries's SIR currently stands at 2.11. In other words for every 100,000 Huntington Ingalls Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2110 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 0.0226% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Huntington Ingalls Industries shares, roughly 23 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

29%

Dividend payout ratio: 28.99% of net profits

Recently Huntington Ingalls Industries has paid out, on average, around 28.99% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Huntington Ingalls Industries shareholders could enjoy a 2.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Huntington Ingalls Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $4.56 per share.

While Huntington Ingalls Industries's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Huntington Ingalls Industries may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Huntington Ingalls Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 11 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 November 2020 (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.

Huntington Ingalls Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Huntington Ingalls Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $135.5297 up to $270.6198. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HII.US volatility(beta: 0.9)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 0.9018. This would suggest that Huntington Ingalls Industries's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Huntington Ingalls Industries overview

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. engages in the designing, building, overhauling, and repairing military ships in the United States. It operates through three segments: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Newport News Shipbuilding, and Technical Solutions. The company is involved in the design and construction of non-nuclear ships comprising amphibious assault ships that include deck amphibious ships and transport dock ships; surface combatants; and national security cutters for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. It also provides nuclear-powered ships, such as aircraft carriers and submarines, as well as refueling and overhaul, and inactivation services. In addition, the company offers naval nuclear support services, including fleet services comprising design, construction, maintenance, and disposal activities for in service U.S. Navy nuclear ships; and maintenance services on nuclear reactor prototypes. Further, it provides fleet support services comprising technical and waterfront ship services; naval architecture and marine engineering; integrated logistics support; technical documentation development; warehousing, asset management, and material readiness; operational and maintenance training development and delivery; software design and development; IT infrastructure support, and data delivery and management; and cyber security and information assurance services, as well as undersea vehicle and specialized craft development and prototyping services. Additionally, the company offers information technology and integrated missions solutions services; nuclear and environmental services; engineering, procurement, and construction management services to the oil and gas industry; and nuclear management and operations, and environmental management services to the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, state and local governments, and the private sector. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Newport News, Virginia.

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