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Ameriprise Financial, Inc is an asset management business based in the US. Ameriprise Financial shares (AMP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ameriprise Financial employs 12,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$12.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Ameriprise Financial

  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 Ameriprise Financial. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AMP. 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 Ameriprise Financial 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$169.04, 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 Ameriprise Financial, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ameriprise Financial. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Ameriprise Financial's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Ameriprise Financial's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$169.04, which is 3.64% down on its pre-crash value of USD$175.43 and 111.27% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$80.01.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Ameriprise Financial shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$494.79 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,009.17.

Ameriprise Financial share price

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Ameriprise Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$169.04
52-week range USD$80.01 - USD$180.854
50-day moving average USD$157.6883
200-day moving average USD$144.2167
Wall St. target price USD$181
PE ratio 8.8011
Dividend yield USD$4.16 (2.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$19.245

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Is it a good time to buy Ameriprise Financial stock?

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Ameriprise Financial price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $169.04 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-19) -7.95%
1 month (2020-10-29) 4.92%
3 months (2020-08-28) 6.39%
6 months (2020-05-29) 20.68%
1 year (2019-11-29) 3.15%
2 years (2018-11-29) 32.50%
3 years (2017-11-29) 3.35%
5 years (2015-11-27) 48.92%

Is Ameriprise Financial under- or over-valued?

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

Ameriprise Financial's P/E ratio

Ameriprise 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 9x. In other words, Ameriprise Financial shares trade at around 9x 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.

Ameriprise Financial's PEG ratio

Ameriprise Financial's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.367. 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 Ameriprise 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.

Ameriprise Financial's EBITDA

Ameriprise Financial's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3.9 billion.

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

Ameriprise Financial financials

Revenue TTM USD$12.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 30.4%
Gross profit TTM USD$6.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.53%
Return on equity TTM 39.95%
Profit margin 20.5%
Book value $53.894
Market capitalisation USD$20.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ameriprise Financial shares

There are currently 2.7 million Ameriprise Financial shares held short by investors – that's known as Ameriprise Financial's "short interest". This figure is 5.5% down from 2.8 million last month.

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

Ameriprise Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ameriprise Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ameriprise Financial shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ameriprise Financial shares traded daily (recently around 713729.22252011). Ameriprise Financial's SIR currently stands at 3.73. In other words for every 100,000 Ameriprise Financial shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3730 shares are currently held short.

However Ameriprise Financial's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ameriprise Financial shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ameriprise Financial shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ameriprise Financial's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ameriprise Financial shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0249% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ameriprise Financial shares, roughly 25 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 Ameriprise Financial.

Find out more about how you can short Ameriprise Financial stock.

Ameriprise 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 Ameriprise Financial.

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

Ameriprise Financial's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 30.8

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ameriprise Financial's overall score of 30.8 (as at 10/01/2020) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 48th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Ameriprise Financial's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.8/100

Ameriprise Financial's environmental score of 9.8 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ameriprise Financial is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ameriprise Financial's social score

Social score: 16.66/100

Ameriprise Financial's social score of 16.66 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ameriprise Financial is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Ameriprise Financial's governance score

Governance score: 19.84/100

Ameriprise Financial's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Ameriprise Financial is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ameriprise Financial's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Ameriprise Financial scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Ameriprise Financial has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Ameriprise Financial, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 30.8
Total ESG percentile 48.36
Environmental score 9.8
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 16.66
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 19.84
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 2

Ameriprise Financial share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 24.56% of net profits

Recently Ameriprise Financial has paid out, on average, around 24.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ameriprise Financial shareholders could enjoy a 2.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ameriprise Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $4.16 per share.

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

Ameriprise Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 21 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Ameriprise Financial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ameriprise Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $80.01 up to $180.854. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMP.US volatility(beta: 1.75)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 Ameriprise Financial's is 1.7534. This would suggest that Ameriprise 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).

Ameriprise Financial overview

Ameriprise Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various financial products and services to individual and institutional clients in the United States and internationally. It operates through five segments: Advice & Wealth Management, Asset Management, Annuities, Protection, and Corporate & Other. The Advice & Wealth Management segment provides financial planning and advice, as well as full-service brokerage services primarily to retail clients through its advisors. The Asset Management segment offers investment management, advice, and investment products to retail, high net worth, and institutional clients through unaffiliated third party financial institutions and institutional sales force. Its products also include U.S. mutual funds and their non-U.S. equivalents, exchange-traded funds, variable product funds underlying insurance, and annuity separate accounts; and institutional asset management products, such as traditional asset classes, separately managed accounts, individually managed accounts, collateralized loan obligations, hedge funds, collective funds, and property funds. The Annuities segment provides variable and fixed annuity products to individual clients through affiliated and unaffiliated advisors, and financial institutions. The Protection segment offers variable and fixed annuity products to address the protection and risk management needs of retail clients, including life and disability income insurance. The Corporate & Other segment consist of long term care business, net investment income or loss on corporate level assets. The company was formerly known as American Express Financial Corporation and changed its name to Ameriprise Financial, Inc. in September 2005. Ameriprise Financial, Inc. was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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