How to buy PPG Industries shares

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PPG Industries, Inc (PPG) is a leading specialty chemicals business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$172.48 after a previous close of US$171.64. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD170.86 to a high of USD173.1. The latest price was USD171.51 (25 minute delay). PPG Industries is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in PPG Industries

  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 PPG Industries. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PPG. 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 PPG Industries 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$182.33, 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 PPG Industries, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of PPG Industries. 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.

PPG Industries share price

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PPG Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-22.
OpenUS$172.48
HighUS$173.1
LowUS$170.86
CloseUS$171.51
Previous closeUS$171.64
Change US$-0.13
Change % -0.0757%
Volume 730,754
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$98.578 - US$182.97
50-day moving average US$177.8823
200-day moving average US$154.5784
Target priceUS$184.52
PE ratio 30.7353
Dividend yield US$2.13 (1.22%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$5.0093

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Is it a good time to buy PPG Industries stock?

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PPG Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $171.51

1 month (2021-05-21) -3.89%
3 months (2021-03-23) 16.30%
6 months (2020-12-23) 19.21%
1 year (2020-06-23) 65.41%
2 years (2019-06-21) 47.76%
3 years (2018-06-22) 62.69%
5 years (2016-06-23) 54.21%

Is PPG Industries under- or over-valued?

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

PPG Industries's P/E ratio

PPG Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, PPG Industries shares trade at around 31x 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.

PPG Industries's PEG ratio

PPG Industries's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.3029. 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 PPG Industries's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

PPG Industries's EBITDA

PPG Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.4 billion.

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

PPG Industries financials

Revenue TTM US$14.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.15%
Gross profit TTM US$6.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.17%
Return on equity TTM 2255.26%
Profit margin 8.33%
Book value 24.628
Market capitalisation US$41.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PPG Industries shares

There are currently 3.2 million PPG Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as PPG Industries's "short interest". This figure is 9.7% down from 3.5 million last month.

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

PPG Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PPG Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PPG Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PPG Industries shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). PPG Industries's SIR currently stands at 2.89. In other words for every 100,000 PPG Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2890 shares are currently held short.

However PPG Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PPG Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable PPG Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PPG Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PPG Industries shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0134% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PPG Industries 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 PPG Industries.

Find out more about how you can short PPG Industries stock.

PPG Industries'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 PPG Industries.

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

PPG Industries's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28.8

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and PPG Industries's overall score of 28.8 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 48th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

PPG Industries's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.67/100

PPG Industries's environmental score of 9.67 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PPG Industries is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

PPG Industries's social score

Social score: 7.78/100

PPG Industries's social score of 7.78 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PPG Industries is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

PPG Industries's governance score

Governance score: 8.85/100

PPG Industries's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that PPG Industries is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

PPG Industries's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

PPG Industries, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 28.8
Total ESG percentile 48.24
Environmental score 9.67
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 7.78
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 8.85
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

PPG Industries share dividends

34%

Dividend payout ratio: 33.8% of net profits

Recently PPG Industries has paid out, on average, around 33.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.24% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PPG Industries shareholders could enjoy a 1.24% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PPG Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $2.13 per share.

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

PPG Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 10 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have PPG Industries's shares ever split?

PPG Industries's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 14 June 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your PPG Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for PPG Industries shares which in turn could have impacted PPG Industries's share price.

PPG Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PPG Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$98.578 up to US$182.97. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PPG.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 PPG Industries's is 1.1375. This would suggest that PPG Industries'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).

PPG Industries overview

PPG Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes paints, coatings, and specialty materials worldwide. The company's Performance Coatings segment offers coatings, solvents, adhesives, sealants, sundries, and software for automotive and commercial transport/fleet repair and refurbishing, light industrial coatings, and specialty coatings for signs; and coatings, sealants, transparencies, transparent armor, adhesives, engineered materials, and packaging and chemical management services for commercial, military, regional jet, and general aviation aircraft. It also provides coatings and finishes for the protection of metals and structures, such as metal fabricators, heavy duty maintenance contractors, and manufacturers of ships, bridges, and rail cars; paints, wood stains, and purchased sundries for painting and maintenance contractors, and consumers for decoration and maintenance of residential and commercial building structures; and thermoplastics, pavement marking products, and other technologies for pavement marking. The company's Industrial Coatings segment provides coatings, adhesives and sealants, and metal pretreatments, as well as services and coatings applications for appliances, agricultural and construction equipment, consumer electronics, automotive parts and accessories, building products, kitchenware, and transportation vehicles and other finished products; and on-site coatings services. It also provides coatings for metal cans, closures, plastic tubes, industrial packaging, and promotional and specialty packaging; amorphous precipitated silica for tire, battery separator, and other end-uses; TESLIN substrates for labels, e-passports, drivers' licenses, breathable membranes, and other loyalty and identification cards; and organic light emitting diode materials, displays and lighting lens materials, and optical lenses and color-change products, as well as photochromic dyes. The company was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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