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Ingredion Incorporated is a packaged foods business with stocks listed in the US. Ingredion Incorporated shares (INGR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$74.58 – an increase of 6.68% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Ingredion Incorporated

  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 Ingredion Incorporated. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: INGR. 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 Ingredion Incorporated 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$74.58, 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 Ingredion Incorporated, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ingredion Incorporated. 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.

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Ingredion Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week rangeUS$57.6775 - US$95.6544
50-day moving average US$78.0703
200-day moving average US$79.7093
Target priceUS$87.2
PE ratio 15.6559
Dividend yield US$2.56 (3.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$5.069

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Is it a good time to buy Ingredion Incorporated stock?

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Ingredion Incorporated price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $74.58 on 2020-11-10

1 week (2021-01-13) -5.38%
1 month (2020-12-18) -6.41%
3 months (2020-10-20) -3.04%
6 months (2020-07-20) -9.88%
1 year (2020-01-17) -19.44%
2 years (2019-01-18) -24.44%
3 years (2018-01-19) -45.61%
5 years (2016-01-20) -13.88%

Is Ingredion Incorporated under- or over-valued?

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

Ingredion Incorporated's P/E ratio

Ingredion Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Ingredion Incorporated shares trade at around 16x 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.

Ingredion Incorporated's PEG ratio

Ingredion Incorporated's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4625. 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 Ingredion Incorporated's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ingredion Incorporated's EBITDA

Ingredion Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$834 million (£0.0 million).

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

Ingredion Incorporated financials

Revenue TTM US$5.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.58%
Gross profit TTM US$1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.26%
Return on equity TTM 12.88%
Profit margin 5.76%
Book value 40.962
Market capitalisation US$5.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ingredion Incorporated shares

There are currently 1.9 million Ingredion Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as Ingredion Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 16.3% down from 2.3 million last month.

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

Ingredion Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ingredion Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ingredion Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ingredion Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 953647.02970297). Ingredion Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 2.02. In other words for every 100,000 Ingredion Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2020 shares are currently held short.

However Ingredion Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ingredion Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ingredion Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ingredion Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ingredion Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0322% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ingredion Incorporated shares, roughly 32 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 Ingredion Incorporated.

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Ingredion Incorporated'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 Ingredion Incorporated.

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

Ingredion Incorporated's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 32.94

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ingredion Incorporated's overall score of 32.94 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 58th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Ingredion Incorporated's environmental score

Environmental score: 14.77/100

Ingredion Incorporated's environmental score of 14.77 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ingredion Incorporated is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ingredion Incorporated's social score

Social score: 13.59/100

Ingredion Incorporated's social score of 13.59 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ingredion Incorporated is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Ingredion Incorporated's governance score

Governance score: 7.07/100

Ingredion Incorporated's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Ingredion Incorporated is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ingredion Incorporated's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Ingredion Incorporated was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 32.94
Total ESG percentile 58.16
Environmental score 14.77
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 13.59
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 7.07
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 2

Ingredion Incorporated share dividends

42%

Dividend payout ratio: 41.71% of net profits

Recently Ingredion Incorporated has paid out, on average, around 41.71% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.23% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ingredion Incorporated shareholders could enjoy a 3.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ingredion Incorporated's case, that would currently equate to about $2.56 per share.

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

Ingredion Incorporated's most recent dividend payout was on 28 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Ingredion Incorporated's shares ever split?

Ingredion Incorporated's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 26 January 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ingredion Incorporated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ingredion Incorporated shares which in turn could have impacted Ingredion Incorporated's share price.

Ingredion Incorporated share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ingredion Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$57.6775 up to US$95.6544. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

INGR.US volatility(beta: 0.75)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 Ingredion Incorporated's is 0.7517. This would suggest that Ingredion Incorporated's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Ingredion Incorporated overview

Ingredion Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells starches and sweeteners for various industries. It operates through four segments: North America; South America; Asia Pacific; and Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The company offers sweetener products comprising glucose syrups, high maltose syrups, high fructose corn syrups, caramel colors, dextrose, polyols, maltodextrins, glucose and syrup solids, as well as food-grade and industrial starches, biomaterials, and nutrition ingredients. It also provides animal feed products; edible corn oil; refined corn oil to packers of cooking oil and to producers of margarine, salad dressings, shortening, mayonnaise, and other foods; and corn gluten feed used as protein feed for chickens, pet food, and aquaculture. The company's products are derived primarily from processing corn and other starch-based materials, such as tapioca, potato, and rice. It serves food, beverage, paper and corrugating products, brewing, pharmaceutical, textile, and personal care industries, as well as animal feed markets. The company was formerly known as Corn Products International, Inc. and changed its name to Ingredion Incorporated in June 2012. Ingredion Incorporated was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Westchester, Illinois.

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