How to buy Roper Technologies (ROP) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Roper Technologies shares.

Roper Technologies Inc
- $7.07 ( - 1.49%)

Roper Technologies Inc (ROP) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. It opened the day at $477.24 after a previous close of $475.24. During the day the price has varied from a low of $476.15 to a high of $481.38. The latest price was $481.18 (25 minute delay). Roper Technologies is listed on the NYSE and employs 18,400 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Roper Technologies

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

How has coronavirus impacted Roper Technologies's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Roper Technologies's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $466.65, which is 17.01% up on its pre-crash value of $387.25 and 94.44% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $240.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Roper Technologies shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $668.81 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 $1,227.29.

Roper Technologies share price (NYSE:ROP)

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Roper Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close$475.24
Change %1.2499%
Information last updated 2021-09-17.
52-week range$361.4832 - $499.21
50-day moving average$481.836
200-day moving average$449.7177
Wall St. target price$527.36
PE ratio46.4791
Dividend yield$2.2 (0.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$10.04
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Is it a good time to buy Roper Technologies stock?

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Roper Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $481.18

1 week (2021-09-13) 1.97%
1 month (2021-08-20) 0.26%
3 months (2021-06-18) 7.07%
6 months (2021-03-19) 21.82%
1 year (2020-09-18) 22.95%
2 years (2019-09-20) 33.85%
3 years (2018-09-20) 55.33%
5 years (2016-09-20) 173.41%

Is Roper Technologies 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

Roper Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 46x. In other words, Roper Technologies shares trade at around 46x 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.

PEG ratio

Roper Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.2775. 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 Roper Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Roper Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2.2 billion (£1.6 billion).

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


Revenue TTM $6 billion
Operating margin TTM 25.94%
Gross profit TTM $3.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.52%
Return on equity TTM 10.16%
Profit margin 17.8%
Book value $105.187
Market capitalisation $49.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Roper Technologies shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "ROP.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 1.2 million Roper Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 24.3% down from 1.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Roper Technologies shares can be evaluated.

Short interest ratio (SIR)

Roper Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Roper Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Roper Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 366871.82662539). Roper Technologies's SIR currently stands at 3.23. In other words for every 100,000 Roper Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3230 shares are currently held short.

However Roper Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Roper Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Roper Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Roper Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Roper Technologies shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0113% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Roper Technologies shares, roughly 11 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 Roper Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short Roper Technologies stock.

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 Roper Technologies.

Total ESG risk score

Roper Technologies's total ESG risk: 21.84

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Roper Technologies's overall score of 21.84 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 25th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Roper Technologies 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.).

Environmental score

Roper Technologies's environmental score: 2.63/100

Roper Technologies's environmental score of 2.63 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Roper Technologies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Roper Technologies's social score: 15.72/100

Roper Technologies's social score of 15.72 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Roper Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Roper Technologies's governance score: 6/100

Roper Technologies's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Roper Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Roper Technologies Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 21.84
Total ESG percentile 25
Environmental score 2.63
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 15.72
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 6
Governance score percentile 3

Roper Technologies share dividends


Dividend yield: 0.46% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 0.47% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 15.61% of net profits

Roper Technologies has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.46% of its share value annually.

Roper Technologies has paid out, on average, around 15.61% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.47% 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 0.47% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Roper Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about $2.2 per share.

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

Roper Technologies's most recent dividend payout was on 23 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Roper Technologies's shares ever split?

Roper Technologies's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 29 August 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Roper Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Roper Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted Roper Technologies's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Roper Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $361.4832 up to $499.21. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ROP.US volatility(beta: 1.04)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 Roper Technologies's is 1.0382. This would suggest that Roper Technologies's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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