How to buy United Airlines (UAL) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in United Airlines shares.
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United Airlines Holdings Inc is an airlines business with stocks listed in the US. United Airlines shares (UAL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$42.26 – a decrease of 8.35% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.
How to buy shares in United Airlines
- 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.
- 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.
- Search for United Airlines. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: UAL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until United Airlines reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$46.73, 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 United Airlines, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of United Airlines. 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.
What's in this guide?
- United Airlines key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is United Airlines stock a buy or sell?
- United Airlines performance over time
- Is United Airlines suitable for ethical investing?
- Are United Airlines shares over-valued?
- United Airlines's financials
- How volatile are United Airlines shares?
- Does United Airlines pay a dividend?
- Have United Airlines shares ever split?
- Other common questions
United Airlines stock price (NASDAQ:UAL)Use our graph to track the performance of UAL stocks over time.
United Airlines shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$39.175 - US$63.6999|
|50-day moving average||US$48.1884|
|200-day moving average||US$51.1432|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$-10.198|
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United Airlines price performance over time
|1 week (2021-11-22)||-9.08%|
|1 month (2021-10-29)||-8.41%|
|3 months (2021-08-27)||-11.42%|
|6 months (2021-05-28)||-27.57%|
|1 year (2020-11-27)||-6.71%|
|2 years (2019-11-29)||-54.46%|
|3 years (2018-11-29)||-55.55%|
|5 years (2016-11-29)||-39.39%|
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Is United Airlines under- or over-valued?
Valuing United Airlines stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of United Airlines's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
United Airlines's PEG ratio
United Airlines's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0584. 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 United Airlines's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
United Airlines's EBITDA
United Airlines's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$860 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a United Airlines's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
United Airlines financials
|Revenue TTM||US$19.9 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||US$-2,651,000,000|
|Return on assets TTM||-6.18%|
|Return on equity TTM||-51.71%|
|Market capitalisation||US$13.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
United Airlines'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 United Airlines.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
United Airlines's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 34.87
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and United Airlines's overall score of 34.87 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 67th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like United Airlines 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.).
United Airlines's environmental score
Environmental score: 17.91/100
United Airlines's environmental score of 17.91 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that United Airlines is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
United Airlines's social score
Social score: 20.13/100
United Airlines's social score of 20.13 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that United Airlines is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
United Airlines's governance score
Governance score: 10.83/100
United Airlines's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that United Airlines is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
United Airlines's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. United Airlines scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that United Airlines has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||34.87|
|Total ESG percentile||67|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
United Airlines share dividends
We're not expecting United Airlines to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have United Airlines's shares ever split?
United Airlines's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 21 May 1996. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your United Airlines shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for United Airlines shares which in turn could have impacted United Airlines's share price.
United Airlines share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, United Airlines's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$39.175 up to US$63.6999. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while United Airlines's is 1.5003. This would suggest that United Airlines's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
United Airlines overview
United Airlines Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides air transportation services in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, the Pacific, the Middle East, and Latin America. The company transports people and cargo through its mainline and regional fleets. It also sells fuel; and offers catering, ground handling, and maintenance services for third parties. The company was formerly known as United Continental Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to United Airlines Holdings, Inc. in June 2019. United Airlines Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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