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How to buy Akamai Technologies (AKAM) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Akamai Technologies shares.

Akamai Technologies Inc (AKAM) is a leading software - infrastructure business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$101.35 after a previous close of US$100.88. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD101.12 to a high of USD102.11. The latest price was USD101.73 (25 minute delay). Akamai Technologies is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Akamai Technologies

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. 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, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Akamai Technologies. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AKAM. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Akamai Technologies reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$100.88, 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 Akamai Technologies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Akamai Technologies. 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.

Akamai Technologies stock price (NASDAQ:AKAM)

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Akamai Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-04-23.
OpenUS$101.35
HighUS$102.11
LowUS$101.12
CloseUS$101.73
Previous closeUS$100.88
Change US$0.85
Change % 0.8426%
Volume 957,483
Information last updated 2024-04-17.
52-week rangeUS$76.845 - US$129.17
50-day moving average US$110.7642
200-day moving average US$108.3377
Target priceUS$129.25
PE ratio 28.7869
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$3.52

Akamai Technologies share growth calculator

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Akamai Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $101.73

1 week (2024-04-17) 1.39%
1 month (2024-03-22) -6.64%
3 months (2024-01-24) -17.80%
6 months (2023-10-24) -2.44%
1 year (2023-04-21) 25.69%
2 years (2022-04-22) -13.16%
3 years (2021-04-23) -4.93%
5 years (2019-04-24) 30.19%

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Is it a good time to buy Akamai Technologies stock?

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Is Akamai Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

Akamai Technologies's P/E ratio

Akamai Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, Akamai Technologies shares trade at around 29x 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.

Akamai Technologies's PEG ratio

Akamai Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2778. 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 Akamai Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Akamai Technologies's EBITDA

Akamai Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.1 billion (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Akamai Technologies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Akamai Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Akamai Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$76.845 up to US$129.17. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AKAM.US volatility(beta: 0.7)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Akamai Technologies's is 0.703. This would suggest that Akamai Technologies's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Akamai Technologies financials

Revenue TTM US$3.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.69%
Gross profit TTM US$2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.86%
Return on equity TTM 12.23%
Profit margin 14.37%
Book value 30.398
Market capitalisation US$15.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Akamai Technologies share dividends

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

Akamai Technologies'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 Akamai Technologies.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Akamai Technologies's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 19.16

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Akamai Technologies's overall score of 19.16 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 25th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Akamai Technologies 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.).

Akamai Technologies's environmental score

Environmental score: 2.02/100

Akamai Technologies's environmental score of 2.02 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Akamai Technologies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Akamai Technologies's social score

Social score: 8.8/100

Akamai Technologies's social score of 8.8 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Akamai Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Akamai Technologies's governance score

Governance score: 6.34/100

Akamai Technologies's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Akamai Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Akamai Technologies's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Akamai Technologies scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Akamai Technologies has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Akamai Technologies Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 19.16
Total ESG percentile 25.06
Environmental score 2.02
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 8.8
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 6.34
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 1

Akamai Technologies overview

Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides cloud computing, security, and content delivery services in the United States and internationally. The company offers cloud solutions to keep infrastructure, websites, applications, application programming interfaces, and users safe from various cyberattacks and online threats while enhancing performance. It also provides web and mobile performance solutions to enable dynamic websites and applications; media delivery solutions, including video streaming and video player services, game and software delivery, broadcast operations, authoritative domain name system, resolution, and data and analytics; and cloud computing services, such as compute, storage, networking, database, and container management services to build, deploy, and secure applications and workloads. In addition, the company offers content delivery solutions; and an array of service and support to assist customers with integrating, configuring, optimizing, and managing its offerings. It sells its solutions through various channel partners. Akamai Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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