Finder makes money from featured partners, but editorial opinions are our own. Advertiser Disclosure
How to buy MercadoLibre stock
Learn how to easily invest in MercadoLibre stock.
MercadoLibre is an internet retail business based in the US. MercadoLibre shares (MELI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. MercadoLibre employs 40,548 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $10.5 billion.
How to buy MercadoLibre stock
- Choose a stock trading platform. Use our comparison table or choose from our Top Picks below.
- Open an account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
- Fund your account. Deposit funds unto your account by linking your banking information or transfer funds from another trading account.
- Search for the stock name – MELI. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol.
- Buy the stock. Place your order. It's that simple.
- Trade stocks for $0 and no annual fee
- Start trading with a $0 minimum deposit
- Get up to $1,000 when you fund a new account within 30 days
- Easy to use platform with $0 stock trading & no annual fees
- Social trading allows you to copy popular portfolios
- FINDER EXCLUSIVE: Guaranteed $15 bonus when you sign up and deposit $100
- $0 commissions on stocks and ETFs
- $0 closing commissions on stock and ETF options
- Get $100 - $2,000 when you open and fund an account with $5,000 to $100,000+
MercadoLibre stock price (NASDAQ: MELI)Use our graph to track the performance of MELI stocks over time.
MercadoLibre shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$1,201.15|
|52-week range||$600.68 - $1,275.82|
|50-day moving average||$1,118.88|
|200-day moving average||$917.67|
|Wall St. target price||$1,406.05|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$9.75|
Buy MercadoLibre stocks from these online trading platformsCompare special offers, low fees and a wide range of investment options among top trading platforms.
Information on this page is for educational purposes only. Finder is not an advisor or brokerage service, and we don't recommend investors to trade specific stocks or other investments.
Finder is not a client of any featured partner. We may be paid a fee for referring prospective clients to a partner, though it is not a recommendation to invest in any one partner.
Is it a good time to buy MercadoLibre stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.
MercadoLibre price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $1201.15 from 2023-03-17
|1 week (2023-03-13)||3.34%|
|1 month (2023-02-17)||9.11%|
|3 months (2022-12-20)||37.13%|
|6 months (2022-09-20)||32.62%|
|1 year (2022-03-16)||N/A|
|2 years (2021-03-19)||-17.10%|
|3 years (2020-03-20)||165.22%|
|5 years (2018-03-20)||229.33%|
Is MercadoLibre stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing MercadoLibre stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of MercadoLibre's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
MercadoLibre's P/E ratio
MercadoLibre's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 121x. In other words, MercadoLibre shares trade at around 121x 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.
MercadoLibre's PEG ratio
MercadoLibre's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8783. 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 MercadoLibre's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
MercadoLibre's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.4 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a MercadoLibre's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$10.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.93%|
|Gross profit TTM||$6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.49%|
|Return on equity TTM||28.71%|
|Market capitalisation||$59.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
MercadoLibre share dividends
We're not expecting MercadoLibre to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
MercadoLibre share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, MercadoLibre's shares have ranged in value from as little as $600.68 up to $1275.8199. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while MercadoLibre's is 1.5854. This would suggest that MercadoLibre's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
MercadoLibre, Inc. operates online commerce platforms in Latin America. It operates Mercado Libre Marketplace, an automated online commerce platform that enables businesses, merchants, and individuals to list merchandise and conduct sales and purchases online; and Mercado Pago FinTech platform, a financial technology solution platform, which facilitates transactions on and off its marketplaces by providing a mechanism that allows its users to send and receive payments online, as well as allows users to transfer money through their websites or on the apps. The company also offers Mercado Fondo that allows users to invest funds deposited in their Mercado Pago accounts; Mercado Credito, which extends loans to certain merchants and consumers; and Mercado Envios logistics solution that enables sellers on its platform to utilize third-party carriers and other logistics service providers, as well as fulfillment and warehousing services for sellers. In addition, it provides Mercado Libre Classifieds, an online classified listing service, where users can list and purchase motor vehicles, real estate, and services; Mercado Libre Ads, an advertising platform, which enables large retailers and brands to promote their products and services on the web; and Mercado Shops, an online storefronts solution that enables users to set-up, manage, and promote their own digital stores. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Montevideo, Uruguay. .
MercadoLibre in the news
History Says the S&P 500 Could Rebound in 2023 -- 2 Growth Stocks to Buy Before the Next Bull Market
Batten Down the Hatches: 3 Stocks to Buy on the Dip
2 Cheap Stocks With Exceptional Upside to Buy Right Now
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of MercadoLibre is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 7.846% of MercadoLibre shares are held by insiders and 85.996% by institutions. How many people work for MercadoLibre?
Latest data suggests 40,548 work at MercadoLibre. When does the fiscal year end for MercadoLibre?
MercadoLibre's fiscal year ends in December. Where is MercadoLibre based?
MercadoLibre's address is: WTC Free Zone, Montevideo, Uruguay, 11300 What is MercadoLibre's ISIN number?
MercadoLibre's international securities identification number is: US58733R1023 What is MercadoLibre's CUSIP number?
MercadoLibre's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 58733R102
More guides on Finder
How to Buy Treasury Bills
Treasury Bills are fixed-income assets with maturities of less than one year. Here’s what to know before investing.
How to buy Vanguard VTI Total Stock Market ETF units
Steps to investing in the Vanguard (VTI) Total Stock Market ETF.
How to buy Neuraxis (NRXS) stock when it goes public
Everything we know about the Neuraxis IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy TXO Energy (TXO) stock
Everything we know about the TXO Energy IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Brera (BREA) stock
Everything we know about the Brera IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to invest in the S&P 500
What you need to know about investing in the leading indicator for the overall US stock market.
How to buy IPO stock
Buying an IPO is as simple as buying any other stock, but not every trading platform offers IPO stocks.
How to buy Novo Integrated Sciences stock
Steps to owning and managing NVOS, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
How do ETFs work?
Your simple and straightforward guide to ETFs, how they work and the different types available.
What is stock lending?
Find out how stock lending works, the extra income you could potentially earn and the risks you should be aware of. Plus, compare stock trading platforms that offer stock lending.
Ask an Expert