Important: UBS Group (UBSG.S) is set to acquire Credit Suisse (CSGN) in a government-backed deal after a series of crises saw CSGN stock plummet on March 16.
As part of the merger, all shareholders will receive 1 share in UBS for every 22.48 shares in Credit Suisse they own. While you can still buy Credit Suisse shares at the time of writing, the company will soon be delisted from European and US stock exchanges and all existing shares will be converted to UBS stock.
Credit Suisse Group (CSGN) is a global investment bank headquartered in Switzerland and listed on several stock markets around the world.
To buy Credit Suisse stocks from Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to Swiss stocks. Alternatively, Credit Suisse is also listed as a foreign stock on the NYSE under the ticker "CS", so an easier option may be to buy the stock via the US market. Read on below to find out how.
How to buy shares in Credit Suisse Group
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 Credit Suisse Group.Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CS. 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 Credit Suisse Group 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. 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 Credit Suisse Group, depending on your broker.
Check in on your investment.Congratulations, you own a part of Credit Suisse Group. 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.
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Use our graph to track the performance of CS stocks over time.
Have Credit Suisse Group's shares ever split?
Credit Suisse Group's shares were split on a 1.02439:1 basis on 1 May 2013. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 1.02439 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Credit Suisse Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Credit Suisse Group shares which in turn could have impacted Credit Suisse Group's share price.
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Is it a good time to buy Credit Suisse Group stock?
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Is Credit Suisse Group under- or over-valued?
Valuing Credit Suisse Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Credit Suisse Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Credit Suisse Group's PEG ratio
Credit Suisse Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.8914. 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 Credit Suisse Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Credit Suisse Group share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Credit Suisse Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$0.82 up to US$3.76. 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 Credit Suisse Group's is 1.1915. This would suggest that Credit Suisse Group'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).
Credit Suisse Group financials
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Credit Suisse Group share dividends
We're not expecting Credit Suisse Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Credit Suisse Group overview
Credit Suisse Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services in Switzerland, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. The company offers wealth management solutions, including investment advice and discretionary asset management services; risk management solutions, such as managed investment products; and wealth and succession planning. It also provides financing and lending solutions, including consumer credit and real estate mortgage lending, real asset lending relating to ship, and aviation financing for UHNWI; standard and structured hedging, and lombard lending solutions, as well as collateral trading services; and investment banking solutions, such as global securities sales, trading and execution, capital raising, and advisory services. In addition, the company offers banking solutions, such as payments, accounts, debit and credit cards, product bundles, and mortgages; asset management products; equity and debt capital markets, and advisory services; cash equities, equity derivatives, and convertibles, as well as prime services and fixed income products, such as credit, securitized, macro, emerging markets, financing, structured credit, and other products. Further, it provides HOLT, a framework for assessing the performance of approximately 20,000 companies; and equity and fixed income research services. The company serves private and institutional clients; ultra-high-net-worth individuals, high-net-worth individuals, and affluent and retail clients; corporate clients, small and medium-sized enterprises, external asset managers, financial institutions, and commodity traders; and pension funds, hedge funds, governments, foundations and endowments, corporations, entrepreneurs, private individuals, and financial sponsors. Credit Suisse Group AG was founded in 1856 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland.
20 March 2023: UBS has agreed to buy its smaller rival Credit Suisse in a deal estimated to be worth $3 billion. Just days before the UBS deal, Credit Suisse was valued at $10 billion. The Swiss government plans to bypass laws that would require the takeover to go to a shareholder vote. 17 March 2023: Shares in Credit Suisse soared 30% after Switzerland’s central bank gave the bank a $US54 billion loan. 16 March 2023: The Swiss government backed the bank saying it would step in if the situation changes.
16 March 2023: Credit Suisse told the market there's "material weakness" in its financial reporting.
16 March 2023: Credit Suisse stocks fell more than 25% to its lowest point on record after Saudi National Bank told news outlets it would not be investing further in the bank. It follows the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank in the the US the week prior, prompting fresh concerns of a banking crisis.
Credit Suisse Group in the news
Frequently asked questions
Currently 2.392% of Credit Suisse Group shares are held by institutions.
Credit Suisse Group's fiscal year ends in December.
Credit Suisse Group's address is: Paradeplatz 8, Zurich, Switzerland, 8001
Credit Suisse Group's international securities identification number is: US2254011081
Credit Suisse Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 126920107
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