How to buy Patterson Companies (PDCO) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Patterson Companies shares.

Patterson Companies Inc (PDCO) is a publicly traded medical distribution business based in the US. It opened the day at $30.15 after a previous close of $29.92. During the day the price has varied from a low of $30.15 to a high of $30.59. The latest price was $30.47 (25 minute delay). Patterson Companies is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 7,700 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Patterson Companies

  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: PDCO in this case.
  5. Research Patterson Companies shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Patterson Companies shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 20x Patterson Companies shares with popular platforms

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Patterson Companies share price (NASDAQ:PDCO)

Use our graph to track the performance of PDCO stocks over time.

Patterson Companies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $30.47

1 week (2022-09-28) 22.86%
1 month (2022-09-02) 20.20%
3 months (2022-07-05) 1.26%
6 months (2022-04-05) -6.45%
1 year (2021-10-01) -2.59%
2 years (2020-10-05) 21.01%
3 years (2019-10-04) 79.76%
5 years (2017-10-05) -20.86%

Is it a good time to buy Patterson Companies stock?

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Is Patterson Companies 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

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

Patterson Companies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0984. 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 Patterson Companies'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

Patterson Companies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $317 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Patterson Companies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Patterson Companies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open$30.15
High$30.59
Low$30.15
Close$30.47
Previous close$29.92
Change$0.55
Change %1.8382%
Volume583,959
Information last updated 2022-10-02.
52-week range$23.87 - $34.7276
50-day moving average$28.1982
200-day moving average$29.8019
Wall St. target price$32.91
PE ratio12.2551
Dividend yield$1.04 (4.33%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$1.96

Do Patterson Companies shares pay dividends?

4.3%

Dividend yield: 4.33% of stock value

4.3%

Forward annual dividend yield: 4.33% of stock value

48.2%

Dividend payout ratio: 48.15% of net profits

Patterson Companies has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 4.33% of its share value annually.

Patterson Companies has paid out, on average, around 48.15% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.33% 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 4.33% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Patterson Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $1.04 per share.

While Patterson Companies'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.

Patterson Companies's most recent dividend payout was on 4 November 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 October 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Patterson Companies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $23.87 up to $34.7276. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PDCO.US volatility(beta: 1.25)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Patterson Companies's is 1.2501. This would suggest that Patterson Companies's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Frequently asked questions

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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