How to buy AGL Energy shares
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AGL Energy Limited is an utilities-renewable business based in Australia. AGL Energy shares (AGL) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. AGL Energy has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $11.3 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in AGL Energy
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Our table below can help you choose.
- 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, PayPal or debit card.
- Search for AGL Energy. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AGL. 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 AGL Energy 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 today's price, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AGL Energy. 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.
What's in this guide?
AGL Energy share priceUse our graph to track the performance of AGL stocks over time.
AGL Energy shares at a glance
|52-week range||$7.965 - $16.997|
|50-day moving average||$8.7014|
|200-day moving average||$10.4086|
|Dividend yield||$0.82 (8.81%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.582|
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Is it a good time to buy AGL Energy stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
AGL Energy price performance over time
|1 week (2021-06-11)||-5.36%|
|1 month (2021-05-21)||5.88%|
|3 months (2021-03-19)||-8.60%|
|6 months (2020-12-21)||-29.67%|
|1 year (2020-06-19)||-48.87%|
|2 years (2019-06-21)||-56.74%|
|3 years (2018-06-21)||-59.58%|
|5 years (2016-06-21)||-52.93%|
Is AGL Energy under- or over-valued?
Valuing AGL Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AGL Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
AGL Energy's EBITDA
AGL Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.5 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a AGL Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
AGL Energy financials
|Revenue TTM||$11.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.23%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.35%|
|Return on equity TTM||-23.6%|
|Market capitalisation||$5.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
AGL Energy'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 AGL Energy.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
AGL Energy's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 33.49
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and AGL Energy's overall score of 33.49 (as at 12/31/2018) 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 AGL Energy 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.).
AGL Energy's environmental score
Environmental score: 26.42/100
AGL Energy's environmental score of 26.42 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that AGL Energy is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
AGL Energy's social score
Social score: 13.03/100
AGL Energy's social score of 13.03 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that AGL Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
AGL Energy's governance score
Governance score: 11.55/100
AGL Energy's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that AGL Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
AGL Energy's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. AGL Energy scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that AGL Energy has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||33.49|
|Total ESG percentile||61.36|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||2|
AGL Energy share dividends
We're not expecting AGL Energy to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
AGL Energy share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, AGL Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.965 up to $16.997. 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 (AU average) beta is 1, while AGL Energy's is 0.3499. This would suggest that AGL Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
AGL Energy overview
AGL Energy Limited provides energy and other services to residential, small and large business, and wholesale customers in Australia. It operates in four segments: Wholesale Markets, Customer Markets, Group Operations, and Investments. The company engages in generating electricity through thermal, hydro, wind, and solar power generation plants; gas storage activities; and the retail sale of electricity, gas, solar, and energy products and services. The company operates electricity generation portfolio of 11,208 megawatts; the Newcastle gas storage facility in New South Wales; the Silver Springs underground gas storage facility in Queensland; natural gas production assets at Camden in New South Wales; and the North Queensland gas assets. It serves 3.8 million customer accounts. AGL Energy Limited was founded in 1837 and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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