Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI) is a leading communication equipment business based in the US. It opened the day at $216.1 after a previous close of $215.62. During the day the price has varied from a low of $214.5 to a high of $216.18. The latest price was $215.11 (25 minute delay). Motorola Solutions is listed on the NYSE and employs 18,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- Can I buy shares in Motorola Solutions?
- Has coronavirus impacted Motorola Solutions shares?
- Motorola Solutions shares summary
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- Is Motorola Solutions stock a buy or sell?
- Performance over time
- Is Motorola Solutions suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Motorola Solutions shares over-valued?
- How volatile are Motorola Solutions shares?
- Does Motorola Solutions pay a dividend?
- Have Motorola Solutions shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Motorola Solutions's share price?
Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Motorola Solutions's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $253.58, which is 26.94% up on its pre-crash value of $185.27 and 109.97% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $120.77.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Motorola Solutions shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $707.50 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 $1,440.33.
Motorola Solutions share price (NYSE:MSI)Use our graph to track the performance of MSI stocks over time.
Motorola Solutions shares at a glance
|52-week range||$161.492 - $261.85|
|50-day moving average||$244.6764|
|200-day moving average||$216.4485|
|Wall St. target price||$270.27|
|Dividend yield||$2.84 (1.09%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.245|
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Is it a good time to buy Motorola Solutions stock?
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Is Motorola Solutions 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.
Motorola Solutions's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 35x. In other words, Motorola Solutions shares trade at around 35x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Motorola Solutions's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.03. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Motorola Solutions's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Motorola Solutions's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2.3 billion (£1.7 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Motorola Solutions's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$8.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||22.88%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||10.67%|
|Return on equity TTM||-9999999%|
|Market capitalisation||$42.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Motorola Solutions.
Total ESG risk score
Motorola Solutions's total ESG risk: 21.45
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Motorola Solutions's overall score of 21.45 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Motorola Solutions is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Motorola Solutions's environmental score: 8.4/100
Motorola Solutions's environmental score of 8.4 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Motorola Solutions is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Motorola Solutions's social score: 12.59/100
Motorola Solutions's social score of 12.59 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Motorola Solutions is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Motorola Solutions's governance score: 11.46/100
Motorola Solutions's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Motorola Solutions is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Motorola Solutions's controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Motorola Solutions scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Motorola Solutions hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||21.45|
|Total ESG percentile||15.96|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||3|
Motorola Solutions share dividends
Dividend yield: 1.09% of stock value
Forward annual dividend yield: 1.25% of stock value
Dividend payout ratio: 31.91% of net profits
Motorola Solutions has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.09% of its share value annually.
Motorola Solutions has paid out, on average, around 31.91% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.25% 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 1.25% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Motorola Solutions's case, that would currently equate to about $2.84 per share.
While Motorola Solutions's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Motorola Solutions's most recent dividend payout was on 14 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Motorola Solutions's shares ever split?
Motorola Solutions's shares were split on a 10000:4042 basis on 4 January 2011. So if you had owned 4042 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Motorola Solutions shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 59.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Motorola Solutions shares which in turn could have impacted Motorola Solutions's share price.
Share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Motorola Solutions's shares have ranged in value from as little as $161.492 up to $261.85. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Motorola Solutions's is 0.7797. This would suggest that Motorola Solutions's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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