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How to buy Albertsons Companies (ACI) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Albertsons Companies stock.

Albertsons Companies, Inc
NYSE: ACI - USD
GROCERY STORES
$20.24
+$0.07 (+0.35%)

Albertsons Companies, Inc (ACI) is a leading grocery stores business based in the US. It opened the day at $19.72 after a previous close of $19.61. During the day the price has varied from a low of $19.70 to a high of $20.38. The latest price was $20.21 (25 minute delay). Albertsons Companies is listed on the NYSE and employs 300,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Albertsons Companies stock price (NYSE: ACI)

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Albertsons Companies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open$19.72
High$20.38
Low$19.70
Close$20.21
Previous close$19.61
Change $0.60
Change % 3.0597%
Volume 1,094,057
Information last updated 2021-07-22.
52-week range$12.68 - $21.29
50-day moving average $20.05
200-day moving average $18.65
Wall St. target price$21.88
PE ratio 13.7118
Dividend yield $0.2 (0.96%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.47

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Albertsons Companies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $20.21 from 2021-05-28

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1 month (2021-06-24) 2.48%
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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 14x. In other words, Albertsons Companies shares trade at around 14x 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 1.2627. 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 $3.9 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 $69.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.37%
Gross profit TTM $20.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.71%
Return on equity TTM 32.69%
Profit margin 1.22%
Book value $2.85
Market capitalisation $9.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Albertsons Companies shares

There are currently 16.0 million Albertsons Companies shares held short by investors – that's known as Albertsons Companies's "short interest". This figure is 11% up from 14.4 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 1.3 million). Albertsons Companies's SIR currently stands at 12.69. In other words for every 100,000 Albertsons Companies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 12690 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 0.1975% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Albertsons Companies shares, roughly 198 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Albertsons Companies.

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

Albertsons Companies share dividends

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Dividend payout ratio: 1.25% of net profits

Recently Albertsons Companies has paid out, on average, around 1.25% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.94% 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 1.94% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Albertsons Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

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

Albertsons Companies's most recent dividend payout was on 9 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Albertsons Companies overview

Albertsons Companies, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of food and drug stores in the United States. The company's 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 27, 2021, it operated 2,277 stores under various banners, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs, Jewel-Osco, Acme, Shaw's, Star Market, United Supermarkets, Market Street, Haggen, Kings Food Markets, and Balducci's Food Lovers Market; and 1,727 pharmacies, 1,313 in-store branded coffee shops, 400 adjacent fuel centers, 22 distribution centers, and 20 manufacturing facilities, as well as various digital platforms. The company was founded in 1860 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Albertsons Companies, Inc. is a subsidiary of Albertsons Investor Holdings LLC.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Albertsons Companies is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 14.939% of Albertsons Companies shares are held by insiders and 73.627% by institutions.
How many people work for Albertsons Companies?
Latest data suggests 300,000 work at Albertsons Companies.
When does the fiscal year end for Albertsons Companies?
Albertsons Companies's fiscal year ends in February.
Where is Albertsons Companies based?
Albertsons Companies's address is: 250 Parkcenter Boulevard, Boise, ID, United States, 83706
What is Albertsons Companies's ISIN number?
Albertsons Companies's international securities identification number is: US0130911037

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