How to buy State Street (STT) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in State Street shares.
State Street Corp (STT) is a leading asset management business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$73.82 after a previous close of US$74.1. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD72.61 to a high of USD73.9. The latest price was USD72.82 (25 minute delay). State Street is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in State Street
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for State Street. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: STT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until State Street reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$74.1, 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 State Street, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of State Street. 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.
What's in this guide?
- State Street key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is State Street stock a buy or sell?
- State Street performance over time
- Is State Street suitable for ethical investing?
- Are State Street shares over-valued?
- State Street's financials
- How volatile are State Street shares?
- Does State Street pay a dividend?
- Have State Street shares ever split?
- Other common questions
State Street stock price (NYSE:STT)Use our graph to track the performance of STT stocks over time.
Have State Street's shares ever split?
State Street's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 May 2001. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your State Street shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for State Street shares which in turn could have impacted State Street's share price.
State Street shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$62.78 - US$92.1789|
|50-day moving average||US$67.0102|
|200-day moving average||US$71.8455|
|Dividend yield||US$2.58 (3.73%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$6.88|
State Street price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-28)||3.87%|
|1 month (2023-11-03)||7.47%|
|3 months (2023-09-05)||3.91%|
|6 months (2023-06-05)||1.39%|
|1 year (2022-12-05)||-4.49%|
|2 years (2021-12-03)||-19.10%|
|3 years (2020-12-04)||-4.66%|
|5 years (2018-12-04)||7.39%|
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Is it a good time to buy State Street stock?
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Is State Street under- or over-valued?
Valuing State Street stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of State Street's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
State Street's P/E ratio
State Street's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, State Street shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
State Street's PEG ratio
State Street's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.315. 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 State Street's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
State Street share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, State Street's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$62.78 up to US$92.1789. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while State Street's is 1.542. This would suggest that State Street's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
State Street financials
|Revenue TTM||US$12 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||21.22%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$12.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.84%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.01%|
|Market capitalisation||US$22.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
State Street share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 33.55% of net profits
Recently State Street has paid out, on average, around 33.55% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.73% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), State Street shareholders could enjoy a 3.73% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In State Street's case, that would currently equate to about $2.58 per share.
While State Street's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that State Street may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
State Street's most recent dividend payout was on 12 October 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 September 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
State Street'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 State Street.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
State Street's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 22
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and State Street's overall score of 22 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 31st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like State Street 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.).
State Street's environmental score
Environmental score: 0.56/100
State Street's environmental score of 0.56 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that State Street is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
State Street's social score
Social score: 12.93/100
State Street's social score of 12.93 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that State Street is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
State Street's governance score
Governance score: 9.52/100
State Street's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that State Street is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
State Street's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. State Street scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that State Street has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||22|
|Total ESG percentile||30.62|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||2|
State Street overview
State Street Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of financial products and services to institutional investors worldwide. The company offers investment servicing products and services, including custody, accounting, regulatory reporting, investor, and performance and analytics; middle office products, such as IBOR, transaction management, loans, cash, derivatives and collateral, record keeping, and client reporting and investment analytics; foreign exchange, and brokerage and other trading services; securities finance and enhanced custody products; deposit and short-term investment facilities; loans and lease financing; investment manager and alternative investment manager operations outsourcing; performance, risk, and compliance analytics; and financial data management to support institutional investors. It also engages in the provision of portfolio management and risk analytics, as well as trading and post-trade settlement services with integrated compliance and managed data. In addition, the company offers investment management strategies and products, such as core and enhanced indexing, multi-asset strategies, active quantitative and fundamental active capabilities, and alternative investment strategies. Further, it provides services and solutions, including environmental, social, and governance investing; defined benefit and defined contribution; and global fiduciary solutions, as well as exchange-traded funds under the SPDR ETF brand. The company provides its products and services to mutual funds, collective investment funds and other investment pools, corporate and public retirement plans, insurance companies, foundations, endowments, and investment managers. State Street Corporation was founded in 1792 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
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