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How to buy Manchester United stock | $13.81

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Manchester United plc is a leisure business based in the US. Manchester United shares (MANU) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Manchester United employs 992 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$2.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Manchester United

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Manchester United. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MANU. 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 Manchester United 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$13.81, 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 Manchester United, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Manchester United. 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.

Manchester United share price

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Manchester United shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-13.
Latest market closeUSD$13.81
52-week rangeUSD$11.9279 - USD$20.2556
50-day moving average USD$15.1729
200-day moving average USD$15.3082
Wall St. target priceUSD$1293.92
PE ratio 97.2006
Dividend yield USD$0.18 (1.12%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.323

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Is it a good time to buy Manchester United stock?

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Manchester United price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $13.81 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2021-01-07) -18.91%
1 month (2020-12-17) -17.75%
3 months (2020-10-16) 13.81
6 months (2020-07-17) -7.81%
1 year (2020-01-16) -31.90%
2 years (2019-01-16) -28.07%
3 years (2018-01-16) 19.55
5 years (2016-01-15) 15.16

Is Manchester United under- or over-valued?

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

Manchester United's P/E ratio

Manchester United's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 97x. In other words, Manchester United shares trade at around 97x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Manchester United's PEG ratio

Manchester United's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1556.6. 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 Manchester United's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Manchester United financials

Gross profit TTM USD$449.9 million
Return on assets TTM -1.08%
Return on equity TTM -14.57%
Profit margin -11.32%
Book value $3.475
Market capitalisation USD$2.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Manchester United shares

There are currently 674,690 Manchester United shares held short by investors – that's known as Manchester United's "short interest". This figure is 18.2% down from 824,371 last month.

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

Manchester United's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Manchester United's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Manchester United shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Manchester United shares traded daily (recently around 132812.99212598). Manchester United's SIR currently stands at 5.08. In other words for every 100,000 Manchester United shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5080 shares are currently held short.

However Manchester United's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Manchester United shares, or, against the total number of tradable Manchester United shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Manchester United's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Manchester United shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0788% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Manchester United shares, roughly 79 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 Manchester United.

Find out more about how you can short Manchester United stock.

Manchester United share dividends

We're not expecting Manchester United to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Manchester United share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Manchester United's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.9279 up to $20.2556. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MANU.US volatility(beta: 0.87)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 Manchester United's is 0.8709. This would suggest that Manchester United's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Manchester United overview

Manchester United plc, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates a professional sports team in the United Kingdom. The company operates Manchester United Football Club, a professional football club. It develops marketing and sponsorship relationships with international and regional companies to leverage its brand. The company also markets and sells sports apparel, training and leisure wear, and other clothing featuring the Manchester United brand; and sells other licensed products, such as coffee mugs and bed spreads featuring the Manchester United brand and trademarks, as well as distributes these products through Manchester United branded retail centers and e-commerce platforms, and through the company's partners' wholesale distribution channels. In addition, it distributes live football content directly, as well as through commercial partners; broadcasts television rights relating to the Premier League, Union of European Football Associations club competitions, and other competitions; and delivers Manchester United programming through MUTV television channel to territories worldwide. Further, the company offers a direct to consumer subscription mobile application; and operates Old Trafford, a sports venue with 74,140 seats, as well as invests in properties. Manchester United plc was founded in 1878 and is based in Manchester, the United Kingdom.

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