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Trimble Inc (TRMB) is a leading scientific & technical instruments business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$78.09 after a previous close of US$78.2. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD76.825 to a high of USD78.6. The latest price was USD77.87 (25 minute delay). Trimble is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Trimble

  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 Trimble. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: TRMB. 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 Trimble 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$79.82, 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 Trimble, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Trimble. 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.

Trimble share price

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Trimble shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-18.
OpenUS$78.09
HighUS$78.6
LowUS$76.825
CloseUS$77.87
Previous closeUS$78.2
Change US$-0.33
Change % -0.422%
Volume 2,859,460
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$41.34 - US$84.865
50-day moving average US$78.2114
200-day moving average US$73.6618
Target priceUS$90
PE ratio 44.6857
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$1.75

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Is it a good time to buy Trimble stock?

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Trimble price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $77.87

1 month (2021-05-21) 1.50%
3 months (2021-03-19) 4.27%
6 months (2020-12-21) 16.87%
1 year (2020-06-19) 81.09%
2 years (2019-06-21) 79.42%
3 years (2018-06-21) 127.36%
5 years (2016-06-21) 189.69%

Is Trimble under- or over-valued?

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

Trimble's P/E ratio

Trimble's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 45x. In other words, Trimble shares trade at around 45x 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.

Trimble's PEG ratio

Trimble's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.231. 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 Trimble's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Trimble's EBITDA

Trimble's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$700.8 million.

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

Trimble financials

Revenue TTM US$3.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.65%
Gross profit TTM US$1.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.7%
Return on equity TTM 13.09%
Profit margin 13.65%
Book value 14.642
Market capitalisation US$19.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Trimble shares

There are currently 2.6 million Trimble shares held short by investors – that's known as Trimble's "short interest". This figure is 11.5% down from 2.9 million last month.

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

Trimble's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Trimble's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Trimble shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Trimble shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). Trimble's SIR currently stands at 1.76. In other words for every 100,000 Trimble shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1760 shares are currently held short.

However Trimble's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Trimble shares, or, against the total number of tradable Trimble shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Trimble's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Trimble shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0104% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Trimble shares, roughly 10 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 Trimble.

Find out more about how you can short Trimble stock.

Trimble'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 Trimble.

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

Trimble's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 17.39

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Trimble's overall score of 17.39 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Trimble's environmental score

Environmental score: 10.74/100

Trimble's environmental score of 10.74 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Trimble is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Trimble's social score

Social score: 11.82/100

Trimble's social score of 11.82 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Trimble is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Trimble's governance score

Governance score: 13.32/100

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

Trimble's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Trimble Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 17.39
Total ESG percentile 11.98
Environmental score 10.74
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 11.82
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 13.32
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 1

Trimble share dividends

We're not expecting Trimble to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Trimble's shares ever split?

Trimble's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 20 March 2013. 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 Trimble shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Trimble shares which in turn could have impacted Trimble's share price.

Trimble share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Trimble's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$41.34 up to US$84.865. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TRMB.US volatility(beta: 1.53)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Trimble's is 1.5272. This would suggest that Trimble's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Trimble overview

Trimble Inc. provides technology solutions that enable professionals and field mobile workers to enhance or transform their work processes worldwide. It operates through four segments: Buildings and Infrastructure, Geospatial, Resources and Utilities, and Transportation. The Buildings and Infrastructure segment offers field and office software for route selection and design; systems to guide and control construction equipment; systems to monitor, track, and manage assets, equipment, and workers; software to share and communicate data; program management solutions for construction owners; 3D conceptual design and modeling software; building information modeling software; integrated site layout and measurement systems; cost estimating, scheduling, and project controls solutions; and applications for sub-contractors and trades. The Geospatial segment provides surveying and geospatial products, and geographic information systems. The Resources and Utilities segment offers precision agriculture products and services, such as guidance and positioning systems, automated and variable-rate application and technology systems, and information management solutions. This segment also provides manual and automated navigation guidance for tractors and other farm equipment; solutions to automate application of pesticide and seeding; water solutions; and agricultural software. The Transportation segment offers solutions for long haul trucking and freight shipper markets; mobility solutions, including route management, safety and compliance, end-to-end vehicle management, video intelligence, and supply chain communications; and fleet and transportation management systems, analytics, routing, mapping, reporting, and predictive modeling solution under Trimble brand name. The company was formerly known as Trimble Navigation Limited and changed its name to Trimble Inc. in October 2016. Trimble Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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