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Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited is a banks—diversified business based in Australia. ANZ shares (ANZ) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $19.5 – an increase of 0.98% over the previous week. ANZ has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $16.3 billion.
How to buy shares in ANZ
- 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 ANZ. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ANZ. 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 ANZ 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 $19.5, 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 ANZ. 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 ANZ's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, ANZ's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $19.5, which is 28.41% down on its pre-crash value of $27.24 and 38.30% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $14.1.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of ANZ shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $557.51 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 $771.03.
ANZ share priceUse our graph to track the performance of ANZ stocks over time.
ANZ shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$19.5|
|52-week range||AUDA$14.1 - AUDA$28.1|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$17.9328|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$17.7368|
|Dividend yield||AUDA$1.05 (5.43%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||AUDA$1.456|
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Is it a good time to buy ANZ 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.
ANZ price performance over time
|1 week (2020-10-19)||-0.05%|
|1 month (2020-09-25)||8.76%|
|3 months (2020-07-24)||6.62%|
|6 months (2020-04-24)||21.72%|
|1 year (2019-10-25)||-30.43%|
|2 years (2018-10-26)||-21.72%|
|3 years (2017-10-26)||-35.28%|
|5 years (2015-10-26)||-32.53%|
Is ANZ under- or over-valued?
Valuing ANZ stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ANZ's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
ANZ's P/E ratio
ANZ's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, ANZ shares trade at around 12x 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.
ANZ's PEG ratio
ANZ's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.48. 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 ANZ's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
|Revenue TTM||$16.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||43.72%|
|Gross profit TTM||$18 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.44%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.74%|
|Market capitalisation||$54.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
ANZ'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 ANZ.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
ANZ's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 25.75
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and ANZ's overall score of 25.75 (as at 09/30/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 36th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like ANZ 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.).
ANZ's environmental score
Environmental score: 4.94/100
ANZ's environmental score of 4.94 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ANZ is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
ANZ's social score
Social score: 14.45/100
ANZ's social score of 14.45 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ANZ is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
ANZ's governance score
Governance score: 10.87/100
ANZ's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that ANZ is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
ANZ's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. ANZ scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that ANZ hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||25.75|
|Total ESG percentile||36.36|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||3|
ANZ share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 101.9% of net profits
Recently ANZ has paid out, on average, around 101.9% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.43% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ANZ shareholders could enjoy a 5.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ANZ's case, that would currently equate to about A$1.05 per share.
ANZ'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 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have ANZ's shares ever split?
ANZ's shares were split on 28 October 2003.
ANZ share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, ANZ's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.1 up to $28.1. 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 ANZ's is 0.8892. This would suggest that ANZ's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited provides various banking and financial products and services in Australia, New Zealand, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Americas. The company's Australia Retail and Commercial division offers various products and services to consumer customers through the branch network, mortgage specialists, contact centers, self-service channels, and third party brokers, as well as offers financial planning services. It also provides banking products and financial services, including asset financing for medium to large commercial customers, agribusiness customers, small business owners, high net worth individuals, and family groups. The company's Institutional division offers documentary trade, supply chain financing, commodity financing, cash management solutions, deposits, payments, and clearing; loan syndication, specialized loan structuring and execution, project and export finance, debt structuring and acquisition finance, and corporate advisory services, as well as loan products; and risk management services on foreign exchange, interest rates, credit, commodities, and debt capital markets. It serves governments, global institutional, and corporate customers. The company's New Zealand division offers banking and wealth management services to consumer, and private banking and small business banking customers through its Internet and app-based digital solutions, network of branches, mortgage specialists, relationship managers, and contact centers; and traditional relationship banking and financial solutions for medium to large enterprises, and agricultural businesses. Its Pacific division offers various products and services that include retail products, and traditional relationship banking and sophisticated financial solutions. This division serves retail customers, small to medium-sized enterprises, institutional customers, and governments. The company was founded in 1835 and is based in Docklands, Australia.
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