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How to buy E*TRADE Financial Corporation stock | $50.02

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E*TRADE Financial Corporation is a capital markets business based in the US. E*TRADE Financial Corporation shares (ETFC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. E*TRADE Financial Corporation employs 4,178 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.9 billion.

How to buy shares in E*TRADE Financial Corporation

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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 E*TRADE Financial Corporation Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ETFC. 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 E*TRADE Financial Corporation 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$50.02, 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 E*TRADE Financial Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of E*TRADE Financial Corporation. 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 E*TRADE Financial Corporation's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, E*TRADE Financial Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$50.02, which is 6.24% down on its pre-crash value of USD$53.35 and 94.18% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$25.76.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of E*TRADE Financial Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$645.48 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$1,183.97.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation share price

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E*TRADE Financial Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-21.
Latest market closeUSD$50.02
52-week rangeUSD$25.76 - USD$57.3
50-day moving average USD$53.1853
200-day moving average USD$45.7213
Wall St. target priceUSD$52.96
PE ratio 15.0405
Dividend yield USD$0.56 (1.08%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.46

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Is it a good time to buy E*TRADE Financial Corporation stock?

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E*TRADE Financial Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $50.02

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3 months (2020-06-22) 2.46%
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Is E*TRADE Financial Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

E*TRADE Financial Corporation's P/E ratio

E*TRADE Financial Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, E*TRADE Financial Corporation shares trade at around 15x 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.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation's PEG ratio

E*TRADE Financial Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 99.0861. 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 E*TRADE Financial Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 41.49%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.25%
Return on equity TTM 12.02%
Profit margin 28.43%
Book value $27.971
Market capitalisation USD$11 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting E*TRADE Financial Corporation shares

There are currently 10.8 million E*TRADE Financial Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as E*TRADE Financial Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 0.9% up from 10.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting E*TRADE Financial Corporation shares can be evaluated.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

E*TRADE Financial Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of E*TRADE Financial Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of E*TRADE Financial Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). E*TRADE Financial Corporation's SIR currently stands at 6.38. In other words for every 100,000 E*TRADE Financial Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6380 shares are currently held short.

However E*TRADE Financial Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of E*TRADE Financial Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable E*TRADE Financial Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case E*TRADE Financial Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 E*TRADE Financial Corporation shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0553% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable E*TRADE Financial Corporation shares, roughly 55 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 E*TRADE Financial Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short E*TRADE Financial Corporation stock.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation'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 E*TRADE Financial Corporation.

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

E*TRADE Financial Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 27.67

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and E*TRADE Financial Corporation's overall score of 27.67 (as at 08/01/2020) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 43rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like E*TRADE Financial Corporation 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.).

E*TRADE Financial Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.31/100

E*TRADE Financial Corporation's environmental score of 7.31 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that E*TRADE Financial Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation's social score

Social score: 12.48/100

E*TRADE Financial Corporation's social score of 12.48 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that E*TRADE Financial Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 14.88/100

E*TRADE Financial Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that E*TRADE Financial Corporation 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

E*TRADE Financial Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 27.67
Total ESG percentile 42.78
Environmental score 7.31
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 12.48
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 14.88
Governance score percentile 6

E*TRADE Financial Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 16.18% of net profits

Recently E*TRADE Financial Corporation has paid out, on average, around 16.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), E*TRADE Financial Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In E*TRADE Financial Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.56 per share.

While E*TRADE Financial Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that E*TRADE Financial Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 25 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have E*TRADE Financial Corporation's shares ever split?

E*TRADE Financial Corporation's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 2 June 2010. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your E*TRADE Financial Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for E*TRADE Financial Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted E*TRADE Financial Corporation's share price.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, E*TRADE Financial Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.76 up to $57.3. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ETFC.US volatility(beta: 1.24)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while E*TRADE Financial Corporation's is 1.2369. This would suggest that E*TRADE Financial Corporation'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).

E*TRADE Financial Corporation overview

E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage, and related products and services for traders, investors, registered investment advisors (RIAs), and stock plan administrators and participants. It offers investor-focused banking products, including sweep deposit accounts; automated trade order placement and execution services; clearing and settlement services; and insurance on qualifying amounts of customer deposits, and other banking and cash management services. The company also provides custody solutions to RIAs; software and services for managing equity compensation plans, student loans, and financial wellness solutions to corporate clients; retail futures transaction services; and investment advisory services. It provides its services through digital platforms; and a network of industry-licensed customer service representatives and financial consultants through phone, email, and online at two national financial centers, as well as in-person at 30 regional financial centers in the United States. E*TRADE Financial Corporation has a strategic alliance with Empower Retirement to deliver an integrated stock plan and retirement benefits experience. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

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