How to buy BlackBerry (BB) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in BlackBerry shares.

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Over the past few days, BlackBerry (BB) stocks have seen extreme volatility. Prices climbed from a close of US$7.44 on January 13, to a close of US$25.10 on January 27. They then dropped back down to US$14.65 on January 28. The major fluctuations are all down to the buying power of small investors, who organised themselves on Reddit forum, wallstreetbets.

The users saw hedge funds had shorted GameStop (GME) and decided to take action, buying shares en masse and driving prices up.The tactic was hugely successful and the forum soon started applying this to other shorted companies, including BlackBerry (BB). While the shares initially climbed, trading platforms took notice of the unprecedented activity and quickly restricted trading. Prices plummeted again.

BlackBerry (BB) is a cybersecurity business that offers intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. From the years 2003 to 2011, the company was well known for its smartphone but the company strategically transitioned to software and cybersecurity consulting in 2015. BlackBerry Limited was incorporated in 1984 and its headquarters are based in Waterloo, Canada.

How to buy shares in BlackBerry

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  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, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for BlackBerry. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BB. 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 BlackBerry 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 last close price of US$9.28, 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 BlackBerry, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of BlackBerry. 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.

BlackBerry stock price (NYSE:BB)

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

BlackBerry shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-05.
52-week rangeUS$6.515 - US$28.77
50-day moving average US$10.336
200-day moving average US$10.4422
Target priceUS$8.29
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$-1.151

Where to buy BlackBerry stock

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eToro (global stocks)
US$0
50 pips (US$0.50 for every AU$100 exchanged)
Global shares, US shares, ETFs
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IG Share Trading
US$0
0.70%
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.
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US$0
50 pips (US$0.50 for every AU$100 exchanged)
ASX shares, US shares
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Pay zero brokerage on US stocks and all ETFs and just $5 (flat fee) to trade Australian shares from your mobile or desktop.
Saxo Capital Markets (Classic account)
US$4
1%
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.
CMC Markets Invest
US$0
0.60%
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.
SelfWealth (Basic account)
US$9.5
0.60%
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.
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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.

Is it a good time to buy BlackBerry stock?

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BlackBerry price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $8.94

1 month (2021-11-05) -19.10%
3 months (2021-09-03) -19.24%
1 year (2020-12-04) 4.93%
2 years (2019-12-06) 65.25%
3 years (2018-12-06) 8.23%
5 years (2016-12-06) 18.10%

Is BlackBerry under- or over-valued?

Valuing BlackBerry stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of BlackBerry's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

BlackBerry's EBITDA

BlackBerry's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$88 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a BlackBerry's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

BlackBerry financials

Revenue TTM US$777 million
Gross profit TTM US$643 million
Return on assets TTM -4.33%
Return on equity TTM -40.29%
Profit margin -83.78%
Book value 2.325
Market capitalisation US$5.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

BlackBerry share dividends

We're not expecting BlackBerry to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have BlackBerry's shares ever split?

BlackBerry's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 20 August 2007. So if you had owned 1 share 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 BlackBerry shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for BlackBerry shares which in turn could have impacted BlackBerry's share price.

BlackBerry share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BlackBerry's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$6.515 up to US$28.77. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BB.US volatility(beta: 1.06)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while BlackBerry's is 1.0606. This would suggest that BlackBerry's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

BlackBerry overview

BlackBerry Limited provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments worldwide. The company leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety, and data privacy; and endpoint security management, encryption, and embedded systems. It offers BlackBerry Spark software platform that includes a suite of security software products and services comprising BlackBerry UEM, BlackBerry Dynamics, and BlackBerry Workspaces solutions; and BlackBerry Spark SDK to promote the evolution of a platform ecosystem by enabling enterprise and independent software vendor developers to integrate the security features of BlackBerry Spark into their own mobile and web applications. The company also provides BlackBerry Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, including BlackBerry QNX, BlackBerry Certicom, BlackBerry Radar, BlackBerry Jarvis, BlackBerry AtHoc, BlackBerry Alert, SecuSUITE, and other IoT applications. As of February 28, 2021, it owned approximately 38,000 worldwide patents and applications. The company has a partnership with the University of Windsor to develop and deliver a cybersecurity curriculum for the university's graduate master's program in applied computing; and an agreement with Amazon Web Services, Inc. to develop and market BlackBerry's IVY, an intelligent vehicle data platform. It has a partnership with Okta, Inc. The company was formerly known as Research In Motion Limited and changed its name to BlackBerry Limited in July 2013. BlackBerry Limited was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.

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