How to buy SEEK shares
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SEEK Limited is a staffing & employment services business based in Australia. SEEK shares (SEK) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. SEEK has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.6 billion..
How to buy shares in SEEK
- 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 SEEK. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SEK. 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 SEEK 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 $23.08, 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 SEEK. 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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How has coronavirus impacted SEEK's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, SEEK's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $23.08, which is 0.39% up on its pre-crash value of $22.99 and 105.52% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $11.23.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of SEEK shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $547.43 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 $1,057.29.
SEEK share priceUse our graph to track the performance of SEK stocks over time.
SEEK shares at a glance
|52-week range||$11.1078 - $29.35|
|50-day moving average||$27.4279|
|200-day moving average||$23.1134|
|Dividend yield||$0.26 (1.11%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.434|
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- Brokerage - AU shares: From AUD 5 or 0.05%
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Is it a good time to buy SEEK stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
SEEK price performance over time
|1 week (2021-01-12)||-16.71%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||-20.00%|
|3 months (2020-10-19)||-1.03%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||5.92%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||-1.33%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||32.42%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||22.96%|
|5 years (2016-01-19)||66.04%|
Is SEEK under- or over-valued?
Valuing SEEK stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of SEEK's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
SEEK's P/E ratio
SEEK's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 46x. In other words, SEEK shares trade at around 46x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
SEEK's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $294.1 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a SEEK's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||16.86%|
|Gross profit TTM||$707 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.91%|
|Return on equity TTM||-5.9%|
|Market capitalisation||$9.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
SEEK share dividends
We're not expecting SEEK to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
SEEK share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, SEEK's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.1078 up to $29.35. 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 SEEK's is 1.0853. This would suggest that SEEK'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).
SEEK Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides online employment marketplace services in Australia and internationally. It operates through Asia Pacific & Americas and SEEK Investments segments. The company engages in online matching of hirers and candidates with career opportunities and other related services; investing in early stage businesses and technologies, which are in the human capital management market; and the distribution and provision of higher education courses. It also provides online education courses and other offline services. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
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