How to buy Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shares in Australia

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc (HII) is a leading aerospace & defense business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$185.66 after a previous close of US$184.77. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD184.57 to a high of USD187.02. The latest price was USD184.69 (25 minute delay). Huntington Ingalls Industries is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Huntington Ingalls Industries

  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 Huntington Ingalls Industries. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: HII. 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 Huntington Ingalls Industries 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$184.77, 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 Huntington Ingalls Industries, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Huntington Ingalls Industries. 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.

Huntington Ingalls Industries stock price (NYSE:HII)

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Huntington Ingalls Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-07.
Previous closeUS$184.77
Change US$-0.08
Change % -0.0433%
Volume 358,304
Information last updated 2021-12-05.
52-week rangeUS$152.7665 - US$221.5011
50-day moving average US$196.5946
200-day moving average US$202.8863
Target priceUS$219.5
PE ratio 10.5028
Dividend yield US$4.56 (2.56%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$16.6632

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Is it a good time to buy Huntington Ingalls Industries stock?

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Huntington Ingalls Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $184.69

1 week (2021-12-01) 4.59%
1 month (2021-11-08) -4.86%
3 months (2021-09-08) -7.42%
6 months (2021-06-07) -16.54%
1 year (2020-12-08) 7.63%
2 years (2019-12-06) -27.12%
3 years (2018-12-07) -6.95%
5 years (2016-12-08) 1.93%

Is Huntington Ingalls Industries under- or over-valued?

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

Huntington Ingalls Industries's P/E ratio

Huntington Ingalls Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Huntington Ingalls Industries shares trade at around 11x 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.

Huntington Ingalls Industries's PEG ratio

Huntington Ingalls Industries's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.701. 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 Huntington Ingalls Industries's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Huntington Ingalls Industries's EBITDA

Huntington Ingalls Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.1 billion (£0.0 million).

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

Huntington Ingalls Industries financials

Revenue TTM US$9.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.68%
Gross profit TTM US$1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.53%
Return on equity TTM 3307.94%
Profit margin 7.01%
Book value 54.589
Market capitalisation US$7.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Huntington Ingalls Industries share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 27.58% of net profits

Recently Huntington Ingalls Industries has paid out, on average, around 27.58% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.65% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Huntington Ingalls Industries shareholders could enjoy a 2.65% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Huntington Ingalls Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $4.56 per share.

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

Huntington Ingalls Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 9 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Huntington Ingalls Industries's shares ever split?

Huntington Ingalls Industries's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 4 December 2003. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Huntington Ingalls Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Huntington Ingalls Industries shares which in turn could have impacted Huntington Ingalls Industries's share price.

Huntington Ingalls Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Huntington Ingalls Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$152.7665 up to US$221.5011. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HII.US volatility(beta: 1.01)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 Huntington Ingalls Industries's is 1.0083. This would suggest that Huntington Ingalls Industries'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).

Huntington Ingalls Industries overview

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. engages in designing, building, overhauling, and repairing military ships in the United States. It operates through three segments: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Newport News Shipbuilding, and Technical Solutions. The company is involved in the design and construction of non-nuclear ships comprising amphibious assault ships; expeditionary warfare ships; surface combatants; and national security cutters for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. It also provides nuclear-powered ships, such as aircraft carriers and submarines, as well as refueling and overhaul, and inactivation services of ships. In addition, the company offers naval nuclear support services, including fleet services comprising design, construction, maintenance, and disposal activities for in service the U.S. Navy nuclear ships; and maintenance services on nuclear reactor prototypes. Further, it provides life-cycle sustainment services to the U.S. Navy fleet and other maritime customers; high-end information technology and mission-based solutions for Department of Defense (DoD), intelligence, and federal civilian customers; nuclear management and operations and environmental management services for the Department of Energy, DoD, state and local governments, and private sector companies; defense and federal solutions; and unmanned systems. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Newport News, Virginia.

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