Wabtec Corporation (WAB) is a leading railroads business based in the US. Wabtec Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 27,500 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$34.8699 - $84.32|
|50-day moving average||$76.7|
|200-day moving average||$67.8604|
|Wall St. target price||$81.5|
|Dividend yield||$0.48 (0.6%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.413|
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.
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
Valuing Wabtec Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Wabtec Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Wabtec Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, Wabtec Corporation shares trade at around 33x 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.
Wabtec Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.92. 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 Wabtec Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Wabtec Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Wabtec Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$7.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||10.83%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.87%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.68%|
|Market capitalisation||$15.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 4.0 million Wabtec Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Wabtec Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 1.9% down from 4.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Wabtec Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Wabtec Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Wabtec Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Wabtec Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Wabtec Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.76. In other words for every 100,000 Wabtec Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3760 shares are currently held short.
However Wabtec Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Wabtec Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Wabtec Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Wabtec Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Wabtec Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0249% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Wabtec Corporation shares, roughly 25 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 Wabtec Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Wabtec Corporation stock.
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 Wabtec Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 34.16
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Wabtec Corporation's overall score of 34.16 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 61st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Wabtec Corporation 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: 10.89/100
Wabtec Corporation's environmental score of 10.89 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Wabtec Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 18.27/100
Wabtec Corporation's social score of 18.27 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Wabtec Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 12/100
Wabtec Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Wabtec Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Wabtec Corporation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Wabtec Corporation has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||34.16|
|Total ESG percentile||60.7|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 12.53% of net profits
Recently Wabtec Corporation has paid out, on average, around 12.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.6% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Wabtec Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.6% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Wabtec Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.48 per share.
While Wabtec Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Wabtec Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
Wabtec Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 26 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Wabtec Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 June 2013. 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 Wabtec Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Wabtec Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Wabtec Corporation's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Wabtec Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $34.8699 up to $84.32. 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 Wabtec Corporation's is 1.6712. This would suggest that Wabtec Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Wabtec Corporation provides technology-based equipment, systems, and services for the freight rail and passenger transit vehicle industries worldwide. It operates through two segments, Freight and Transit. The Freight segment manufactures and services components for new and existing freight cars and locomotives; builds new commuter locomotives; rebuilds freight locomotives; supplies railway electronics, positive train control equipment, signal design, and engineering services; and provides related heat exchange and cooling systems. It serves publicly traded railroads; leasing companies; manufacturers of original equipment, including locomotives and freight cars; and utilities. The Transit segment manufactures and services components for new and existing passenger transit vehicles, such as regional trains, high speed trains, subway cars, light-rail vehicles, and buses; refurbishes subway cars; and provides heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment, as well as doors for buses and subways. It serves public transit authorities and municipalities, leasing companies, and manufacturers of subway cars and buses. The company also provides electronically controlled pneumatic braking products; railway electronics; freight car trucks and couplers; draft gears, couplers, and slack adjusters; air compressors and dryers; heat exchangers and cooling products; and track and switch products. In addition, it offers railway braking equipment and related components; friction products; and new commuter and switcher locomotives, and transit car and locomotive overhaul and refurbishment. Further, the company provides doors for buses and subway cars; platform screen doors; pantographs; window assemblies; couplers; accessibility lifts and ramps for buses and subway cars; and traction motors. Wabtec Corporation was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Learn more about Transportation and Logistics Systems’ recent performance and where you can invest in Transportation and Logistics Systems shares. We also run through some helpful rules of thumb for any investor.
Learn more about Charlie’s Holdings’ recent performance and where you can invest in Charlie’s Holdings shares. We also run through some helpful rules of thumb for any investor.
Learn more about Lemonade’s recent performance and where you can invest in Lemonade shares. We also run through some helpful rules of thumb for any investor.
Learn more about Unity Software’s recent performance and where you can invest in Unity Software shares. We also run through some helpful rules of thumb for any investor
Learn more about FuelCell Energy’s recent performance and where you can invest in FuelCell Energy shares. We also run through some helpful rules of thumb for any investor.
Learn more about CloudCommerce’s recent performance and where you can invest in CloudCommerce shares. We also run through some helpful rules of thumb for any investor
Ever wondered how to buy shares in Zomedica Pharmaceuticals? We explain how and compare a range of providers that can give you access to many brands, including Zomedica Pharmaceuticals.
Ever wondered how to buy shares in YRC Worldwide? We explain how and compare a range of providers that can give you access to many brands, including YRC Worldwide.
Ever wondered how to buy shares in Xeros Technology Group? We explain how and compare a range of providers that can give you access to many brands, including Xeros Technology Group.
Ever wondered how to buy shares in Xpediator? We explain how and compare a range of providers that can give you access to many brands, including Xpediator.
finder.com is an independent comparison platform and information service that aims to provide you with the tools you need to make better decisions. While we are independent, the offers that appear on this site are from companies from which finder.com receives compensation. We may receive compensation from our partners for placement of their products or services. We may also receive compensation if you click on certain links posted on our site. While compensation arrangements may affect the order, position or placement of product information, it doesn't influence our assessment of those products. Please don't interpret the order in which products appear on our Site as any endorsement or recommendation from us. finder.com compares a wide range of products, providers and services but we don't provide information on all available products, providers or services. Please appreciate that there may be other options available to you than the products, providers or services covered by our service.