How to buy American International Group shares

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American International Group, Inc (AIG) is a leading insurance-diversified business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$47.73 after a previous close of US$47.75. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD47.03 to a high of USD47.835. The latest price was USD47.55 (25 minute delay). American International Group is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in American International Group

  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 American International Group. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AIG. 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 American International Group 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$53.42, 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 American International Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of American International Group. 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.

American International Group share price

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American International Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-22.
Previous closeUS$47.75
Change US$-0.2
Change % -0.4188%
Volume 3,181,448
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$25.0414 - US$53.7473
50-day moving average US$51.2317
200-day moving average US$44.9458
Target priceUS$54.31
PE ratio 50.2079
Dividend yield US$1.28 (2.48%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$-4.4857

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Is it a good time to buy American International Group stock?

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American International Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $47.55

1 week (2021-06-16) -7.99%
1 month (2021-05-21) -7.33%
3 months (2021-03-23) 5.71%
6 months (2020-12-23) 27.00%
1 year (2020-06-23) 48.36%
2 years (2019-06-21) -11.37%
3 years (2018-06-22) -12.69%
5 years (2016-06-23) -13.09%

Is American International Group under- or over-valued?

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

American International Group's P/E ratio

American International Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 50x. In other words, American International Group shares trade at around 50x recent earnings.

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

American International Group's PEG ratio

American International Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5942. 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 American International Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

American International Group's EBITDA

American International Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$8.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a American International Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

American International Group financials

Revenue TTM US$43.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.28%
Gross profit TTM US$10.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.51%
Return on equity TTM -631.76%
Profit margin -8.85%
Book value 72.37
Market capitalisation US$44.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting American International Group shares

There are currently 6.4 million American International Group shares held short by investors – that's known as American International Group's "short interest". This figure is 15% down from 7.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting American International Group shares can be evaluated.

American International Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

American International Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of American International Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of American International Group shares traded daily (recently around 4.4 million). American International Group's SIR currently stands at 1.47. In other words for every 100,000 American International Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1470 shares are currently held short.

However American International Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of American International Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable American International Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case American International Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 American International Group shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0075% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American International Group shares, roughly 8 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 American International Group.

Find out more about how you can short American International Group stock.

American International Group'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 American International Group.

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

American International Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 33.68

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and American International Group's overall score of 33.68 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 66th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like American International Group 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.).

American International Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.49/100

American International Group's environmental score of 4.49 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that American International Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

American International Group's social score

Social score: 17.56/100

American International Group's social score of 17.56 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that American International Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

American International Group's governance score

Governance score: 20.63/100

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

American International Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

American International Group, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 33.68
Total ESG percentile 65.52
Environmental score 4.49
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 17.56
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 20.63
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

American International Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 36.99% of net profits

Recently American International Group has paid out, on average, around 36.99% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.48% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American International Group shareholders could enjoy a 2.48% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American International Group's case, that would currently equate to about $1.28 per share.

While American International Group's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that American International Group may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

American International Group's most recent dividend payout was on 28 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have American International Group's shares ever split?

American International Group's shares were split on a 1:20 basis on 30 June 2009. So if you had owned 20 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your American International Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for American International Group shares which in turn could have impacted American International Group's share price.

American International Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American International Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$25.0414 up to US$53.7473. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AIG.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 American International Group's is 1.3712. This would suggest that American International Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

American International Group overview

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products for commercial, institutional, and individual customers in North America and internationally. The company's General Insurance segment offers general liability, environmental, commercial automobile liability, workers' compensation, casualty, and crisis management insurance products; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance; and aerospace, political risk, trade credit, portfolio solutions, crop, and marine insurance. It also provides professional liability insurance products for a range of businesses and risks, including directors and officers, mergers and acquisitions, fidelity, employment practices, fiduciary liability, cyber risk, kidnap and ransom, and errors and omissions insurance. In addition, this segment offers personal auto and property insurance, voluntary and sponsor-paid personal accident, and supplemental health products; extended warranty insurance products; and travel insurance products. Its Life and Retirement segment offers variable annuities, fixed index and fixed annuities, and retail mutual funds; group mutual funds, group and individual annuities, and investment products, and financial planning and advisory services; plan administrative and compliance services; and term life and universal life insurance. It also provides stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and pension risk transfer annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent marketing organizations, independent insurance agents, financial advisors, direct marketing, banks, and broker-dealers. American International Group, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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