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IHS Markit Ltd (INFO) is a leading consulting services business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$110.14 after a previous close of US$110.26. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD109.97 to a high of USD111.81. The latest price was USD111.71 (25 minute delay). IHS Markit is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in IHS Markit

  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 IHS Markit. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: INFO. 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 IHS Markit 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$106.9, 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 IHS Markit, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of IHS Markit. 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.

IHS Markit share price

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IHS Markit shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-22.
OpenUS$110.14
HighUS$111.81
LowUS$109.97
CloseUS$111.71
Previous closeUS$110.26
Change US$1.45
Change % 1.3151%
Volume 1,928,952
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$70.1746 - US$110.96
50-day moving average US$106.1309
200-day moving average US$96.426
Target priceUS$118.13
PE ratio 82.2339
Dividend yield US$0.71 (0.65%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$1.334

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Is it a good time to buy IHS Markit stock?

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IHS Markit price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $111.71

1 week (2021-06-16) 2.94%
1 month (2021-05-21) 6.85%
3 months (2021-03-23) 17.66%
6 months (2020-12-23) 30.50%
1 year (2020-06-23) 53.51%
2 years (2019-06-21) 86.56%
3 years (2018-06-22) 117.97%
5 years (2016-06-23) 925.18%

Is IHS Markit under- or over-valued?

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

IHS Markit's P/E ratio

IHS Markit's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 82x. In other words, IHS Markit shares trade at around 82x 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.

IHS Markit's PEG ratio

IHS Markit's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.9789. 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 IHS Markit's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

IHS Markit's EBITDA

IHS Markit's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.6 billion.

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

IHS Markit financials

Revenue TTM US$4.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.41%
Gross profit TTM US$2.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.83%
Return on equity TTM 6.25%
Profit margin 12.36%
Book value 21.809
Market capitalisation US$46.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting IHS Markit shares

There are currently 10.6 million IHS Markit shares held short by investors – that's known as IHS Markit's "short interest". This figure is 69.4% up from 6.2 million last month.

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

IHS Markit's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

IHS Markit's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of IHS Markit shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of IHS Markit shares traded daily (recently around 2.6 million). IHS Markit's SIR currently stands at 4.06. In other words for every 100,000 IHS Markit shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4060 shares are currently held short.

However IHS Markit's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of IHS Markit shares, or, against the total number of tradable IHS Markit shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case IHS Markit's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 IHS Markit shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0267% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable IHS Markit 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 IHS Markit.

Find out more about how you can short IHS Markit stock.

IHS Markit'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 IHS Markit.

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

IHS Markit's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.05

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and IHS Markit's overall score of 22.05 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 33rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

IHS Markit's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.45/100

IHS Markit's environmental score of 1.45 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that IHS Markit is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

IHS Markit's social score

Social score: 15.92/100

IHS Markit's social score of 15.92 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that IHS Markit is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

IHS Markit's governance score

Governance score: 4.09/100

IHS Markit's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that IHS Markit is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

IHS Markit's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. IHS Markit scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that IHS Markit has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

IHS Markit Ltd was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 22.05
Total ESG percentile 32.74
Environmental score 1.45
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 15.92
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 4.09
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 1

IHS Markit share dividends

26%

Dividend payout ratio: 25.61% of net profits

Recently IHS Markit has paid out, on average, around 25.61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.73% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), IHS Markit shareholders could enjoy a 0.73% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In IHS Markit's case, that would currently equate to about $0.71 per share.

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

IHS Markit's most recent dividend payout was on 16 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have IHS Markit's shares ever split?

IHS Markit's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 12 July 2016. 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 IHS Markit shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for IHS Markit shares which in turn could have impacted IHS Markit's share price.

IHS Markit share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, IHS Markit's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$70.1746 up to US$110.96. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

INFO.US volatility(beta: 0.98)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 IHS Markit's is 0.9772. This would suggest that IHS Markit's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

IHS Markit overview

IHS Markit Ltd. provides critical information, analytics, and solutions for various industries and markets worldwide. The company's information, analytics, and solutions enhance operational efficiency and offer deep insights for customers in business, finance, and government. Its Financial Services segment offers pricing and reference data, indices, valuation and trading services, trade processing, enterprise software, and managed services to traders, portfolio managers, risk managers, research professionals, and other financial market participants, as well as operations, compliance, and enterprise data managers. The company's Transportation segment provides authoritative analysis; sales and production forecasts for light vehicles, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, powertrains, components, and technology systems; performance measurement and marketing tools for carmakers, dealers, and agencies; predictive analytics and marketing automation software; and critical information for used car dealers and their customers in the used car buying process. It also offers comprehensive data on ships, and monthly import and export statistics. The company's Resources segment provides upstream services, including technical information, analytical tools, and market forecasting and consulting for the upstream industry; and downstream information, such as market forecasting, midstream market analysis and supply chain data, refining and marketing economics, and oil product pricing information for the chemical, refined products, agriculture, and power industries. The company's Consolidated Markets & Solutions segment provides discovery technologies, research tools, and software-based engineering decision engines; economic and risk data and analytics, forecasts, and scenario tools; and performance and cost benchmarking analysis for technology, media, and telecom industry. IHS Markit Ltd. was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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