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How to buy Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A stock

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Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A is a banks-regional business based in the US. Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A shares (ITUB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A employs 96,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$74.2 billion.

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  3. Search for Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ITUB. 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 Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A 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 Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A. 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.

Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A share price

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Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-16.
52-week rangeUSD$3.4194 - USD$6.3062
50-day moving average USD$4.7968
200-day moving average USD$5.1131
Wall St. target priceUSD$6.46
PE ratio 14.4807
Dividend yield USD$0.461 (9.47%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.337

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Is it a good time to buy Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A stock?

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Is Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A under- or over-valued?

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

Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A's P/E ratio

Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A shares trade at around 14x 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.

Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A's PEG ratio

Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5593. 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 Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A financials

Revenue TTM USD$74.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.88%
Gross profit TTM USD$74.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.82%
Return on equity TTM 9.91%
Profit margin 25.46%
Book value $14.647
Market capitalisation USD$44.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A shares

There are currently 10.3 million Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A shares held short by investors – that's known as Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A's "short interest". This figure is 60.1% down from 25.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A shares can be evaluated.

Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A shares traded daily (recently around 51.3 million). Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A's SIR currently stands at 0.2. In other words for every 100,000 Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A shares traded daily on the market, roughly 200 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A stock.

Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 4.92% of net profits

Recently Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A has paid out, on average, around 4.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.01% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A shareholders could enjoy a 2.01% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A's case, that would currently equate to about $0.461 per share.

While Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A is investing more in its future growth.

Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A's most recent dividend payout was on 12 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A's shares ever split?

Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 27 November 2018. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A shares which in turn could have impacted Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A's share price.

Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.4194 up to $6.3062. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ITUB.US volatility(beta: 1.09)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 Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A's is 1.085. This would suggest that Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A'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).

Itaú Unibanco Holding S-A overview

Itaú Unibanco Holding S. A. provides a range of financial products and services in Brazil and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Activities with the Market + Corporation. It offers various deposit products, as well as loans and credit cards; investment banking services; real estate lending services; financing and investment services; and leasing and foreign exchange services. The company also provides property and casualty insurance products covering loss, damage, or liabilities for assets or persons, as well as life insurance products covering death and personal accident; and reinsurance products. It serves retail customers, account and non-account holders, individuals and legal entities, high income clients, microenterprises, and companies.

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