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How to buy Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd stock

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Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd is a telecom services business based in the US. Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd shares (CHT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  3. Search for Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CHT. 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 Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd 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 Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd. 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.

Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd share price

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Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$33.2182 - USD$40.25
50-day moving average USD$39.1964
200-day moving average USD$37.9434
Wall St. target priceUSD$37.63
PE ratio 25.9855
Dividend yield USD$0.158 (0.4%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.52

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Is Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd under- or over-valued?

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

Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd's P/E ratio

Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd'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, Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd financials

Gross profit TTM USD$70.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.38%
Return on equity TTM 8.98%
Profit margin 16.1%
Book value $15.61
Market capitalisation USD$29.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd shares

There are currently 543,347 Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd shares held short by investors – that's known as Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd's "short interest". This figure is 1.8% down from 553,577 last month.

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

Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd shares traded daily (recently around 72834.71849866). Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd's SIR currently stands at 7.46. In other words for every 100,000 Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7460 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd stock.

Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 1276.68% of net profits

Recently Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd has paid out, on average, around 1276.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd shareholders could enjoy a 3.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd's case, that would currently equate to about $0.158 per share.

Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd'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.

Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd's most recent dividend payout was on 13 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 July 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd's shares ever split?

Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd's shares were split on a 4:5 basis on 7 January 2011. So if you had owned 5 shares 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 Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 25% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd shares which in turn could have impacted Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd's share price.

Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33.2182 up to $40.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd's is 0.0093. This would suggest that Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Chunghwa Telecom CoLtd overview

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. provides telecommunication services in Taiwan. It operates through Domestic Fixed Communications Business, Mobile Communications Business, Internet Business, International Fixed Communications Business, and Others segments. The company offers local and domestic long distance telephone and leased line, broadband access, Wi-Fi, and multimedia on demand services; information and communication technology (ICT) services; and interconnection with its fixed-line network to other mobile and fixed-line operators. It also provides mobile; HiNet Internet, data communication, and cloud; application value-added and Internet data center; international long distance telephone, leased line, and data; and satellite services. In addition, the company distributes and sells mobile handsets, tablets, data cards, electronic materials, ICT products, and computing and business machinery equipment and software; designs, develops, produces, sells, and services semiconductor testing components, printed circuit boards, and electronic components and finished products, and automatic license plate recognition software and hardware products. Further, it offers property development and management; system, network, and communications integration; intelligent buildings and energy network; digital information supply and advertisement; property and liability insurance agency; family education; computing equipment installation; management consultancy; data processing; telecommunications engineering; Internet identify; and information and communication solution services. Additionally, the company engages in the investment; software design services, and internet contents production and play; motion picture production and distribution; and provision of energy saving solutions and international circuits, and services for electronic parts and machinery processed products. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Taipei City, Taiwan.

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