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The Allstate Corporation (ALL) is a leading insurance-property & casualty business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$128.23 after a previous close of US$128.16. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD127.25 to a high of USD129.26. The latest price was USD128.5 (25 minute delay). The Allstate Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in The Allstate Corporation

  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 The Allstate Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ALL. 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 The Allstate Corporation 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$136.23, 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 The Allstate Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The Allstate Corporation. 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.

The Allstate Corporation share price

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The Allstate Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-22.
OpenUS$128.23
HighUS$129.26
LowUS$127.25
CloseUS$128.5
Previous closeUS$128.16
Change US$0.34
Change % 0.2653%
Volume 1,328,974
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$82.9326 - US$139.1791
50-day moving average US$133.7177
200-day moving average US$116.8479
Target priceUS$143.83
PE ratio 6.4874
Dividend yield US$2.43 (1.84%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$11.2184

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Is it a good time to buy The Allstate Corporation stock?

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The Allstate Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $128.5

1 week (2021-06-16) -1.49%
1 month (2021-05-21) -6.50%
3 months (2021-03-23) 14.88%
6 months (2020-12-23) 21.24%
1 year (2020-06-23) 32.94%
2 years (2019-06-21) 26.96%
3 years (2018-06-22) 39.31%
5 years (2016-06-23) 89.36%

Is The Allstate Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

The Allstate Corporation's P/E ratio

The Allstate Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, The Allstate Corporation shares trade at around 6x 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.

The Allstate Corporation's PEG ratio

The Allstate Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.3171. 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 The Allstate Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Allstate Corporation's EBITDA

The Allstate Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$11.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Allstate Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The Allstate Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$47.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.92%
Gross profit TTM US$14.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.28%
Return on equity TTM 3130.28%
Profit margin 7.7%
Book value 82.163
Market capitalisation US$39.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Allstate Corporation shares

There are currently 4.3 million The Allstate Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as The Allstate Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 5.2% up from 4.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Allstate Corporation shares can be evaluated.

The Allstate Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Allstate Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Allstate Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Allstate Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.2 million). The Allstate Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.96. In other words for every 100,000 The Allstate Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1960 shares are currently held short.

However The Allstate Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Allstate Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Allstate Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Allstate Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Allstate Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0143% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Allstate Corporation shares, roughly 14 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 The Allstate Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short The Allstate Corporation stock.

The Allstate Corporation'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 The Allstate Corporation.

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

The Allstate Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 24.45

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Allstate Corporation's overall score of 24.45 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 34th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Allstate Corporation 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.).

The Allstate Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.62/100

The Allstate Corporation's environmental score of 4.62 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Allstate Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Allstate Corporation's social score

Social score: 12.21/100

The Allstate Corporation's social score of 12.21 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Allstate Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

The Allstate Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 15.62/100

The Allstate Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Allstate Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Allstate Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Allstate Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 24.45
Total ESG percentile 34.36
Environmental score 4.62
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 12.21
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 15.62
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 2

The Allstate Corporation share dividends

16%

Dividend payout ratio: 15.54% of net profits

Recently The Allstate Corporation has paid out, on average, around 15.54% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.45% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Allstate Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.45% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Allstate Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.43 per share.

While The Allstate Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that The Allstate Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

The Allstate Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 30 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Allstate Corporation's shares ever split?

The Allstate Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 July 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Allstate Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Allstate Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted The Allstate Corporation's share price.

The Allstate Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Allstate Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$82.9326 up to US$139.1791. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ALL.US volatility(beta: 0.84)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 The Allstate Corporation's is 0.8446. This would suggest that The Allstate Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

The Allstate Corporation overview

The Allstate Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty, and other insurance products in the United States and Canada. The company operates through Allstate Protection, Protection Services, Allstate Life, and Allstate Benefits segments. The Allstate Protection segment offers private passenger auto and homeowners insurance; specialty auto products, including motorcycle, trailer, motor home, and off-road vehicle insurance; other personal lines products, such as renter, condominium, landlord, boat, umbrella, and manufactured home and stand-alone scheduled personal property; and commercial lines products under the Allstate and Encompass brand names. The Protection Services segment provides consumer product protection plans and related technical support for mobile phones, consumer electronics, furniture, and appliances; finance and insurance products, including vehicle service contracts, guaranteed asset protection waivers, road hazard tire and wheel, and paintless dent repair protection; roadside assistance; device and mobile data collection services; data and analytic solutions using automotive telematics information; and identity protection services. This segment offers its products under various brands including Allstate Protection Plans, Allstate Dealer Services, Allstate Roadside Services, Arity, and Allstate Identity Protection. The Allstate Life Segment offers traditional, interest-sensitive, and variable life insurance products, as well as non-proprietary products offered by third-party providers. Its Allstate Benefits segment provides life, accident, critical illness, short-term disability, and other health insurance products. The company sells its products through call centers, agencies, financial specialists, brokers, wholesale partners, and affinity groups, as well as through online and mobile applications. The Allstate Corporation was founded in 1931 and is based in Northbrook, Illinois.

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