How to buy Amcor (AMC) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Amcor shares.
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Amcor is a packaging & containers business based in Australia. Amcor shares (AMC) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Amcor has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $13.2 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Amcor
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Our table below can help you choose.
- 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, PayPal or debit card.
- Search for Amcor. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AMC. 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 Amcor reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, 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 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.
What's in this guide?
- Amcor key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Amcor stock a buy or sell?
- Amcor performance over time
- Is Amcor suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Amcor shares over-valued?
- Amcor's financials
- How volatile are Amcor shares?
- Does Amcor pay a dividend?
- Have Amcor shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Amcor stock price (ASX:AMC)Use our graph to track the performance of AMC stocks over time.
Amcor shares at a glance
|52-week range||$13.6294 - $17.5588|
|50-day moving average||$16.5366|
|200-day moving average||$16.0872|
|Dividend yield||$0.472 (3.82%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.842|
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Is it a good time to buy Amcor stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
Amcor price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-17)||-1.70%|
|1 month (2021-12-24)||3.20%|
|3 months (2021-10-22)||4.03%|
|6 months (2021-07-23)||8.05%|
|1 year (2021-01-22)||15.72%|
|2 years (2020-01-24)||7.91%|
|3 years (2019-01-24)||23.20%|
|5 years (2017-01-24)||15.72%|
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 20x. In other words, Amcor shares trade at around 20x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). 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 EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.1 billion (£1.1 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Amcor's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$13.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.08%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.45%|
|Return on equity TTM||20.19%|
|Market capitalisation||$25.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Amcor'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 Amcor.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Amcor's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 79.23
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Amcor's overall score of 79.23 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 89th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Amcor 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.).
Amcor's environmental score
Environmental score: 80.23/100
Amcor's environmental score of 80.23 puts it squarely in the 93rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Amcor is a laggard in its sector in terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a greater level of risk.
Amcor's social score
Social score: 77.06/100
Amcor's social score of 77.06 puts it squarely in the 82nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Amcor is a laggard in its sector in terms of its social impact.
Amcor's governance score
Governance score: 77.55/100
Amcor's governance score puts it squarely in the 82nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Amcor is a laggard in its sector in terms of responsible leadership, and exposed to a greater level of risk.
Amcor's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Amcor scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Amcor has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||79.23|
|Total ESG percentile||88.94|
|Environmental score percentile||92.64|
|Social score percentile||81.78|
|Governance score percentile||81.78|
|Level of controversy||2|
Amcor share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 61.2% of net profits
Recently Amcor has paid out, on average, around 61.2% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.82% 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 3.82% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Amcor's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.472 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.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Amcor's shares ever split?
Amcor's shares were split on 19 August 2009.
Amcor share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Amcor's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.6294 up to $17.5588. 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 (AU average) beta is 1, while Amcor's is 0.43. This would suggest that Amcor's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Amcor plc develops, produces, and sells packaging products for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home- and personal-care, and other products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Flexibles and Rigid Packaging. The company provides flexible packaging solutions, special cartons, plastic bottles and jars, and capsules and closures. The company was incorporated in 1926 and is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland.
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