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How to buy Best Buy CoInc stock | $120.83

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Best Buy Co., Inc is a specialty retail business based in the US. Best Buy CoInc shares (BBY) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Best Buy CoInc employs 125,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$45.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Best Buy CoInc

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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 Best Buy CoInc. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BBY. 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 Best Buy CoInc 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$120.83, 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 Best Buy CoInc, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Best Buy CoInc. 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.

Best Buy CoInc share price

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Best Buy CoInc shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$120.83
52-week rangeUSD$47.2757 - USD$124.2072
50-day moving average USD$109.4353
200-day moving average USD$104.4539
Wall St. target priceUSD$122.98
PE ratio 15.6279
Dividend yield USD$2.2 (2.15%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$6.562

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Is it a good time to buy Best Buy CoInc stock?

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Best Buy CoInc price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $120.83 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2021-01-15) 5.99%
1 month (2020-12-23) 18.07%
3 months (2020-10-23) 2.22%
6 months (2020-07-23) 25.76%
1 year (2020-01-23) 34.52%
2 years (2019-01-23) 110.84%
3 years (2018-01-23) 55.87%
5 years (2016-01-22) 343.09%

Is Best Buy CoInc under- or over-valued?

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

Best Buy CoInc's P/E ratio

Best Buy CoInc'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, Best Buy CoInc 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.

Best Buy CoInc's PEG ratio

Best Buy CoInc's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4117. 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 Best Buy CoInc's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Best Buy CoInc's EBITDA

Best Buy CoInc's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3.2 billion.

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

Best Buy CoInc financials

Revenue TTM USD$45.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.26%
Gross profit TTM USD$10 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.84%
Return on equity TTM 47.9%
Profit margin 3.79%
Book value $15.837
Market capitalisation USD$26.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Best Buy CoInc shares

There are currently 5.3 million Best Buy CoInc shares held short by investors – that's known as Best Buy CoInc's "short interest". This figure is 5% up from 5.1 million last month.

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

Best Buy CoInc's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Best Buy CoInc's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Best Buy CoInc shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Best Buy CoInc shares traded daily (recently around 4.3 million). Best Buy CoInc's SIR currently stands at 1.25. In other words for every 100,000 Best Buy CoInc shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1250 shares are currently held short.

However Best Buy CoInc's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Best Buy CoInc shares, or, against the total number of tradable Best Buy CoInc shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Best Buy CoInc's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Best Buy CoInc shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0263% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Best Buy CoInc shares, roughly 26 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 Best Buy CoInc.

Find out more about how you can short Best Buy CoInc stock.

Best Buy CoInc'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 Best Buy CoInc.

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

Best Buy CoInc's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 16.47

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Best Buy CoInc's overall score of 16.47 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 10th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Best Buy CoInc's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.12/100

Best Buy CoInc's environmental score of 9.12 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Best Buy CoInc is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Best Buy CoInc's social score

Social score: 9.67/100

Best Buy CoInc's social score of 9.67 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Best Buy CoInc is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Best Buy CoInc's governance score

Governance score: 8.68/100

Best Buy CoInc's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Best Buy CoInc is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Best Buy CoInc's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Best Buy Co., Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 16.47
Total ESG percentile 10.32
Environmental score 9.12
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 9.67
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 8.68
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

Best Buy CoInc share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 23.4% of net profits

Recently Best Buy CoInc has paid out, on average, around 23.4% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.15% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Best Buy CoInc shareholders could enjoy a 2.15% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Best Buy CoInc's case, that would currently equate to about $2.2 per share.

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

Best Buy CoInc's most recent dividend payout was on 5 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Best Buy CoInc's shares ever split?

Best Buy CoInc's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 4 August 2005. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Best Buy CoInc shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Best Buy CoInc shares which in turn could have impacted Best Buy CoInc's share price.

Best Buy CoInc share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Best Buy CoInc's shares have ranged in value from as little as $47.2757 up to $124.2072. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BBY.US volatility(beta: 1.57)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 Best Buy CoInc's is 1.5659. This would suggest that Best Buy CoInc's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Best Buy CoInc overview

Best Buy Co., Inc. retails technology products in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company operates in two segments, Domestic and International. Its stores provide computing and mobile phones, such as computing and peripherals, e-readers, networking products, tablets, and wearables, as well as mobile phones comprising related mobile network carrier commissions; consumer electronics, including digital imaging, health and fitness, home theater, portable audio, and smart home products; and entertainment products consisting of drones, peripherals, movies, music, and toys, as well as gaming hardware and software, and virtual reality and other software products. The company's stores also offer appliances, such as dishwashers, laundry appliances, ovens, refrigerators, blenders, coffee makers, and vacuums; and other products, such as beverages, snacks, and sundry items, as well as baby products, luggage, and sporting goods. In addition, it provides services comprising consultation, design, delivery, installation, memberships, protection plans, repair, set-up, and technical support services, as well as connected health services for aging consumers. The company offers its products through stores and Websites under the BestBuy, Best Buy Express, Best Buy Mobile, Geek Squad, Best Buy Health, CST, GreatCall, Lively, Magnolia, Pacific Kitchen, Home,, and brands, as well as through mobile applications and call centers. As of February 1, 2020, it had approximately 1,175 large-format and 56 small-format stores. The company was formerly known as Sound of Music, Inc. Best Buy Co., Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota.

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