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Fortive Corporation (FTV) is a leading scientific & technical instruments business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$70.93 after a previous close of US$70.47. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD70.325 to a high of USD71.49. The latest price was USD71.44 (25 minute delay). Fortive Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- 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 Fortive Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: FTV. 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 Fortive Corporation 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$73.46, 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 Fortive Corporation, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Fortive 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.
What's in this guide?
- Fortive Corporation key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Fortive Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Fortive Corporation performance over time
- Can I short Fortive Corporation shares?
- Is Fortive Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Fortive Corporation shares over-valued?
- Fortive Corporation's financials
- How volatile are Fortive Corporation shares?
- Does Fortive Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Fortive Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Fortive Corporation share priceUse our graph to track the performance of FTV stocks over time.
Fortive Corporation shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$51.0029 - US$74.9271|
|50-day moving average||US$71.9797|
|200-day moving average||US$70.0426|
|Dividend yield||US$0.28 (0.39%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$4.682|
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Fortive Corporation price performance over time
|1 month (2021-05-12)||4.47%|
|3 months (2021-03-12)||5.70%|
|6 months (2020-12-11)||4.22%|
|1 year (2020-06-12)||34.13%|
|2 years (2019-06-12)||9.20%|
|3 years (2018-06-12)||9.04%|
|5 years (2016-06-08)||inf%|
Is Fortive Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Fortive Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Fortive Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Fortive Corporation's P/E ratio
Fortive 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 15x. In other words, Fortive Corporation shares trade at around 15x 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.
Fortive Corporation's PEG ratio
Fortive Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8868. 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 Fortive 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.
Fortive Corporation's EBITDA
Fortive Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Fortive Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Fortive Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||US$4.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||14.42%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$2.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.76%|
|Return on equity TTM||18.55%|
|Market capitalisation||US$23.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Fortive Corporation shares
There are currently 8.1 million Fortive Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Fortive Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 9.7% down from 8.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Fortive Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Fortive Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Fortive Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Fortive Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Fortive Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.3 million). Fortive Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.44. In other words for every 100,000 Fortive Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3440 shares are currently held short.
However Fortive Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Fortive Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Fortive Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Fortive Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Fortive Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0276% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Fortive Corporation shares, roughly 28 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 Fortive Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Fortive Corporation stock.
Fortive 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 Fortive Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Fortive Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 35.47
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Fortive Corporation's overall score of 35.47 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 66th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Fortive 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.).
Fortive Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 15.05/100
Fortive Corporation's environmental score of 15.05 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Fortive Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Fortive Corporation's social score
Social score: 19.6/100
Fortive Corporation's social score of 19.6 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Fortive Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Fortive Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 14.31/100
Fortive Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Fortive Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Fortive Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Fortive Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Fortive Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||35.47|
|Total ESG percentile||65.98|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||2|
Fortive Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 9.1% of net profits
Recently Fortive Corporation has paid out, on average, around 9.1% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Fortive Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Fortive Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.28 per share.
While Fortive Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Fortive Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
Fortive Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 24 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Fortive Corporation's shares ever split?
Fortive Corporation's shares were split on a 1195:1000 basis on 8 October 2020. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1195 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Fortive Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 16.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Fortive Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Fortive Corporation's share price.
Fortive Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Fortive Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$51.0029 up to US$74.9271. 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 Fortive Corporation's is 1.2073. This would suggest that Fortive Corporation'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).
Fortive Corporation overview
Fortive Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and services professional and engineered products, software, and services worldwide. Its Intelligent Operating Solutions segment offers connected reliability tools; environment, health, safety, and quality enterprise software products; facility and asset lifecycle software; pre-construction planning and construction procurement solutions; ruggedized professional test tools; electric, pressure, and temperature calibration tools; and portable gas detection tools for a range of vertical end markets including manufacturing, process industries, healthcare, utilities and power, communications and electronics, and others. It markets its products and services under the ACCRUENT, FLUKE, FLUKE NETWORKS, GORDIAN, INDUSTRIAL SCIENTIFIC, INTELEX, and PRUFTECHNIK brands. The company's Precision Technologies segment provides electrical test and measurement instruments and services; energetic material devices; and sensor and control system solutions for power and energy, medical equipment, food and beverage, aerospace and defense, off-highway vehicles, electronics, semiconductors, and other general industrial markets. This segment markets its products under the ANDERSON-NEGELE, GEMS, SETRA, HENGSTLER-DYNAPAR, QUALITROL, PACIFIC SCIENTIFIC, KEITHLEY, and TEKTRONIX brands. Its Advanced Healthcare Solutions segment offers hardware and software products and services, including instrument and device reprocessing, instrument tracking, biomedical test tools, radiation safety monitoring, and asset management services; subscription-based surgical inventory management systems to facilitate inventory management and regulatory compliance, as well as technical, analytical, and compliance services to determine radiation exposure services under the ASP, CENSIS, CENSITRAC, EVOTECH, FLUKE BIOMEDICAL, INVETECH, LANDAUER, RAYSAFE, and STERRAD brands. Fortive Corporation was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Everett, Washington.
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