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Snap-on Incorporated (SNA) is a leading tools & accessories business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$241.84 after a previous close of US$240.58. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD238.34 to a high of USD242.37. The latest price was USD238.93 (25 minute delay). Snap-on Incorporated is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Snap-on Incorporated

  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 Snap-on Incorporated. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SNA. 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 Snap-on Incorporated 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$254.34, 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 Snap-on Incorporated, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Snap-on Incorporated. 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.

Snap-on Incorporated share price

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Snap-on Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
OpenUS$241.84
HighUS$242.37
LowUS$238.34
CloseUS$238.93
Previous closeUS$240.58
Change US$-1.65
Change % -0.6858%
Volume 435,217
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$124.8585 - US$258.7063
50-day moving average US$247.7863
200-day moving average US$209.1693
Target priceUS$232.25
PE ratio 19.4099
Dividend yield US$4.62 (1.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$12.455

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Is it a good time to buy Snap-on Incorporated stock?

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Snap-on Incorporated price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $238.93

1 week (2021-06-01) -6.54%
1 month (2021-05-11) -4.82%
3 months (2021-03-11) 11.23%
6 months (2020-12-11) 32.17%
1 year (2020-06-11) 79.20%
2 years (2019-06-11) 47.04%
3 years (2018-06-11) 51.33%
5 years (2016-06-10) 53.26%

Is Snap-on Incorporated under- or over-valued?

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

Snap-on Incorporated's P/E ratio

Snap-on Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Snap-on Incorporated shares trade at around 19x 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.

Snap-on Incorporated's PEG ratio

Snap-on Incorporated's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5143. 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 Snap-on Incorporated's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Snap-on Incorporated's EBITDA

Snap-on Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Snap-on Incorporated's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Snap-on Incorporated financials

Revenue TTM US$4.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.79%
Gross profit TTM US$2 billion
Return on assets TTM 10%
Return on equity TTM 19.36%
Profit margin 16.57%
Book value 71.717
Market capitalisation US$13.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Snap-on Incorporated shares

There are currently 2.9 million Snap-on Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as Snap-on Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 0.8% down from 2.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Snap-on Incorporated shares can be evaluated.

Snap-on Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Snap-on Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Snap-on Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Snap-on Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 318436.31284916). Snap-on Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 8.95. In other words for every 100,000 Snap-on Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8950 shares are currently held short.

However Snap-on Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Snap-on Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable Snap-on Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Snap-on Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Snap-on Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0606% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Snap-on Incorporated shares, roughly 61 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Snap-on Incorporated.

Find out more about how you can short Snap-on Incorporated stock.

Snap-on Incorporated'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 Snap-on Incorporated.

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

Snap-on Incorporated's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 39.64

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Snap-on Incorporated's overall score of 39.64 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 72nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Snap-on Incorporated 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.).

Snap-on Incorporated's environmental score

Environmental score: 16.76/100

Snap-on Incorporated's environmental score of 16.76 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Snap-on Incorporated is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Snap-on Incorporated's social score

Social score: 22.6/100

Snap-on Incorporated's social score of 22.6 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Snap-on Incorporated is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Snap-on Incorporated's governance score

Governance score: 12.78/100

Snap-on Incorporated's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Snap-on Incorporated is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Snap-on Incorporated's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Snap-on Incorporated was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 39.64
Total ESG percentile 72.34
Environmental score 16.76
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 22.6
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 12.78
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 2

Snap-on Incorporated share dividends

38%

Dividend payout ratio: 38.07% of net profits

Recently Snap-on Incorporated has paid out, on average, around 38.07% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.01% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Snap-on Incorporated shareholders could enjoy a 2.01% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Snap-on Incorporated's case, that would currently equate to about $4.62 per share.

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

Snap-on Incorporated's most recent dividend payout was on 9 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Snap-on Incorporated's shares ever split?

Snap-on Incorporated's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 10 September 1996. 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 Snap-on Incorporated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Snap-on Incorporated shares which in turn could have impacted Snap-on Incorporated's share price.

Snap-on Incorporated share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Snap-on Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$124.8585 up to US$258.7063. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SNA.US volatility(beta: 1.29)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 Snap-on Incorporated's is 1.2886. This would suggest that Snap-on Incorporated's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Snap-on Incorporated overview

Snap-on Incorporated manufactures and markets tools, equipment, diagnostics, and repair information and systems solutions for professional users worldwide. It operates through Commercial & Industrial Group, Snap-on Tools Group, Repair Systems & Information Group, and Financial Services segments. The company offers hand tools, including wrenches, sockets, ratchet wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, punches and chisels, saws and cutting tools, pruning tools, torque measuring instruments, and other products; power tools, such as cordless, pneumatic, hydraulic, and corded tools; and tool storage products comprising tool chests, roll cabinets, and other products. It also provides handheld and PC-based diagnostic products, service and repair information products, diagnostic software solutions, electronic parts catalogs, business management systems and services, point-of-sale systems, integrated systems for vehicle service shops, original equipment manufacturer purchasing facilitation services, and warranty management systems and analytics. In addition, the company offers solutions for the service of vehicles and industrial equipment that include wheel alignment equipment, wheel balancers, tire changers, vehicle lifts, test lane equipment, collision repair equipment, vehicle air conditioning service equipment, brake service equipment, fluid exchange equipment, transmission troubleshooting equipment, safety testing equipment, battery chargers, and hoists. Further, it provides financing programs to facilitate the sales of its products and support its franchise business. The company serves the aviation and aerospace, agriculture, construction, government and military, mining, natural resources, power generation, and technical education industries, as well as vehicle dealerships and repair centers. Snap-on Incorporated was founded in 1920 and is based in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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