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Charter Communications, Inc (CHTR) is a leading entertainment business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$655.75 after a previous close of US$652.9. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD653.6 to a high of USD660.6. The latest price was USD657.68 (25 minute delay). Charter Communications is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Charter Communications
- 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.
- 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.
- Search for Charter Communications. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CHTR. 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 Charter Communications 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. 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 Charter Communications, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Charter Communications. 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?
- Charter Communications key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Charter Communications stock a buy or sell?
- Charter Communications performance over time
- Can I short Charter Communications shares?
- Is Charter Communications suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Charter Communications shares over-valued?
- Charter Communications's financials
- How volatile are Charter Communications shares?
- Does Charter Communications pay a dividend?
- Have Charter Communications shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Charter Communications share priceUse our graph to track the performance of CHTR stocks over time.
Charter Communications shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$485.01 - US$681.71|
|50-day moving average||US$626.0857|
|200-day moving average||US$630.1785|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$15.4|
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Is it a good time to buy Charter Communications stock?
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Charter Communications price performance over time
|1 week (2021-04-15)||3.41%|
|1 month (2021-03-19)||4.44%|
|3 months (2021-01-22)||1.70%|
|6 months (2020-10-22)||9.63%|
|1 year (2020-04-22)||32.58%|
|2 years (2019-04-22)||83.68%|
|3 years (2018-04-20)||111.51%|
|5 years (2016-04-22)||nan%|
Is Charter Communications under- or over-valued?
Valuing Charter Communications stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Charter Communications's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Charter Communications's P/E ratio
Charter Communications's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 42x. In other words, Charter Communications shares trade at around 42x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Charter Communications's PEG ratio
Charter Communications's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.884. 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 Charter Communications's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Charter Communications's EBITDA
Charter Communications's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$18.1 billion (£13.1 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Charter Communications's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Charter Communications financials
|Revenue TTM||US$48.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||17.46%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$21.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.59%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.64%|
|Market capitalisation||US$140.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Charter Communications shares
There are currently 8.7 million Charter Communications shares held short by investors – that's known as Charter Communications's "short interest". This figure is 0% up from 8.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Charter Communications shares can be evaluated.
Charter Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Charter Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Charter Communications shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Charter Communications shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). Charter Communications's SIR currently stands at 6.7. In other words for every 100,000 Charter Communications shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6700 shares are currently held short.
However Charter Communications's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Charter Communications shares, or, against the total number of tradable Charter Communications shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Charter Communications's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Charter Communications shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0676% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Charter Communications shares, roughly 68 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Charter Communications.
Find out more about how you can short Charter Communications stock.
Charter Communications'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 Charter Communications.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Charter Communications's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 21.38
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Charter Communications's overall score of 21.38 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 24th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Charter Communications 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.).
Charter Communications's environmental score
Environmental score: 5.92/100
Charter Communications's environmental score of 5.92 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Charter Communications is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Charter Communications's social score
Social score: 11.77/100
Charter Communications's social score of 11.77 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Charter Communications is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Charter Communications's governance score
Governance score: 9.18/100
Charter Communications's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Charter Communications is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Charter Communications's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Charter Communications scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Charter Communications has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||21.38|
|Total ESG percentile||24.44|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||2|
Charter Communications share dividends
We're not expecting Charter Communications to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Charter Communications's shares ever split?
Charter Communications's shares were split on 17 May 2016. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Charter Communications shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new INF% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Charter Communications shares which in turn could have impacted Charter Communications's share price.
Charter Communications share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Charter Communications's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$485.01 up to US$681.71. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Charter Communications's is 0.9669. This would suggest that Charter Communications's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Charter Communications overview
Charter Communications, Inc. operates as a broadband connectivity and cable operator company serving residential and commercial customers in the United States. The company provides Internet services, such as security suite that protects computers from viruses and spyware; in-home WiFi, which provides customers with high performance wireless routers to enhance their in-home wireless Internet experience; out-of-home WiFi; and Spectrum WiFi services, as well as video services. It also offers voice communications services using voice over Internet protocol technology; and broadband communications solutions, such as Internet access, data networking, fiber connectivity, video entertainment, and business telephone services to cellular towers and office buildings for business and carrier organizations. In addition, the company provides mobile services; offers video programming, static IP and business WiFi, email and security, and multi-line telephone services, as well as Web-based service management; sells local advertising across various platforms for networks, such as MTV, CNN, and ESPN; sells advertising inventory to local sports and news channels; and offers Audience App for optimizes linear inventory. Further, it offers communications products and managed service solutions; data connectivity services to mobile and wireline carriers on a wholesale basis; and owns and operates regional sports and news networks. The company serves approximately 31 million customers in 41 states. Charter Communications, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
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