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How to buy Northern Trust Corporation stock

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Northern Trust Corporation is an asset management business based in the US. Northern Trust Corporation shares (NTRS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Northern Trust Corporation employs 20,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6 billion.

How to buy shares in Northern Trust Corporation

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  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 Northern Trust Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NTRS. 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 Northern Trust Corporation 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. 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 Northern Trust Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Northern Trust Corporation. 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.

Northern Trust Corporation share price

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Northern Trust Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-25.
52-week range USD$59.6659 - USD$107.5872
50-day moving average USD$85.5011
200-day moving average USD$81.5276
Wall St. target price USD$91.63
PE ratio 15.1058
Dividend yield USD$2.8 (2.99%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$6.054

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Is it a good time to buy Northern Trust Corporation stock?

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Is Northern Trust Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Northern Trust Corporation's P/E ratio

Northern Trust 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 15x. In other words, Northern Trust Corporation shares trade at around 15x 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.

Northern Trust Corporation's PEG ratio

Northern Trust Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.0372. 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 Northern Trust 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.

Northern Trust Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$6 billion
Operating margin TTM 28.84%
Gross profit TTM USD$6.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.97%
Return on equity TTM 11.97%
Profit margin 22.33%
Book value $51.384
Market capitalisation USD$20.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Northern Trust Corporation shares

There are currently 3.5 million Northern Trust Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Northern Trust Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 14.5% down from 4.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Northern Trust Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Northern Trust Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Northern Trust Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Northern Trust Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Northern Trust Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 831733.4939759). Northern Trust Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.15. In other words for every 100,000 Northern Trust Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4150 shares are currently held short.

However Northern Trust Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Northern Trust Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Northern Trust Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Northern Trust Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Northern Trust Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.018% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Northern Trust Corporation shares, roughly 18 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Northern Trust Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Northern Trust Corporation stock.

Northern Trust 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 Northern Trust Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Northern Trust Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28.58

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Northern Trust Corporation's overall score of 28.58 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 46th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Northern Trust 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.).

Northern Trust Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.24/100

Northern Trust Corporation's environmental score of 7.24 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Northern Trust Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Northern Trust Corporation's social score

Social score: 17.34/100

Northern Trust Corporation's social score of 17.34 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Northern Trust Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Northern Trust Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 17.5/100

Northern Trust Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Northern Trust Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Northern Trust Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Northern Trust Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Northern Trust Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Northern Trust Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 28.58
Total ESG percentile 45.56
Environmental score 7.24
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 17.34
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 17.5
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Northern Trust Corporation share dividends

46%

Dividend payout ratio: 45.68% of net profits

Recently Northern Trust Corporation has paid out, on average, around 45.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.99% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Northern Trust Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.99% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Northern Trust Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.8 per share.

While Northern Trust Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Northern Trust Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Northern Trust Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 1 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Northern Trust Corporation's shares ever split?

Northern Trust Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 10 December 1999. 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 Northern Trust Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Northern Trust Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Northern Trust Corporation's share price.

Northern Trust Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Northern Trust Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $59.6659 up to $107.5872. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NTRS.US volatility(beta: 1.07)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Northern Trust Corporation's is 1.0744. This would suggest that Northern Trust Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Northern Trust Corporation overview

Northern Trust Corporation, a financial holding company, provides wealth management, asset servicing, asset management, and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, families, and individuals worldwide. It operates in two segments, Corporate & Institutional Services (C&IS) and Wealth Management. The C&IS segment offers asset servicing and related services, including custody, fund administration, investment operations outsourcing, investment management, investment risk and analytical services, employee benefit services, securities lending, foreign exchange, treasury management, brokerage services, transition management services, banking, and cash management services. This segment serves corporate and public retirement funds, foundations, endowments, fund managers, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, and other institutional investors. The Wealth Management segment offers trust, investment management, custody, and philanthropic; financial consulting; guardianship and estate administration; family business consulting; family financial education; brokerage services; and private and business banking services. This segment serves high-net-worth individuals and families, business owners, executives, professionals, retirees, and established privately-held businesses. The company also provides asset management services, such as active and passive equity; active and passive fixed income; cash management; alternative asset classes comprising private equity and hedge funds of funds; and multi-manager advisory services and products through separately managed accounts, bank common and collective funds, registered investment companies, exchange traded funds, non-U.S. collective investment funds, and unregistered private investment funds. In addition, it offers overlay and other risk management services. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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