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ADT Inc is a security & protection services business based in the US. ADT shares (ADT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ADT employs 17,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.3 billion.

How to buy shares in ADT

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for ADT. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ADT. 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 ADT 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$7.62, 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 ADT, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ADT. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted ADT's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$7.62, which is 8.40% up on its pre-crash value of USD$6.98 and 123.79% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$3.405.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of ADT shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$595.20 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 USD$1,219.20.

ADT share price

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ADT shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$7.62
52-week rangeUSD$3.405 - USD$17.21
50-day moving average USD$9.0963
200-day moving average USD$8.1787
Wall St. target priceUSD$14.06
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.14 (1.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.736

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Is it a good time to buy ADT stock?

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ADT price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $7.62 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-14) -5.69%
1 month (2020-09-22) -11.81%
3 months (2020-07-21) -4.99%
6 months (2020-04-21) 50.89%
1 year (2019-10-21) 5.54%
2 years (2018-10-19) -1.93%
3 years (2017-10-18) N/A
5 years (2015-10-18) N/A

Is ADT under- or over-valued?

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


ADT's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.2 billion.

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

ADT financials

Revenue TTM USD$5.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.07%
Gross profit TTM USD$3.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.82%
Return on equity TTM -19.77%
Profit margin -12.47%
Book value $3.627
Market capitalisation USD$6.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ADT shares

There are currently 16.6 million ADT shares held short by investors – that's known as ADT's "short interest". This figure is 5.1% down from 17.5 million last month.

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

ADT's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ADT's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ADT shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ADT shares traded daily (recently around 5.6 million). ADT's SIR currently stands at 2.96. In other words for every 100,000 ADT shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2960 shares are currently held short.

However ADT's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ADT shares, or, against the total number of tradable ADT shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ADT's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ADT shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.1486% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ADT shares, roughly 149 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 ADT.

Find out more about how you can short ADT stock.

ADT share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 66.14% of net profits

Recently ADT has paid out, on average, around 66.14% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ADT shareholders could enjoy a 1.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ADT's case, that would currently equate to about $0.14 per share.

ADT's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

ADT's most recent dividend payout was on 2 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

ADT share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ADT's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.405 up to $17.21. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ADT.US volatility(beta: 2.39)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 ADT's is 2.3891. This would suggest that ADT's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

ADT overview

ADT Inc. provides security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in the United States and Canada. It provides a range of fire detection, fire suppression, video surveillance, and access control systems to residential, commercial, and multi-site customers. The company primarily offers monitored security and automation solutions, including the installation and monitoring of security and premises automation systems designed to detect intrusion, control access, sense movement, smoke, fire, carbon monoxide, flooding, temperature, and other environmental conditions and hazards; and address personal emergencies such as injuries, medical emergencies, or incapacitation. It also provides interactive solutions that allow customers to use their smart phones, tablets, and laptops to arm and disarm their security systems, adjust lighting or thermostat levels, view real-time video of their premises, and program customizable schedules for the management of a range of smart home products. In addition, the company offers professional monitoring of third-party devices by enabling other companies to integrate solutions into its monitoring and billing platform. It provides its products under the ADT, ADT Pulse, Protection 1, ADT Commercial, and Blue by ADT names. As of December 31, 2019, ADT Inc. operated through a network of approximately 200 sales and service offices, 9 underwriter laboratories listed monitoring centers, 13 customer and field support locations, two national sales call centers, and two regional distribution centers. The company was formerly known as Prime Security Services Parent, Inc. and changed its name to ADT Inc. in September 2017. ADT Inc. was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

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