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Dell Technologies Inc is a computer hardware business based in the US. Dell Technologies shares (DELL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Dell Technologies employs 165,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$92.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Dell Technologies

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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 Dell Technologies. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: DELL. 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 Dell Technologies 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$68.78, 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 Dell Technologies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Dell Technologies. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Dell Technologies's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Dell Technologies's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$68.78, which is 24.80% up on its pre-crash value of USD$51.72 and 169.62% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$25.51.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Dell Technologies shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$690.00 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,398.30.

Dell Technologies share price

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Dell Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-25.
Latest market close USD$68.78
52-week range USD$25.51 - USD$71.45
50-day moving average USD$66.5283
200-day moving average USD$59.3222
Wall St. target price USD$72.28
PE ratio 24.8509
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.15

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Is it a good time to buy Dell Technologies stock?

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Dell Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $68.78 from 2020-10-22

1 week (2020-11-20) 0.64%
1 month (2020-10-27) 8.20%
3 months (2020-08-27) 10.17%
6 months (2020-05-27) 50.93%
1 year (2019-11-27) 36.69%
2 years (2018-11-23) N/A
3 years (2017-11-23) N/A
5 years (2015-11-23) N/A

Is Dell Technologies under- or over-valued?

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

Dell Technologies's P/E ratio

Dell Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Dell Technologies shares trade at around 25x 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.

Dell Technologies's PEG ratio

Dell Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0262. 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 Dell Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Dell Technologies's EBITDA

Dell Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$9.5 billion.

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

Dell Technologies financials

Revenue TTM USD$92.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.66%
Gross profit TTM USD$28.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.28%
Return on equity TTM 52.53%
Profit margin 2.64%
Book value $1.185
Market capitalisation USD$50.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Dell Technologies shares

There are currently 5.3 million Dell Technologies shares held short by investors – that's known as Dell Technologies's "short interest". This figure is 22.2% down from 6.8 million last month.

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

Dell Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Dell Technologies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Dell Technologies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Dell Technologies shares traded daily (recently around 1.4 million). Dell Technologies's SIR currently stands at 3.89. In other words for every 100,000 Dell Technologies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3890 shares are currently held short.

However Dell Technologies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Dell Technologies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Dell Technologies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Dell Technologies's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Dell Technologies shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0206% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Dell Technologies shares, roughly 21 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 Dell Technologies.

Find out more about how you can short Dell Technologies stock.

Dell Technologies'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 Dell Technologies.

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

Dell Technologies's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.01

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Dell Technologies's overall score of 20.01 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 13rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Dell Technologies's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.6/100

Dell Technologies's environmental score of 4.6 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Dell Technologies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Dell Technologies's social score

Social score: 9.27/100

Dell Technologies's social score of 9.27 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Dell Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Dell Technologies's governance score

Governance score: 11.13/100

Dell Technologies's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Dell Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Dell Technologies's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Dell Technologies scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Dell Technologies has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

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

Total ESG score 20.01
Total ESG percentile 12.72
Environmental score 4.6
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 9.27
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 11.13
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

Dell Technologies share dividends

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

Have Dell Technologies's shares ever split?

Dell Technologies's shares were split on a 1806:1000 basis on 28 December 2018. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1806 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Dell Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 44.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Dell Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted Dell Technologies's share price.

Dell Technologies overview

Dell Technologies Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, sells, and support IT hardware, software, and services solutions worldwide. It operates through three segments: Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG), Client Solutions Group (CSG), and VMware. The ISG segment provides traditional and next-generation storage solutions; and rack, blade, tower, and hyperscale servers. It also offers networking products and services that help its business customers to transform and modernize their infrastructure, mobilize and enrich end-user experiences, and accelerate business applications and processes; and attached software and peripherals, as well as support and deployment, configuration, and extended warranty services. The CSG segment offers desktops, notebooks, and workstations; displays and projectors; attached and third-party software and peripherals, as well as support and deployment, configuration, and extended warranty services. The VMware segment supports and addresses various IT priorities of customers, including accelerating their cloud journey, modernizing their applications, empowering digital workspaces, transforming networking, and embracing intrinsic security. This segment enables its customers to digitally transform their operations as they ready their applications, infrastructure, and employees for constantly evolving business needs. It also offers cloud-native platform that makes software development and IT operations a strategic advantage for customers. The company also provides information security and cybersecurity solutions; cloud software and infrastructure-as-a-service solutions that enable customers to migrate, run, and manage mission-critical applications in cloud-based IT environments; cloud-based integration services; and financial services. The company was formerly known as Denali Holding Inc. and changed its name to Dell Technologies Inc. in August 2016. Dell Technologies Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Round Rock, Texas.

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