How to buy Mettler-Toledo International (MTD) shares in Australia
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Mettler-Toledo International Inc (MTD) is a leading diagnostics & research business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$1431.08 after a previous close of US$1422.4301. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD1413.5649 to a high of USD1437.15. The latest price was USD1435.41 (25 minute delay). Mettler-Toledo International is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Mettler-Toledo International
- 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.
- 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.
- Search for Mettler-Toledo International. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: MTD. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Mettler-Toledo International reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$1422.4301, 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 Mettler-Toledo International, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Mettler-Toledo International. 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.
What's in this guide?
- Mettler-Toledo International key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Mettler-Toledo International stock a buy or sell?
- Mettler-Toledo International performance over time
- Is Mettler-Toledo International suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Mettler-Toledo International shares over-valued?
- Mettler-Toledo International's financials
- How volatile are Mettler-Toledo International shares?
- Does Mettler-Toledo International pay a dividend?
- Have Mettler-Toledo International shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Mettler-Toledo International stock price (NYSE:MTD)Use our graph to track the performance of MTD stocks over time.
Mettler-Toledo International shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$1033.4 - US$1714.75|
|50-day moving average||US$1559.7562|
|200-day moving average||US$1435.1162|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$31.903|
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Is it a good time to buy Mettler-Toledo International stock?
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Mettler-Toledo International price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-10)||-8.34%|
|1 month (2021-12-17)||-9.11%|
|3 months (2021-10-15)||1.25%|
|6 months (2021-07-17)||2.45%|
|1 year (2021-01-15)||17.81%|
|2 years (2020-01-16)||72.80%|
|3 years (2019-01-16)||147.42%|
|5 years (2017-01-13)||238.18%|
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Is Mettler-Toledo International under- or over-valued?
Valuing Mettler-Toledo International stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Mettler-Toledo International's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Mettler-Toledo International's P/E ratio
Mettler-Toledo International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 48x. In other words, Mettler-Toledo International shares trade at around 48x 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.
Mettler-Toledo International's PEG ratio
Mettler-Toledo International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.1292. 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 Mettler-Toledo International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Mettler-Toledo International's EBITDA
Mettler-Toledo International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1 billion (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Mettler-Toledo International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Mettler-Toledo International financials
|Revenue TTM||US$3.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||27.12%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$1.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||20.54%|
|Return on equity TTM||25053.52%|
|Market capitalisation||US$35.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Mettler-Toledo International'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 Mettler-Toledo International.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Mettler-Toledo International's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 10.8
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Mettler-Toledo International's overall score of 10.8 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Mettler-Toledo International 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.).
Mettler-Toledo International's environmental score
Environmental score: 0.92/100
Mettler-Toledo International's environmental score of 0.92 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Mettler-Toledo International is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Mettler-Toledo International's social score
Social score: 4.23/100
Mettler-Toledo International's social score of 4.23 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Mettler-Toledo International is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Mettler-Toledo International's governance score
Governance score: 4.15/100
Mettler-Toledo International's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Mettler-Toledo International is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Mettler-Toledo International's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Mettler-Toledo International scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Mettler-Toledo International has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||10.8|
|Total ESG percentile||2|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|Governance score percentile||1|
|Level of controversy||1|
Mettler-Toledo International share dividends
We're not expecting Mettler-Toledo International to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Mettler-Toledo International's shares ever split?
Mettler-Toledo International's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 24 June 1996. 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 Mettler-Toledo International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Mettler-Toledo International shares which in turn could have impacted Mettler-Toledo International's share price.
Mettler-Toledo International share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Mettler-Toledo International's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$1033.4 up to US$1714.75. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Mettler-Toledo International's is 1.0517. This would suggest that Mettler-Toledo International'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).
Mettler-Toledo International overview
Mettler-Toledo International Inc. manufactures and supplies precision instruments and services worldwide. It operates in five segments: U.S. Operations, Swiss Operations, Western European Operations, Chinese Operations, and Other. The company offers weighing instruments for laboratory, industrial, packaging, logistics, and food retailing applications; various related analytical instruments and automated chemistry solutions used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development; metal detection and other end-of-line product inspection systems used in production and packaging for food processing and packaging, pharmaceutical, packaged consumer goods, and other industries; and solutions that are used in various process analytics applications. Its laboratory instruments include laboratory balances, liquid pipetting solutions, automated laboratory reactors, titrators, pH meters, process analytics sensors and analyzer technologies, physical value analyzers, thermal analysis systems, and other analytical instruments; and LabX, a laboratory software platform. The company's industrial instruments comprise industrial weighing instruments and related terminals, automatic dimensional measurement and data capture solutions, vehicle scale systems, industrial software, and product inspection systems. Its retail weighing solutions consist of networked scales and software, and stand-alone scales for handling fresh goods, such as meats, vegetables, fruits, and cheeses. The company serves the life science industry, and independent research organizations; food and beverage producers; food retailers; chemical, specialty chemical, and cosmetics companies; food retailers; transportation and logistics, metals, and electronics industries; and the academic community. It markets its products through its direct sales force and indirect distribution channels. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.
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