How to buy Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) is a leading drug manufacturers - general business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$50.26 after a previous close of US$50.16. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD50.09 to a high of USD50.535. The latest price was USD50.31 (25 minute delay). Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BMY. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Bristol-Myers Squibb Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$50.16, 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 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. 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.
What's in this guide?
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Bristol-Myers Squibb Company stock a buy or sell?
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company performance over time
- Is Bristol-Myers Squibb Company suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares over-valued?
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's financials
- How volatile are Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares?
- Does Bristol-Myers Squibb Company pay a dividend?
- Have Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company stock price (NYSE:BMY)Use our graph to track the performance of BMY stocks over time.
Have Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's shares ever split?
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's shares were split on a 1000000:95 basis on 7 August 2001. So if you had owned 95 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 1000000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares which in turn could have impacted Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's share price.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$48.25 - US$77.8938|
|50-day moving average||US$53.7626|
|200-day moving average||US$62.383|
|Dividend yield||US$2.28 (4.55%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$3.94|
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-30)||1.88%|
|1 month (2023-11-10)||-0.59%|
|3 months (2023-09-08)||-17.28%|
|6 months (2023-06-09)||-22.36%|
|1 year (2022-12-09)||-36.18%|
|2 years (2021-12-10)||-10.73%|
|3 years (2020-12-10)||-16.43%|
|5 years (2018-12-10)||-4.32%|
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Is it a good time to buy Bristol-Myers Squibb Company stock?
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Is Bristol-Myers Squibb Company under- or over-valued?
Valuing Bristol-Myers Squibb Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's P/E ratio
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company'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, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 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.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's PEG ratio
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5948. 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 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's EBITDA
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$18.3 billion (£14.6 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$48.25 up to US$77.8938. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's is 0.333. This would suggest that Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company financials
|Revenue TTM||US$44.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||19.19%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$36.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.59%|
|Return on equity TTM||26.87%|
|Market capitalisation||US$101.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 29.92% of net profits
Recently Bristol-Myers Squibb Company has paid out, on average, around 29.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shareholders could enjoy a 4.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's case, that would currently equate to about $2.28 per share.
While Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Bristol-Myers Squibb Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's most recent dividend payout was on 1 November 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 October 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company'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 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 29.16
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's overall score of 29.16 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 53rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 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.).
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's environmental score
Environmental score: 3.83/100
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's environmental score of 3.83 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's social score
Social score: 18.82/100
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's social score of 18.82 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's governance score
Governance score: 14.02/100
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Bristol-Myers Squibb Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||29.16|
|Total ESG percentile||52.58|
|Environmental score percentile||4|
|Social score percentile||4|
|Governance score percentile||4|
|Level of controversy||2|
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company overview
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company discovers, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells biopharmaceutical products worldwide. It offers products for hematology, oncology, cardiovascular, immunology, fibrotic, and neuroscience diseases. The company's products include Eliquis, an oral inhibitor for reduction in risk of stroke/systemic embolism in NVAF, and for the treatment of DVT/PE; Opdivo for anti-cancer indications; Pomalyst/Imnovid indicated for patients with multiple myeloma; Orencia for adult patients with active RA and psoriatic arthritis; and Sprycel for the treatment of Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia. It also provides Yervoy for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma; Empliciti for the treatment of multiple myeloma; Abecma for the treatment of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma; Reblozyl for the treatment of anemia in adult patients with beta thalassemia; Opdualag for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma; and Zeposia to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. In addition, the company offers Breyanzi, a CD19-directed genetically modified autologous T cell immunotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma; Onureg for the treatment of adult patients with AML; Inrebic, an oral kinase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of myelofibrosis; Camzyos for the treatment of adults with symptomatic obstructive HCM to enhance functional capacity and symptoms; Sotyktu for the treatment of adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis; Revlimid, an oral immunomodulatory drug for the treatment of multiple myeloma; and Abraxane, a protein-bound chemotherapy product. It sells products to wholesalers, distributors, pharmacies, retailers, hospitals, clinics, and government agencies. The company was formerly known as Bristol-Myers Company. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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