How to buy ANZ (ANZ) shares

Learn how to easily invest in ANZ shares.

ANZ
AU: ANZ - AUD
A$28.11
- A$0.47 ( - 1.64%)
BANKS-DIVERSIFIED

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ANZ is a banks-diversified business based in Australia. ANZ shares (ANZ) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. ANZ has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $18 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in ANZ

  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 ANZ. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ANZ. 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 ANZ 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, 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 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.

ANZ stock price (ASX:ANZ)

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

ANZ shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-16.
52-week range$21.9639 - $28.8991
50-day moving average $27.603
200-day moving average $28.0258
Target price$29.88
PE ratio 13.8555
Dividend yield $1.42 (5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.049

Compare share trading platforms

The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no indication of future results.
Name Product Standard brokerage fee Inactivity fee Markets
IG Share Trading
AUD $8 or 0.1%
$50 per quarter if you make fewer than three trades in that period
ASX shares, Global shares
$0 brokerage for US and global shares plus get an active trader discount of $5 commission on Australian shares.
Enjoy some of the lowest brokerage fees on the market when trading Australian shares, international shares, plus get access to 24-hour customer support.
ThinkMarkets Share Trading
AUD $8
No
ASX shares
$8 flat fee brokerage for CHESS Sponsored ASX stocks (HIN ownership), plus free live stock price data on an easy to use mobile app.
Superhero share trading
$5
No
ASX shares, US shares, ETFs
Earn up to 15,000 Qantas frequent flyer points when you transfer an exisiting balance or trade. Offer valid for all new and existing Superhero members until 28 February.
Pay zero brokerage on US stocks and all ETFs and just $5 (flat fee) to trade Australian shares from your mobile or desktop.
GO Markets Share Trading
$7.70
No
ASX shares, Forex, CFDs, ETFs
Pay zero brokerage on your first 20 trades and $7.70 after that on over 2,500 ASX listed shares from either your desktop or mobile.
Opentrader Share Trading
AUD $5
No
ASX shares, Options trading, ETFs, Warrants
Gain access to chess sponsored shares for as little as $5 per trade.
Get free live data, advanced charting and even gain experience before trading through fantasy portfolios when you sign up with OpenTrader.
CMC Markets Invest
AUD $11 or 0.1%
No
ASX shares, Global shares, mFunds, ETFs
$0 brokerage on global shares including US, UK and Japan markets.
Trade up to 9,000 products, including shares, ETFs and managed funds, plus access up to 15 major global and Australian stock exchanges.
Saxo Capital Markets (Classic account)
AUD $5
No
ASX shares, Global shares, ETFs
Access 19,000+ stocks on 40+ exchanges worldwide
Low fees for Australian and global share trading, no inactivity fees, low currency conversion fee and optimised for mobile.
HSBC Online Share Trading
AUD $19.95
No
ASX shares, mFunds, ETFs, Bonds
Limited-time offer: Join HSBC’s online trading account before 28 February 2022 and HSBC will reimburse you up to $100 on your first 5 trades. Also traders who transfer $50k+ will get a $200 bonus(T&Cs apply).
Make trades online with brokerage fees starting from just $19.95 with an HSBC Online Share Trading account. Plus gain access to complimentary expert research, trading ideas and tools.
SelfWealth (Basic account)
AUD $9.5
No
ASX shares, US shares
Trade ASX and US shares for a flat fee of $9.50, regardless of the trade size.
New customers receive free access to Community Insights with SelfWealth Premium for the first 90 days. Follow other investors and benchmark your portfolio performance.
Bell Direct Share Trading
AUD $15
No
ASX shares, mFunds, ETFs
Invest in Australian shares, options and managed funds from the one account with no inactivity fee.
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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Is it a good time to buy ANZ stock?

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ANZ price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$28.58

1 week (2022-01-13) 0.63%
1 month (2021-12-21) 4.61%
3 months (2021-10-21) 1.20%
6 months (2021-07-21) 3.36%
1 year (2021-01-21) 15.52%
2 years (2020-01-20) 12.12%
3 years (2019-01-18) 9.63%
5 years (2017-01-20) -2.79%

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 14x. In other words, ANZ shares trade at around 14x 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.

ANZ financials

Revenue TTM $18 billion
Operating margin TTM 50.77%
Gross profit TTM $18 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.61%
Return on equity TTM 9.89%
Profit margin 34.26%
Book value 22.583
Market capitalisation $80 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 12/31/2018) 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

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 25.75
Total ESG percentile 36.36
Environmental score 4.94
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 14.45
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 10.87
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 3

ANZ share dividends

69%

Dividend payout ratio: 68.93% of net profits

Recently ANZ has paid out, on average, around 68.93% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5% 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% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ANZ's case, that would currently equate to about A$1.42 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 7 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have ANZ's shares ever split?

ANZ's shares were split on 9 May 2021.

ANZ share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ANZ's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.9639 up to $28.8991. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ANZ.AU volatility(beta: 0.91)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.9145. This would suggest that ANZ's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

ANZ overview

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited provides various banking and financial products and services in Australia and internationally. Its 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 financial planning services. It also provides 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 and commodity financing, cash management solutions, deposits, payments, and clearing services; loan syndication, 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. It serves governments, and global institutional and corporate customers. The company's New Zealand division provides 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, agricultural business segments, and government and government-related entities. Its Pacific division offers retail products, and traditional relationship banking and financial solutions. This division serves retail customers, small to medium-sized enterprises, institutional customers, and governments. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited has a strategic partnership with Cashrewards Limited to launch Cashrewards MaxTM for Australia and New Zealand consumer credit and debit card holders. The company was founded in 1835 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

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