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How to buy Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (WAB) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies shares.

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Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp (WAB) is a leading railroads business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$82.91 after a previous close of US$82.91. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD81.85 to a high of USD83.13. The latest price was USD82.09 (25 minute delay). Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies

  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 Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: WAB. 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 Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies 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$82.91, 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 Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies. 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.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies stock price (NYSE:WAB)

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Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-28.
OpenUS$82.91
HighUS$83.13
LowUS$81.85
CloseUS$82.09
Previous closeUS$82.91
Change US$-0.82
Change % -0.989%
Volume 950,348
Information last updated 2022-06-20.
52-week rangeUS$77.1494 - US$99.8729
50-day moving average US$89.7532
200-day moving average US$91.2217
Target priceUS$103.4
PE ratio 26.263
Dividend yield US$0.51 (0.72%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$3.171

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Is it a good time to buy Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies stock?

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Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $82.09

1 week (2022-06-17) -1.43%
1 month (2022-05-25) -6.87%
3 months (2022-03-23) -14.22%
6 months (2021-12-23) -8.64%
1 year (2021-06-25) -0.99%
2 years (2020-06-25) 41.34%
3 years (2019-06-25) 19.87%
5 years (2017-06-23) -7.26%

Is Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's P/E ratio

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's PEG ratio

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.92. 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 Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's EBITDA

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.5 billion (£1.2 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies financials

Revenue TTM US$7.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.75%
Gross profit TTM US$2.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.41%
Return on equity TTM 5.92%
Profit margin 7.51%
Book value 54.943
Market capitalisation US$15.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies'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 Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies.

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

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 34.16

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's overall score of 34.16 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 61st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies 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.).

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's environmental score

Environmental score: 10.89/100

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's environmental score of 10.89 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's social score

Social score: 18.27/100

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's social score of 18.27 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's governance score

Governance score: 12/100

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 34.16
Total ESG percentile 60.7
Environmental score 10.89
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 18.27
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 12
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 1

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies share dividends

12%

Dividend payout ratio: 11.97% of net profits

Recently Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies has paid out, on average, around 11.97% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies shareholders could enjoy a 0.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about $0.51 per share.

While Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies is investing more in its future growth.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's most recent dividend payout was on 27 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's shares ever split?

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 June 2013. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's share price.

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$77.1494 up to US$99.8729. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WAB.US volatility(beta: 1.51)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's is 1.5095. This would suggest that Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies overview

Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation provides technology-based equipment, systems, and services for the freight rail and passenger transit industries worldwide. It operates through two segments, Freight and Transit. The Freight segment manufactures and services components for new and existing freight cars and locomotives; builds new commuter locomotives; rebuilds freight locomotives; supplies railway electronics, positive train control equipment, signal design, and engineering services; and provides related heat exchange and cooling systems. It serves publicly traded railroads; leasing companies; manufacturers of original equipment, including locomotives and freight cars; and utilities. The Transit segment manufactures and services components for new and existing passenger transit vehicles, such as regional trains, high speed trains, subway cars, light-rail vehicles, and buses; refurbishes subway cars; and provides heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment, as well as doors for buses and subways. This segment serves public transit authorities and municipalities, leasing companies, and manufacturers of subway cars and buses. It also provides electronically controlled pneumatic braking products; railway electronics; freight car trucks; draft gears, couplers, and slack adjusters; air compressors and dryers; heat exchangers and cooling products; and track and switch products. In addition, the company offers railway braking equipment and related components; friction products; new switcher locomotives; transit locomotive and car overhaul services; and freight locomotive overhaul, modernizations, and refurbishment services. Further, it provides platform screen doors; pantographs; window assemblies; couplers; accessibility lifts and ramps for buses and subway cars; and traction motors. The company was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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