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How to buy Amcor stock

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Amcor plc is a packaging & containers business based in the US. Amcor shares (AMCR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Amcor employs 47,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Amcor share price

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Amcor shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$8.08 - $12.15
50-day moving average $11.70
200-day moving average $11.47
Wall St. target price$12.46
PE ratio 37.524
Dividend yield $0.47 (4.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.31

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Is it a good time to buy Amcor stock?

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Is Amcor under- or over-valued?

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

Amcor's P/E ratio

Amcor's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, Amcor shares trade at around 38x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Amcor's EBITDA

Amcor's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.9 billion.

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

Amcor financials

Revenue TTM $12.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.89%
Gross profit TTM $2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.06%
Return on equity TTM 15.26%
Profit margin 6.23%
Book value $3.33
Market capitalisation $18.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Amcor shares

There are currently 44.2 million Amcor shares held short by investors – that's known as Amcor's "short interest". This figure is 5.2% up from 42.1 million last month.

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

Amcor's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Amcor's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Amcor shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Amcor shares traded daily (recently around 6.9 million). Amcor's SIR currently stands at 6.39. In other words for every 100,000 Amcor shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6390 shares are currently held short.

However Amcor's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Amcor shares, or, against the total number of tradable Amcor shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Amcor's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Amcor shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0284% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Amcor shares, roughly 28 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Amcor.

Find out more about how you can short Amcor stock.

Amcor share dividends

68%

Dividend payout ratio: 68.08% of net profits

Recently Amcor has paid out, on average, around 68.08% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Amcor shareholders could enjoy a 4.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Amcor's case, that would currently equate to about $0.47 per share.

Amcor'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.

Amcor's most recent dividend payout was on 15 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Amcor share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Amcor's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.0819 up to $12.1505. 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 Amcor's is 0.4485. This would suggest that Amcor's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Amcor overview

Amcor plc develops, manufactures, and sells various packaging products for food, beverage, medical and pharmaceutical, fresh produce, snack food, personal care, and other industries worldwide. It operates through two segments, Flexibles and Rigid Packaging. The company provides flexible packaging products, rigid packaging containers, specialty cartons, and closures. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. .

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