How to buy PACCAR (PCAR) shares in Australia

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PACCAR Inc (PCAR) is a leading farm & heavy construction machinery business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$86.02 after a previous close of US$85.66. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD86.02 to a high of USD87.88. The latest price was USD87.5 (25 minute delay). PACCAR is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in PACCAR

  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 PACCAR. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PCAR. 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 PACCAR 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$85.66, 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 PACCAR, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of PACCAR. 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.

PACCAR stock price (NASDAQ:PCAR)

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PACCAR shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous closeUS$85.66
Change US$1.84
Change % 2.148%
Volume 1,239,457
Information last updated 2021-09-18.
52-week rangeUS$78.557 - US$100.6689
50-day moving average US$81.9215
200-day moving average US$89.1748
Target priceUS$97.29
PE ratio 16.1806
Dividend yield US$1.3 (1.58%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$5.04

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PACCAR price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $87.5

1 week (2021-09-17) 7.30%
1 month (2021-08-25) 6.75%
3 months (2021-06-25) -1.66%
6 months (2021-03-25) -5.17%
1 year (2020-09-25) 4.75%
2 years (2019-09-25) 27.91%
3 years (2018-09-25) 26.35%
5 years (2016-09-23) 51.04%

Is PACCAR under- or over-valued?

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

PACCAR's P/E ratio

PACCAR'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, PACCAR 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.

PACCAR's PEG ratio

PACCAR's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7905. 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 PACCAR's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


PACCAR's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.6 billion (£1.9 billion).

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

PACCAR financials

Revenue TTM US$22.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.13%
Gross profit TTM US$2.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.07%
Return on equity TTM 16.74%
Profit margin 7.9%
Book value 32.213
Market capitalisation US$28.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PACCAR shares

There are currently 6.0 million PACCAR shares held short by investors – that's known as PACCAR's "short interest". This figure is 72.1% up from 3.5 million last month.

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

PACCAR's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PACCAR's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PACCAR shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PACCAR shares traded daily (recently around 2.4 million). PACCAR's SIR currently stands at 2.51. In other words for every 100,000 PACCAR shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2510 shares are currently held short.

However PACCAR's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PACCAR shares, or, against the total number of tradable PACCAR shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PACCAR's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PACCAR shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0176% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PACCAR shares, roughly 18 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 PACCAR.

Find out more about how you can short PACCAR stock.

PACCAR'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 PACCAR.

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

PACCAR's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 33.96

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and PACCAR's overall score of 33.96 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 73rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

PACCAR's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.32/100

PACCAR's environmental score of 9.32 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PACCAR is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

PACCAR's social score

Social score: 16.26/100

PACCAR's social score of 16.26 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PACCAR is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

PACCAR's governance score

Governance score: 7.38/100

PACCAR's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that PACCAR is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

PACCAR's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. PACCAR scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that PACCAR hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

PACCAR Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 33.96
Total ESG percentile 72.95
Environmental score 9.32
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 16.26
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 7.38
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 3

PACCAR share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 33.73% of net profits

Recently PACCAR has paid out, on average, around 33.73% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.65% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PACCAR shareholders could enjoy a 1.65% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PACCAR's case, that would currently equate to about $1.3 per share.

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

PACCAR's most recent dividend payout was on 7 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have PACCAR's shares ever split?

PACCAR's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 9 October 2007. So if you had owned 2 shares 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 PACCAR shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for PACCAR shares which in turn could have impacted PACCAR's share price.

PACCAR share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PACCAR's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$78.557 up to US$100.6689. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PCAR.US volatility(beta: 0.99)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 PACCAR's is 0.9918. This would suggest that PACCAR's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

PACCAR overview

PACCAR Inc designs, manufactures, and distributes light, medium, and heavy-duty commercial trucks in the United States, Europe, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Truck, Parts, and Financial Services. The Truck segment designs, manufactures, and distributes trucks for the over-the-road and off-highway hauling of commercial and consumer goods. It sells its trucks through a network of independent dealers under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. The Parts segment distributes aftermarket parts for trucks and related commercial vehicles. The Financial Services segment conducts full-service leasing operations under the PacLease trade name. It also provides equipment financing and administrative support services for its franchisees; retail loan and leasing services for small, medium, and large commercial trucking companies, as well as independent owners/operators and other businesses; and truck inventory financing services to independent dealers. In addition, this segment offers loans and leases directly to customers for the acquisition of trucks and related equipment. The company also manufactures and markets industrial winches under the Braden, Carco, and Gearmatic nameplates. PACCAR Inc was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

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