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Best Buy Co., Inc (BBY) is a leading specialty retail business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$112.56 after a previous close of US$112.54. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD112.51 to a high of USD115.0422. The latest price was USD114.45 (25 minute delay). Best Buy CoInc is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Best Buy CoInc
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- Search for Best Buy CoInc. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BBY. 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 Best Buy CoInc 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 last close price of US$115.99, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Best Buy CoInc, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Best Buy CoInc. 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.
What's in this guide?
- Best Buy CoInc key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Best Buy CoInc stock a buy or sell?
- Best Buy CoInc performance over time
- Can I short Best Buy CoInc shares?
- Is Best Buy CoInc suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Best Buy CoInc shares over-valued?
- Best Buy CoInc's financials
- How volatile are Best Buy CoInc shares?
- Does Best Buy CoInc pay a dividend?
- Have Best Buy CoInc shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Best Buy CoInc share priceUse our graph to track the performance of BBY stocks over time.
Best Buy CoInc shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$73.9752 - US$123.96|
|50-day moving average||US$117.5591|
|200-day moving average||US$112.823|
|Dividend yield||US$2.5 (2.17%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$8.53|
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Is it a good time to buy Best Buy CoInc stock?
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Best Buy CoInc price performance over time
|1 month (2021-05-14)||-4.93%|
|3 months (2021-03-12)||3.12%|
|6 months (2020-12-11)||13.77%|
|1 year (2020-06-12)||47.18%|
|2 years (2019-06-13)||73.83%|
|3 years (2018-06-13)||56.22%|
|5 years (2016-06-13)||290.08%|
Is Best Buy CoInc under- or over-valued?
Valuing Best Buy CoInc stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Best Buy CoInc's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Best Buy CoInc's P/E ratio
Best Buy CoInc's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Best Buy CoInc shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Best Buy CoInc's PEG ratio
Best Buy CoInc's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.081. 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 Best Buy CoInc's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Best Buy CoInc's EBITDA
Best Buy CoInc's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$3.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Best Buy CoInc's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Best Buy CoInc financials
|Revenue TTM||US$50.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||6.14%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$10.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||11.6%|
|Return on equity TTM||59.04%|
|Market capitalisation||US$28.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Best Buy CoInc shares
There are currently 7.7 million Best Buy CoInc shares held short by investors – that's known as Best Buy CoInc's "short interest". This figure is 10.4% down from 8.6 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Best Buy CoInc shares can be evaluated.
Best Buy CoInc's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Best Buy CoInc's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Best Buy CoInc shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Best Buy CoInc shares traded daily (recently around 2.3 million). Best Buy CoInc's SIR currently stands at 3.31. In other words for every 100,000 Best Buy CoInc shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3310 shares are currently held short.
However Best Buy CoInc's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Best Buy CoInc shares, or, against the total number of tradable Best Buy CoInc shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Best Buy CoInc's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Best Buy CoInc shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0348% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Best Buy CoInc shares, roughly 35 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Best Buy CoInc.
Find out more about how you can short Best Buy CoInc stock.
Best Buy CoInc'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 Best Buy CoInc.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Best Buy CoInc's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 16.47
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Best Buy CoInc's overall score of 16.47 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 10th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Best Buy CoInc 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.).
Best Buy CoInc's environmental score
Environmental score: 9.12/100
Best Buy CoInc's environmental score of 9.12 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Best Buy CoInc is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Best Buy CoInc's social score
Social score: 9.67/100
Best Buy CoInc's social score of 9.67 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Best Buy CoInc is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Best Buy CoInc's governance score
Governance score: 8.68/100
Best Buy CoInc's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Best Buy CoInc is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Best Buy CoInc's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Best Buy CoInc scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Best Buy CoInc has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||16.47|
|Total ESG percentile||10.32|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||2|
Best Buy CoInc share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 21.35% of net profits
Recently Best Buy CoInc has paid out, on average, around 21.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.43% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Best Buy CoInc shareholders could enjoy a 2.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Best Buy CoInc's case, that would currently equate to about $2.5 per share.
While Best Buy CoInc's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Best Buy CoInc is investing more in its future growth.
Best Buy CoInc's most recent dividend payout was on 7 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Best Buy CoInc's shares ever split?
Best Buy CoInc's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 3 August 2005. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Best Buy CoInc shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Best Buy CoInc shares which in turn could have impacted Best Buy CoInc's share price.
Best Buy CoInc share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Best Buy CoInc's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$73.9752 up to US$123.96. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Best Buy CoInc's is 1.5478. This would suggest that Best Buy CoInc's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Best Buy CoInc overview
Best Buy Co., Inc. retails technology products in the United States and Canada. The company operates in two segments, Domestic and International. Its stores provide computing and mobile phones, such as computing covering desktops, notebooks, and peripherals; mobile phones comprising related mobile network carrier commissions, networking products, tablets covering e-readers, and wearables, such as smartwatches; and consumer electronics consisting of digital imaging, health and fitness, home theater, portable audio comprising headphones and portable speakers, and smart home products. The company's stores also offer appliances, such as dishwashers, laundry appliances, ovens, refrigerators, blenders, coffee makers, and vacuums; entertainment products consisting of drones, peripherals, movies, music, and toys, as well as gaming hardware and software, and virtual reality and other software products; and other products, such as beverages, snacks, and sundry items, as well as baby products, furniture, luggage, and sporting goods. In addition, it provides consultation, delivery, design, installation, memberships, protection plans, repair, set-up, and technical support services, as well as connected health services for aging consumers. The company offers its products through stores and websites under the BestBuy, Best Buy Business, Best Buy Express, Best Buy Health, CST, Geek Squad, GreatCall, Lively, Magnolia, Pacific Kitchen, and Home, as well as the domain names bestbuy.com and greatcall.com. As of January 30, 2021, it had 1,126 large-format and 33 small-format stores. The company was formerly known as Sound of Music, Inc. Best Buy Co., Inc. was incorporated in 1966 and is headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota.
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