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Renishaw plc (RSW) is a leading scientific & technical instruments business based in the UK. It opened the day at 5785p after a previous close of 5720p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 5725p to a high of 5830p. The latest price was 5760p (25 minute delay). Renishaw is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 4,463 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Renishaw

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  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: RSW in this case.
  5. Research Renishaw shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Renishaw shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted Renishaw's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Renishaw's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 5815p, which is 32.76% up on its pre-crash value of 3910p and 160.24% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 2234.51p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Renishaw shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £649.99 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 £1,483.41.

Renishaw share price

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Renishaw shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Previous close5720p
Change 40p
Change % 0.699%
Volume 124,468
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range2234.51p - 6020p
50-day moving average 5640.5884p
200-day moving average 5106.831p
Wall St. target price4799.9p
PE ratio 15012.5
Dividend yield 0.6p (1.44%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 0.4p
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Is it a good time to buy Renishaw stock?

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Renishaw price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 5760p

1 week (2021-01-08) -3.60%
1 month (2020-12-15) 0.44%
3 months (2020-10-16) -0.95%
6 months (2020-07-17) 18.03%
1 year (2020-01-15) 56.35%
2 years (2019-01-15) 37.08%
3 years (2018-01-15) 7.76%
5 years (2016-01-15) 252.29%

Is Renishaw under- or over-valued?

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

Renishaw's P/E ratio

Renishaw's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15013x. In other words, Renishaw shares trade at around 15013x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Renishaw's EBITDA

Renishaw's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £91.9 million.

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

Renishaw financials

Revenue TTM £510.2 million
Operating margin TTM 12.89%
Gross profit TTM £248.5 million
Return on assets TTM 5.33%
Return on equity TTM 0.05%
Profit margin 0.06%
Book value 7.522p
Market capitalisation £4.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Renishaw share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 11500% of net profits

Recently Renishaw has paid out, on average, around 11500% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.44% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Renishaw shareholders could enjoy a 1.44% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Renishaw's case, that would currently equate to about 0.6p per share.

Renishaw's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Renishaw's shares ever split?

Renishaw's shares were split on a 6:5 basis on 25 November 1996. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 6 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Renishaw shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 16.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Renishaw shares which in turn could have impacted Renishaw's share price.

Renishaw share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Renishaw's shares have ranged in value from as little as 2234.51p up to 6020p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RSW.LSE volatility(beta: 0.8)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Renishaw's is 0.7969. This would suggest that Renishaw's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Renishaw overview

Renishaw plc, an engineering and scientific technology company, designs, manufactures, distributes, sells, and services metrology and healthcare products worldwide. The company offers co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM) products, machine tool probe systems, styli for probe systems, performance measurement systems, gauging systems, fixtures, and position encoders; additive manufacturing systems; plastics vacuum casting machines; and mapping sensors. It also provides healthcare products, such as craniomaxillofacial custom-made implants, dental scanners, dental computer-aided design software, neurosurgical robots and accessories, neurosurgical planning software, neurosurgical implants, drug delivery systems, Raman microscopes, analysers, and hybrid Raman systems. In addition, the company offers travel agency services. It serves the aerospace, agriculture, automotive, construction, consumer products, healthcare, power generation, resource exploration, electronics, heavy, precision manufacturing, and medical industries, as well as scientific, research, and analysis industries. The company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Wotton-under-Edge, the United Kingdom.

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