How to buy Fedex shares
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FedEx Corporation is an integrated freight & logistics business with stocks listed in the US. Fedex shares (FDX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Fedex
- 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 Fedex. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: FDX. 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 Fedex 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 Fedex, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Fedex. 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?
- Fedex key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Fedex stock a buy or sell?
- Fedex performance over time
- Can I short Fedex shares?
- Is Fedex suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Fedex shares over-valued?
- Fedex's financials
- How volatile are Fedex shares?
- Does Fedex pay a dividend?
- Have Fedex shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Fedex share priceUse our graph to track the performance of FDX stocks over time.
Fedex shares at a glance
|52-week range||USD$88.69 - USD$256.18|
|50-day moving average||USD$219.9231|
|200-day moving average||USD$154.4088|
|Dividend yield||USD$2.6 (1.06%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$6.792|
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Is it a good time to buy Fedex stock?
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Is Fedex under- or over-valued?
Valuing Fedex stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Fedex's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Fedex's P/E ratio
Fedex's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, Fedex shares trade at around 36x 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.
Fedex's PEG ratio
Fedex's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0451. 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 Fedex's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Fedex's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$7 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Fedex's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||US$71.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||4.72%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$16.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.89%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.49%|
|Market capitalisation||US$64.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Fedex shares
There are currently 5.2 million Fedex shares held short by investors – that's known as Fedex's "short interest". This figure is 0.2% down from 5.2 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Fedex shares can be evaluated.
Fedex's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Fedex's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Fedex shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Fedex shares traded daily (recently around 3.1 million). Fedex's SIR currently stands at 1.67. In other words for every 100,000 Fedex shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1670 shares are currently held short.
However Fedex's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Fedex shares, or, against the total number of tradable Fedex shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Fedex's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Fedex shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0239% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Fedex shares, roughly 24 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 Fedex.
Find out more about how you can short Fedex stock.
Fedex'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 Fedex.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Fedex's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 17.38
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Fedex's overall score of 17.38 (as at 07/31/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 21st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Fedex 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.).
Fedex's environmental score
Environmental score: 5.61/100
Fedex's environmental score of 5.61 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Fedex is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Fedex's social score
Social score: 8.14/100
Fedex's social score of 8.14 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Fedex is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Fedex's governance score
Governance score: 5.63/100
Fedex's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Fedex is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Fedex's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Fedex scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Fedex hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||17.38|
|Total ESG percentile||20.92|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|Governance score percentile||1|
|Level of controversy||3|
Fedex share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 38.35% of net profits
Recently Fedex has paid out, on average, around 38.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.06% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Fedex shareholders could enjoy a 1.06% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Fedex's case, that would currently equate to about $2.6 per share.
While Fedex's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Fedex may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Fedex's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Fedex's shares ever split?
Fedex's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 6 May 1999. 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 Fedex shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Fedex shares which in turn could have impacted Fedex's share price.
Fedex share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Fedex's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$88.69 up to US$256.18. 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 Fedex's is 1.4883. This would suggest that Fedex's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services worldwide. Its FedEx Express segment offers shipping services for delivery of packages and freight. Its FedEx Ground segment offers business and residential money-back guaranteed ground package delivery services; and consolidates and delivers low-weight and less time-sensitive business-to-consumer packages. Its FedEx Freight segment offers less-than-truckload and other freight delivery services. As of May 31, 2020, this segment had approximately 30,000 vehicles and 373 service centers. Its FedEx Services segment provides sales, marketing, information technology, communications, customer service, technical support, billing and collection, and other back-office support services. It also offers FedEx Mobile, a suite of solutions to track packages, create shipping labels, view account-specific rate quotes, and access drop-off location information; FedEx Office, a suite of printing and shipping management solutions, including digital printing, professional finishing, document creation, design, direct mail, signs and graphics, custom-printed boxes, copying, computer rental, Wi-Fi, and corporate print solutions; and packing services, supplies, and boxes, as well as FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping services. Its Corporate, Other and Eliminations segment offers international trade services in customs brokerage, and ocean and air freight forwarding services; cross-border enablement and technology solutions, and e-commerce transportation solutions; integrated supply chain management solutions; time-critical shipment services; and critical inventory and service parts logistics, and technology repair. It offers international trade advisory services, including assistance with customs-trade partnership against terrorism program; and publishes customs duty and tax information. It has a strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.
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