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How to buy China Mobile stock

Learn how to easily invest in China Mobile stock.

China Mobile Limited

China Mobile Limited is a telecom services business based in the US. China Mobile shares (CHL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. China Mobile employs 456,239 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of 0.00.

How to buy shares in China Mobile

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  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – CHL – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. 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.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

China Mobile stock price (NYSE: CHL)

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China Mobile shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-25.
52-week range$25.35 - $37.84
50-day moving average $27.99
200-day moving average $32.34
Wall St. target price$44.00
PE ratio 6.3241
Dividend yield $1.97 (7.18%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.35

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Is it a good time to buy China Mobile stock?

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Is China Mobile under- or over-valued?

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

China Mobile's P/E ratio

China Mobile's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, China Mobile shares trade at around 6x 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.

China Mobile's PEG ratio

China Mobile's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5135. 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 China Mobile's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

China Mobile financials

Gross profit TTM $409.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.29%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 14.12%
Book value $38.30
Market capitalisation $109.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting China Mobile shares

There are currently 2.2 million China Mobile shares held short by investors – that's known as China Mobile's "short interest". This figure is 4.5% up from 2.1 million last month.

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

China Mobile's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

China Mobile's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of China Mobile shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of China Mobile shares traded daily (recently around 2.8 million). China Mobile's SIR currently stands at 0.76. In other words for every 100,000 China Mobile shares traded daily on the market, roughly 760 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short China Mobile stock.

China Mobile share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 943.18% of net profits

Recently China Mobile has paid out, on average, around 943.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.18% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), China Mobile shareholders could enjoy a 7.18% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In China Mobile's case, that would currently equate to about $1.97 per share.

China Mobile'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.

China Mobile's most recent dividend payout was on 8 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have China Mobile's shares ever split?

China Mobile's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 4 July 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your China Mobile shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for China Mobile shares which in turn could have impacted China Mobile's share price.

China Mobile share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, China Mobile's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.35 up to $37.835. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CHL.US volatility(beta: 0.5)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 China Mobile's is 0.502. This would suggest that China Mobile's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

China Mobile overview

China Mobile Limited provides mobile telecommunications and related services in Mainland China and Hong Kong. The company offers local calls; domestic and international long distance calls and roaming services; and value-added services, such as caller identity display, call waiting, conference calls, and others. It also provides wireless Internet service, as well as digital applications comprising music, video, reading, gaming, and animation; wireline broadband services; and wireline voice services. In addition, it offers dedicated line and IDC services to corporate customers in a range of industry sectors; and basic corporate communication products comprising corporate VPMN and SMS, and tailor made solutions. Further, the company provides international telecommunications services, which includes IDD, roaming, Internet, MNC, and value added business services. Additionally, it offers telecommunications network planning, design, and consulting services; roaming clearance, IT system operation, and technology support services; value-added platform development and maintenance services; mobile data, and system integration and development services; network construction and maintenance, network planning and optimizing, and training services; electronic communication products design and sale of related products; and non-banking financial services. It also provides mobile cloud research and development services; call center services; e-payment, e-commerce, and Internet finance services; and mobile Internet digital content services, as well as operates a network and business coordination center.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of China Mobile is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.001% of China Mobile shares are held by insiders and 1.962% by institutions.
How many people work for China Mobile?
Latest data suggests 456,239 work at China Mobile.
When does the fiscal year end for China Mobile?
China Mobile's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is China Mobile based?
China Mobile's address is: The Center, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
What is China Mobile's ISIN number?
China Mobile's international securities identification number is: US16941M1099
What is China Mobile's CUSIP number?
China Mobile's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 16941M109

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