How to buy Snapchat (SNAP) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Snapchat shares.

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Snap Inc is an internet content & information business with stocks listed in the US. Snapchat shares (SNAP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$46.79 – a decrease of 5.97% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Snapchat

  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 Snapchat. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SNAP. 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 Snapchat 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$46.78, 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 Snapchat, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Snapchat. 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.

Snapchat stock price (NYSE:SNAP)

Use our graph to track the performance of SNAP stocks over time.

Snapchat shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-11-26.
52-week rangeUS$43.26 - US$83.34
50-day moving average US$64.7804
200-day moving average US$64.1825
Target priceUS$75.36
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$-0.408

Where to buy Snapchat stock

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US$0
0.70%
ASX shares, Global shares
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US$0
50 pips (US$0.50 for every AU$100 exchanged)
ASX shares, US shares
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US$4
1%
ASX shares, Global shares, ETFs
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US$19.95
0.60%
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The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no indication of future results.

Is it a good time to buy Snapchat stock?

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Snapchat price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $46.79

1 month (2021-11-04) -10.47%
3 months (2021-09-03) -37.68%
6 months (2021-06-03) -22.79%
1 year (2020-12-04) -2.72%
2 years (2019-12-04) 211.93%
3 years (2018-12-04) 653.46%

Snapchat financials

Revenue TTM US$3.7 billion
Gross profit TTM US$1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM -8.01%
Return on equity TTM -22.12%
Profit margin -16.72%
Book value 2.143
Market capitalisation US$80.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Snapchat share dividends

We're not expecting Snapchat to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Snapchat share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Snapchat's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$43.26 up to US$83.34. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SNAP.US volatility(beta: 1.07)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 Snapchat's is 1.0688. This would suggest that Snapchat'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).

Snapchat overview

Snap Inc. operates as a camera company in the United States and internationally. The company offers Snapchat, a camera application with functionalities, such as Camera, Communication, Snap Map, Stories, and Spotlight that enable people to communicate through short videos and images. It also provides Spectacles, an eyewear product that connects with Snapchat and captures video from a human perspective; and advertising products, including AR and Snap ads. The company was formerly known as Snapchat, Inc. and changed its name to Snap Inc. in September 2016. Snap Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

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