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How to buy Ally Financial stock
Learn how to easily invest in Ally Financial stock.
Ally Financial Inc is a credit services business based in the US. Ally Financial shares (ALLY) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ally Financial employs 10,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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What's in this guide?
- ALLY shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is ALLY stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is ALLY suitable for ethical investing?
- Are ALLY shares over-valued?
- Ally Financial's financials
- How volatile are ALLY shares?
- Does Ally Financial pay a dividend?
- Have ALLY shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Ally Financial stock price (NYSE: ALLY)Use our graph to track the performance of ALLY stocks over time.
Ally Financial shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$33.51|
|52-week range||$31.66 - $55.23|
|50-day moving average||$40.07|
|200-day moving average||$46.42|
|Wall St. target price||$59.11|
|Dividend yield||$0.99 (3.61%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.98|
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Ally Financial price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-24)||-4.67%|
|1 month (2022-05-28)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-03-31)||-22.93%|
|6 months (2021-12-31)||-29.62%|
|1 year (2021-07-01)||-33.47%|
|2 years (2020-07-01)||73.63%|
|3 years (2019-07-01)||6.86%|
|5 years (2017-06-30)||60.33%|
Is Ally Financial stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Ally Financial stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ally Financial's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Ally Financial's P/E ratio
Ally Financial's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Ally Financial shares trade at around 4x 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.
Ally Financial's PEG ratio
Ally Financial's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.3048. 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 Ally Financial's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Ally Financial financials
|Revenue TTM||$8.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||43.8%|
|Gross profit TTM||$8.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.6%|
|Return on equity TTM||19.47%|
|Market capitalisation||$10.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Ally Financial'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 Ally Financial.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Ally Financial's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 29.96
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ally Financial's overall score of 29.96 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 43rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Ally Financial 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.).
Ally Financial's environmental score
Environmental score: 7.14/100
Ally Financial's environmental score of 7.14 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ally Financial is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Ally Financial's social score
Social score: 21.81/100
Ally Financial's social score of 21.81 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ally Financial is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Ally Financial's governance score
Governance score: 18.52/100
Ally Financial's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Ally Financial is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Ally Financial's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Ally Financial scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Ally Financial has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||29.96|
|Total ESG percentile||42.7|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||2|
Ally Financial share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 13.03% of net profits
Recently Ally Financial has paid out, on average, around 13.03% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.61% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ally Financial shareholders could enjoy a 3.61% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ally Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $0.99 per share.
While Ally Financial's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Ally Financial is investing more in its future growth.
Ally Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 15 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 April 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Ally Financial's shares ever split?
Ally Financial's shares were split on a 310:1 basis on 9 April 2014. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 310 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ally Financial shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 99.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ally Financial shares which in turn could have impacted Ally Financial's share price.
Ally Financial share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Ally Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $31.66 up to $55.2257. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Ally Financial's is 1.3085. This would suggest that Ally Financial's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Ally Financial overview
Ally Financial Inc. , a digital financial-services company, provides various digital financial products and services to consumer, commercial, and corporate customers primarily in the United States and Canada. It operates through four segments: Automotive Finance Operations, Insurance Operations, Mortgage Finance Operations, and Corporate Finance Operations. The Automotive Finance Operations segment offers automotive financing services, including providing retail installment sales contracts, loans and operating leases, term loans to dealers, financing dealer floorplans and other lines of credit to dealers, warehouse lines to automotive retailers, and fleet financing. It also provides financing services to companies and municipalities for the purchase or lease of vehicles, and vehicle-remarketing services. The Insurance Operations segment offers consumer finance protection and insurance products through the automotive dealer channel, and commercial insurance products directly to dealers. This segment provides vehicle service and maintenance contract, and guaranteed asset protection products; and underwrites commercial insurance coverages, which primarily insure dealers' vehicle inventory.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Ally Financial is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.573% of Ally Financial shares are held by insiders and 96.217% by institutions. How many people work for Ally Financial?
Latest data suggests 10,500 work at Ally Financial. When does the fiscal year end for Ally Financial?
Ally Financial's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Ally Financial based?
Ally Financial's address is: Ally Detroit Center, Detroit, MI, United States, 48226 What is Ally Financial's ISIN number?
Ally Financial's international securities identification number is: US02005N1000 What is Ally Financial's CUSIP number?
Ally Financial's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 02005N100
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