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Parker-Hannifin Corporation (PH) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$305.54 after a previous close of US$303.16. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD300.69 to a high of USD306.24. The latest price was USD301.98 (25 minute delay). Parker-Hannifin Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Parker-Hannifin 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 Parker-Hannifin Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PH. 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 Parker-Hannifin 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$309.04, 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 Parker-Hannifin Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Parker-Hannifin 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.

Parker-Hannifin Corporation share price

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Parker-Hannifin Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
OpenUS$305.54
HighUS$306.24
LowUS$300.69
CloseUS$301.98
Previous closeUS$303.16
Change US$-1.18
Change % -0.3892%
Volume 771,353
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$167.8181 - US$324.68
50-day moving average US$312.096
200-day moving average US$294.1796
Target priceUS$357.12
PE ratio 25.7242
Dividend yield US$3.52 (1.15%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$11.785

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Is it a good time to buy Parker-Hannifin Corporation stock?

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Parker-Hannifin Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $301.98

1 month (2021-05-14) -6.17%
3 months (2021-03-12) -3.38%
6 months (2020-12-14) 11.81%
1 year (2020-06-12) 67.62%
2 years (2019-06-14) 83.90%
3 years (2018-06-14) 75.66%
5 years (2016-06-14) 169.89%

Is Parker-Hannifin Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Parker-Hannifin Corporation's P/E ratio

Parker-Hannifin 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 26x. In other words, Parker-Hannifin Corporation shares trade at around 26x 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.

Parker-Hannifin Corporation's PEG ratio

Parker-Hannifin Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6079. 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 Parker-Hannifin 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.

Parker-Hannifin Corporation's EBITDA

Parker-Hannifin Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.8 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Parker-Hannifin Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Parker-Hannifin Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$13.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.95%
Gross profit TTM US$3.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.72%
Return on equity TTM 22.41%
Profit margin 11.34%
Book value 57.279
Market capitalisation US$39.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Parker-Hannifin Corporation shares

There are currently 1.7 million Parker-Hannifin Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Parker-Hannifin Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 76.3% up from 960,257 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Parker-Hannifin Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Parker-Hannifin Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Parker-Hannifin Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Parker-Hannifin Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Parker-Hannifin Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 872715.46391753). Parker-Hannifin Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.94. In other words for every 100,000 Parker-Hannifin Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1940 shares are currently held short.

However Parker-Hannifin Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Parker-Hannifin Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Parker-Hannifin Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Parker-Hannifin Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Parker-Hannifin Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0132% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Parker-Hannifin Corporation shares, roughly 13 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 Parker-Hannifin Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Parker-Hannifin Corporation stock.

Parker-Hannifin 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 Parker-Hannifin Corporation.

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

Parker-Hannifin Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 33.6

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Parker-Hannifin Corporation's overall score of 33.6 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 54th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Parker-Hannifin Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 10.48/100

Parker-Hannifin Corporation's environmental score of 10.48 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Parker-Hannifin Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Parker-Hannifin Corporation's social score

Social score: 13.59/100

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

Parker-Hannifin Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 12.03/100

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

Parker-Hannifin Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Parker-Hannifin Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 33.6
Total ESG percentile 53.66
Environmental score 10.48
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 13.59
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 12.03
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 2

Parker-Hannifin Corporation share dividends

28%

Dividend payout ratio: 27.87% of net profits

Recently Parker-Hannifin Corporation has paid out, on average, around 27.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.35% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Parker-Hannifin Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.35% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Parker-Hannifin Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $3.52 per share.

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

Parker-Hannifin Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 3 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Parker-Hannifin Corporation's shares ever split?

Parker-Hannifin Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 1 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 Parker-Hannifin Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Parker-Hannifin Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Parker-Hannifin Corporation's share price.

Parker-Hannifin Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Parker-Hannifin Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$167.8181 up to US$324.68. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PH.US volatility(beta: 1.78)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 Parker-Hannifin Corporation's is 1.7832. This would suggest that Parker-Hannifin 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).

Parker-Hannifin Corporation overview

Parker-Hannifin Corporation manufactures and sells motion and control technologies and systems for various mobile, industrial, and aerospace markets worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Diversified Industrial and Aerospace Systems. The Diversified Industrial segment offers sealing, shielding, thermal products and systems, adhesives, coatings, and noise vibration and harshness solutions; filters, systems, and diagnostics solutions to monitor and remove contaminants from fuel, air, oil, water, and other liquids and gases; connectors, which control, transmit, and contain fluid; control solutions for extreme corrosion resistance, temperatures, pressures, and precise flow; and hydraulic, pneumatic, and electromechanical components and systems for builders and users of mobile and industrial machinery and equipment. This segment sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and distributors who serve the replacement markets in manufacturing, packaging, processing, transportation, construction, refrigeration and air conditioning, agricultural, and military machinery and equipment industries. The Aerospace Systems segment offers products for use in commercial and military airframe and engine programs, such as control actuation systems and components, engine build-up ducting, engine exhaust nozzles and assemblies, engine systems and components, fluid conveyance systems and components, fuel systems and components, fuel tank inerting systems, hydraulic systems and components, lubrication components, pilot controls, pneumatic control components, thermal management products, and wheels and brakes, as well as fluid metering, delivery, and atomization devices. This segment markets its products directly to OEMs and end users. It markets its products through direct-sales employees, independent distributors, and sales representatives. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

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