How to buy Amcor (AMCR) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Amcor shares.
Amcor PLC (AMCR) is a leading packaging & containers business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$9.45 after a previous close of US$9.37. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD9.37 to a high of USD9.5. The latest price was USD9.41 (25 minute delay). Amcor is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Amcor
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Amcor. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AMCR. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
- 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 using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$9.37, 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.
- 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.
Amcor stock price (NYSE:AMCR)Use our graph to track the performance of AMCR stocks over time.
Amcor shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$8.3373 - US$12.1651|
|50-day moving average||US$9.0122|
|200-day moving average||US$9.9564|
|Dividend yield||US$0.493 (5.23%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$0.65|
Amcor price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-29)||-0.84%|
|1 month (2023-11-06)||3.86%|
|3 months (2023-09-06)||1.40%|
|6 months (2023-06-06)||-5.90%|
|1 year (2022-12-06)||-22.55%|
|2 years (2021-12-06)||-18.67%|
|3 years (2020-12-07)||-17.09%|
|5 years (2018-12-06)||-4.56%|
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Is it a good time to buy Amcor stock?
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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 15x. In other words, Amcor shares trade at around 15x 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.
Amcor's PEG ratio
Amcor's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.0346. 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 Amcor's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Amcor's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.9 billion (£1.5 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Amcor's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.
Amcor share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Amcor's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$8.3373 up to US$12.1651. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Amcor's is 0.862. This would suggest that Amcor's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
|Revenue TTM||US$14.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.68%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$2.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.96%|
|Return on equity TTM||24.64%|
|Market capitalisation||US$13.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Amcor share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 68.4% of net profits
Recently Amcor has paid out, on average, around 68.4% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.23% 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 5.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Amcor's case, that would currently equate to about $0.493 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 12 December 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 November 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Amcor plc develops, produces, and sells packaging products in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, and the Asia Pacific regions. The company operates through two segments, Flexibles and Rigid Packaging. The Flexibles segment provides flexible and film packaging products in the food and beverage, medical and pharmaceutical, fresh produce, snack food, personal care, and other industries. The Rigid Packaging segment offers rigid containers for various beverage and food products, including carbonated soft drinks, water, juices, sports drinks, milk-based beverages, spirits and beer, sauces, dressings, spreads, and personal care items; and plastic caps for various applications. The company sells its products through its direct sales force. Amcor plc was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.
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