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Sydney Airport share price (ASX:SYD) | How to buy Sydney Airport shares from Australia

Everything you need to know about buying Sydney Airport shares.

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Sydney Airport share price

Sydney Airport dividend

$0.39/share

Quick stats

    • Full name: Sydney Airport
    • ASX ticker code: ASX:SYD
    • Industry: Transportation / Infrastructure
    • Date listed on ASX: 02/04/2002
    • Market cap: 11.28bn
    • CEO: Mr Geoff Culbert
    • Key competitors: Auckland International Airport (ASX:AIA)


About Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport (ASX:SYD) is Australia's primary international airport, with more than 40 million people arriving or departing from the airport each year. The airport offers domestic flights within Australia as well as more than 40 international destinations. The airport is a hub for Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar and Tigerair while also being one of the main airports that Air New Zealand flies to.

Sydney Airport stock profile

Sydney Airport is a public company that has been listed on the ASX since 2002. The stock is not only part of the benchmark ASX200 index, but is among the top 50 stocks listed on the ASX (by market cap). Due to extreme travel restrictions put in place to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, Sydney Airport has seen its share price fall.

Pros

  • Buying opportunity. Sydney Airport's share price has pulled back significantly from its recent highs due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions, which some analysts say is presenting a good buying opportunity for patient investors.
  • Monopoly. At the moment Sydney Airport almost operates as a monopoly, being the primary airport for international arrivals and departures in Australia. Auckland International Airport is the only other international airport listed on the ASX, and you could make the argument for holding both in your portfolio.
  • Blue chip income stock. Sydney Airport is a popular blue chip stock for Australian investors with a long history of paying dividends.

Cons

  • Share price fall. Because of strict travel restrictions and major airlines grounding the majority of their planes, Sydney Airport has seen its share price fall to its lowest point in about four years.
  • Travel restrictions. We don't know how long the travel restrictions around the coronavirus pandemic will remain in place.
  • Second airport coming. A second international airport is being built in Western Sydney and set to be finished by 2026, which could provide more competition for Sydney Airport.

Should I buy Sydney Airport shares?

Technical analysis is used in finance to forecast the direction of prices by studying the past movements of markets. This is not a recommendation, it represents an analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

How to buy Sydney Airport shares

  1. Choose a share trading platform. In order to buy shares listed on the ASX you'll need to open a share trading account. Our table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and tax file number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Find the shares you want to buy. Search the platform for Sydney Airport (ASX:SYD) shares and place a buy order. It's that simple.

When you successfully purchase shares, you'll receive a confirmation note from the broker, and the money will be taken out of your cash account. For more information about buying stocks, you can read our guide on how to buy shares.

Compare share trading accounts to buy Sydney Airport shares

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Name Product Standard brokerage fee Standard brokerage for US shares Inactivity fee Currency conversion fee Markets
IG Share Trading
AUD 8 or
0.1%
USD 0
AUD 50 per quarter if you make fewer than three trades in that period
0.70%
ASX shares
Global shares
Forex
CFDs
Margin trading
Active trader brokerage discount: AUD 5 or 0.05% if you've placed 3 trades or more in the prior month.
Enjoy some of the lowest brokerage fees on the market when trading Australian shares, international shares, forex and CFDs, plus get access to 24-hour customer support.
Bell Direct Share Trading
AUD 15 or
0.1%
N/A
No
N/A
ASX shares
mFunds
Invest in Australian shares, options and managed funds from the one account with no inactivity fee.
Bell Direct offers a one-second placement guarantee on market-to-limit ASX orders or your trade is free, plus enjoy extensive free research reports from top financial experts.
eToro Share Trading (US stocks)
N/A
USD 0
USD 10 per month if there’s been no login for 12 months
0.50%
Forex
CFDs
US shares
Zero brokerage share trading on US stocks with trades as low as $50.
Note: This broker offers CFDs which are volatile investment products and most clients lose money trading CFDs with this provider.
Join the world’s biggest social trading network when you trade stocks, commodities and forex from the one account.
CMC Markets Stockbroking
AUD 11 or
0.1%
USD 19.95
AUD 15 per month if you make no trades in that period
0.60%
ASX shares
Global shares
Forex
CFDs
Margin trading
Options trading
mFunds
Access a broad range of investment products from Australia and overseas.
Invest in managed funds, trade shares, warrants, options and CFDs listed across the ASX, SSX and Chi-X, and other major global exchanges, including US, Canada and UK markets.
ANZ Share Investing
AUD 19.95
AUD 59
No
0.60%
ASX shares
Global shares
Margin trading
Options trading
Earn 1 Qantas Point per AU$3 spent on brokerage fees on certain instruments.
Access Morningstar reports, company announcements and and live pricing via ANZ’s share investing platform. Available for desktop and mobile.
Westpac Online Investing Account
AUD 19.95 or
0.11%
USD 19.95
AUD 63.50 per year on the global markets account
0.60%
ASX shares
Global shares
Options trading
US shares
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Important: Share trading can be financially risky and the value of your investment can go down as well as up.

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Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of futures, stocks, ETFs, options or any specific provider, service or offering. It should not be relied upon as advice or construed as providing recommendations of any kind. Futures, stocks, ETFs and options trading involves substantial risk of loss and therefore are not appropriate for all investors. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before making any trades.

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