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How to buy GlaxoSmithKline stock
Learn how to easily invest in GlaxoSmithKline stock.
GlaxoSmithKline PLC ADR is a drug manufacturers-general business based in the US. GlaxoSmithKline shares (GSK) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. GlaxoSmithKline employs 90,096 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $37.2 billion.
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GlaxoSmithKline stock price (NYSE: GSK)Use our graph to track the performance of GSK stocks over time.
GlaxoSmithKline shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$29.46|
|52-week range||$28.47 - $46.91|
|50-day moving average||$35.70|
|200-day moving average||$41.68|
|Wall St. target price||$54.29|
|Dividend yield||$0.863 (8.46%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.56|
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GlaxoSmithKline price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-22)||-1.83%|
|1 month (2022-08-29)||-11.02%|
|3 months (2022-06-29)||-32.69%|
|6 months (2022-03-29)||-31.95%|
|1 year (2021-09-29)||-23.14%|
|2 years (2020-09-29)||-21.29%|
|3 years (2019-09-27)||42.34|
|5 years (2017-09-29)||33.0647|
Is GlaxoSmithKline stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing GlaxoSmithKline stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of GlaxoSmithKline's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
GlaxoSmithKline's P/E ratio
GlaxoSmithKline's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, GlaxoSmithKline shares trade at around 11x 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.
GlaxoSmithKline's PEG ratio
GlaxoSmithKline's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3332. 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 GlaxoSmithKline's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
GlaxoSmithKline's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $11.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a GlaxoSmithKline's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$37.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||23.48%|
|Gross profit TTM||$22.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.58%|
|Return on equity TTM||24.71%|
|Market capitalisation||$57.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
GlaxoSmithKline share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 46.04% of net profits
Recently GlaxoSmithKline has paid out, on average, around 46.04% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), GlaxoSmithKline shareholders could enjoy a 8.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In GlaxoSmithKline's case, that would currently equate to about $0.863 per share.
While GlaxoSmithKline's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that GlaxoSmithKline may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
GlaxoSmithKline's most recent dividend payout was on 5 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have GlaxoSmithKline's shares ever split?
GlaxoSmithKline's shares were split on a 1226:1000 basis on 21 July 2022. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1226 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your GlaxoSmithKline shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 18.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for GlaxoSmithKline shares which in turn could have impacted GlaxoSmithKline's share price.
GlaxoSmithKline share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, GlaxoSmithKline's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.47 up to $46.913. 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 GlaxoSmithKline's is 0.2588. This would suggest that GlaxoSmithKline's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
GSK plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the creation, discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical products, vaccines, over-the-counter medicines, and health-related consumer products in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceuticals R&D, Vaccines, and Consumer Healthcare. The company offers pharmaceutical products comprising medicines in the therapeutic areas, such as respiratory, HIV, immuno-inflammation, oncology, anti-viral, central nervous system, cardiovascular and urogenital, metabolic, anti-bacterial, and dermatology. It also provides consumer healthcare products in wellness, oral health, nutrition, and skin health categories. The company offers its consumer healthcare products in the form of nasal sprays, tablets, syrups, lozenges, gum and trans-dermal patches, caplets, infant syrup drops, liquid filled suspension, wipes, gels, effervescents, toothpastes, toothbrushes, mouthwashes, denture adhesives and cleansers, topical creams and non-medicated patches, lip balm, gummies, and soft chews. It has collaboration agreements with 23andMe; Lyell Immunopharma, Inc. ; Novartis; Sanofi SA; Surface Oncology; Progentec Diagnostics, Inc.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of GlaxoSmithKline is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.028% of GlaxoSmithKline shares are held by insiders and 13.8% by institutions. How many people work for GlaxoSmithKline?
Latest data suggests 90,096 work at GlaxoSmithKline. When does the fiscal year end for GlaxoSmithKline?
GlaxoSmithKline's fiscal year ends in December. Where is GlaxoSmithKline based?
GlaxoSmithKline's address is: 980 Great West Road, Brentford, United Kingdom, TW8 9GS What is GlaxoSmithKline's ISIN number?
GlaxoSmithKline's international securities identification number is: US37733W1053 What is GlaxoSmithKline's CUSIP number?
GlaxoSmithKline's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 37733W105
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