How to buy CGI stock - 05 March

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How to buy CGI stock

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CGI Inc is an information technology services business based in the US. CGI shares (GIB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CGI employs 76,000 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$19.4 billion.

How to buy shares in CGI

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

CGI share price

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CGI shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$46.32 - USD$81.51
50-day moving average USD$78.4203
200-day moving average USD$72.8779
Wall St. target priceUSD$58.67
PE ratio 25.7629
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.969

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Is it a good time to buy CGI stock?

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Is CGI under- or over-valued?

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

CGI's P/E ratio

CGI's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, CGI shares trade at around 26x 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.

CGI's PEG ratio

CGI's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.89. 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 CGI's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

CGI financials

Gross profit TTM USD$3.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.12%
Return on equity TTM 16.43%
Profit margin 9.66%
Book value $18.03
Market capitalisation USD$19.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting CGI shares

There are currently 1.2 million CGI shares held short by investors – that's known as CGI's "short interest". This figure is 15.3% down from 1.4 million last month.

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

CGI's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

CGI's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of CGI shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of CGI shares traded daily (recently around 150364.9382716). CGI's SIR currently stands at 8.1. In other words for every 100,000 CGI shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8100 shares are currently held short.

However CGI's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of CGI shares, or, against the total number of tradable CGI shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case CGI's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CGI shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CGI shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against CGI.

Find out more about how you can short CGI stock.

CGI'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 CGI.

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

CGI's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 25.27

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and CGI's overall score of 25.27 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 26th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

CGI's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.16/100

CGI's environmental score of 7.16 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CGI is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

CGI's social score

Social score: 18.8/100

CGI's social score of 18.8 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CGI is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

CGI's governance score

Governance score: 15.81/100

CGI's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that CGI is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

CGI Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 25.27
Total ESG percentile 26.44
Environmental score 7.16
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 18.8
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 15.81
Governance score percentile 9

CGI share dividends

We're not expecting CGI to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have CGI's shares ever split?

CGI's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 January 2000. 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 CGI shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for CGI shares which in turn could have impacted CGI's share price.

CGI share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CGI's shares have ranged in value from as little as $46.32 up to $81.51. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GIB.US volatility(beta: 1.06)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 CGI's is 1.0605. This would suggest that CGI's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

CGI overview

CGI Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides information technology (IT) and business process services in Canada; Western, Southern, Central, and Eastern Europe; Australia; Scandinavia; Finland, Poland, and Baltics; the United States; the United Kingdom; and the Asia Pacific. Its services include the management of IT and business outsourcing, systems integration and consulting, and software solutions selling activities. The company also offers application development and integration and maintenance, testing, portfolio management, and modernization services; business consulting; and a suite of business process services designed to address the needs of specific industries, as well as IT infrastructure services. It serves clients operating in government, financial services, health, utility, communication, oil and gas, manufacturing, insurance, retail and consumer service, transportation, and post and logistics sectors. The company was formerly known as CGI Group Inc. and changed its name to CGI Inc. in January 2019. CGI Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

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