How to buy CDW Corporation (CDW) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in CDW Corporation shares.

CDW Corporation
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CDW Corporation (CDW) is a leading information technology services business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$176.28 after a previous close of US$176.83. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD176.08 to a high of USD178.61. The latest price was USD177.98 (25 minute delay). CDW Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in CDW Corporation

  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 CDW Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CDW. 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 CDW Corporation 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$176.83, 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 CDW Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of CDW Corporation. 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.

CDW Corporation stock price (NASDAQ:CDW)

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CDW Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous closeUS$176.83
Change US$1.15
Change % 0.6503%
Volume 762,438
Information last updated 2021-10-16.
52-week rangeUS$115.8536 - US$203.82
50-day moving average US$189.8691
200-day moving average US$180.2484
Target priceUS$203.5
PE ratio 27.1993
Dividend yield US$1.58 (0.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$6.534

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Is it a good time to buy CDW Corporation stock?

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CDW Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $177.98

3 months (2021-07-16) 2.03%
6 months (2021-04-16) -3.28%
1 year (2020-10-16) 36.26%
2 years (2019-10-17) 43.57%
3 years (2018-10-17) 112.11%
5 years (2016-10-17) 302.76%

Is CDW Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

CDW Corporation's P/E ratio

CDW Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, CDW Corporation shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

CDW Corporation's PEG ratio

CDW Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.53. 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 CDW Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

CDW Corporation's EBITDA

CDW Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.7 billion (£1.2 billion).

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

CDW Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$19.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.86%
Gross profit TTM US$3.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 9.52%
Return on equity TTM 89.17%
Profit margin 4.76%
Book value 7.584
Market capitalisation US$24.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting CDW Corporation shares

There are currently 1.3 million CDW Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as CDW Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 15.6% down from 1.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting CDW Corporation shares can be evaluated.

CDW Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

CDW Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of CDW Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of CDW Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 686032.65306122). CDW Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.96. In other words for every 100,000 CDW Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1960 shares are currently held short.

However CDW Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of CDW Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable CDW Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case CDW Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CDW Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0104% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CDW Corporation shares, roughly 10 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 CDW Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short CDW Corporation stock.

CDW Corporation'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 CDW Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

CDW Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 10.08

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and CDW Corporation's overall score of 10.08 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like CDW Corporation 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.).

CDW Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.62/100

CDW Corporation's environmental score of 5.62 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CDW Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

CDW Corporation's social score

Social score: 3.95/100

CDW Corporation's social score of 3.95 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CDW Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

CDW Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 6.51/100

CDW Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that CDW Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

CDW Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 10.08
Total ESG percentile 3.32
Environmental score 5.62
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 3.95
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 6.51
Governance score percentile 3

CDW Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 21.59% of net profits

Recently CDW Corporation has paid out, on average, around 21.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.92% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), CDW Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.92% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CDW Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.58 per share.

While CDW Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that CDW Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

CDW Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 9 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

CDW Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CDW Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$115.8536 up to US$203.82. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CDW.US volatility(beta: 1.14)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while CDW Corporation's is 1.1397. This would suggest that CDW Corporation'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).

CDW Corporation overview

CDW Corporation provides integrated information technology (IT) solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare customers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Corporate, Small Business, and Public. The company offers discrete hardware and software products, as well as integrated IT solutions, including on-premise, hybrid and cloud capabilities across data center and networking, digital workspace, security, and virtualization. Its hardware products comprise notebooks/mobile devices, network communications, desktop computers, video monitors, enterprise and data storage, and other hardware; and software products include application suites, security, virtualization, operating systems, and network management. The company also provides field services, managed services, warranties, configuration services, partner services, and telecom services. CDW Corporation was founded in 1984 and is based in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

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