How to buy Advance Auto Parts shares

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Advance Auto Parts, Inc (AAP) is a leading specialty retail business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$196.35 after a previous close of US$195.85. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD196.37 to a high of USD200.515. The latest price was USD199.44 (25 minute delay). Advance Auto Parts is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Advance Auto Parts

  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 Advance Auto Parts. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AAP. 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 Advance Auto Parts 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$192.76, 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 Advance Auto Parts, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Advance Auto Parts. 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.

Advance Auto Parts share price

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Advance Auto Parts shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
OpenUS$196.35
HighUS$200.515
LowUS$196.37
CloseUS$199.44
Previous closeUS$195.85
Change US$3.59
Change % 1.833%
Volume 812,871
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$129.7391 - US$210.18
50-day moving average US$197.9163
200-day moving average US$174.8997
Target priceUS$217.75
PE ratio 21.042
Dividend yield US$1 (0.51%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$9.309

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Is it a good time to buy Advance Auto Parts stock?

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Advance Auto Parts price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $199.44

1 week (2021-06-03) 4.34%
1 month (2021-05-13) -2.47%
3 months (2021-03-12) 11.06%
6 months (2020-12-11) 26.50%
1 year (2020-06-12) 46.94%
2 years (2019-06-13) 32.42%
3 years (2018-06-13) 50.32%
5 years (2016-06-13) 30.74%

Is Advance Auto Parts under- or over-valued?

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

Advance Auto Parts's P/E ratio

Advance Auto Parts's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Advance Auto Parts shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Advance Auto Parts's PEG ratio

Advance Auto Parts's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2442. 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 Advance Auto Parts's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Advance Auto Parts's EBITDA

Advance Auto Parts's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.2 billion.

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

Advance Auto Parts financials

Revenue TTM US$10.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.23%
Gross profit TTM US$4.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.18%
Return on equity TTM 18.05%
Profit margin 5.92%
Book value 53.954
Market capitalisation US$12.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Advance Auto Parts shares

There are currently 3.4 million Advance Auto Parts shares held short by investors – that's known as Advance Auto Parts's "short interest". This figure is 8.3% down from 3.7 million last month.

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

Advance Auto Parts's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Advance Auto Parts's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Advance Auto Parts shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Advance Auto Parts shares traded daily (recently around 792527.73892774). Advance Auto Parts's SIR currently stands at 4.29. In other words for every 100,000 Advance Auto Parts shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4290 shares are currently held short.

However Advance Auto Parts's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Advance Auto Parts shares, or, against the total number of tradable Advance Auto Parts shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Advance Auto Parts's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Advance Auto Parts shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0585% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Advance Auto Parts shares, roughly 59 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 Advance Auto Parts.

Find out more about how you can short Advance Auto Parts stock.

Advance Auto Parts'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 Advance Auto Parts.

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

Advance Auto Parts's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 17.4

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Advance Auto Parts's overall score of 17.4 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Advance Auto Parts's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.6/100

Advance Auto Parts's environmental score of 6.6 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Advance Auto Parts is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Advance Auto Parts's social score

Social score: 12.17/100

Advance Auto Parts's social score of 12.17 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Advance Auto Parts is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Advance Auto Parts's governance score

Governance score: 9.13/100

Advance Auto Parts's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Advance Auto Parts is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Advance Auto Parts's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Advance Auto Parts scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Advance Auto Parts has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Advance Auto Parts, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 17.4
Total ESG percentile 8.52
Environmental score 6.6
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 12.17
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 9.13
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Advance Auto Parts share dividends

16%

Dividend payout ratio: 16% of net profits

Recently Advance Auto Parts has paid out, on average, around 16% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.03% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Advance Auto Parts shareholders could enjoy a 2.03% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Advance Auto Parts's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

While Advance Auto Parts's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Advance Auto Parts is investing more in its future growth.

Advance Auto Parts's most recent dividend payout was on 1 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Advance Auto Parts's shares ever split?

Advance Auto Parts's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 25 September 2005. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Advance Auto Parts shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Advance Auto Parts shares which in turn could have impacted Advance Auto Parts's share price.

Advance Auto Parts share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Advance Auto Parts's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$129.7391 up to US$210.18. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AAP.US volatility(beta: 1.37)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Advance Auto Parts's is 1.369. This would suggest that Advance Auto Parts's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Advance Auto Parts overview

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. provides automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles, and light and heavy duty trucks. The company offers battery accessories; belts and hoses; brakes and brake pads; chassis and climate control parts; clutches and drive shafts; engines and engine parts; exhaust systems and parts; hub assemblies; ignition components and wires; radiators and cooling parts; starters and alternators; and steering and alignment parts. It also offers air conditioning chemicals and accessories; air fresheners; antifreeze and washer fluids; electrical wires and fuses; electronics; floor mats, seat covers, and interior accessories; hand and specialty tools; lighting products; performance parts; sealants, adhesives and compounds; tire repair accessories; vent shades, mirrors and exterior accessories; washes, waxes and cleaning supplies; and wiper blades. In addition, the company offers air filters; fuel and oil additives; fuel filters; grease and lubricants; motor oils; oil filters, part cleaners and treatments; and transmission fluids for engine maintenance. Further, it offers battery and wiper installation; engine light scanning and checking; electrical system testing; video clinic; oil and battery recycling; and loaner tool program services. Additionally, the company sells its products through its Website. It serves professional installers and do-it-yourself customers. The company operates stores under the Advance Auto Parts, Autopart International, and Carquest brands, as well as branches under the Worldpac name. As of January 2, 2021, it operated 4,806 stores and 170 branches in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada; and served 1,277 independently owned Carquest branded stores in Mexico, Grand Cayman, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, and the British Virgin Islands. The company was founded in 1929 and is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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