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Albertsons Companies, Inc is a grocery stores business based in the US. Albertsons Companies shares (ACI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Albertsons Companies employs 270,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$66.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Albertsons Companies

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  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 Albertsons Companies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ACI. 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 Albertsons Companies 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$14.38, 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 Albertsons Companies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Albertsons Companies. 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.

Albertsons Companies share price

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Albertsons Companies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$14.38
52-week rangeUSD$12.91 - USD$16.5
50-day moving average USD$13.8191
200-day moving average USD$14.5581
Wall St. target priceUSD$19.71
PE ratio 6.833
Dividend yield USD$0.4 (2.81%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.674

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Is it a good time to buy Albertsons Companies stock?

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Albertsons Companies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.38 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-16) 0.84%
1 month (2020-09-23) 5.58%
3 months (2020-07-23) -10.29%
6 months (2020-04-19) N/A
1 year (2019-10-19) N/A
2 years (2018-10-19) N/A
3 years (2017-10-19) N/A
5 years (2015-10-19) N/A

Is Albertsons Companies under- or over-valued?

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

Albertsons Companies's P/E ratio

Albertsons Companies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Albertsons Companies shares trade at around 7x 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.

Albertsons Companies's PEG ratio

Albertsons Companies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9139. 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 Albertsons Companies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Albertsons Companies's EBITDA

Albertsons Companies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3.4 billion.

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

Albertsons Companies financials

Revenue TTM USD$66.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.64%
Gross profit TTM USD$17.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.3%
Return on equity TTM 41.4%
Profit margin 1.51%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$6.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Albertsons Companies shares

There are currently 13.1 million Albertsons Companies shares held short by investors – that's known as Albertsons Companies's "short interest". This figure is 93.5% up from 6.7 million last month.

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

Albertsons Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Albertsons Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Albertsons Companies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Albertsons Companies shares traded daily (recently around 3.1 million). Albertsons Companies's SIR currently stands at 4.2. In other words for every 100,000 Albertsons Companies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4200 shares are currently held short.

However Albertsons Companies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Albertsons Companies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Albertsons Companies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Albertsons Companies's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Albertsons Companies shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0958% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Albertsons Companies shares, roughly 96 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 Albertsons Companies.

Find out more about how you can short Albertsons Companies stock.

Albertsons Companies share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 2.47% of net profits

Recently Albertsons Companies has paid out, on average, around 2.47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.81% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Albertsons Companies shareholders could enjoy a 2.81% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Albertsons Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

While Albertsons Companies's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Albertsons Companies is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Albertsons Companies overview

Albertsons Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a food and drug retailer in the United States. Its food and drug retail stores offer grocery products, general merchandise, health and beauty care products, pharmacy, fuel, and other items and services. As of February 29, 2020, the company operated 2,252 stores under various banners, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Market Street, Pavilions, Star Market, Carrs, and Haggen; and 1,726 pharmacies, 1,290 in-store branded coffee shops, and 402 adjacent fuel centers. The company is headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Albertsons Companies, Inc. is a subsidiary of Albertsons Investor Holdings LLC.

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