How to buy Pentair shares

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Pentair plc (PNR) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$66.88 after a previous close of US$66.9. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD66.085 to a high of USD67.25. The latest price was USD67.17 (25 minute delay). Pentair is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Pentair

  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 Pentair. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PNR. 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 Pentair 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$69.52, 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 Pentair, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Pentair. 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.

Pentair share price

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Pentair shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-15.
OpenUS$66.88
HighUS$67.25
LowUS$66.085
CloseUS$67.17
Previous closeUS$66.9
Change US$0.27
Change % 0.4036%
Volume 1,154,251
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$35.0895 - US$70.76
50-day moving average US$67.3443
200-day moving average US$59.3974
Target priceUS$68.6
PE ratio 27.3229
Dividend yield US$0.77 (1.11%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$2.476

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Is it a good time to buy Pentair stock?

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Pentair price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $67.17

1 month (2021-05-14) -2.34%
3 months (2021-03-16) 10.21%
6 months (2020-12-16) 29.45%
1 year (2020-06-16) 73.07%
2 years (2019-06-14) 88.57%
3 years (2018-06-15) 53.15%
5 years (2016-06-16) 65.94%

Is Pentair under- or over-valued?

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

Pentair's P/E ratio

Pentair's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, Pentair shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Pentair's PEG ratio

Pentair's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1538. 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 Pentair's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Pentair's EBITDA

Pentair's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$605.7 million.

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

Pentair financials

Revenue TTM US$3.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.7%
Gross profit TTM US$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.52%
Return on equity TTM 20.34%
Profit margin 13.06%
Book value 13.2
Market capitalisation US$11.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Pentair shares

There are currently 3.3 million Pentair shares held short by investors – that's known as Pentair's "short interest". This figure is 3% up from 3.2 million last month.

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

Pentair's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Pentair's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Pentair shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Pentair shares traded daily (recently around 921341.4084507). Pentair's SIR currently stands at 3.55. In other words for every 100,000 Pentair shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3550 shares are currently held short.

However Pentair's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Pentair shares, or, against the total number of tradable Pentair shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Pentair's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Pentair shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.022% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Pentair shares, roughly 22 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 Pentair.

Find out more about how you can short Pentair stock.

Pentair'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 Pentair.

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

Pentair's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 33.42

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Pentair's overall score of 33.42 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 69th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Pentair's environmental score

Environmental score: 10.81/100

Pentair's environmental score of 10.81 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Pentair is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Pentair's social score

Social score: 15.03/100

Pentair's social score of 15.03 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Pentair is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Pentair's governance score

Governance score: 4.58/100

Pentair's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Pentair is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Pentair's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Pentair scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Pentair has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Pentair plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 33.42
Total ESG percentile 68.62
Environmental score 10.81
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 15.03
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 4.58
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 1

Pentair share dividends

28%

Dividend payout ratio: 27.86% of net profits

Recently Pentair has paid out, on average, around 27.86% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.16% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Pentair shareholders could enjoy a 1.16% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Pentair's case, that would currently equate to about $0.77 per share.

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

Pentair's most recent dividend payout was on 5 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Pentair's shares ever split?

Pentair's shares were split on a 1489:1000 basis on 30 April 2018. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1489 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Pentair shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 32.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Pentair shares which in turn could have impacted Pentair's share price.

Pentair share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pentair's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$35.0895 up to US$70.76. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PNR.US volatility(beta: 1.14)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 Pentair's is 1.1435. This would suggest that Pentair'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).

Pentair overview

Pentair plc provides various smart water solutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Consumer Solutions; and Industrial & Flow Technologies. The Consumer Solutions segment designs, manufactures, and sells residential and commercial pool equipment and accessories, including pumps, filters, heaters, lights, automatic controls, automatic cleaners, maintenance equipment, and pool accessories for residential and commercial pool maintenance, repair, renovation, service, and construction applications; and water treatment products and systems comprising pressure tanks, control valves, activated carbon products, conventional filtration products, and point-of-entry and point-of-use systems for the use in residential whole home water filtration, drinking water filtration, and water softening solutions, as well as in commercial total water management and filtration in foodservice operations. This segment offers its products under the Everpure, Kreepy Krauly, Pelican, Pentair Water Solutions, RainSoft, and Sta-Rite brands. The Industrial & Flow Technologies segment manufactures and sells fluid treatment products, such as advanced membrane filtration products, separation systems, and membrane bioreactors; water supply and disposal, solid handling, fluid transfer, and turbine pumps; and valves, spray nozzles, process filtration systems, and gas recovery solutions for food and beverage, fluid separation technologies, water and wastewater treatment, water wells, pressure boosting, fire suppression, flood control, agricultural irrigation, crop spray, fluid circulation and transfer, fluid delivery, ion exchange, desalination, residential and municipal wells, and wastewater solids handling applications. This segment offers its products under the Pentair, Aurora, Berkeley, Codeline, Fairbanks-Nijhuis, Haffmans, Hydromatic, Hypro, Jung Pumpen, Myers, Sta-Rite, Shurflo, Südmo, and X-Flow brands. Pentair plc was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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