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Teleflex Incorporated (TFX) is a leading medical instruments & supplies business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$395.44 after a previous close of US$396.4. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD391.1 to a high of USD399.58. The latest price was USD393.54 (25 minute delay). Teleflex Incorporated is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$389.71, 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 Teleflex Incorporated, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Teleflex 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.
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- Teleflex Incorporated key stats
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- Is Teleflex Incorporated stock a buy or sell?
- Teleflex Incorporated performance over time
- Can I short Teleflex Incorporated shares?
- Is Teleflex Incorporated suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Teleflex Incorporated shares over-valued?
- Teleflex Incorporated's financials
- How volatile are Teleflex Incorporated shares?
- Does Teleflex Incorporated pay a dividend?
- Have Teleflex Incorporated shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Teleflex Incorporated share priceUse our graph to track the performance of TFX stocks over time.
Teleflex Incorporated shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$311.5035 - US$448.9791|
|50-day moving average||US$408.496|
|200-day moving average||US$402.6655|
|Dividend yield||US$1.36 (0.35%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$5.892|
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Teleflex Incorporated price performance over time
|1 week (2021-06-07)||0.20%|
|1 month (2021-05-14)||0.14%|
|3 months (2021-03-12)||-7.07%|
|6 months (2020-12-14)||3.38%|
|1 year (2020-06-12)||11.72%|
|2 years (2019-06-14)||22.89%|
|3 years (2018-06-14)||38.49%|
|5 years (2016-06-14)||126.58%|
Is Teleflex Incorporated under- or over-valued?
Valuing Teleflex Incorporated stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Teleflex Incorporated's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Teleflex Incorporated's P/E ratio
Teleflex 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 66x. In other words, Teleflex Incorporated shares trade at around 66x 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.
Teleflex Incorporated's PEG ratio
Teleflex Incorporated's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.257. 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 Teleflex 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.
Teleflex Incorporated's EBITDA
Teleflex Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$666.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Teleflex Incorporated's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Teleflex Incorporated financials
|Revenue TTM||US$2.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||17.16%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$1.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.97%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.67%|
|Market capitalisation||US$18.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Teleflex Incorporated shares
There are currently 423,145 Teleflex Incorporated shares held short by investors – that's known as Teleflex Incorporated's "short interest". This figure is 14% down from 492,244 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Teleflex Incorporated shares can be evaluated.
Teleflex Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Teleflex Incorporated's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Teleflex Incorporated shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Teleflex Incorporated shares traded daily (recently around 207424.01960784). Teleflex Incorporated's SIR currently stands at 2.04. In other words for every 100,000 Teleflex Incorporated shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2040 shares are currently held short.
However Teleflex Incorporated's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Teleflex Incorporated shares, or, against the total number of tradable Teleflex Incorporated shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Teleflex Incorporated's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Teleflex Incorporated shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0133% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Teleflex Incorporated 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 Teleflex Incorporated.
Find out more about how you can short Teleflex Incorporated stock.
Teleflex 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 Teleflex Incorporated.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Teleflex Incorporated's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 35.61
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Teleflex Incorporated's overall score of 35.61 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 58th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Teleflex 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.).
Teleflex Incorporated's environmental score
Environmental score: 9.64/100
Teleflex Incorporated's environmental score of 9.64 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Teleflex Incorporated is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Teleflex Incorporated's social score
Social score: 20.95/100
Teleflex Incorporated's social score of 20.95 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Teleflex Incorporated is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Teleflex Incorporated's governance score
Governance score: 13.53/100
Teleflex Incorporated's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Teleflex Incorporated is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Teleflex Incorporated's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Teleflex Incorporated scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Teleflex Incorporated has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||35.61|
|Total ESG percentile||58.08|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
Teleflex Incorporated share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 12.57% of net profits
Recently Teleflex Incorporated has paid out, on average, around 12.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.35% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Teleflex Incorporated shareholders could enjoy a 0.35% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Teleflex Incorporated's case, that would currently equate to about $1.36 per share.
While Teleflex Incorporated's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Teleflex Incorporated is investing more in its future growth.
Teleflex Incorporated's most recent dividend payout was on 14 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Teleflex Incorporated's shares ever split?
Teleflex Incorporated's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 June 1997. 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 Teleflex Incorporated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Teleflex Incorporated shares which in turn could have impacted Teleflex Incorporated's share price.
Teleflex Incorporated share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Teleflex Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$311.5035 up to US$448.9791. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Teleflex Incorporated's is 1.1799. This would suggest that Teleflex Incorporated'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).
Teleflex Incorporated overview
Teleflex Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and supplies single-use medical devices for common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in critical care and surgical applications worldwide. It provides vascular access products that comprise Arrow branded catheters, catheter navigation and tip positioning systems, and intraosseous access systems for the administration of intravenous therapies, the measurement of blood pressure, and the withdrawal of blood samples through a single puncture site. The company also offers interventional products, which consists of various coronary catheters, structural heart therapies, and peripheral intervention and cardiac assist products that are used by interventional cardiologists and radiologists, and vascular surgeons; and Arrow branded catheters, Guideline and Trapliner catheters, the Manta Vascular Closure, and Arrow Oncontrol devices. It provides anesthesia products, such as airway and pain management products to support hospital, emergency medicine, and military channels; and surgical products, including metal and polymer ligation clips, and fascial closure surgical systems that are used in laparoscopic surgical procedures, percutaneous surgical systems, and other surgical instruments. The company also offers interventional urology product comprises the UroLift System, an invasive technology for treating lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia; and respiratory products, including oxygen and aerosol therapies, spirometry, and ventilation management products for use in various care settings. It provides urology products, such as catheters, urine collectors, and catheterization accessories and products for operative endourology; and bladder management services. The company serves hospitals and healthcare providers, medical device manufacturers, and home care markets. The company was incorporated in 1943 and is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
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