How to buy IPG Photonics Corporation shares

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IPG Photonics Corporation (IPGP) is a leading semiconductor equipment & materials business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$205 after a previous close of US$205.21. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD202.94 to a high of USD206.55. The latest price was USD203.66 (25 minute delay). IPG Photonics Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in IPG Photonics Corporation

  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 IPG Photonics Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: IPGP. 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 IPG Photonics Corporation 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$209.07, 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 IPG Photonics Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of IPG Photonics Corporation. 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.

IPG Photonics Corporation share price

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IPG Photonics Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
Previous closeUS$205.21
Change US$-1.55
Change % -0.7553%
Volume 134,647
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$149.51 - US$262.5511
50-day moving average US$206.46
200-day moving average US$218.8241
Target priceUS$255.85
PE ratio 57.6816
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$3.552

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Is it a good time to buy IPG Photonics Corporation stock?

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IPG Photonics Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $203.66

1 week (2021-06-03) 1.33%
1 month (2021-05-11) 6.77%
3 months (2021-03-11) -5.00%
6 months (2020-12-11) -2.57%
1 year (2020-06-11) 30.78%
2 years (2019-06-11) 49.65%
3 years (2018-06-11) -16.99%
5 years (2016-06-10) 140.48%

Is IPG Photonics Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

IPG Photonics Corporation's P/E ratio

IPG Photonics Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 58x. In other words, IPG Photonics Corporation shares trade at around 58x 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.

IPG Photonics Corporation's PEG ratio

IPG Photonics Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.52. 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 IPG Photonics Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

IPG Photonics Corporation's EBITDA

IPG Photonics Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$382.2 million.

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

IPG Photonics Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 22.2%
Gross profit TTM US$539 million
Return on assets TTM 6.36%
Return on equity TTM 7.68%
Profit margin 14.75%
Book value 49.223
Market capitalisation US$11 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting IPG Photonics Corporation shares

There are currently 1.4 million IPG Photonics Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as IPG Photonics Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 11.6% up from 1.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting IPG Photonics Corporation shares can be evaluated.

IPG Photonics Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

IPG Photonics Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of IPG Photonics Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of IPG Photonics Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 374506.05263158). IPG Photonics Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.8. In other words for every 100,000 IPG Photonics Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3800 shares are currently held short.

However IPG Photonics Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of IPG Photonics Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable IPG Photonics Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case IPG Photonics Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 IPG Photonics Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0394% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable IPG Photonics Corporation shares, roughly 39 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 IPG Photonics Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short IPG Photonics Corporation stock.

IPG Photonics Corporation'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 IPG Photonics Corporation.

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

IPG Photonics Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 17.48

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and IPG Photonics Corporation's overall score of 17.48 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like IPG Photonics Corporation 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.).

IPG Photonics Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.93/100

IPG Photonics Corporation's environmental score of 9.93 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that IPG Photonics Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

IPG Photonics Corporation's social score

Social score: 8.08/100

IPG Photonics Corporation's social score of 8.08 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that IPG Photonics Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

IPG Photonics Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 10.47/100

IPG Photonics Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that IPG Photonics Corporation 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

IPG Photonics Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 17.48
Total ESG percentile 12.12
Environmental score 9.93
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 8.08
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 10.47
Governance score percentile 8

IPG Photonics Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting IPG Photonics Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

IPG Photonics Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, IPG Photonics Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$149.51 up to US$262.5511. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IPGP.US volatility(beta: 1.37)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while IPG Photonics Corporation's is 1.3723. This would suggest that IPG Photonics Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

IPG Photonics Corporation overview

IPG Photonics Corporation develops and manufactures a range of high-performance fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers, and diode lasers used in various applications primarily in materials processing worldwide. The company's laser products include high power lasers; fiber pigtailed packaged diodes and fiber coupled direct diode laser systems; high-energy pulsed lasers, multi-wavelength and tunable lasers, and single-polarization and single-frequency lasers; and high power optical fiber delivery cables, fiber couplers, beam switches, chillers, scanners, and other accessories. It also provides erbium-doped fiber and Raman amplifiers, and integrated communications systems, which are deployed in broadband networks; and ytterbium and thulium specialty fiber amplifiers and broadband light sources. In addition, the company offers integrated laser systems; 2D compact flat sheet cutter systems and multi-axis systems; welding seam stepper and picker, a fiber laser welding tool; and specialized fiber laser systems for material processing applications; and optical transceiver and transponder modules for interconnecting electronic equipment, including Ethernet switches, IP routers and SONET/SDH optical transport modules within telecommunications, cable multi-system operator, and data center networking applications. Its lasers and amplifiers are also used in materials processing, communications, and medical and advanced applications. The company markets its products to original equipment manufacturers, system integrators, and end users through direct sales force, as well as through agreements with independent sales representatives and distributors. IPG Photonics Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Oxford, Massachusetts.

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