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How to buy Ambev S-A stock | $3.13

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Ambev S.A is a beverages-brewers business based in the US. Ambev S-A shares (ABEV) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ambev S-A employs 50,000 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$46.7 billion.

How to buy shares in Ambev S-A

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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 Ambev S-A. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ABEV. 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 Ambev S-A 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$3.13, 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 Ambev S-A, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ambev S-A. 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.

Ambev S-A share price

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Ambev S-A shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$3.13
52-week rangeUSD$1.8513 - USD$4.6185
50-day moving average USD$2.9088
200-day moving average USD$2.5945
Wall St. target priceUSD$3.23
PE ratio 17.3295
Dividend yield USD$0.1 (3.17%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.176

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Is it a good time to buy Ambev S-A stock?

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Ambev S-A price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $3.13 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-07) 4.68%
1 month (2020-12-17) -1.88%
3 months (2020-10-16) 33.19%
6 months (2020-07-16) 18.11%
1 year (2020-01-16) -29.50%
2 years (2019-01-16) -33.26%
3 years (2018-01-16) 6.75
5 years (2016-01-15) 4.06

Is Ambev S-A under- or over-valued?

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

Ambev S-A's P/E ratio

Ambev S-A's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Ambev S-A shares trade at around 17x 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.

Ambev S-A's PEG ratio

Ambev S-A's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6346. 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 Ambev S-A's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ambev S-A financials

Gross profit TTM USD$30.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.81%
Return on equity TTM 12.36%
Profit margin 15.61%
Book value $0.987
Market capitalisation USD$46.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ambev S-A shares

There are currently 67.9 million Ambev S-A shares held short by investors – that's known as Ambev S-A's "short interest". This figure is 23.4% up from 55.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ambev S-A shares can be evaluated.

Ambev S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ambev S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ambev S-A shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ambev S-A shares traded daily (recently around 23.7 million). Ambev S-A's SIR currently stands at 2.87. In other words for every 100,000 Ambev S-A shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2870 shares are currently held short.

However Ambev S-A's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ambev S-A shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ambev S-A shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ambev S-A's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ambev S-A shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ambev S-A shares, roughly 0 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 Ambev S-A.

Find out more about how you can short Ambev S-A stock.

Ambev S-A share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 82.45% of net profits

Recently Ambev S-A has paid out, on average, around 82.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.17% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ambev S-A shareholders could enjoy a 3.17% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ambev S-A's case, that would currently equate to about $0.1 per share.

Ambev S-A'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.

Ambev S-A's most recent dividend payout was on 11 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Ambev S-A's shares ever split?

Ambev S-A's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 11 November 2013. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ambev S-A shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ambev S-A shares which in turn could have impacted Ambev S-A's share price.

Ambev S-A share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ambev S-A's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.8513 up to $4.6185. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ABEV.US volatility(beta: 0.82)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 Ambev S-A's is 0.8234. This would suggest that Ambev S-A's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Ambev S-A overview

Ambev S.A., through its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and sells beer, draft beer, carbonated soft drinks (CSD), other non-alcoholic beverages, malt, and food products in the Americas. It operates through three segments: Brazil; Central America and the Caribbean; Latin America South; and Canada. The company offers beer primarily under the Skol, Brahma, Antarctica, Brahva, Brahva Gold, Extra, Budweiser, Bud Light, Stella Artois, Corona, Modelo Especial, Beck, Leffe, Hoegaarden, Bucanero, Cristal, Mayabe, Cacique, Presidente, Brahma Light, President Light, Bohemia, The One, Banks, Deputy, Quilmes Clásica, Paceña, Taquiña, Huari, Becker, Cusqueña, Pilsen, Ouro Fino, Patricia, Michelob Ultra, Busch, Labatt Blue, Alexander Keith's, and Kokanee, brands. It also provides CSD, bottled water, isotonic beverages, energy drinks, coconut water, powdered and natural juices, and ready-to-drink teas under the Guaraná Antarctica, Gatorade, H2OH!, Lipton Iced Tea, Fusion, Do Bem, Pepsi, Canada Dry, Squirt, Red Rock, Pepsi-Cola, Seven Up brands, and Palm Bay and Mike's brands. Ambev S.A. offers its products through a network of third-party distributors and a direct distribution system. The company was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. Ambev S.A. is a subsidiary of Interbrew International B.V.

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