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Belden Inc

Belden is a electrical equipment & part company located in Missouri, United States, which is part of the Industrials sector, and is traded under the ticker BDC on the NYSE exchange.

Belden stock last closed at $60.32, down 2.24% from the previous day, and has increased 0.48% in one year. It has overperformed other stocks in the Electrical Equipment & Parts industry by 0.12 percentage points. Belden stock is currently +25.96% from its 52-week low of $47.89, and -15.01% from its 52-week high of $70.97.

As of Sep 29, 2022, there are 43.52M shares of BDC outstanding. The market capitalization of BDC is $2.63B. In the last 24 hours, 248,697 BDC shares were traded.

How to Buy Belden Stock

Wondering how to invest in Belden stock? Here's how.
  1. Decide where to buy Belden stock: You need to pick a stock brokerage, but don't worry - we've researched dozens of online brokerages and apps to help you decide where to buy Belden stock.
  2. Open a brokerage account: Sign up for 0% commission trading with the highest-rated brokerage we've identified. It's the best place to buy BDC stock.
  3. Put funds into your brokerage account: Choose your method of payment and add your details.
  4. Analyze Belden stock: The Belden ticker symbol is BDC. Is Belden stock a good investment? Should you buy shares of BDC? How do BDC's underlying business fundamentals look? Do top analysts think Belden is a good buy? Why has BDC's stock price moved recently? (Hint: Our stock research tools can help you understand if BDC is a good stock to buy).
  5. Place your BDC buy order: Decide if you will purchase BDC shares at the current market price or use a limit order to purchase BDC stock at a specific price.
  6. Watch your investment in BDC: Create a watchlist to watch your investment in Belden stock.

Step 1: Decide where to buy Belden stock

You need a brokerage account to access the NYSE market and buy BDC shares.

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Step 2: Open a brokerage account

Now that you've chosen you need brokerage, selected to fill out some personal info so you can invest in BDC today.

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Step 3: Put funds into your brokerage account

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Step 4: Analyze Belden stock

It's absolutely critical to evaluate stocks before you buy, so you actually wrap your head around the risk as well as the upside.

Belden Metrics

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BDC Due Diligence Checks

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You can see all of the due diligence checks on BDC's stock page.

What is the fair value of BDC stock?

You can use a variety of different financial metrics, analyses, models, and charts to gauge BDC's intrinsic value.

Using relative valuations metrics:

  • BDC could be overvalued based on its P/E ratio of 31.25x, relative to Electrical Equipment & Parts industry P/E ratio of 3.86x
  • BDC may be undervalued based on its P/B ratio of 2.5x, relative to Electrical Equipment & Parts industry P/B ratio of 2.94x
  • BDC may be undervalued based on its PEG ratio of 0.59x

You can access more valuation analysis on BDC's stock here.

A quick look at BDC Financials

Positive Health Checks:

  • There are more short-term assets than long-term liabilities on the BDC balance sheet.
  • There are more short-term assets than short-term liabilities on the BDC balance sheet.

Negative Health Checks:

  • BDC earnings of $175.57M is not sufficient to cover its interest payments.
  • BDC's operating cash flow of $236.82M allows it to safely service it's debt of $1.20B.
  • BDC has a relatively high debt to equity ratio of 1.89.
  • BDC profit margin has gone down from 4.7% to 3.4% in the past year.
  • Total BDC debt is higher than 5 years ago, relative to shareholder equity.

Is BDC stock a Buy, Hold, or Sell?

Out of 2 sell side analysts who give recommendations on BDC, the consensus analyst rating on Belden is a Buy

Should I buy or sell BDC stock?

Based on 2 analysts offering ratings for Belden Inc.
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Latest BDC Analyst Forecasts

Mark Delaney, a top 12% analyst from Goldman Sachs maintains BDC with a hold rating and raises their BDC price target from $59.00 to $67.00, on Aug 4, 2022.

William Stein, a top 15% analyst from Truist Securities maintains BDC with a strong buy rating and lowers their BDC price target from $86.00 to $65.00, on Apr 8, 2022.

You can dive deeper into what analysts are saying on the Belden stock forecast page.

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How are BDC Revenues/Earnings doing?

Last year, BDC earnings were $85.90M. In the last 5 year, BDC's earnings have grown by -3.61% per year. This was slower than the Electrical Equipment & Parts industry average of 366.43%.

Last year, BDC revenue was $2.55B. Over the past five year, BDC's revenue has grown by 1.4% per year. This was slower than the Electrical Equipment & Parts industry average of 10.8%.

Find out more about BDC's earnings and revenue performance here.

Who is buying/selling BDC?

Over the past year, insiders at BDC have sold more shares than they have bought.

Jonathan C. Klein, Director of BDC, was the latest BDC insider to sell. They sold $66,902.00 worth of BDC stock on Aug 8, 2022.

Research more about who owns BDC shares here.

Does BDC provide a stable income stream?

Belden pays a dividend of 0.33%, compared to the Electrical Equipment & Parts industry's average dividend yield of 1.63%. If you owned $1,000 worth of BDC stock, you would have been paid $3.32 in the past year.

Belden dividend payments have not consistently grown over the past decade and have not remained stable.

Dig into more data about Belden dividend yield and history here.

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Step 5: Place your BDC buy order

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  • Market order: A market order is an order to buy or sell a stock at the best price on the market.
    Market orders are usually fine.
  • Limit order: A limit order lets you buy or sell a security at a specific price (or better).
    If you want to ensure you're buying or selling at a particular price, place a limit order.

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Step 6: Watch your investment in BDC

Now that you own some shares in BDC, you'll want to stay up-to-date on your investment.

Put BDC on a watchlist to get notified of important updates regarding your BDC stock.

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How to Buy Stock in Belden

To summarize, here are the 6 steps for buying Belden stock:

  1. Decide where to buy Belden stock
  2. Open a brokerage account
  3. Put funds into your brokerage account
  4. Analyze Belden stock
  5. Place your BDC buy order
  6. Watch your investment in BDC

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Updated Sep 29, 2022
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How much does it cost to buy one Belden share?

As of Sep 29, 2022, it costs $60.32 to buy one share of Belden stock.

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Is now a good time to buy Belden stock?

According to 2 Wall Street analysts who monitor Belden, their consensus recommendation is to buy Belden stock.

What is the best way to buy Belden stock?

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