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How to buy McKesson Corporation stock
Learn how to easily invest in McKesson Corporation stock.
McKesson Corporation is a medical distribution business based in the US. McKesson Corporation shares (MCK) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. McKesson Corporation employs 58,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $272 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- MCK shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is MCK stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is MCK suitable for ethical investing?
- Are MCK shares over-valued?
- McKesson Corporation's financials
- How volatile are MCK shares?
- Does McKesson Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have MCK shares ever split?
- Other common questions
McKesson Corporation stock price (NYSE: MCK)Use our graph to track the performance of MCK stocks over time.
McKesson Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$376.05|
|52-week range||$247.13 - $401.21|
|50-day moving average||$376.48|
|200-day moving average||$349.71|
|Wall St. target price||$422.43|
|Dividend yield||$1.95 (0.58%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$14.15|
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McKesson Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-20)||-0.53%|
|1 month (2022-12-27)||-1.09%|
|3 months (2022-10-27)||-3.10%|
|6 months (2022-07-27)||10.73%|
|1 year (2022-01-26)||52.27%|
|2 years (2021-01-27)||111.04%|
|3 years (2020-01-27)||149.65%|
|5 years (2018-01-26)||112.79%|
Is McKesson Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing McKesson Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of McKesson Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
McKesson Corporation's P/E ratio
McKesson 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 27x. In other words, McKesson Corporation shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
McKesson Corporation's PEG ratio
McKesson Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6173. 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 McKesson 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.
McKesson Corporation's EBITDA
McKesson Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.8 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a McKesson Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
McKesson Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$272 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||1.2%|
|Gross profit TTM||$13.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.23%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||$53.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
McKesson Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like McKesson Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
McKesson Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 23.8
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and McKesson Corporation's overall score of 23.8 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 26th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like McKesson Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
McKesson Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 9.12/100
McKesson Corporation's environmental score of 9.12 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that McKesson Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
McKesson Corporation's social score
Social score: 17.15/100
McKesson Corporation's social score of 17.15 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that McKesson Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
McKesson Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 12.53/100
McKesson Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that McKesson Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
McKesson Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 4/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. McKesson Corporation scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that McKesson Corporation has a damaged public profile.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||23.8|
|Total ESG percentile||26.02|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||4|
McKesson Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 8.46% of net profits
Recently McKesson Corporation has paid out, on average, around 8.46% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.58% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), McKesson Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In McKesson Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.95 per share.
While McKesson Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that McKesson Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
McKesson Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 2 January 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have McKesson Corporation's shares ever split?
McKesson Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 4 January 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your McKesson Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for McKesson Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted McKesson Corporation's share price.
McKesson Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, McKesson Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $247.1331 up to $401.2117. 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 McKesson Corporation's is 0.6188. This would suggest that McKesson Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
McKesson Corporation overview
McKesson Corporation provides healthcare services in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: U. S. Pharmaceutical, International, Medical-Surgical Solutions, and Prescription Technology Solutions (RxTS). The U. S. Pharmaceutical segment distributes branded, generic, specialty, biosimilar, and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs and other healthcare-related products.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of McKesson Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.109% of McKesson Corporation shares are held by insiders and 89.227% by institutions. How many people work for McKesson Corporation?
Latest data suggests 58,000 work at McKesson Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for McKesson Corporation?
McKesson Corporation's fiscal year ends in March. Where is McKesson Corporation based?
McKesson Corporation's address is: 6555 State Highway 161, Irving, TX, United States, 75039 What is McKesson Corporation's ISIN number?
McKesson Corporation's international securities identification number is: US58155Q1031 What is McKesson Corporation's CUSIP number?
McKesson Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 581557105
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