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How to buy Xero shares | A$90.69

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Xero Limited is a software—application business based in Australia. Xero shares (XRO) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $90.69 – a decrease of 0.83% over the previous week. and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of $13.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Xero

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Our table below can help you choose.
  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, PayPal or debit card.
  3. Search for Xero. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: XRO. 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 Xero 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 today's price of $90.69, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Xero. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Xero's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Xero's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $90.69, which is 3.74% up on its pre-crash value of $87.3 and 65.83% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $54.69.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Xero shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $685.03 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,057.45.

Xero share price

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

Xero shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-13.
Latest market closeAUDA$90.69
52-week rangeAUDA$60.05 - AUDA$103.48
50-day moving average AUDA$94.6571
200-day moving average AUDA$84.2654
Target priceAUDA$46.99
PE ratio 3958.8745
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) AUDA$-0.186

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Is it a good time to buy Xero stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Xero price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$90.69

1 week (2020-09-11) -0.83%
1 month (2020-08-19) -5.72%
3 months (2020-06-19) 1.57%
6 months (2020-03-19) 41.84%
1 year (2019-09-19) 43.82%
2 years (2018-09-19) 87.92%
3 years (2017-09-19) 243.52%
5 years (2015-09-18) 643.97%

Is Xero under- or over-valued?

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

Xero's P/E ratio

Xero's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3959x. In other words, Xero shares trade at around 3959x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Xero financials

Gross profit TTM $611.6 million
Return on assets TTM 2.03%
Return on equity TTM 0.86%
Profit margin 0.46%
Book value 1.616
Market capitalisation $13.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Xero share dividends

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

Xero share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Xero's shares have ranged in value from as little as $60.05 up to $103.48. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

XRO.AU volatility(beta: 0.89)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Xero's is 0.8928. This would suggest that Xero's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Xero overview

Xero Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a software as a service company worldwide. The company offers Xero, a cloud-based accounting software that connects small businesses to their advisors. It also provides Xero mobile app; and accountant/bookkeeper tools, including Xero HQ, Xero Practice Manager, Xero Workpapers, Xero tax tools, and Xero Cashbook/Ledger. The company serves various businesses, such as retail, high tech, non-profit, legal, Amazon sellers, hospitality, cafés, startups, construction, creatives, e-commerce, small business, healthcare, farming, manufacturing, tourism, real estate, and franchises. Xero Limited was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand.

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