How to buy Uber shares

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Uber Technologies, Inc is a rideshare and food delivery business with stocks listed in the US. Uber shares (UBER) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$50.18 – a decrease of 1.28% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Uber

  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 Uber. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: UBER. 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 Uber 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$50.18, 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 Uber, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Uber. 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.

Uber share price

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

Uber shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$28.39 - US$64.05
50-day moving average US$49.8841
200-day moving average US$54.0152
Target priceUS$68.64
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$-3.005

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Is it a good time to buy Uber stock?

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Uber price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $50.18

1 month (2021-05-21) 2.79%
3 months (2021-03-19) -12.09%
6 months (2020-12-21) -3.13%
1 year (2020-06-19) 55.36%
2 years (2019-06-21) 14.05%

Uber financials

Revenue TTM US$10.8 billion
Gross profit TTM US$4.4 billion
Return on assets TTM -9.01%
Return on equity TTM -30.04%
Profit margin -36.5%
Book value 7.282
Market capitalisation US$91.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Uber shares

There are currently 73.2 million Uber shares held short by investors – that's known as Uber's "short interest". This figure is 19.5% up from 61.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Uber shares can be evaluated.

Uber's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Uber's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Uber shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Uber shares traded daily (recently around 26.3 million). Uber's SIR currently stands at 2.78. In other words for every 100,000 Uber shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2780 shares are currently held short.

However Uber's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Uber shares, or, against the total number of tradable Uber shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Uber's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Uber shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0447% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Uber shares, roughly 45 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 Uber.

Find out more about how you can short Uber stock.

Uber share dividends

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

Uber share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Uber's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$28.39 up to US$64.05. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UBER.US volatility(beta: 1.56)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 Uber's is 1.5609. This would suggest that Uber's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Uber overview

Uber Technologies, Inc. develops and operates proprietary technology applications in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It connects consumers with independent providers of ride services for ridesharing services and other forms of transportation services, including public transit, as well as connect riders and other consumers with restaurants, grocers, other stores, and delivery service providers for meal preparation, grocery, and other delivery services. The company operates through four segments: Mobility, Delivery, Freight, and Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) and Other Technology Programs. The Mobility segment provides products that connect consumers with mobility drivers who provide rides in a range of vehicles, such as cars, auto rickshaws, motorbikes, minibuses, or taxis. It also offers Uber for Business, financial partnerships, transit, and vehicle solutions offerings. The Delivery segment allows consumers to search for and discover local restaurants, order a meal, and either pick-up at the restaurant or have the meal delivered, as well as offers grocery and convenience store delivery, and select other goods. The Freight segment connects carriers with shippers on the company's platform and enable carriers upfront, transparent pricing, and the ability to book a shipment. The ATG and Other Technology Programs segment engages in the development and commercialization of autonomous vehicle and ridesharing technologies, as well as Uber Elevate. The company was formerly known as Ubercab, Inc. and changed its name to Uber Technologies, Inc. in February 2011. Uber Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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