How to buy ANZ (ANZ) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in ANZ shares.
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 $20.2 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in ANZ
Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, including 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. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, 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 on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ANZ. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock and 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 affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
ANZ stock price (ASX:ANZ)Use our graph to track the performance of ANZ stocks over time.
ANZ shares at a glance
|$20.836 - $28.52
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Is it a good time to buy ANZ stock?
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ANZ price performance over time
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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.
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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.
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ANZ share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 1.45% of net profits
Recently ANZ has paid out, on average, around 1.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.74% 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 6.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ANZ's case, that would currently equate to about A$1.62 per share.
While ANZ's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that ANZ is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 November 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have ANZ's shares ever split?
ANZ's shares were split on a 1.02508:1 basis on 9 May 2021. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 1.02508 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ANZ shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ANZ shares which in turn could have impacted ANZ's share price.
ANZ share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, ANZ's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.836 up to $28.52. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while ANZ's is 0.774. This would suggest that ANZ's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
ANZ Group Holdings Limited provides various banking and financial products and services to individuals and business customers in Australia and internationally. It offers home and personal loans, deposits, and credit cards through the branch network, home loan specialists, contact centers, self-service channels, and third-party brokers. The company also provides asset financing for small business owners, medium and large commercial customers, high net worth individuals, and family groups. In addition, it offers working capital and liquidity solutions, including documentary trade, supply chain and commodity financing, cash management solutions, deposits, payments, and clearing services; loan products, loan syndication, loan structuring and execution, project and export finance, debt structuring and acquisition finance, and corporate advisory services; and risk management services. Further, the company provides banking and wealth management services to consumers, 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 small, medium, and large enterprises, agricultural business segments, and government and government-related entities. ANZ Group Holdings Limited was founded in 1835 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.
Frequently asked questions
- EOD price data and company information for ANZ accessed 21 Feb 2024
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