Key competitors: ResMed, Amico, Allied Healthcare Products, Precision Medical
About Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (FPH) is a designer and manufacturer of medical device products used to treat respiratory illness and sleep apnea. Headquartered in New Zealand, it also operates through North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific.
Fisher & Paykel stock profile
FPH is a dividend Health Technology sector stock that is listed on the ASX and holds a position on the S&P/ASX200 index of Australia's 200 largest companies by market capitalisation. Since the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, there has been heightened interest in Fisher & Paykel Healthcare stocks because of the expected increase in demand for its products.
Share price rise. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare's share price has jumped by more than 90% in the 12 months to April 3, 2020, and it could continue its bull run following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dividend FPH pays an unfranked annual dividend of $0.24 per share as of 2019.
Financials. In March. 2020, FPH upgraded its full year earnings report forecast with adjusted net profit after tax to sit in the range of NZ$260M in profits to NZ$270M.
Hype. Its recent share price bull run has been largely off the back of the COVID-19 crisis which means it could drop once the pandemic ends
Price to earnings. Fisher and Paykel has historically had a relatively high price to earnings ratio suggesting to some that it could be overpriced.
Should I buy FPH?
Technical analysis is used in finance to forecast the direction of prices by studying the past movements of markets. This is not a recommendation, it represents an analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
How to buy Fisher & Paykel Healthcare shares
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Find the shares you want to buy. Search the platform for Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (ASX:FPH) shares and place a buy order. It's that simple.
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Kylie Purcell is the investments editor at Finder. She has a background in business and finance news with previous roles at SBS, Your Money, TVNZ, Switzer Group and The Adviser magazine. Kylie has a Master in International Journalism and a Graduate Diploma in Economics. When she's not writing about the markets you can find her bingeing on coffee.
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