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How to buy Macquarie Group (MQG) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Macquarie Group shares.

Macquarie Group is a capital markets business based in Australia. Macquarie Group shares (MQG) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Macquarie Group has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $18.4 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Macquarie Group

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you choose.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, such as your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
  3. Search for Macquarie Group. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: MQG. 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 Macquarie Group reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At today's price, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
  6. Check on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Macquarie Group. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock and 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 affect your stock.

Macquarie Group stock price (ASX:MQG)

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Macquarie Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-11-23.
52-week range$152.8773 - $187.8493
50-day moving average $165.8
200-day moving average $174.8076
Target price$180.38
PE ratio 14.93
Dividend yield $7.05 (4.25%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $13.16

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Is it a good time to buy Macquarie Group stock?

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Macquarie Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$169.05

1 week (2023-11-23) 1.87%
1 month (2023-10-30) 5.53%
3 months (2023-08-30) -4.54%
6 months (2023-05-30) -3.46%
1 year (2022-11-30) -5.41%
2 years (2021-11-30) -14.07%
3 years (2020-11-30) 21.91%
5 years (2018-11-30) 47.75%

Is Macquarie Group under- or over-valued?

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

Macquarie Group's P/E ratio

Macquarie 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 15x. In other words, Macquarie Group shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Macquarie Group's PEG ratio

Macquarie Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.95. 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 Macquarie 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.

Macquarie Group financials

Revenue TTM $18.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 25.2%
Gross profit TTM $17.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.97%
Return on equity TTM 13.2%
Profit margin 23.29%
Book value 88.734
Market capitalisation $64.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Macquarie Group'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 Macquarie Group.

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

Macquarie Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.99

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Macquarie Group's overall score of 23.99 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 36th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Macquarie Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.84/100

Macquarie Group's environmental score of 4.84 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Macquarie Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Macquarie Group's social score

Social score: 12.68/100

Macquarie Group's social score of 12.68 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Macquarie Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Macquarie Group's governance score

Governance score: 11.47/100

Macquarie Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Macquarie Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Macquarie Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Macquarie Group Ltd was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.99
Total ESG percentile 36.44
Environmental score 4.84
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 12.68
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 11.47
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

Macquarie Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 96.44% of net profits

Recently Macquarie Group has paid out, on average, around 96.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.25% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Macquarie Group shareholders could enjoy a 4.25% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Macquarie Group's case, that would currently equate to about A$7.05 per share.

Macquarie Group's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 November 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Macquarie Group's shares ever split?

Macquarie Group's shares were split on a 0.9438:1 basis on 16 December 2013. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 0.9438 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Macquarie Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 6% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Macquarie Group shares which in turn could have impacted Macquarie Group's share price.

Macquarie Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Macquarie Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $152.8773 up to $187.8493. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MQG.AU volatility(beta: 1.15)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Macquarie Group's is 1.147. This would suggest that Macquarie 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).

Macquarie Group overview

Macquarie Group Limited provides diversified financial services in Australia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through four segments: Macquarie Asset Management (MAM), Banking and Financial Services (BFS), Commodities and Global Markets (CGM), and Macquarie Capital. The MAM segment provides investment solutions to clients across various capabilities in private markets and public investments, including infrastructure, green investments, agriculture and natural assets, real estate, private credit, asset finance, equities, fixed income, and multi-asset solutions. The BFS segment offers personal banking products comprising home loans, car loans, transaction and savings accounts, and credit cards; and wrap platform and cash management, financial advisory, and private banking services, as well as investment and superannuation products. It also provides deposit, lending, and payment solutions and services to business clients. The CGM segment provides risk management, lending and financing, capital solutions, market access, and physical execution and logistics to corporate and institutional clients; and specialist finance and asset management solutions. The Macquarie Capital segment provides advisory and capital raising services. It is also involved in development and investment in infrastructure and energy projects and companies; and brokerage business, including equity research, sales, execution capabilities, and corporate access. Macquarie Group Limited was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

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