How to buy Flowserve Corporation shares

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Flowserve Corporation (FLS) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$43.33 after a previous close of US$43.13. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD42.815 to a high of USD43.47. The latest price was USD42.98 (25 minute delay). Flowserve Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Flowserve Corporation

  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 Flowserve Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: FLS. 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 Flowserve Corporation 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$43.88, 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 Flowserve Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Flowserve Corporation. 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.

Flowserve Corporation share price

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Flowserve Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
OpenUS$43.33
HighUS$43.47
LowUS$42.815
CloseUS$42.98
Previous closeUS$43.13
Change US$-0.15
Change % -0.3478%
Volume 468,100
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$25.084 - US$44.39
50-day moving average US$41.9523
200-day moving average US$38.9733
Target priceUS$43.08
PE ratio 47.5
Dividend yield US$0.8 (1.84%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$0.908

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Is it a good time to buy Flowserve Corporation stock?

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Flowserve Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $42.98

1 month (2021-05-12) 5.63%
3 months (2021-03-12) 3.82%
6 months (2020-12-11) 15.88%
1 year (2020-06-12) 53.50%
2 years (2019-06-12) -11.75%
3 years (2018-06-12) 1.27%
5 years (2016-06-10) -15.44%

Is Flowserve Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Flowserve Corporation's P/E ratio

Flowserve 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 48x. In other words, Flowserve Corporation shares trade at around 48x 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.

Flowserve Corporation's PEG ratio

Flowserve Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.4666. 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 Flowserve 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.

Flowserve Corporation's EBITDA

Flowserve Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$501.5 million.

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

Flowserve Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$3.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.81%
Gross profit TTM US$1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.21%
Return on equity TTM 7.57%
Profit margin 3.2%
Book value 13.139
Market capitalisation US$5.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Flowserve Corporation shares

There are currently 2.3 million Flowserve Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Flowserve Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 17% down from 2.7 million last month.

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

Flowserve Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Flowserve Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Flowserve Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Flowserve Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 766189.79591837). Flowserve Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.94. In other words for every 100,000 Flowserve Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2940 shares are currently held short.

However Flowserve Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Flowserve Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Flowserve Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Flowserve Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Flowserve Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0274% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Flowserve Corporation shares, roughly 27 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 Flowserve Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Flowserve Corporation stock.

Flowserve Corporation'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 Flowserve Corporation.

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

Flowserve Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 40.61

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Flowserve Corporation's overall score of 40.61 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 83rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Flowserve Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 11.6/100

Flowserve Corporation's environmental score of 11.6 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Flowserve Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Flowserve Corporation's social score

Social score: 21.51/100

Flowserve Corporation's social score of 21.51 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Flowserve Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Flowserve Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 8/100

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

Flowserve Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Flowserve Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 40.61
Total ESG percentile 82.98
Environmental score 11.6
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 21.51
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 8
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

Flowserve Corporation share dividends

43%

Dividend payout ratio: 43.48% of net profits

Recently Flowserve Corporation has paid out, on average, around 43.48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.84% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Flowserve Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.84% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Flowserve Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.

While Flowserve Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Flowserve Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Flowserve Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 8 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Flowserve Corporation's shares ever split?

Flowserve Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 23 June 2013. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Flowserve Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Flowserve Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Flowserve Corporation's share price.

Flowserve Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Flowserve Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$25.084 up to US$44.39. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FLS.US volatility(beta: 1.79)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 Flowserve Corporation's is 1.7918. This would suggest that Flowserve 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).

Flowserve Corporation overview

Flowserve Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, distributes, and services industrial flow management equipment in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Europe. It operates in two segments: Flowserve Pump Division (FPD) and Flow Control Division (FCD). The FPD segment offers custom and pre-configured pumps and pump systems, mechanical seals, auxiliary systems, replacement parts, upgrades, and related aftermarket services, including installation and commissioning services, seal systems spare parts, repairs, advanced diagnostics, re-rate and upgrade solutions, retrofit programs, and machining and asset management solutions, as well as manufactures a gas-lubricated mechanical seal for use in high-speed compressors for gas pipelines. The FCD segment provides engineered and industrial valve and automation solutions, including isolation and control valves, actuation, controls, and related equipment, as well as equipment maintenance services for flow control systems, including advanced diagnostics, repair, installation, commissioning, retrofit programs, and field machining capabilities. This segment's products are used to control, direct, and manage the flow of liquids, gases, and fluids. The company primarily serves oil and gas, chemical and pharmaceuticals, power generation, and water management markets, as well as general industries, including mining and ore processing, pulp and paper, food and beverage, and other smaller applications. The company distributes its products through direct sales, distributors, and sales representatives. Flowserve Corporation was incorporated in 1912 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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