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How to buy McAfee stock

Learn how to easily invest in McAfee stock.

McAfee is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. McAfee shares (MCFE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. McAfee employs 2,262 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.9 billion.

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McAfee stock price (NASDAQ: MCFE)

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McAfee shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-11-06.
Latest market close$25.99
52-week range$25.58 - $26.01
50-day moving average $25.81
200-day moving average $25.53
Wall St. target price$26.00
PE ratio 5.2105
Dividend yield $0.345 (1.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.99

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Is it a good time to buy McAfee stock?

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McAfee price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $25.99 from 2022-03-10

1 week (2023-01-15) N/A
1 month (2022-12-22) N/A
3 months (2022-10-22) N/A
6 months (2022-07-22) N/A
1 year (2022-01-26) 1.17%
2 years (2021-01-26) 25.07%
3 years (2020-01-22) N/A
5 years (2018-01-22) N/A

Is McAfee stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

McAfee's P/E ratio

McAfee's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, McAfee shares trade at around 5x 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.

However, McAfee's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the software-infrastructure industry or those of similar companies.


McAfee's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $761 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a McAfee's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put McAfee's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

McAfee financials

Revenue TTM $1.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 32.24%
Gross profit TTM $1.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.74%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 44.22%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation $4.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

McAfee share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 2.49% of net profits

Recently McAfee has paid out, on average, around 2.49% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), McAfee shareholders could enjoy a 1.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In McAfee's case, that would currently equate to about $0.345 per share.

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

McAfee's most recent dividend payout was on 8 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

McAfee's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

McAfee overview

McAfee Corp. provides various integrated security, privacy, and trust solutions to consumers in the United States and internationally. Its security technologies enable home users to protect their devices against fileless attacks, viruses, malware, and other online threats. The company's products include device security comprising anti-malware software and real-time threat defense, online privacy and comprehensive internet security, and identity protection solutions. Its solutions also cover consumers' individual products, such as Safe Connect VPN, TunnelBear, WebAdvisor, and Identity Theft Protection. The company provides personal protection services that protect consumers and their families across their digital lives, which cover cross-device identity protection, online privacy, and Internet and device security against virus, malware, spyware, and ransomware attacks. It provides solution under Total Protection and LiveSafe portfolio brands.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of McAfee is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.474% of McAfee shares are held by insiders and 92.458% by institutions.
How many people work for McAfee?
Latest data suggests 2,262 work at McAfee.
When does the fiscal year end for McAfee?
McAfee's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is McAfee based?
McAfee's address is: 6220 America Center Drive, San Jose, CA, United States, 95002
What is McAfee's ISIN number?
McAfee's international securities identification number is: US5790631080

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