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V.F. Corporation (VFC) is a leading apparel manufacturing business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$79.83 after a previous close of US$80.65. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD79.4 to a high of USD80.7599. The latest price was USD79.67 (25 minute delay). V.F. Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in V.F. Corporation
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- 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.
- Search for V.F. Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: VFC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until V.F. Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$79.03, 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 V.F. Corporation, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of V.F. Corporation. 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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- V.F. Corporation key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is V.F. Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- V.F. Corporation performance over time
- Can I short V.F. Corporation shares?
- Is V.F. Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are V.F. Corporation shares over-valued?
- V.F. Corporation's financials
- How volatile are V.F. Corporation shares?
- Does V.F. Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have V.F. Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
V.F. Corporation share priceUse our graph to track the performance of VFC stocks over time.
V.F. Corporation shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$55.3144 - US$90.2323|
|50-day moving average||US$83.2071|
|200-day moving average||US$82.9788|
|Dividend yield||US$1.94 (2.38%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$1.0328|
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Is it a good time to buy V.F. Corporation stock?
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V.F. Corporation price performance over time
|1 month (2021-05-21)||3.15%|
|3 months (2021-03-19)||0.05%|
|6 months (2020-12-18)||-6.14%|
|1 year (2020-06-19)||25.88%|
|2 years (2019-06-20)||-10.09%|
|3 years (2018-06-20)||1.71%|
|5 years (2016-06-20)||31.14%|
Is V.F. Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing V.F. Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of V.F. Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
V.F. Corporation's P/E ratio
V.F. Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 49x. In other words, V.F. Corporation shares trade at around 49x 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.
V.F. Corporation's PEG ratio
V.F. Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8912. 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 V.F. Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
V.F. Corporation's EBITDA
V.F. Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$968.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a V.F. Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
V.F. Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||US$9.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||7.69%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$4.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.57%|
|Return on equity TTM||1106.75%|
|Market capitalisation||US$32.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting V.F. Corporation shares
There are currently 5.4 million V.F. Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as V.F. Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 28.7% down from 7.5 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting V.F. Corporation shares can be evaluated.
V.F. Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
V.F. Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of V.F. Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of V.F. Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 3.1 million). V.F. Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.74. In other words for every 100,000 V.F. Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1740 shares are currently held short.
However V.F. Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of V.F. Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable V.F. Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case V.F. Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 V.F. Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0148% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable V.F. Corporation shares, roughly 15 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 V.F. Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short V.F. Corporation stock.
V.F. Corporation'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 V.F. Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
V.F. Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 17.2
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and V.F. Corporation's overall score of 17.2 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like V.F. Corporation 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.).
V.F. Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 4.37/100
V.F. Corporation's environmental score of 4.37 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that V.F. Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
V.F. Corporation's social score
Social score: 9.17/100
V.F. Corporation's social score of 9.17 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that V.F. Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
V.F. Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 8.17/100
V.F. Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that V.F. Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
V.F. Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. V.F. Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that V.F. Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||17.2|
|Total ESG percentile||6.94|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
V.F. Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 1.57% of net profits
Recently V.F. Corporation has paid out, on average, around 1.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.41% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), V.F. Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.41% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In V.F. Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.94 per share.
While V.F. Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that V.F. Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
V.F. Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 20 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have V.F. Corporation's shares ever split?
V.F. Corporation's shares were split on a 1062:1000 basis on 22 May 2019. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1062 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your V.F. Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 5.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for V.F. Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted V.F. Corporation's share price.
V.F. Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, V.F. Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$55.3144 up to US$90.2323. 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 V.F. Corporation's is 0.974. This would suggest that V.F. Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
V.F. Corporation overview
V.F. Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products for men, women, and children in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. It operates through three segments: Outdoor, Active, and Work. The company offers outdoor, merino wool and other natural fibers-based, lifestyle, and casual apparel; equipment; accessories; outdoor lifestyle, performance-based, youth culture/action sports-inspired, streetwear, and protective work footwear; handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, and travel accessories; and work and work-inspired lifestyle apparel and footwear. It provides its products under the North Face, Timberland, Smartwool, Icebreaker, Altra, Vans, Supreme, Kipling, Napapijri, Eastpak, JanSport, Eagle Creek, Dickies, and Timberland PRO brand names. The company sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through direct-to-consumer operations, including retail stores, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites, and other digital platforms. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
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