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How to buy ACCO Brands Corporation stock | $6.44

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ACCO Brands Corporation is a business equipment & supplies business based in the US. ACCO Brands Corporation shares (ACCO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ACCO Brands Corporation employs 6,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.7 billion.

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  3. Search for ACCO Brands Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ACCO. 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 ACCO Brands Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, 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 USD$6.44, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of ACCO Brands Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ACCO Brands Corporation. Optimize 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.

ACCO Brands Corporation share price

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ACCO Brands Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$6.44
52-week rangeUSD$3.4112 - USD$9.7801
50-day moving average USD$7.9582
200-day moving average USD$6.8339
Wall St. target priceUSD$12
PE ratio 10.7702
Dividend yield USD$0.26 (3.07%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.792

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ACCO Brands Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $6.44 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2021-01-07) -26.23%
1 month (2020-12-17) -28.60%
3 months (2020-10-16) -2.57%
6 months (2020-07-17) -3.45%
1 year (2020-01-16) -30.68%
2 years (2019-01-16) -24.24%
3 years (2018-01-16) 12.7
5 years (2016-01-15) 11.03%

Is ACCO Brands Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

ACCO Brands Corporation's P/E ratio

ACCO Brands Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, ACCO Brands Corporation shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

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

ACCO Brands Corporation's PEG ratio

ACCO Brands Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.17. 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 ACCO Brands Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

ACCO Brands Corporation's EBITDA

ACCO Brands Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$212.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a ACCO Brands Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

ACCO Brands Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.79%
Gross profit TTM USD$633.5 million
Return on assets TTM 3.51%
Return on equity TTM 10.15%
Profit margin 4.37%
Book value $7.674
Market capitalisation USD$806.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ACCO Brands Corporation shares

There are currently 4.1 million ACCO Brands Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as ACCO Brands Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 1.1% up from 4.1 million last month.

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

ACCO Brands Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ACCO Brands Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ACCO Brands Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ACCO Brands Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 599600.29027576). ACCO Brands Corporation's SIR currently stands at 6.89. In other words for every 100,000 ACCO Brands Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6890 shares are currently held short.

However ACCO Brands Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ACCO Brands Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable ACCO Brands Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ACCO Brands Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ACCO Brands Corporation shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0451% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ACCO Brands Corporation shares, roughly 45 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against ACCO Brands Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short ACCO Brands Corporation stock.

ACCO Brands Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 30.95% of net profits

Recently ACCO Brands Corporation has paid out, on average, around 30.95% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.07% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ACCO Brands Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.07% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ACCO Brands Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.26 per share.

While ACCO Brands Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that ACCO Brands Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

ACCO Brands Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 18 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have ACCO Brands Corporation's shares ever split?

ACCO Brands Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 1 September 1989. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ACCO Brands Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ACCO Brands Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted ACCO Brands Corporation's share price.

ACCO Brands Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ACCO Brands Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.4112 up to $9.7801. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ACCO.US volatility(beta: 2.29)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 ACCO Brands Corporation's is 2.2861. This would suggest that ACCO Brands Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

ACCO Brands Corporation overview

ACCO Brands Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets consumer and business products. It operates through three segments: ACCO Brands North America, ACCO Brands EMEA, and ACCO Brands International. The company offers school notebooks, calendars, planners, dry erase boards, and janitorial supplies; storage and organization products, such as three-ring and lever-arch binders, sheet protectors, and indexes; laminating, binding, and shredding machines; writing instruments; stapling and punching products; do-it-yourself tools; and computer accessories and others used in schools, homes, and businesses. It offers its products primarily under the AT-A-GLANCE, Barrilito, Derwent, Esselte, Five Star, Foroni, GBC, Hilroy, Kensington, Leitz, Marbig, Mead, NOBO, Quartet, Rapid, Rexel, Swingline, Tilibra, Spirax, and Wilson Jones brand names. The company markets and sells its products through various channels, including mass retailers; e-tailers; discount, drug/grocery, and variety chains; warehouse clubs; hardware and specialty stores; independent office product dealers; office superstores; wholesalers; and contract stationers, as well as sells products directly to commercial and consumer end-users through its e-commerce platform and direct sales organization. ACCO Brands Corporation was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Lake Zurich, Illinois.

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