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How to buy AMERCO stock | $433.81

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AMERCO is a rental & leasing services business based in the US. AMERCO shares (UHAL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AMERCO employs 14,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.1 billion.

How to buy shares in AMERCO

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 AMERCO. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: UHAL. 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 AMERCO 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$433.81, 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 AMERCO, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AMERCO. 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.

AMERCO share price

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AMERCO shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-01.
Latest market close USD$433.81
52-week range USD$222.0445 - USD$422.55
50-day moving average USD$379.9365
200-day moving average USD$344.6549
Wall St. target price USD$455
PE ratio 16.0077
Dividend yield N/A (0.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$25.877

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AMERCO price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $433.81 from 2020-12-04

1 week (2020-11-25) 4.79%
1 month (2020-11-05) 8.43%
3 months (2020-09-04) 19.49%
6 months (2020-06-05) 25.00%
1 year (2019-12-05) 21.99%
2 years (2018-12-04) 27.56%
3 years (2017-12-05) 15.90%
5 years (2015-12-04) 7.62%

Is AMERCO under- or over-valued?

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

AMERCO's P/E ratio

AMERCO's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, AMERCO shares trade at around 16x 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.

AMERCO's EBITDA

AMERCO's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.3 billion.

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

AMERCO financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.53%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.92%
Return on equity TTM 11.71%
Profit margin 12.49%
Book value $242.64
Market capitalisation USD$8.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AMERCO shares

There are currently 154,804 AMERCO shares held short by investors – that's known as AMERCO's "short interest". This figure is 0.7% down from 155,845 last month.

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

AMERCO's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

AMERCO's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AMERCO shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AMERCO shares traded daily (recently around 31210.483870968). AMERCO's SIR currently stands at 4.96. In other words for every 100,000 AMERCO shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4960 shares are currently held short.

However AMERCO's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AMERCO shares, or, against the total number of tradable AMERCO shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AMERCO's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AMERCO shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0152% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AMERCO shares, roughly 15 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 AMERCO.

Find out more about how you can short AMERCO stock.

AMERCO'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 AMERCO.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

AMERCO's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 17.39

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and AMERCO's overall score of 17.39 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 25th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like AMERCO 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.).

AMERCO's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.04/100

AMERCO's social score

Social score: 8.01/100

AMERCO's governance score

Governance score: 5.34/100

AMERCO's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. AMERCO scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that AMERCO has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

AMERCO was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 17.39
Total ESG percentile 24.78
Environmental score 4.04
Social score 8.01
Governance score 5.34
Level of controversy 1

AMERCO share dividends

4%

Dividend payout ratio: 3.87% of net profits

Recently AMERCO has paid out, on average, around 3.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.38% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AMERCO shareholders could enjoy a 0.38% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AMERCO's case, that would currently equate to about $N/A per share.

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

AMERCO's most recent dividend payout was on 21 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

AMERCO share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AMERCO's shares have ranged in value from as little as $222.0445 up to $422.55. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UHAL.US volatility(beta: 0.76)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while AMERCO's is 0.7627. This would suggest that AMERCO's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

AMERCO overview

AMERCO operates as a do-it-yourself moving and storage operator for household and commercial goods in the United States and Canada. The company's Moving and Storage segment rents trucks, trailers, portable moving and storage units, specialty rental items, and self-storage spaces primarily to the household movers; and sells moving supplies, towing accessories, and propane. It also provides uhaul.com, an online marketplace that connects consumers to independent Moving Help service providers and independent self-storage affiliates; auto transport and tow dolly options to transport vehicles; and specialty boxes for dishes, computers, and sensitive electronic equipment, as well as tapes, security locks, and packing supplies. This segment rents its products and services through a network of approximately 2,065 company operated retail moving stores and 20,100 independent U-Haul dealers. As of March 31, 2020, it had a rental fleet of approximately 176,000 trucks, 127,000 trailers, and 41,000 towing devices; and 1,745 self-storage locations with approximately 774,000 rentable storage units. The company's Property and Casualty Insurance segment offers loss adjusting and claims handling services. It also provides moving and storage protection packages, such as Safemove and Safetow packages, which offer moving and towing customers with a damage waiver, cargo protection, and medical and life insurance coverage; Safestor that protects storage customers from loss on their goods in storage; Safestor Mobile, which protects customers stored belongings; and Safemove Plus, which provides rental customers with a layer of primary liability protection. The company's Life Insurance segment provides life and health insurance products primarily to the senior market through the direct writing and reinsuring of life insurance, medicare supplement, and annuity policies. AMERCO was founded in 1945 and is based in Reno, Nevada.

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