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Macquarie Group Limited is a capital markets business based in Australia. Macquarie Group shares (MQG) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Macquarie Group has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $11.6 billion..
How to buy shares in Macquarie Group
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Our table below can help you choose.
- 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, PayPal or debit card.
- 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.
- 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. 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. At today's price of $138.27, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Macquarie 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.
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What's in this guide?
- Macquarie Group key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Macquarie Group stock a buy or sell?
- Macquarie Group performance over time
- Is Macquarie Group suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Macquarie Group shares over-valued?
- Macquarie Group's financials
- How volatile are Macquarie Group shares?
- Does Macquarie Group pay a dividend?
- Have Macquarie Group shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Macquarie Group's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Macquarie Group's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $138.27, which is 8.64% down on its pre-crash value of $151.34 and 96.27% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $70.45.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Macquarie Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $507.74 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $974.80.
Macquarie Group share priceUse our graph to track the performance of MQG stocks over time.
Macquarie Group shares at a glance
|52-week range||$68.5811 - $147.7242|
|50-day moving average||$139.1256|
|200-day moving average||$130.4387|
|Dividend yield||$2.7 (1.95%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$6.208|
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Is it a good time to buy Macquarie Group stock?
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Macquarie Group price performance over time
|1 week (2021-01-12)||-0.37%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||0.22%|
|3 months (2020-10-19)||1.64%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||10.46%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||-4.07%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||16.98%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||35.51%|
|5 years (2016-01-19)||87.08%|
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 22x. In other words, Macquarie Group shares trade at around 22x 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||$11.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||25.62%|
|Gross profit TTM||$12.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.9%|
|Market capitalisation||$50.1 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
|Total ESG score||23.99|
|Total ESG percentile||36.44|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||2|
Macquarie Group share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 47.58% of net profits
Recently Macquarie Group has paid out, on average, around 47.58% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.95% 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 1.95% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Macquarie Group's case, that would currently equate to about A$2.7 per share.
While Macquarie Group's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Macquarie Group may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Macquarie Group's shares ever split?
Macquarie Group's shares were split on 16 December 2013. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Macquarie Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new INF% 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 $68.5811 up to $147.7242. 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 (AU average) beta is 1, while Macquarie Group's is 1.1231. 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 (CMG), and Macquarie Capital segments. The MAM segment is involved in the asset management business, which specializes in the infrastructure and renewables, real estate, agriculture, transportation finance, private credit, equities, fixed income, and multi-asset solutions. The BFS segment offers personal banking products comprising home loans, credit cards, transaction and savings accounts, and vehicle finance; and wrap platform and cash management, financial advisory, and private banking and stockbroking services, as well as investment and superannuation products. It also provides deposit, lending, and payment solutions, as well as services to business clients, such as sole practitioners to corporate professional firms. The CGM segment offers products in the areas of equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, commodities and technology, media, and telecoms. The Macquarie Capital segment provides advisory and capital raising services. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
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