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How to buy Cardinal Health stock

Learn how to easily invest in Cardinal Health stock.

Cardinal Health is a medical distribution business based in the US. Cardinal Health shares (CAH) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cardinal Health employs 46,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $187 billion.

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Cardinal Health stock price (NYSE: CAH)

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Cardinal Health shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-02-01.
Latest market close$78.67
52-week range$48.57 - $81.05
50-day moving average $78.01
200-day moving average $66.75
Wall St. target price$83.14
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $1.973 (2.59%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-3.38

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Is it a good time to buy Cardinal Health stock?

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Cardinal Health price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $78.67 from 2023-02-03

1 week (2023-01-31) 1.84%
1 month (2023-01-06) 0.04%
3 months (2022-11-07) -2.85%
6 months (2022-08-05) 27.90%
1 year (2022-02-07) 49.48%
2 years (2021-02-05) 47.39%
3 years (2020-02-07) 45.50%
5 years (2018-02-07) 44.95%

Is Cardinal Health stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Cardinal Health's PEG ratio

Cardinal Health's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6462. 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 Cardinal Health's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Cardinal Health's EBITDA

Cardinal Health's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.3 billion.

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

Cardinal Health financials

Revenue TTM $187 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.84%
Gross profit TTM $6.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.26%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -0.59%
Book value $-6.80
Market capitalisation $20.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Cardinal Health share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 53.46% of net profits

Recently Cardinal Health has paid out, on average, around 53.46% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.59% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cardinal Health shareholders could enjoy a 2.59% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cardinal Health's case, that would currently equate to about $1.973 per share.

Cardinal Health'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.

Cardinal Health's most recent dividend payout was on 14 January 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Cardinal Health's shares ever split?

Cardinal Health's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 22 April 2001. 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 Cardinal Health shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cardinal Health shares which in turn could have impacted Cardinal Health's share price.

Cardinal Health share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cardinal Health's shares have ranged in value from as little as $48.5693 up to $81.0497. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CAH.US volatility(beta: 0.79)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 Cardinal Health's is 0.7883. This would suggest that Cardinal Health's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Cardinal Health overview

Cardinal Health, Inc. operates as an integrated healthcare services and products company in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and internationally. It provides customized solutions for hospitals, healthcare systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, physician offices, and patients in the home. The company operates in two segments, Pharmaceutical and Medical. The Pharmaceutical segment distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical, specialty pharmaceutical, and over-the-counter healthcare and consumer products. The segment also provides services to pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers for specialty pharmaceutical products; operates nuclear pharmacies and radiopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities; repackages generic pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter healthcare products; and offers medication therapy management and patient outcomes services to hospitals, other healthcare providers, and payers, as well as provides pharmacy management services to hospitals. The Medical segment manufactures, sources, and distributes Cardinal Health branded medical, surgical, and laboratory products and devices that include exam and surgical gloves; needles, syringe, and sharps disposals; compressions; incontinences; nutritional delivery products; wound care products; single-use surgical drapes, gowns, and apparels; fluid suction and collection systems; urology products; operating room supply products; and electrode product lines.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Cardinal Health is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.387% of Cardinal Health shares are held by insiders and 92.717% by institutions.
How many people work for Cardinal Health?
Latest data suggests 46,500 work at Cardinal Health.
When does the fiscal year end for Cardinal Health?
Cardinal Health's fiscal year ends in June.
Where is Cardinal Health based?
Cardinal Health's address is: 7000 Cardinal Place, Dublin, OH, United States, 43017
What is Cardinal Health's ISIN number?
Cardinal Health's international securities identification number is: US14149Y1082
What is Cardinal Health's CUSIP number?
Cardinal Health's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 14149Y108

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