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Constellation Brands, Inc (STZ) is a leading beverages-wineries & distilleries business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$226.03 after a previous close of US$225.94. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD224.59 to a high of USD226.725. The latest price was USD224.7 (25 minute delay). Constellation Brands is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Constellation Brands

  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 Constellation Brands. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: STZ. 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 Constellation Brands 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$238.37, 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 Constellation Brands, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Constellation Brands. 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.

Constellation Brands share price

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Constellation Brands shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-22.
OpenUS$226.03
HighUS$226.725
LowUS$224.59
CloseUS$224.7
Previous closeUS$225.94
Change US$-1.24
Change % -0.5488%
Volume 884,093
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$158.9329 - US$244.75
50-day moving average US$237.3634
200-day moving average US$227.3844
Target priceUS$260.86
PE ratio 25.1002
Dividend yield US$3 (1.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$9.0255

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Is it a good time to buy Constellation Brands stock?

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Constellation Brands price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $224.7

1 week (2021-06-16) -3.96%
1 month (2021-05-21) -5.30%
3 months (2021-03-23) -1.91%
6 months (2020-12-23) 4.28%
1 year (2020-06-23) 24.52%
2 years (2019-06-21) 22.30%
3 years (2018-06-22) -2.95%
5 years (2016-06-23) 44.05%

Is Constellation Brands under- or over-valued?

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

Constellation Brands's P/E ratio

Constellation Brands's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Constellation Brands shares trade at around 25x 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.

Constellation Brands's PEG ratio

Constellation Brands's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6284. 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 Constellation Brands's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Constellation Brands's EBITDA

Constellation Brands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$3.3 billion.

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

Constellation Brands financials

Revenue TTM US$8.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 34.35%
Gross profit TTM US$4.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.8%
Return on equity TTM 1553.01%
Profit margin 23.19%
Book value 70.316
Market capitalisation US$45.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Constellation Brands shares

There are currently 1.7 million Constellation Brands shares held short by investors – that's known as Constellation Brands's "short interest". This figure is 1.4% up from 1.6 million last month.

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

Constellation Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Constellation Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Constellation Brands shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Constellation Brands shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Constellation Brands's SIR currently stands at 1.54. In other words for every 100,000 Constellation Brands shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1540 shares are currently held short.

However Constellation Brands's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Constellation Brands shares, or, against the total number of tradable Constellation Brands shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Constellation Brands's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Constellation Brands shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0101% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Constellation Brands 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 Constellation Brands.

Find out more about how you can short Constellation Brands stock.

Constellation Brands'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 Constellation Brands.

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

Constellation Brands's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 21.89

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Constellation Brands's overall score of 21.89 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 33rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Constellation Brands's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.98/100

Constellation Brands's environmental score of 7.98 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Constellation Brands is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Constellation Brands's social score

Social score: 10.34/100

Constellation Brands's social score of 10.34 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Constellation Brands is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Constellation Brands's governance score

Governance score: 4.08/100

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

Constellation Brands's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Constellation Brands, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 21.89
Total ESG percentile 33.08
Environmental score 7.98
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 10.34
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 4.08
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

Constellation Brands share dividends

30%

Dividend payout ratio: 30.19% of net profits

Recently Constellation Brands has paid out, on average, around 30.19% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.3% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Constellation Brands shareholders could enjoy a 1.3% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Constellation Brands's case, that would currently equate to about $3 per share.

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

Constellation Brands's most recent dividend payout was on 17 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Constellation Brands's shares ever split?

Constellation Brands's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 May 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Constellation Brands shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Constellation Brands shares which in turn could have impacted Constellation Brands's share price.

Constellation Brands share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Constellation Brands's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$158.9329 up to US$244.75. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

STZ.US volatility(beta: 1.2)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 Constellation Brands's is 1.1967. This would suggest that Constellation Brands'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).

Constellation Brands overview

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, markets, and sells beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. It provides beer primarily under the Corona Extra, Corona Premier, Corona Familiar, Corona Light, Corona Refresca, Corona Hard Seltzer, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra, Modelo Chelada, Pacifico, and Victoria brands. The company offers wine under the 7 Moons, Cook's California Champagne, Cooper & Thief, Crafters Union, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Mount Veeder, Ruffino, SIMI, The Dreaming Tree, Charles Smith, Prisoner, Robert Mondavi, and Schrader; and spirits under the Casa Noble, High West, Mi CAMPO, Nelson's Green Brier, and SVEDKA brands. It provides its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and state alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.

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