How to buy Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Eli Lilly and Company shares.

Eli Lilly and Company
NYSE: LLY - USD
DRUG MANUFACTURERS-GENERAL
$248.32
+ $3.27 ( + 1.33%)

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Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) is a leading drug manufacturers-general business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$232.77 after a previous close of US$232.18. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD231.34 to a high of USD235.385. The latest price was USD231.68 (25 minute delay). Eli Lilly and Company is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Eli Lilly and Company

  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 Eli Lilly and Company. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: LLY. 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 Eli Lilly and Company 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$232.18, 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 Eli Lilly and Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Eli Lilly and Company. 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.

Eli Lilly and Company stock price (NYSE:LLY)

Use our graph to track the performance of LLY stocks over time.

Eli Lilly and Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-24.
OpenUS$232.77
HighUS$235.385
LowUS$231.34
CloseUS$231.68
Previous closeUS$232.18
Change US$-0.5
Change % -0.2154%
Volume 1,592,665
Information last updated 2021-10-23.
52-week rangeUS$127.0495 - US$275.87
50-day moving average US$234.8874
200-day moving average US$226.1828
Target priceUS$271.3
PE ratio 36.6541
Dividend yield US$3.18 (1.32%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$6.65

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Eli Lilly and Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $231.68

1 month (2021-09-23) -0.22%
3 months (2021-07-26) -4.74%
6 months (2021-04-26) 23.75%
1 year (2020-10-26) 63.50%
2 years (2019-10-25) 110.24%
3 years (2018-10-26) 117.76%
5 years (2016-10-26) 201.82%

Is Eli Lilly and Company under- or over-valued?

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

Eli Lilly and Company's P/E ratio

Eli Lilly and Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 37x. In other words, Eli Lilly and Company shares trade at around 37x 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.

Eli Lilly and Company's PEG ratio

Eli Lilly and Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7009. 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 Eli Lilly and Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Eli Lilly and Company's EBITDA

Eli Lilly and Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$9.1 billion (£6.6 billion).

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

Eli Lilly and Company financials

Revenue TTM US$26.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 28.52%
Gross profit TTM US$19.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.61%
Return on equity TTM 111.03%
Profit margin 22.71%
Book value 7.109
Market capitalisation US$233.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Eli Lilly and Company shares

There are currently 6.4 million Eli Lilly and Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Eli Lilly and Company's "short interest". This figure is 4.3% up from 6.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Eli Lilly and Company shares can be evaluated.

Eli Lilly and Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Eli Lilly and Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Eli Lilly and Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Eli Lilly and Company shares traded daily (recently around 2.8 million). Eli Lilly and Company's SIR currently stands at 2.26. In other words for every 100,000 Eli Lilly and Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2260 shares are currently held short.

However Eli Lilly and Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Eli Lilly and Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Eli Lilly and Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Eli Lilly and Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Eli Lilly and Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0081% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Eli Lilly and Company 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 Eli Lilly and Company.

Find out more about how you can short Eli Lilly and Company stock.

Eli Lilly and Company'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 Eli Lilly and Company.

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

Eli Lilly and Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 32.36

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Eli Lilly and Company's overall score of 32.36 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 70th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Eli Lilly and Company 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.).

Eli Lilly and Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.63/100

Eli Lilly and Company's environmental score of 0.63 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Eli Lilly and Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Eli Lilly and Company's social score

Social score: 16.68/100

Eli Lilly and Company's social score of 16.68 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Eli Lilly and Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Eli Lilly and Company's governance score

Governance score: 13.31/100

Eli Lilly and Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Eli Lilly and Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Eli Lilly and Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Eli Lilly and Company scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Eli Lilly and Company hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Eli Lilly and Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 32.36
Total ESG percentile 70.22
Environmental score 0.63
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 16.68
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 13.31
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 3

Eli Lilly and Company share dividends

42%

Dividend payout ratio: 42.34% of net profits

Recently Eli Lilly and Company has paid out, on average, around 42.34% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Eli Lilly and Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Eli Lilly and Company's case, that would currently equate to about $3.18 per share.

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

Eli Lilly and Company's most recent dividend payout was on 9 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Eli Lilly and Company's shares ever split?

Eli Lilly and Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 October 1997. 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 Eli Lilly and Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Eli Lilly and Company shares which in turn could have impacted Eli Lilly and Company's share price.

Eli Lilly and Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Eli Lilly and Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$127.0495 up to US$275.87. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Eli Lilly and Company's is 0.3111. This would suggest that Eli Lilly and Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Eli Lilly and Company overview

Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, and markets human pharmaceuticals worldwide. It offers Baqsimi for severe hypoglycemia; Basaglar, Humalog, Humalog Mix 75/25, Humalog U-100, Humalog U-200, Humalog Mix 50/50, insulin lispro, insulin lispro protamine, insulin lispro mix 75/25, Humulin, Humulin 70/30, Humulin N, Humulin R, Humulin U-500, and Lyumjev for diabetes; and Jardiance, Trajenta, and Trulicity for type 2 diabetes. The company provides Alimta for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and malignant pleural mesothelioma; Cyramza for metastatic gastric cancer, gastro-esophageal junction adenocarcinoma, metastatic NSCLC, metastatic colorectal cancer, and hepatocellular carcinoma; Erbitux for colorectal cancers, and various head and neck cancers; Retevmo for metastatic NSCLC, medullary thyroid cancer, and thyroid cancer; Tyvyt for relapsed or refractory classic Hodgkin's lymph and non-squamous NSCLC; and Verzenio for HR+ and HER2- metastatic breast cancer. It offers Olumiant for rheumatoid arthritis; and Taltz for plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and non-radiographic axial spondylarthritis. The company offers Cymbalta for depressive disorder, diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, generalized anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia, and chronic musculoskeletal pain; Emgality for migraine prevention and episodic cluster headache; Reyvow for migraine; and Zyprexa for schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder, and bipolar maintenance. Its Bamlanivimab and etesevimab for COVID-19; Cialis for erectile dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia; and Forteo for osteoporosis. Eli Lilly and Company has collaborations with Incyte Corporation; Pfizer Inc.; AC Immune SA; Centrexion Therapeutics Corporation; ImmuNext, Inc.; Avidity Biosciences, Inc.; AbCellera Biologics Inc.; Junshi Biosciences; MiNA Therapeutics Limited; Verge Genomics; and The Banner Alzheimer's Institute, as well as Kumquat Biosciences. The company was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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