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Ansell Limited is a medical instruments & supplies business based in Australia. Ansell shares (ANN) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Ansell has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.6 billion.
How to buy shares in Ansell
- 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 Ansell. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ANN. 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 Ansell 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 of $40.86, 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 Ansell. 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 Ansell's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Ansell's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $40.86, which is 22.88% up on its pre-crash value of $31.51 and 102.38% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $20.19.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Ansell shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $666.04 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 $1,269.93.
Ansell share priceUse our graph to track the performance of ANN stocks over time.
Ansell shares at a glance
|52-week range||$19.9889 - $43.17|
|50-day moving average||$35.5479|
|200-day moving average||$37.9336|
|Dividend yield||$0.71 (2.07%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.2|
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Is it a good time to buy Ansell 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.
Ansell price performance over time
|1 week (2021-01-08)||16.64%|
|1 month (2020-12-16)||19.47%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||1.26%|
|6 months (2020-07-16)||4.82%|
|1 year (2020-01-15)||32.62%|
|2 years (2019-01-15)||79.92%|
|3 years (2018-01-15)||71.46%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||109.54%|
Is Ansell under- or over-valued?
Valuing Ansell stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ansell's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Ansell's P/E ratio
Ansell's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, Ansell shares trade at around 29x 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.
Ansell's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $252.1 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Ansell's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||13.62%|
|Gross profit TTM||$632.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.69%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.38%|
|Market capitalisation||$4.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Ansell share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 40.73% of net profits
Recently Ansell has paid out, on average, around 40.73% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.07% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ansell shareholders could enjoy a 2.07% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ansell's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.71 per share.
While Ansell's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Ansell may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Ansell's shares ever split?
Ansell's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 15 April 2002. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ansell shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ansell shares which in turn could have impacted Ansell's share price.
Ansell share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Ansell's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.9889 up to $43.17. 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 Ansell's is 0.5128. This would suggest that Ansell's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Ansell Limited designs, develops, and manufactures protection solutions in the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, and North America. It operates in two segments, Healthcare and Industrial. The Healthcare segment manufactures and markets solutions comprising surgical gloves, single use and examination gloves, and clean and sterile gloves and garments, as well as consumables used by healthcare, life sciences, and industrial workers for a range of customers, including hospitals, surgical centers, dental surgeries, veterinary clinics, first responders, manufacturers, auto repair shops, chemical plants, laboratories, and pharmaceutical companies. The Industrial segment manufactures and markets high-performance hand and chemical protective clothing solutions for a range of industrial applications, including automotive, chemical, metal fabrication, machinery and equipment, food, construction, mining, oil and gas, and first responders. The company was formerly known as Pacific Dunlop Limited and changed its name to Ansell Limited in 2002. Ansell Limited was founded in 1893 and is based in Richmond, Australia.
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