How to buy Fortune Brands Home-and-Security shares

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Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc (FBHS) is a leading furnishings, fixtures & appliances business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$99.2 after a previous close of US$98.7. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD98.14 to a high of USD100.16. The latest price was USD98.69 (25 minute delay). Fortune Brands Home-and-Security is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Fortune Brands Home-and-Security

  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 Fortune Brands Home-and-Security. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: FBHS. 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 Fortune Brands Home-and-Security 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$103.09, 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 Fortune Brands Home-and-Security, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Fortune Brands Home-and-Security. 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.

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security share price

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Fortune Brands Home-and-Security shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
Previous closeUS$98.7
Change US$-0.01
Change % -0.0101%
Volume 1,156,463
Information last updated 2021-06-09.
52-week rangeUS$55.4118 - US$113.7241
50-day moving average US$105.2597
200-day moving average US$93.173
Target priceUS$117
PE ratio 22.6173
Dividend yield US$0.98 (0.96%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$4.432

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Is it a good time to buy Fortune Brands Home-and-Security stock?

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Fortune Brands Home-and-Security price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $98.69

1 month (2021-05-13) -8.08%
3 months (2021-03-12) 10.22%
6 months (2020-12-11) 18.58%
1 year (2020-06-12) 68.99%
2 years (2019-06-13) 85.54%
3 years (2018-06-13) 75.48%
5 years (2016-06-13) 75.17%

Is Fortune Brands Home-and-Security under- or over-valued?

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

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's P/E ratio

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Fortune Brands Home-and-Security shares trade at around 23x 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.

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's PEG ratio

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5331. 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 Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's EBITDA

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security financials

Revenue TTM US$6.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.62%
Gross profit TTM US$2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.56%
Return on equity TTM 23.6%
Profit margin 9.63%
Book value 21.1
Market capitalisation US$13.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Fortune Brands Home-and-Security shares

There are currently 1.6 million Fortune Brands Home-and-Security shares held short by investors – that's known as Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's "short interest". This figure is 2.6% up from 1.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Fortune Brands Home-and-Security shares can be evaluated.

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Fortune Brands Home-and-Security shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Fortune Brands Home-and-Security shares traded daily (recently around 810945.54455446). Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's SIR currently stands at 2.02. In other words for every 100,000 Fortune Brands Home-and-Security shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2020 shares are currently held short.

However Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Fortune Brands Home-and-Security shares, or, against the total number of tradable Fortune Brands Home-and-Security shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Fortune Brands Home-and-Security shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0133% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Fortune Brands Home-and-Security shares, roughly 13 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 Fortune Brands Home-and-Security.

Find out more about how you can short Fortune Brands Home-and-Security stock.

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security'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 Fortune Brands Home-and-Security.

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

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 25.05

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's overall score of 25.05 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 40th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Fortune Brands Home-and-Security 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.).

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's environmental score

Environmental score: 13.36/100

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's environmental score of 13.36 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Fortune Brands Home-and-Security is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's social score

Social score: 2.66/100

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's social score of 2.66 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Fortune Brands Home-and-Security is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's governance score

Governance score: 8.52/100

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Fortune Brands Home-and-Security is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 25.05
Total ESG percentile 40.22
Environmental score 13.36
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 2.66
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 8.52
Governance score percentile 2

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 22.62% of net profits

Recently Fortune Brands Home-and-Security has paid out, on average, around 22.62% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.01% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Fortune Brands Home-and-Security shareholders could enjoy a 1.01% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's case, that would currently equate to about $0.98 per share.

While Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Fortune Brands Home-and-Security is investing more in its future growth.

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's most recent dividend payout was on 15 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$55.4118 up to US$113.7241. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FBHS.US volatility(beta: 1.65)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 Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's is 1.6538. This would suggest that Fortune Brands Home-and-Security's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Fortune Brands Home-and-Security overview

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. provides home and security products for residential home repair, remodeling, new construction, and security applications. It operates in three segments: Plumbing, Outdoors & Security, and Cabinets. The Plumbing segment manufactures, assembles, and sells faucets, accessories, kitchen sinks, and waste disposals in the United States, China, Canada, Mexico, Southeast Asia, Europe, and South America directly through its own sales force, as well as through independent manufacturers' representatives to wholesalers, home centers, mass merchandisers, and industrial distributors. The Outdoors & Security segment offers fiberglass and steel entry door systems under the Therma-Tru brand; storm, screen, and security doors under the Larson brand; composite decking and railing under the Fiberon brand; and urethane millwork under the Fypon brand. This segment also manufactures, sources, and distributes locks, safety and security devices, and electronic security products under the Master Lock and American Lock brands; and fire resistant safes, security containers, and commercial cabinets under the SentrySafe brand. It serves home centers, hardware and other retailers, millwork building products and wholesale distributors, specialty dealers, and remodeling and renovation markets, as well as locksmiths, industrial and institutional users, and original equipment manufacturers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central America, Japan, and Australia. The Cabinets segment manufactures custom, semi-custom, and stock cabinetry, as well as vanities for the kitchen, bath, and other parts of the home directly to kitchen and bath dealers, home centers, wholesalers, and builders in North America under the Aristokraft, Diamond Now, Mid-Continent, Homecrest, Kitchen Craft, Omega, EVE, Diamond Reflections, Diamond, Kemper, Schrock, Starmark, Ultracraft, and Mantra brands. The company was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.

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