How to buy Emerson Electric (EMR) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Emerson Electric shares.

Emerson Electric Co
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Emerson Electric Co (EMR) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$97.41 after a previous close of US$96.03. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD97.21 to a high of USD98.14. The latest price was USD97.61 (25 minute delay). Emerson Electric is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Emerson Electric

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Search for Emerson Electric. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: EMR. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Emerson Electric reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$96.03, 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 Emerson Electric, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Emerson Electric. 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.

Emerson Electric stock price (NYSE:EMR)

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Emerson Electric shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous closeUS$96.03
Change US$1.58
Change % 1.6453%
Volume 2,143,743
Information last updated 2021-10-22.
52-week rangeUS$62.2167 - US$105.99
50-day moving average US$97.0757
200-day moving average US$96.7917
Target priceUS$108.43
PE ratio 24.7108
Dividend yield US$2.015 (2.08%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$3.914

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Emerson Electric price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $97.61

1 week (2021-10-14) 3.02%
1 month (2021-09-24) 1.35%
3 months (2021-07-23) -0.88%
6 months (2021-04-23) 5.57%
1 year (2020-10-23) 39.40%
2 years (2019-10-24) 39.68%
3 years (2018-10-24) 47.87%
5 years (2016-10-24) 94.02%

Is Emerson Electric under- or over-valued?

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

Emerson Electric's P/E ratio

Emerson Electric's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Emerson Electric shares trade at around 25x 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.

Emerson Electric's PEG ratio

Emerson Electric's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.4403. 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 Emerson Electric's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Emerson Electric's EBITDA

Emerson Electric's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$4 billion (£2.9 billion).

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

Emerson Electric financials

Revenue TTM US$17.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.64%
Gross profit TTM US$7 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.52%
Return on equity TTM 27.68%
Profit margin 13.2%
Book value 15.542
Market capitalisation US$57.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Emerson Electric shares

There are currently 7.1 million Emerson Electric shares held short by investors – that's known as Emerson Electric's "short interest". This figure is 9.6% up from 6.5 million last month.

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

Emerson Electric's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Emerson Electric's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Emerson Electric shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Emerson Electric shares traded daily (recently around 2.7 million). Emerson Electric's SIR currently stands at 2.62. In other words for every 100,000 Emerson Electric shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2620 shares are currently held short.

However Emerson Electric's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Emerson Electric shares, or, against the total number of tradable Emerson Electric shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Emerson Electric's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Emerson Electric shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0119% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Emerson Electric shares, roughly 12 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 Emerson Electric.

Find out more about how you can short Emerson Electric stock.

Emerson Electric'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 Emerson Electric.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Emerson Electric's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 36.82

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Emerson Electric's overall score of 36.82 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 65th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Emerson Electric's environmental score

Environmental score: 13.55/100

Emerson Electric's environmental score of 13.55 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Emerson Electric is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Emerson Electric's social score

Social score: 17.67/100

Emerson Electric's social score of 17.67 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Emerson Electric is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Emerson Electric's governance score

Governance score: 14.11/100

Emerson Electric's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Emerson Electric is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Emerson Electric's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Emerson Electric scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Emerson Electric has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Emerson Electric Co was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 36.82
Total ESG percentile 64.96
Environmental score 13.55
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 17.67
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 14.11
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Emerson Electric share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 50.63% of net profits

Recently Emerson Electric has paid out, on average, around 50.63% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Emerson Electric shareholders could enjoy a 2.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Emerson Electric's case, that would currently equate to about $2.015 per share.

Emerson Electric'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.

Emerson Electric's most recent dividend payout was on 9 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Emerson Electric's shares ever split?

Emerson Electric's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 11 December 2006. 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 Emerson Electric shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Emerson Electric shares which in turn could have impacted Emerson Electric's share price.

Emerson Electric share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Emerson Electric's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$62.2167 up to US$105.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EMR.US volatility(beta: 1.56)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 Emerson Electric's is 1.5561. This would suggest that Emerson Electric's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Emerson Electric overview

Emerson Electric Co. designs and manufactures technology and engineering products for industrial, commercial, and consumer markets worldwide. It operates through Automation Solutions and Commercial & Residential Solutions segments. The Automation Solutions segment offers measurement and analytical instrumentation, industrial valves and equipment, and process control software and systems. It serves the oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power generation, life sciences, food and beverage, automotive, pulp and paper, metals and mining, and municipal water supplies markets. The Commercial & Residential Solutions segment offers residential and commercial heating and air conditioning products, such as residential and variable speed scroll compressors; system protector and flow control devices; standard, programmable, and Wi-Fi thermostats; monitoring equipment and electronic controls for gas and electric heating systems; gas valves for furnaces and water heaters; ignition systems for furnaces; sensors and thermistors for home appliances; and temperature sensors and controls. It also provides reciprocating, scroll, and screw compressors; precision flow controls; system diagnostics and controls; and environmental control systems for use in medical, food processing, and cold storage applications. In addition, this segment offers air conditioning, refrigeration, and lighting control technologies, as well as facility design and product management, site commissioning, facility monitoring, and energy modeling services; temperature management and monitoring products for the foodservice markets; and professional and homeowner tools, and appliance solutions. The company was formerly known as The Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company and changed its name to Emerson Electric Co. in 2000. Emerson Electric Co. was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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