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How to buy Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited is a semiconductors business with stocks listed in the US. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares (TSM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$126 – a decrease of 7.8% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

  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 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: TSM. 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 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company 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$126, 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 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. 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.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company share price

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-09.
52-week rangeUS$41.9811 - US$142.2
50-day moving average US$129.0891
200-day moving average US$102.2267
Target priceUS$136.45
PE ratio 52.1883
Dividend yield US$0.263 (0.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$2.23

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Is it a good time to buy Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company stock?

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Is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company under- or over-valued?

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

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's P/E ratio

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 52x. In other words, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares trade at around 52x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's PEG ratio

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.3592. 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 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company financials

Gross profit TTM US$711.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 14.1%
Return on equity TTM 29.84%
Profit margin 38.67%
Book value 9.98
Market capitalisation US$568.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares

There are currently 15.2 million Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's "short interest". This figure is 7.7% down from 16.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares can be evaluated.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares traded daily (recently around 14.9 million). Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's SIR currently stands at 1.02. In other words for every 100,000 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1020 shares are currently held short.

However Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares, roughly 0 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 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.

Find out more about how you can short Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company stock.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company share dividends

52%

Dividend payout ratio: 51.53% of net profits

Recently Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has paid out, on average, around 51.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.53% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.53% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.263 per share.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's most recent dividend payout was on 14 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's shares ever split?

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's shares were split on a 1005:1000 basis on 14 July 2009. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1005 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 0.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company shares which in turn could have impacted Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's share price.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$41.9811 up to US$142.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TSM.US volatility(beta: 0.94)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 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's is 0.9417. This would suggest that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company overview

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited manufactures and sells integrated circuits and semiconductors. It also offers customer service, account management, and engineering services. The company serves customers in computer, communications, consumer, and industrial and standard segments in North America, Europe, Japan, China, and South Korea. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in HsinChu, Taiwan.

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