How to buy Interactive Brokers Group shares
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Interactive Brokers Group, Inc is a capital markets business with stocks listed in the US. Interactive Brokers Group shares (IBKR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Interactive Brokers Group
- 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 Interactive Brokers Group. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: IBKR. 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 Interactive Brokers Group 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 Interactive Brokers Group, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Interactive Brokers 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 on directors and management that can affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Interactive Brokers Group key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Interactive Brokers Group stock a buy or sell?
- Interactive Brokers Group performance over time
- Can I short Interactive Brokers Group shares?
- Are Interactive Brokers Group shares over-valued?
- Interactive Brokers Group's financials
- How volatile are Interactive Brokers Group shares?
- Does Interactive Brokers Group pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Interactive Brokers Group share priceUse our graph to track the performance of IBKR stocks over time.
Interactive Brokers Group shares at a glance
|52-week range||USD$33.7 - USD$56.74|
|50-day moving average||USD$50.3509|
|200-day moving average||USD$45.3094|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.4 (0.85%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.609|
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Is it a good time to buy Interactive Brokers Group stock?
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Is Interactive Brokers Group under- or over-valued?
Valuing Interactive Brokers Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Interactive Brokers Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Interactive Brokers Group's P/E ratio
Interactive Brokers Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Interactive Brokers Group shares trade at around 23x 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.
Interactive Brokers Group's PEG ratio
Interactive Brokers Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.81. 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 Interactive Brokers 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.
Interactive Brokers Group financials
|Revenue TTM||US$2.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||56.58%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$1.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.4%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.25%|
|Market capitalisation||US$19.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Interactive Brokers Group shares
There are currently 3.7 million Interactive Brokers Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Interactive Brokers Group's "short interest". This figure is 7.3% down from 4.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Interactive Brokers Group shares can be evaluated.
Interactive Brokers Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Interactive Brokers Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Interactive Brokers Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Interactive Brokers Group shares traded daily (recently around 442418.50961538). Interactive Brokers Group's SIR currently stands at 8.32. In other words for every 100,000 Interactive Brokers Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8320 shares are currently held short.
However Interactive Brokers Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Interactive Brokers Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Interactive Brokers Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Interactive Brokers Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Interactive Brokers Group shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0503% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Interactive Brokers Group shares, roughly 50 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Interactive Brokers Group.
Find out more about how you can short Interactive Brokers Group stock.
Interactive Brokers Group share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 19.7% of net profits
Recently Interactive Brokers Group has paid out, on average, around 19.7% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.85% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Interactive Brokers Group shareholders could enjoy a 0.85% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Interactive Brokers Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.
While Interactive Brokers Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Interactive Brokers Group is investing more in its future growth.
Interactive Brokers Group's most recent dividend payout was on 13 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Interactive Brokers Group share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Interactive Brokers Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$33.7 up to US$56.74. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Interactive Brokers Group's is 0.7347. This would suggest that Interactive Brokers Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Interactive Brokers Group overview
Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. operates as an automated electronic broker worldwide. It specializes in executing and clearing trades in securities, futures, foreign exchange instruments, bonds, and mutual funds. The company custodies and services accounts for hedge and mutual funds, registered investment advisors, proprietary trading groups, introducing brokers, and individual investors. In addition, it offers custody, prime brokerage, securities, and margin lending services. Further, the company provides electronic execution and clearing services. It serves institutional and individual customers through approximately 120 electronic exchanges and market centers. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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