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How to buy Barrick Gold stock
Learn how to easily invest in Barrick Gold stock.
Barrick Gold Corp (GOLD) is a leading gold business based in the US. It opened the day at $15.73 after a previous close of $15.50. During the day the price has varied from a low of $15.46 to a high of $15.87. The latest price was $15.82 (25 minute delay). Barrick Gold is listed on the NYSE and employs 0 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Barrick Gold
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – GOLD – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- GOLD shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is GOLD stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is GOLD suitable for ethical investing?
- Are GOLD shares over-valued?
- Barrick Gold's financials
- How volatile are GOLD shares?
- Does Barrick Gold pay a dividend?
- Have GOLD shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Barrick Gold's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Barrick Gold's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last close price was $15.82, which is 26.24% down on its pre-crash value of $21.44 and 25.02% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $12.65.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Barrick Gold shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $926.07 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 $865.08.
Barrick Gold stock price (NYSE: GOLD)Use our graph to track the performance of GOLD stocks over time.
Barrick Gold shares at a glance
|52-week range||$13.97 - $25.49|
|50-day moving average||$15.57|
|200-day moving average||$19.55|
|Wall St. target price||$28.41|
|Dividend yield||$0.39 (5.16%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.13|
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Is it a good time to buy Barrick Gold stock?
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Barrick Gold price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-22)||N/A|
|1 month (2022-08-30)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-06-30)||-10.60%|
|6 months (2022-04-01)||-36.59%|
|1 year (2021-10-01)||-12.09%|
|2 years (2020-10-02)||-43.30%|
|3 years (2019-10-03)||17.26|
|5 years (2017-10-03)||16.27|
Is Barrick Gold stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Barrick Gold stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Barrick Gold's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Barrick Gold's P/E ratio
Barrick Gold's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Barrick Gold shares trade at around 14x 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.
Barrick Gold's PEG ratio
Barrick Gold's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 10.07. 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 Barrick Gold's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Barrick Gold's EBITDA
Barrick Gold's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $6.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Barrick Gold's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Barrick Gold financials
|Revenue TTM||$11.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||34.76%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.51%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.85%|
|Market capitalisation||$27.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Barrick Gold'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 Barrick Gold.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Barrick Gold's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 37.35
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Barrick Gold's overall score of 37.35 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 77th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Barrick Gold 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.).
Barrick Gold's environmental score
Environmental score: 19.16/100
Barrick Gold's environmental score of 19.16 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Barrick Gold is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Barrick Gold's social score
Social score: 14.17/100
Barrick Gold's social score of 14.17 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Barrick Gold is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Barrick Gold's governance score
Governance score: 9.02/100
Barrick Gold's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Barrick Gold is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Barrick Gold's controversy score
Controversy score: 4/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Barrick Gold scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that Barrick Gold has a damaged public profile.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||37.35|
|Total ESG percentile||77.16|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||4|
Barrick Gold share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 66.55% of net profits
Recently Barrick Gold has paid out, on average, around 66.55% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.16% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Barrick Gold shareholders could enjoy a 5.16% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Barrick Gold's case, that would currently equate to about $0.39 per share.
Barrick Gold'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.
Barrick Gold's most recent dividend payout was on 14 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Barrick Gold's shares ever split?
Barrick Gold's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 March 1993. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Barrick Gold shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Barrick Gold shares which in turn could have impacted Barrick Gold's share price.
Barrick Gold share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Barrick Gold's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.97 up to $25.4899. 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 Barrick Gold's is 0.1314. This would suggest that Barrick Gold's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Barrick Gold overview
Barrick Gold Corporation engages in the exploration, mine development, production, and sale of gold and copper properties. It has ownership interests in producing gold mines that are located in Argentina, Canada, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Mali, Tanzania, and the United States. The company also has ownership interests in producing copper mines located in Chile, Saudi Arabia, and Zambia; and various other projects located throughout the Americas and Africa. Barrick Gold Corporation was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. .
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Barrick Gold is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.591% of Barrick Gold shares are held by insiders and 63.457% by institutions. When does the fiscal year end for Barrick Gold?
Barrick Gold's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Barrick Gold based?
Barrick Gold's address is: TD Canada Trust Tower, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5J 2S1 What is Barrick Gold's ISIN number?
Barrick Gold's international securities identification number is: CA0679011084 What is Barrick Gold's CUSIP number?
Barrick Gold's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 067901108
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