How to buy Auto Trader Group stock - 08 March

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How to buy Auto Trader Group stock

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Auto Trader Group plc is an internet content & information business based in the US. Auto Trader Group shares (ATDRY) are listed on the PINK and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Auto Trader Group employs 893 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$7.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Auto Trader Group

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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 Auto Trader Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ATDRY. 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 Auto Trader Group 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. 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 Auto Trader Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Auto Trader Group. 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.

Auto Trader Group share price

Use our graph to track the performance of ATDRY stocks over time.

Auto Trader Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$1 - USD$2.17
50-day moving average USD$2.024
200-day moving average USD$2.0253
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 32.5806
Dividend yield USD$0.081 (3.99%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.062

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Is Auto Trader Group under- or over-valued?

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

Auto Trader Group's P/E ratio

Auto Trader Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, Auto Trader Group shares trade at around 33x recent earnings.

Auto Trader Group financials

Gross profit TTM USD$368.9 million
Return on assets TTM 24.14%
Return on equity TTM 65.41%
Profit margin 51.83%
Book value $0.007
Market capitalisation USD$7.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Auto Trader Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 14.44% of net profits

Recently Auto Trader Group has paid out, on average, around 14.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Auto Trader Group shareholders could enjoy a 0.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Auto Trader Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.081 per share.

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

Auto Trader Group's most recent dividend payout was on 7 February 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 January 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Auto Trader Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Auto Trader Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1 up to $2.17. 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 (PINK average) beta is 1, while Auto Trader Group's is 0.4633. This would suggest that Auto Trader Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Auto Trader Group overview

Auto Trader Group plc operates in the digital automotive marketplace in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It offers its products to retailers, home traders, and logistics firms; vehicle advertisement on its websites for private sellers, as well as insurance and loan financing products to consumers; and display advertising on its websites for manufacturers and their advertising agencies. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Manchester, the United Kingdom.

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