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How to buy Chubb shares

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Chubb Limited (CB) is a leading insurance-property & casualty business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$162 after a previous close of US$161.71. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD161.9 to a high of USD165.69. The latest price was USD164.4801 (25 minute delay). Chubb is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Chubb

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

Chubb share price

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Chubb shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-21.
OpenUS$162
HighUS$165.69
LowUS$161.9
CloseUS$164.4801
Previous closeUS$161.71
Change US$2.7701
Change % 1.713%
Volume 477,512
Information last updated 2021-04-20.
52-week rangeUS$91.05 - US$179.01
50-day moving average US$164.4054
200-day moving average US$151.6015
Target priceUS$182.07
PE ratio 20.6841
Dividend yield US$3.09 (1.91%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$7.79

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Is it a good time to buy Chubb stock?

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Chubb price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $164.4801

1 week (2021-04-13) 2.21%
1 month (2021-03-19) 3.30%
3 months (2021-01-21) 4.65%
6 months (2020-10-21) 28.28%
1 year (2020-04-21) 46.35%
2 years (2019-04-18) 18.62%
3 years (2018-04-20) 19.47%
5 years (2016-04-21) 39.31%

Is Chubb under- or over-valued?

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

Chubb's P/E ratio

Chubb's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Chubb shares trade at around 21x 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.

Chubb's PEG ratio

Chubb's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9209. 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 Chubb's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Chubb's EBITDA

Chubb's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$3.9 billion (£2.8 billion).

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

Chubb financials

Revenue TTM US$36.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.15%
Gross profit TTM US$7.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.24%
Return on equity TTM 6.16%
Profit margin 9.8%
Book value 131.876
Market capitalisation US$72.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Chubb shares

There are currently 3.7 million Chubb shares held short by investors – that's known as Chubb's "short interest". This figure is 13.1% up from 3.3 million last month.

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

Chubb's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Chubb's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Chubb shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Chubb shares traded daily (recently around 2.5 million). Chubb's SIR currently stands at 1.51. In other words for every 100,000 Chubb shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1510 shares are currently held short.

However Chubb's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Chubb shares, or, against the total number of tradable Chubb shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Chubb's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Chubb shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0083% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Chubb shares, roughly 8 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 Chubb.

Find out more about how you can short Chubb stock.

Chubb'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 Chubb.

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

Chubb's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.43

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Chubb's overall score of 29.43 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 40th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Chubb's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.62/100

Chubb's environmental score of 7.62 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Chubb is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Chubb's social score

Social score: 15.36/100

Chubb's social score of 15.36 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Chubb is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Chubb's governance score

Governance score: 15.45/100

Chubb's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Chubb is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Chubb's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Chubb scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Chubb has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Chubb Limited was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.43
Total ESG percentile 40.04
Environmental score 7.62
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 15.36
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 15.45
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Chubb share dividends

43%

Dividend payout ratio: 42.74% of net profits

Recently Chubb has paid out, on average, around 42.74% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.97% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Chubb shareholders could enjoy a 1.97% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Chubb's case, that would currently equate to about $3.09 per share.

While Chubb's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Chubb may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Chubb's most recent dividend payout was on 8 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Chubb's shares ever split?

Chubb's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 18 April 2006. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Chubb shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Chubb shares which in turn could have impacted Chubb's share price.

Chubb share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Chubb's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$91.05 up to US$179.01. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CB.US volatility(beta: 0.7)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 Chubb's is 0.6977. This would suggest that Chubb's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Chubb overview

Chubb Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and reinsurance products worldwide. The company's North America Commercial P&C Insurance segment offers commercial property, casualty, workers' compensation, package policies, risk management, financial lines, marine, construction, environmental, medical, cyber risk, surety, and excess casualty; and group accident and health insurance to large, middle market, and small commercial businesses in the United States, Canada, and Bermuda. Its North America Personal P&C Insurance segment provides affluent and high net worth individuals and families with homeowners, automobile and collector cars, valuable articles, personal and excess liability, travel insurance, and recreational marine insurance and services in the United States and Canada. The company's North America Agricultural Insurance segment offers multiple peril crop and crop-hail insurance; and coverage for farm and ranch property, and commercial agriculture products. Its Overseas General Insurance segment provides coverage for traditional commercial property and casualty; specialty categories, such as financial lines, marine, energy, aviation, political risk, and construction risk; and group accident and health, and traditional and specialty personal lines for corporations, middle markets, and small customers through retail brokers, agents, and other channels. The company's Global Reinsurance segment offers traditional and specialty reinsurance under the Chubb Tempest Re brand name to property and casualty companies. Its Life Insurance segment provides protection and savings products comprising whole life, endowment plans, individual term life, group term life, medical and health, personal accident, credit life, universal life, and unit linked contracts. The company was formerly known as ACE Limited and changed its name to Chubb Limited in January 2016. Chubb Limited was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

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