How to buy Ralph Lauren Corporation shares

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Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL) is a leading apparel manufacturing business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$120.58 after a previous close of US$119.66. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD119.53 to a high of USD122.9. The latest price was USD122.73 (25 minute delay). Ralph Lauren Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Ralph Lauren Corporation

  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 Ralph Lauren Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: RL. 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 Ralph Lauren Corporation 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. At last close price of US$120.77, 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 Ralph Lauren Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ralph Lauren Corporation. 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.

Ralph Lauren Corporation share price

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Ralph Lauren Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
Previous closeUS$119.66
Change US$3.07
Change % 2.5656%
Volume 574,110
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$63.9 - US$142.06
50-day moving average US$128.33
200-day moving average US$115.3084
Target priceUS$135.23
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield US$0.688 (0.57%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$1.842

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Is it a good time to buy Ralph Lauren Corporation stock?

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Ralph Lauren Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $122.73

1 week (2021-06-02) -0.15%
1 month (2021-05-12) -4.15%
3 months (2021-03-12) -1.01%
6 months (2020-12-11) 21.11%
1 year (2020-06-12) 64.14%
2 years (2019-06-12) 8.93%
3 years (2018-06-12) -14.11%
5 years (2016-06-10) 28.11%

Is Ralph Lauren Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Ralph Lauren Corporation's PEG ratio

Ralph Lauren Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.487. 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 Ralph Lauren Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ralph Lauren Corporation's EBITDA

Ralph Lauren Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$447 million.

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

Ralph Lauren Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$4.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.53%
Gross profit TTM US$2.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.64%
Return on equity TTM -4.57%
Profit margin -2.75%
Book value 35.579
Market capitalisation US$8.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ralph Lauren Corporation shares

There are currently 2.6 million Ralph Lauren Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Ralph Lauren Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 13.1% up from 2.3 million last month.

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

Ralph Lauren Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ralph Lauren Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ralph Lauren Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ralph Lauren Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Ralph Lauren Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.24. In other words for every 100,000 Ralph Lauren Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2240 shares are currently held short.

However Ralph Lauren Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ralph Lauren Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ralph Lauren Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ralph Lauren Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ralph Lauren Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0602% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ralph Lauren Corporation shares, roughly 60 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 Ralph Lauren Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Ralph Lauren Corporation stock.

Ralph Lauren Corporation'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 Ralph Lauren Corporation.

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

Ralph Lauren Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 14.58

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ralph Lauren Corporation's overall score of 14.58 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Ralph Lauren Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.83/100

Ralph Lauren Corporation's environmental score of 4.83 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ralph Lauren Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ralph Lauren Corporation's social score

Social score: 7.38/100

Ralph Lauren Corporation's social score of 7.38 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ralph Lauren Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Ralph Lauren Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 7.37/100

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

Ralph Lauren Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Ralph Lauren Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 14.58
Total ESG percentile 8.84
Environmental score 4.83
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 7.38
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 7.37
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

Ralph Lauren Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 41.17% of net profits

Recently Ralph Lauren Corporation has paid out, on average, around 41.17% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ralph Lauren Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ralph Lauren Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.688 per share.

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

Ralph Lauren Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 8 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Ralph Lauren Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ralph Lauren Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$63.9 up to US$142.06. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RL.US volatility(beta: 1.53)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Ralph Lauren Corporation's is 1.531. This would suggest that Ralph Lauren Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Ralph Lauren Corporation overview

Ralph Lauren Corporation designs, markets, and distributes lifestyle products in North America, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company offers apparel, including a range of men's, women's, and children's clothing and accessories, which comprise casual shoes, dress shoes, boots, sneakers, sandals, eyewear, watches, fashion and fine jewelry, scarves, hats, gloves, umbrellas, and belts, as well as leather goods, such as handbags, luggage, small leather goods, and belts; home products consisting of bed and bath lines, furniture, fabric and wallcoverings, lighting, tabletop, floor coverings, and giftware; and fragrances. It sells apparel and accessories under the Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Golf Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Golf, RLX Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, and Club Monaco brands; women's fragrances under the Ralph Lauren Collection, Woman by Ralph Lauren, Romance Collection, Ralph Collection, and Big Pony Women's brand names; and men's fragrances under the Polo Blue, Safari, Purple Label, Polo Red, Polo Green, Polo Black, Polo Supreme, Polo Sport, and Big Pony Men's brand names. The company's restaurant concepts include The Polo Bar in New York City; RL Restaurant in Chicago; Ralph's in Paris; and Ralph's Coffee concept. Ralph Lauren Corporation sells its products to department stores, specialty stores, and golf and pro shops, as well as directly to consumers through its retail stores, concession-based shop-within-shops, and its digital commerce sites. The company directly operates 548 retail stores and 650 concession-based shop-within-shops; and operates 139 Ralph Lauren stores, and 143 Club Monaco stores and shops through licensing partners. Ralph Lauren Corporation was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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