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Allegion plc (ALLE) is a leading security & protection services business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$139.21 after a previous close of US$138.66. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD137.89 to a high of USD139.62. The latest price was USD138.7 (25 minute delay). Allegion is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Allegion
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Allegion. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ALLE. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Allegion reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$138.83, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Allegion, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Allegion. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Allegion key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Allegion stock a buy or sell?
- Allegion performance over time
- Can I short Allegion shares?
- Is Allegion suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Allegion shares over-valued?
- Allegion's financials
- How volatile are Allegion shares?
- Does Allegion pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Allegion share priceUse our graph to track the performance of ALLE stocks over time.
Allegion shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$93.45 - US$144.76|
|50-day moving average||US$138.0966|
|200-day moving average||US$122.3434|
|Dividend yield||US$1.32 (0.96%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$4.571|
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Allegion price performance over time
|1 month (2021-05-12)||2.44%|
|3 months (2021-03-11)||20.61%|
|6 months (2020-12-11)||26.57%|
|1 year (2020-06-11)||36.57%|
|2 years (2019-06-11)||32.10%|
|3 years (2018-06-11)||70.69%|
|5 years (2016-06-10)||104.24%|
Is Allegion under- or over-valued?
Valuing Allegion stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Allegion's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Allegion's P/E ratio
Allegion's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Allegion shares trade at around 30x 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.
Allegion's PEG ratio
Allegion's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.4826. 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 Allegion's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Allegion's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$649.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Allegion's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||US$2.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||21.2%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$1.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||12.72%|
|Return on equity TTM||62.79%|
|Market capitalisation||US$12.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Allegion shares
There are currently 906,933 Allegion shares held short by investors – that's known as Allegion's "short interest". This figure is 30.8% down from 1.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Allegion shares can be evaluated.
Allegion's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Allegion's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Allegion shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Allegion shares traded daily (recently around 652469.78417266). Allegion's SIR currently stands at 1.39. In other words for every 100,000 Allegion shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1390 shares are currently held short.
However Allegion's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Allegion shares, or, against the total number of tradable Allegion shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Allegion's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Allegion shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0114% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Allegion 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 Allegion.
Find out more about how you can short Allegion stock.
Allegion's 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 Allegion.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Allegion's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 29.56
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Allegion's overall score of 29.56 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 40th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Allegion 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.).
Allegion's environmental score
Environmental score: 17.99/100
Allegion's environmental score of 17.99 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Allegion is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Allegion's social score
Social score: 12.71/100
Allegion's social score of 12.71 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Allegion is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Allegion's governance score
Governance score: 11.86/100
Allegion's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Allegion 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
|Total ESG score||29.56|
|Total ESG percentile||39.8|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
Allegion share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 25.76% of net profits
Recently Allegion has paid out, on average, around 25.76% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.04% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Allegion shareholders could enjoy a 1.04% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Allegion's case, that would currently equate to about $1.32 per share.
While Allegion's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Allegion may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Allegion's most recent dividend payout was on 29 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Allegion share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Allegion's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$93.45 up to US$144.76. 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 Allegion's is 1.194. This would suggest that Allegion'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).
Allegion plc manufactures and sells mechanical and electronic security products and solutions worldwide. The company offers door closers and controls; doors and door systems; electronic security products; electronic, biometric, and mobile access control systems; exit devices; locks, locksets, portable locks, and key systems; time, attendance, and workforce productivity systems; and other accessories. The company sells its products and solutions to end-users in commercial, institutional, and residential facilities, including education, healthcare, government, hospitality, commercial office, and single and multi-family residential markets under the CISA, Interflex, LCN, Schlage, SimonsVoss, and Von Duprin brands. It sells its products and solutions through distribution and retail channels, such as specialty distribution, e-commerce, and wholesalers, as well as through various retail channels comprising do-it-yourself home improvement centers, on-line and e-commerce platforms, and small specialty showroom outlets. Allegion plc was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
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