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How to buy Credit Suisse Group stock | $12.57

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Credit Suisse Group AG is a banks-diversified business based in the US. Credit Suisse Group shares (CS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Credit Suisse Group employs 48,800 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$31 billion.

How to buy shares in Credit Suisse Group

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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 Credit Suisse Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CS. 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 Credit Suisse Group 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. At last close price of USD$12.57, 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 Credit Suisse Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Credit Suisse Group. 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.

Credit Suisse Group share price

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Credit Suisse Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$12.57
52-week rangeUSD$6.3758 - USD$13.9144
50-day moving average USD$12.4833
200-day moving average USD$10.9938
Wall St. target priceUSD$14.47
PE ratio 7.285
Dividend yield USD$0.31 (2.43%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.141

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Credit Suisse Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $12.57 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-07) -10.85%
1 month (2020-12-17) -1.33%
3 months (2020-10-16) 22.99%
6 months (2020-07-16) 17.92%
1 year (2020-01-16) -9.83%
2 years (2019-01-16) 3.12%
3 years (2018-01-16) 18.85
5 years (2016-01-15) 18.7

Is Credit Suisse Group under- or over-valued?

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

Credit Suisse Group's P/E ratio

Credit Suisse Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Credit Suisse Group shares trade at around 7x 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.

Credit Suisse Group's PEG ratio

Credit Suisse Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0853. 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 Credit Suisse Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Credit Suisse Group financials

Gross profit TTM USD$22.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.48%
Return on equity TTM 8.48%
Profit margin 17.41%
Book value $16.894
Market capitalisation USD$31 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Credit Suisse Group shares

There are currently 3.3 million Credit Suisse Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Credit Suisse Group's "short interest". This figure is 34.2% down from 5.0 million last month.

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

Credit Suisse Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Credit Suisse Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Credit Suisse Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Credit Suisse Group shares traded daily (recently around 2.1 million). Credit Suisse Group's SIR currently stands at 1.58. In other words for every 100,000 Credit Suisse Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1580 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short Credit Suisse Group stock.

Credit Suisse Group share dividends

10%

Dividend payout ratio: 9.83% of net profits

Recently Credit Suisse Group has paid out, on average, around 9.83% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.43% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Credit Suisse Group shareholders could enjoy a 2.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Credit Suisse Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.31 per share.

While Credit Suisse Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Credit Suisse Group is investing more in its future growth.

Credit Suisse Group's most recent dividend payout was on 17 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Credit Suisse Group's shares ever split?

Credit Suisse Group's shares were split on a 1024:1000 basis on 1 May 2013. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1024 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Credit Suisse Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Credit Suisse Group shares which in turn could have impacted Credit Suisse Group's share price.

Credit Suisse Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Credit Suisse Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.3758 up to $13.9144. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CS.US volatility(beta: 1.76)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 Credit Suisse Group's is 1.7561. This would suggest that Credit Suisse Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Credit Suisse Group overview

Credit Suisse Group AG, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial services in Switzerland, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. It operates through Swiss Universal Bank, International Wealth Management, Asia Pacific, Global Markets, and Investment Banking & Capital Markets segments. The company offers private banking and wealth management solutions, including advisory, investment, financial planning, succession planning, and trust services; and financing and lending, and multi-shore platform solutions. It also provides traditional and structured lending, payment, foreign exchange, capital goods leasing, merger and acquisition, syndication, structured finance, commodity trade finance, trade finance, structured trade finance, export finance, factoring, fund management and administration, fund design, custody, ship and aviation finance, securities, cash, and treasury services. In addition, the company offers asset management products; equity and debt underwriting, and advisory services; cash equities, equity derivatives, and convertibles, as well as prime services; and fixed income products, such as credit, securitized, macro, emerging markets, financing, structured credit, and other products. Further, it provides HOLT, a framework for assessing the performance of approximately 20,000 companies; and equity and fixed income research services. The company serves private and institutional clients; ultra-high-net-worth individuals, high-net-worth individuals, and affluent and retail clients; corporate clients, small and medium-sized enterprises, external asset managers, financial institutions, and commodity traders; and pension funds, governments, foundations and endowments, corporations, entrepreneurs, private individuals, financial sponsors, and sovereign clients. As of December 31, 2019, it operated through a network of 344 offices and branches. The company was founded in 1856 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

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