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How to buy Micron Technology stock
Learn how to easily invest in Micron Technology stock.
Micron Technology Inc is a semiconductors business based in the US. Micron Technology shares (MU) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Micron Technology employs 45,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $32.4 billion.
How to buy shares in Micron Technology
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – MU – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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What's in this guide?
- MU shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is MU stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is MU suitable for ethical investing?
- Are MU shares over-valued?
- Micron Technology's financials
- How volatile are MU shares?
- Does Micron Technology pay a dividend?
- Have MU shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Micron Technology stock price (NASDAQ: MU)Use our graph to track the performance of MU stocks over time.
Micron Technology shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$50.01|
|52-week range||$48.45 - $98.12|
|50-day moving average||$58.81|
|200-day moving average||$72.31|
|Wall St. target price||$70.80|
|Dividend yield||$0.415 (0.93%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$8.77|
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Micron Technology price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-23)||-0.18%|
|1 month (2022-08-28)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-07-01)||-6.78%|
|6 months (2022-04-01)||-34.35%|
|1 year (2021-10-01)||-29.55%|
|2 years (2020-10-01)||4.36%|
|3 years (2019-10-01)||18.23%|
|5 years (2017-09-29)||27.15%|
Is Micron Technology stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Micron Technology stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Micron Technology's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Micron Technology's P/E ratio
Micron Technology's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Micron Technology shares trade at around 6x 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.
Micron Technology's PEG ratio
Micron Technology's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7582. 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 Micron Technology's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Micron Technology's EBITDA
Micron Technology's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $18 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Micron Technology's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Micron Technology financials
|Revenue TTM||$32.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||34.51%|
|Gross profit TTM||$10.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||11.52%|
|Return on equity TTM||21.66%|
|Market capitalisation||$55.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Micron Technology'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 Micron Technology.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Micron Technology's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 32.71
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Micron Technology's overall score of 32.71 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 64th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Micron Technology 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.).
Micron Technology's environmental score
Environmental score: 12.48/100
Micron Technology's environmental score of 12.48 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Micron Technology is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Micron Technology's social score
Social score: 6.08/100
Micron Technology's social score of 6.08 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Micron Technology is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Micron Technology's governance score
Governance score: 6.15/100
Micron Technology's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Micron Technology is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Micron Technology's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Micron Technology scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Micron Technology has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||32.71|
|Total ESG percentile||64.48|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|Governance score percentile||1|
|Level of controversy||2|
Micron Technology share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 4.46% of net profits
Recently Micron Technology has paid out, on average, around 4.46% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.93% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Micron Technology shareholders could enjoy a 0.93% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Micron Technology's case, that would currently equate to about $0.415 per share.
While Micron Technology's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Micron Technology is investing more in its future growth.
Micron Technology's most recent dividend payout was on 25 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 July 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Micron Technology's shares ever split?
Micron Technology's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 May 2000. 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 Micron Technology shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Micron Technology shares which in turn could have impacted Micron Technology's share price.
Micron Technology share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Micron Technology's shares have ranged in value from as little as $48.45 up to $98.1236. 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 Micron Technology's is 1.302. This would suggest that Micron Technology's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Micron Technology overview
Micron Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells memory and storage products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Compute and Networking Business Unit, Mobile Business Unit, Storage Business Unit, and Embedded Business Unit. It provides memory and storage technologies comprises DRAM products, which are dynamic random access memory semiconductor devices with low latency that provide high-speed data retrieval; NAND products that are non-volatile and re-writeable semiconductor storage devices; and NOR memory products, which are non-volatile re-writable semiconductor memory devices that provide fast read speeds under the Micron and Crucial brands, as well as through private labels. The company offers memory products for the cloud server, enterprise, client, graphics, and networking markets, as well as for smartphone and other mobile-device markets; SSDs and component-level solutions for the enterprise and cloud, client, and consumer storage markets; other discrete storage products in component and wafers; and memory and storage products for the automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. It markets its products through its direct sales force, independent sales representatives, distributors, and retailers; and web-based customer direct sales channel, as well as through channel and distribution partners. Micron Technology, Inc.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Micron Technology is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.271% of Micron Technology shares are held by insiders and 82.61% by institutions. How many people work for Micron Technology?
Latest data suggests 45,000 work at Micron Technology. When does the fiscal year end for Micron Technology?
Micron Technology's fiscal year ends in August. Where is Micron Technology based?
Micron Technology's address is: 8000 South Federal Way, Boise, ID, United States, 83716-9632 What is Micron Technology's ISIN number?
Micron Technology's international securities identification number is: US5951121038 What is Micron Technology's CUSIP number?
Micron Technology's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 595112103
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