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How to buy Fortive (FTV) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Fortive shares.

Fortive Corp
- $0.15 ( - 0.28%)

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Fortive Corp (FTV) is a leading scientific & technical instruments business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$70.41 after a previous close of US$69.57. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD70.095 to a high of USD71.12. The latest price was USD70.68 (25 minute delay). Fortive is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Fortive

  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 Fortive. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: FTV. 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 Fortive 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$69.57, 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, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Fortive. 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.

Fortive stock price (NYSE:FTV)

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Fortive shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous closeUS$69.57
Change US$1.11
Change % 1.5955%
Volume 1,665,585
Information last updated 2022-06-27.
52-week rangeUS$53.05 - US$79.615
50-day moving average US$58.8366
200-day moving average US$67.3128
Target priceUS$76.72
PE ratio 30.9231
Dividend yield US$0.28 (0.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$1.82

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Fortive price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $70.68

1 week (2022-06-24) 25.59%
1 month (2022-06-01) 15.17%
3 months (2022-03-31) 16.00%
6 months (2021-12-31) -7.35%
1 year (2021-07-01) 0.13%
2 years (2020-07-01) 25.20%
3 years (2019-07-01) 2.17%
5 years (2017-06-30) 33.43%

Is Fortive under- or over-valued?

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

Fortive's P/E ratio

Fortive's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Fortive shares trade at around 31x 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.

Fortive's PEG ratio

Fortive's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.518. 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'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's EBITDA

Fortive's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.3 billion (£1.1 billion).

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

Fortive financials

Revenue TTM US$5.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.81%
Gross profit TTM US$3 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.7%
Return on equity TTM 7.19%
Profit margin 12.35%
Book value 26.678
Market capitalisation US$20.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Fortive'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.

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

Fortive'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's overall score of 35.47 (as at 01/01/2019) 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 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's environmental score

Environmental score: 15.05/100

Fortive'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 is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Fortive's social score

Social score: 19.6/100

Fortive'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 is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Fortive's governance score

Governance score: 14.31/100

Fortive's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Fortive is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Fortive's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Fortive Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 35.47
Total ESG percentile 65.98
Environmental score 15.05
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 19.6
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 14.31
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

Fortive share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 9.96% of net profits

Recently Fortive has paid out, on average, around 9.96% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.5% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Fortive shareholders could enjoy a 0.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Fortive's case, that would currently equate to about $0.28 per share.

While Fortive's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Fortive is investing more in its future growth.

Fortive's most recent dividend payout was on 24 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Fortive's shares ever split?

Fortive's shares were split on a 1195:1000 basis on 9 October 2020. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 1195 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Fortive shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 16.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Fortive shares which in turn could have impacted Fortive's share price.

Fortive share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Fortive's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$53.05 up to US$79.615. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FTV.US volatility(beta: 1.15)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Fortive's is 1.1502. This would suggest that Fortive'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 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, GORDIAN, INDUSTRIAL SCIENTIFIC, INTELEX, PRUFTECHNIK, and SERVICECHANNEL 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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