How to buy Amcor shares

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Amcor plc (AMCR) is a leading packaging & containers business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$11.5 after a previous close of US$11.54. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD11.28 to a high of USD11.5258. The latest price was USD11.36 (25 minute delay). Amcor is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Amcor

  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 Amcor. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AMCR. 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 Amcor 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$12.15, 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 Amcor, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Amcor. 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.

Amcor share price

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Amcor shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-18.
Previous closeUS$11.54
Change US$-0.18
Change % -1.5598%
Volume 12,988,795
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$9.2378 - US$12.6339
50-day moving average US$12.0709
200-day moving average US$11.6409
Target priceUS$12.58
PE ratio 36.869
Dividend yield US$0.47 (3.98%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$0.313

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Is it a good time to buy Amcor stock?

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Amcor price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $11.36

1 month (2021-05-21) -5.18%
3 months (2021-03-19) 0.53%
6 months (2020-12-18) -2.57%
1 year (2020-06-19) 10.18%
2 years (2019-06-20) 4.51%
3 years (2018-06-20) 13.60%
5 years (2016-06-20) 1.61%

Is Amcor under- or over-valued?

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

Amcor's P/E ratio

Amcor's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 37x. In other words, Amcor shares trade at around 37x 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.

Amcor's EBITDA

Amcor's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2 billion.

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

Amcor financials

Revenue TTM US$12.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.24%
Gross profit TTM US$2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.34%
Return on equity TTM 18.29%
Profit margin 6.88%
Book value 3.331
Market capitalisation US$17.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Amcor shares

There are currently 45.1 million Amcor shares held short by investors – that's known as Amcor's "short interest". This figure is 7.8% down from 48.9 million last month.

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

Amcor's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Amcor's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Amcor shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Amcor shares traded daily (recently around 6.6 million). Amcor's SIR currently stands at 6.79. In other words for every 100,000 Amcor shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6790 shares are currently held short.

However Amcor's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Amcor shares, or, against the total number of tradable Amcor shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Amcor's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Amcor shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0294% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Amcor shares, roughly 29 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Amcor.

Find out more about how you can short Amcor stock.

Amcor share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 65.85% of net profits

Recently Amcor has paid out, on average, around 65.85% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.91% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Amcor shareholders could enjoy a 3.91% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Amcor's case, that would currently equate to about $0.47 per share.

Amcor'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.

Amcor's most recent dividend payout was on 14 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Amcor share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Amcor's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$9.2378 up to US$12.6339. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Amcor's is 0.4456. This would suggest that Amcor's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Amcor overview

Amcor plc develops, manufactures, and sells various packaging products for food, beverage, medical and pharmaceutical, fresh produce, snack food, personal care, and other industries worldwide. It operates through two segments, Flexibles and Rigid Packaging. The company provides flexible packaging products, rigid packaging containers, specialty cartons, and closures. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland.

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