How to buy Amcor shares

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Amcor plc is a packaging & containers business based in Australia. Amcor shares (AMC) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Amcor has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $12.4 billion.

How to buy shares in Amcor

  1. 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.
  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, PayPal or debit card.
  3. 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.
  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 today's price of $15.47, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
  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.

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How has coronavirus impacted Amcor's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Amcor's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $15.47, which is 0.71% up on its pre-crash value of $15.36 and 56.74% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $9.87.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Amcor shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $743.51 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $977.24.

Amcor share price

Use our graph to track the performance of AMC stocks over time.

Amcor shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-14.
52-week range$9.5499 - $16.3315
50-day moving average $15.2294
200-day moving average $15.3231
Target price$10.71
PE ratio 31.3646
Dividend yield $0.66 (4.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.469

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AUD 8 or 0.1%
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$0 brokerage for US and global shares plus get an active trader discount of $5 commission on Australian shares.
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Bell Direct offers a one-second placement guarantee on market-to-limit ASX orders or your trade is free, plus enjoy extensive free research reports from top financial experts.
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Trade ASX stocks with a flat $5 commission fee and a low minimum investment of just $100.
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Earn 1 Qantas Point per AU$3 spent on brokerage fees on certain instruments.
Access Morningstar reports, company announcements and and live pricing via ANZ’s share investing platform. Available for desktop and mobile.
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AUD 63.50 per year on the global markets account
ASX shares, Global shares, Options trading, US shares
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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

Historical closes compared with the close of A$15.47 on 2020-11-27

1 week (2021-01-08) 3.55%
1 month (2020-12-18) 3.00%
3 months (2020-10-16) -4.15%
6 months (2020-07-16) 1.84%
1 year (2020-01-16) 0.26%
2 years (2019-01-16) 15.45%
3 years (2018-01-16) 4.81%
5 years (2016-01-15) 22.88%

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 31x. In other words, Amcor shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14).

Amcor's EBITDA

Amcor's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.9 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.

Amcor financials

Revenue TTM $12.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.24%
Gross profit TTM $2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.79%
Return on equity TTM 14.62%
Profit margin 5.99%
Book value 2.998
Market capitalisation $23.1 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 01/01/2019) 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

Amcor plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 79.23
Total ESG percentile 88.94
Environmental score 80.23
Environmental score percentile 92.64
Social score 77.06
Social score percentile 81.78
Governance score 77.55
Governance score percentile 81.78
Level of controversy 2

Amcor share dividends

70%

Dividend payout ratio: 70.1% of net profits

Recently Amcor has paid out, on average, around 70.1% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.5% 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 4.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Amcor's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.66 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 23 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Amcor's shares ever split?

Amcor's shares were split on 20 August 2009.

Amcor share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Amcor's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.5499 up to $16.3315. 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 0.405. 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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