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Best Business Equipment & Supply Stocks to Buy Now (2024)
Top business equipment & supply stocks in 2024 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best business equipment & supply stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the business equipment & supplies industry.

Industry: Business Equipment & Supp...
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Dividends Score
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Dividend Yield
Payout Ratio
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Annual Dividend
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EBF
ENNIS INC
$538.13M4.83%60.60%$0.2500$1.0078%1
ACTG
ACACIA RESEARCH CORP
$552.12MN/A0.00%$0.1250N/AN/A0
SCS
STEELCASE INC
$1.51B3.04%58.80%$0.1000$0.4056%2
HNI
HNI CORP
$2.13B3.58%91.40%$0.3300$1.6163%02024-06-12
ACCO
ACCO BRANDS CORP
$485.85M5.91%-115.40%$0.0750$0.3084%02024-06-12

Business Equipment & Supply Stocks FAQ

What are the best business equipment & supply stocks to buy right now in May 2024?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best business equipment & supply stocks to buy right now are:

1. Ennis (NYSE:EBF)


Ennis (NYSE:EBF) is the top business equipment & supply stock with a Zen Score of 50, which is 14 points higher than the business equipment & supply industry average of 36. It passed 17 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Ennis has seen its stock return 4.39% over the past year, underperforming other business equipment & supply stocks by -41 percentage points.

2. Acacia Research (NASDAQ:ACTG)


Acacia Research (NASDAQ:ACTG) is the second best business equipment & supply stock with a Zen Score of 37, which is 1 points higher than the business equipment & supply industry average of 36. It passed 14 out of 38 due diligence checks and has average fundamentals. Acacia Research has seen its stock return 41.54% over the past year, underperforming other business equipment & supply stocks by -4 percentage points.

Acacia Research has an average 1 year price target of $7.00, an upside of 26.81% from Acacia Research's current stock price of $5.52.

Acacia Research stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst covering Acacia Research, 0% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 100% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Steelcase (NYSE:SCS)


Steelcase (NYSE:SCS) is the third best business equipment & supply stock with a Zen Score of 34, which is -2 points lower than the business equipment & supply industry average of 36. It passed 12 out of 38 due diligence checks and has average fundamentals. Steelcase has seen its stock return 92.26% over the past year, overperforming other business equipment & supply stocks by 47 percentage points.

What are the business equipment & supply stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 4 business equipment & supply stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 business equipment & supply stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Acco Brands (NYSE:ACCO)


Acco Brands (NYSE:ACCO) has an annual dividend yield of 5.91%, which is 2 percentage points higher than the business equipment & supply industry average of 4.34%. Acco Brands's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Acco Brands's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Acco Brands's dividend payout ratio of -115.4% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Ennis (NYSE:EBF)


Ennis (NYSE:EBF) has an annual dividend yield of 4.83%, which is the same as the business equipment & supply industry average of 4.34%. Ennis's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Ennis's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Ennis's dividend payout ratio of 60.6% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Hni (NYSE:HNI)


Hni (NYSE:HNI) has an annual dividend yield of 3.58%, which is -1 percentage points lower than the business equipment & supply industry average of 4.34%. Hni's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Hni's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Hni's dividend payout ratio of 91.4% indicates that its dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

Why are business equipment & supply stocks down?

Business equipment & supply stocks were down -0.38% in the last day, and down -0.63% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why business equipment & supply stocks are down.

What are the most undervalued business equipment & supply stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 2 most undervalued business equipment & supply stocks right now are:

1. Ennis (NYSE:EBF)


Ennis (NYSE:EBF) is the most undervalued business equipment & supply stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Ennis has a valuation score of 43, which is 17 points higher than the business equipment & supply industry average of 26. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Ennis's stock has gained 4.39% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the business equipment & supply industry by -41 percentage points.

2. Acacia Research (NASDAQ:ACTG)


Acacia Research (NASDAQ:ACTG) is the second most undervalued business equipment & supply stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Acacia Research has a valuation score of 43, which is 17 points higher than the business equipment & supply industry average of 26. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Acacia Research's stock has gained 41.54% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the business equipment & supply industry by -4 percentage points.

Are business equipment & supply stocks a good buy now?

66.67% of business equipment & supply stocks rated by analysts are a buy right now. On average, analysts expect business equipment & supply stocks to rise by 23.2% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the business equipment & supplies industry?

The average P/E ratio of the business equipment & supplies industry is 19.21x.
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