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How to buy Intuit shares

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Intuit Inc (INTU) is a leading software-application business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$390.48 after a previous close of US$382.82. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD390.32 to a high of USD398.65. The latest price was USD398.77 (25 minute delay). Intuit is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Intuit

  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 Intuit. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: INTU. 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 Intuit 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. 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 Intuit, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Intuit. 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.

Intuit share price

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Intuit shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-11.
Previous closeUS$382.82
Change US$15.95
Change % 4.1664%
Volume 368,596
Information last updated 2021-04-22.
52-week rangeUS$256.6279 - US$423.1322
50-day moving average US$393.3697
200-day moving average US$372.5157
Target priceUS$449.94
PE ratio 62.55
Dividend yield US$2.24 (0.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$6.553

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Is it a good time to buy Intuit stock?

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Intuit price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $398.77

1 week (2021-04-13) -4.81%
1 month (2021-03-23) 4.06%

Is Intuit under- or over-valued?

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

Intuit's P/E ratio

Intuit's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 63x. In other words, Intuit shares trade at around 63x 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.

Intuit's PEG ratio

Intuit's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.9835. 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 Intuit's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Intuit's EBITDA

Intuit's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.3 billion (£1.7 billion).

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

Intuit financials

Revenue TTM US$7.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 27.36%
Gross profit TTM US$6.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 12.39%
Return on equity TTM 27.74%
Profit margin 22.64%
Book value 32.37
Market capitalisation US$112.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Intuit shares

There are currently 2.3 million Intuit shares held short by investors – that's known as Intuit's "short interest". This figure is 16.4% down from 2.7 million last month.

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

Intuit's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Intuit's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Intuit shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Intuit shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). Intuit's SIR currently stands at 1.42. In other words for every 100,000 Intuit shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1420 shares are currently held short.

However Intuit's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Intuit shares, or, against the total number of tradable Intuit shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Intuit's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Intuit shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0086% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Intuit shares, roughly 9 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 Intuit.

Find out more about how you can short Intuit stock.

Intuit'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 Intuit.

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

Intuit's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.74

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Intuit's overall score of 20.74 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 15th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Intuit's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.61/100

Intuit's environmental score of 6.61 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Intuit is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Intuit's social score

Social score: 11.98/100

Intuit's social score of 11.98 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Intuit is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Intuit's governance score

Governance score: 9.15/100

Intuit's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Intuit is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Intuit's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Intuit Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.74
Total ESG percentile 15.22
Environmental score 6.61
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 11.98
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 9.15
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 2

Intuit share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 29.04% of net profits

Recently Intuit has paid out, on average, around 29.04% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.58% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Intuit shareholders could enjoy a 0.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Intuit's case, that would currently equate to about $2.24 per share.

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

Intuit's most recent dividend payout was on 18 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Intuit's shares ever split?

Intuit's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 6 July 2006. 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 Intuit shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Intuit shares which in turn could have impacted Intuit's share price.

Intuit share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Intuit's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$256.6279 up to US$423.1322. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

INTU.US volatility(beta: 1)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Intuit's is 0.9972. This would suggest that Intuit's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Intuit overview

Intuit Inc. provides financial management and compliance products and services for consumers, small businesses, self-employed, and accounting professionals in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Small Business & Self-Employed, Consumer, and Strategic Partner. The Small Business & Self-Employed segment provides QuickBooks online services and desktop software solutions comprising QuickBooks Online Advanced, a cloud-based solution; QuickBooks Enterprise, a hosted solution; QuickBooks Self-Employed solution; and QuickBooks Online Accountant and QuickBooks Accountant Desktop Plus solutions; payroll solutions, such as online payroll processing, direct deposit of employee paychecks, payroll reports, electronic payment of federal and state payroll taxes, and electronic filing of federal and state payroll tax forms. This segment also offers payment-processing solutions, including credit and debit cards, and ACH payment services; and financial supplies and financing for small businesses. Its Consumer segment provides TurboTax income tax preparation products and services; and personal finance. The company's Strategic Partner segment offers Lacerte, ProSeries, and ProFile desktop tax-preparation software products; and ProConnect Tax Online tax products, electronic tax filing service, and bank products and related services. It sells products and services through various sales and distribution channels, including multi-channel shop-and-buy experiences, websites and call centers, mobile application stores, and retail and other channels. Intuit Inc. has a collaboration agreement with Red Hat, Inc. on Argo CD, a declarative continuous delivery tool for Kubernetes deployments. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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