How to buy Alumina (AWC) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Alumina shares.
Alumina is an aluminum business based in Australia. Alumina shares (AWC) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Alumina has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $900,000. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Alumina
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you choose.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, such as your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
- Search for Alumina. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AWC. 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 Alumina reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, 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 on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Alumina. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock and 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 affect your stock.
Alumina stock price (ASX:AWC)Use our graph to track the performance of AWC stocks over time.
Alumina shares at a glance
|52-week range||$0.685 - $1.73|
|50-day moving average||$0.8195|
|200-day moving average||$1.2355|
|Dividend yield||$0 (8.94%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.06|
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Is it a good time to buy Alumina stock?
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Alumina price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-30)||10.96%|
|1 month (2023-11-10)||11.72%|
|3 months (2023-09-08)||-19.80%|
|6 months (2023-06-09)||-42.35%|
|1 year (2022-12-09)||-49.69%|
|2 years (2021-12-10)||-55.74%|
|3 years (2020-12-10)||-57.59%|
|5 years (2018-12-10)||-62.84%|
|Gross profit TTM||$700,000|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.4%|
|Return on equity TTM||-6.52%|
|Market capitalisation||$2.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Alumina share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 194.33% of net profits
Recently Alumina has paid out, on average, around 194.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.94% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Alumina shareholders could enjoy a 8.94% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Alumina's case, that would currently equate to about A$0 per share.
Alumina's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Alumina's shares ever split?
Alumina's shares were split on a 1.1566:1 basis on 4 May 2009. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 1.1566 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Alumina shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 13.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Alumina shares which in turn could have impacted Alumina's share price.
Alumina share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Alumina's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.685 up to $1.73. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Alumina's is 1.053. This would suggest that Alumina's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Alumina Limited, through its 40% interest in Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals, engages in bauxite mining, alumina refining, and aluminum smelting businesses. It has a network of bauxite mines and alumina refineries in Australia, Guinea, Brazil, Spain, and Saudi Arabia; and holds a 55% interest in the Portland aluminum smelter in Victoria, Australia. The company was formerly known as WMC Limited and changed its name to Alumina Limited in December 2002. Alumina Limited was incorporated in 1970 and is headquartered in Southbank, Australia.
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