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How to buy KT Corporation stock | $11.16

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KT Corporation is a telecom services business based in the US. KT Corporation shares (KT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in KT 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 KT Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: KT. 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 KT 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$11.16, 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 KT Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of KT 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.

KT Corporation share price

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KT Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$11.16
52-week rangeUSD$6.66 - USD$11.76
50-day moving average USD$10.9691
200-day moving average USD$10.1714
Wall St. target priceUSD$13.5
PE ratio 11.7635
Dividend yield USD$0.44 (3.92%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.964

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KT Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.16 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-13) 3.14%
1 month (2020-12-23) -1.15%
3 months (2020-10-20) 11.49%
6 months (2020-07-20) 10.39%
1 year (2020-01-19) N/A
2 years (2019-01-19) N/A
3 years (2018-01-19) 15.85
5 years (2016-01-20) 1.18%

Is KT Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

KT Corporation's P/E ratio

KT 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 12x. In other words, KT Corporation shares trade at around 12x 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.

KT Corporation's PEG ratio

KT Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.2589. 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 KT 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.

KT Corporation financials

Gross profit TTM USD$10,248.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.86%
Return on equity TTM 4.45%
Profit margin 2.63%
Book value $22.324
Market capitalisation USD$5.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting KT Corporation shares

There are currently 599,998 KT Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as KT Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 24.7% up from 481,286 last month.

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

KT Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

KT Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of KT Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of KT Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 582522.33009709). KT Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.03. In other words for every 100,000 KT Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1030 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short KT Corporation stock.

KT Corporation share dividends

19%

Dividend payout ratio: 18.86% of net profits

Recently KT Corporation has paid out, on average, around 18.86% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.92% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), KT Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.92% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In KT Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.44 per share.

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

KT Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 25 April 2014. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 December 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

KT Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, KT Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.66 up to $11.76. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KT.US volatility(beta: 0.53)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 KT Corporation's is 0.5347. This would suggest that KT Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

KT Corporation overview

KT Corporation provides telecommunications services worldwide. The company offers local, domestic long-distance, and international long-distance fixed-line and voice over Internet protocol services, as well as interconnection services; broadband Internet access and other Internet-related services; and data communication services, such as leased line and broadband Internet connection services. It also provides media and content services, including IPTV, satellite TV, TV home shopping, digital content distribution, information and communication technology platform consulting, digital music streaming, and downloading and online advertising; and credit card processing and other financial services. In addition, the company offers information technology and network, and satellite services; sells handsets and telecommunications equipment; develops and sells residential units and commercial real estate; and rents real estate properties. Further, it maintains public telephones; security, B2C and B2B, investment fund, software development and data processing, value added network, system integration and maintenance, mobile marketing, PCS distribution, satellite broadcasting, cloud system implementation, network installation and management, and data center development and related services. Additionally, the company is involved in the Internet banking ASP and security solutions, sports group management, music contents investment, technology business finance, foreign investment, and electronic communication businesses. As of December 31, 2019, the company served approximately 21,922,000 mobile subscribers and 8.4 million IPTV subscribers. KT Corporation has a strategic agreement with Jasmine Telecom Systems Public Company Limited for the operation of the data center and cloud service business. The company was formerly known as Korea Telecom Corp. and changed its name to KT Corporation in March 2002. KT Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea.

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