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How to buy Bristol-Myers Squibb Company stock

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is a drug manufacturers—general business based in the US. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares (BMY) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company employs 30,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$34.9 billion.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Company share price

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
52-week rangeUSD$45.76 - USD$68.34
50-day moving average USD$60.9871
200-day moving average USD$59.0958
Wall St. target priceUSD$73.5
PE ratio 93.8095
Dividend yield USD$1.8 (3.09%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.513

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Is Bristol-Myers Squibb Company under- or over-valued?

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

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's P/E ratio

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 94x. In other words, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares trade at around 94x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's PEG ratio

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7922. 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 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's EBITDA

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$14 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$34.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.69%
Gross profit TTM USD$18.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.16%
Return on equity TTM -1.65%
Profit margin -1.62%
Book value $21.781
Market capitalisation USD$131.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares

There are currently 14.4 million Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's "short interest". This figure is 0.6% down from 14.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares can be evaluated.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares traded daily (recently around 9.2 million). Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's SIR currently stands at 1.56. In other words for every 100,000 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1560 shares are currently held short.

However Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0064% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares, roughly 6 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 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

Find out more about how you can short Bristol-Myers Squibb Company stock.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company'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 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

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

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 27.69

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's overall score of 27.69 (as at 08/01/2020) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 52nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 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.).

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.83/100

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's environmental score of 3.83 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's social score

Social score: 18.82/100

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's social score of 18.82 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's governance score

Governance score: 12.55/100

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 27.69
Total ESG percentile 52.16
Environmental score 3.83
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 18.82
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 12.55
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 2

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 273.02% of net profits

Recently Bristol-Myers Squibb Company has paid out, on average, around 273.02% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shareholders could enjoy a 3.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.8 per share.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company'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.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's most recent dividend payout was on 2 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's shares ever split?

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's shares were split on a 1000000:95 basis on 7 August 2001. So if you had owned 95 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1000000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shares which in turn could have impacted Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's share price.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $45.76 up to $68.34. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BMY.US volatility(beta: 0.68)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 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's is 0.6767. This would suggest that Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company overview

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company discovers, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells biopharmaceutical products worldwide. It offers products in the following therapeutic classes: hematology, oncology, cardiovascular, and immunology. The company's products include Opdivo, a biological product for anti-cancer indications; Eliquis, an oral inhibitor targeted at stroke prevention in adult patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, and the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolic disorders; and Orencia, a biological product for adult patients with active RA and prostate-specific antigen, as well as reducing signs and symptoms in pediatric patients with active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis. It also provides Sprycel, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor for the treatment of Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia; Yervoy, a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma; Empliciti, a humanized monoclonal antibody for the treatment of multiple myeloma; and Baraclude, an oral antiviral agent for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B. In addition, it offers Reyataz, a protease inhibitor for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); Sustiva franchise, a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor for the treatment of HIV; and Daklinza NS5A replication complex inhibitor, Sunvepra NS3 protease inhibitor, and Beclabuvir NS5B inhibitor. It sells products to wholesalers, retail pharmacies, hospitals, government entities, and medical profession. The company has collaboration agreements with Pfizer, Otsuka, Ono, Nektar, GRYT Health, and Ubiquigent Limited; clinical collaboration agreement with NeoImmuneTech, Inc.; and partnership with Astrazeneca Plc. The company was formerly known as Bristol-Myers Company and changed its name to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in 1989. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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