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How to buy NortonLifeLock stock
Learn how to easily invest in NortonLifeLock stock.
NortonLifeLock Inc is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. NortonLifeLock shares (NLOK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. NortonLifeLock employs 2,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.8 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- NLOK shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is NLOK stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is NLOK suitable for ethical investing?
- Are NLOK shares over-valued?
- NortonLifeLock's financials
- How volatile are NLOK shares?
- Does NortonLifeLock pay a dividend?
- Have NLOK shares ever split?
- Other common questions
NortonLifeLock stock price (NASDAQ: NLOK)Use our graph to track the performance of NLOK stocks over time.
NortonLifeLock shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$20.95|
|52-week range||$20.44 - $30.46|
|50-day moving average||$23.44|
|200-day moving average||$25.19|
|Wall St. target price||$26.54|
|Dividend yield||$0.5 (2.42%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.43|
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NortonLifeLock price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-22)||-1.50%|
|1 month (2022-08-29)||-8.11%|
|3 months (2022-06-29)||-6.05%|
|6 months (2022-03-29)||-22.64%|
|1 year (2021-09-29)||-18.00%|
|2 years (2020-09-29)||0.43%|
|3 years (2019-09-27)||23.5|
|5 years (2017-09-29)||32.81|
Is NortonLifeLock stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing NortonLifeLock stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of NortonLifeLock's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
NortonLifeLock's P/E ratio
NortonLifeLock'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, NortonLifeLock 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.
NortonLifeLock's PEG ratio
NortonLifeLock's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0653. 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 NortonLifeLock's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
NortonLifeLock's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a NortonLifeLock's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$2.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||42.24%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||11.61%|
|Return on equity TTM||15.56%|
|Market capitalisation||$14 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
NortonLifeLock'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 NortonLifeLock.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
NortonLifeLock's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 21.31
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and NortonLifeLock's overall score of 21.31 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like NortonLifeLock 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.).
NortonLifeLock's environmental score
Environmental score: 2.67/100
NortonLifeLock's environmental score of 2.67 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that NortonLifeLock is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
NortonLifeLock's social score
Social score: 14.22/100
NortonLifeLock's social score of 14.22 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that NortonLifeLock is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
NortonLifeLock's governance score
Governance score: 9.42/100
NortonLifeLock's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that NortonLifeLock is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
NortonLifeLock's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. NortonLifeLock scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that NortonLifeLock has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||21.31|
|Total ESG percentile||15.86|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||2|
NortonLifeLock share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 28.09% of net profits
Recently NortonLifeLock has paid out, on average, around 28.09% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.42% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), NortonLifeLock shareholders could enjoy a 2.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In NortonLifeLock's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 per share.
While NortonLifeLock's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that NortonLifeLock may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
NortonLifeLock's most recent dividend payout was on 13 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have NortonLifeLock's shares ever split?
NortonLifeLock's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 30 November 2004. 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 NortonLifeLock shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for NortonLifeLock shares which in turn could have impacted NortonLifeLock's share price.
NortonLifeLock share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, NortonLifeLock's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.44 up to $30.4608. 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 NortonLifeLock's is 0.9756. This would suggest that NortonLifeLock's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
NortonLifeLock Inc. provides cyber safety solutions for consumers in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. It offers Norton 360, an integrated platform provides extensive cyber safety coverage and a subscription service providing protection for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices against malware, viruses, adware, ransomware, and other online threats on various platforms; and Norton and LifeLock identity theft protection solution that offers monitoring, alerts, and restoration services to its customers. The company also provides Norton Secure VPN solution, which enhances security and online privacy by providing an encrypted data tunnel; Privacy Monitor Assistant, an on-demand, white glove service where agents help members delete personal information from data brokers online; Home Title Protect product that detects fraud and notifies members; and Avira Security, a consumer-focused portfolio of cybersecurity and privacy solutions. It offers Dark Web Monitoring product, which looks for personal information of its Norton 360 members on the Dark Web; and Social Media Monitoring solution that helps to keep customers' social media accounts safer by monitoring them for account takeovers, risky activity, and inappropriate content. The company also provides AntiTrack product, which helps to keep personal information and browsing activity private by blocking trackers and disguising digital fingerprints online; and Online Reputation Management solution that manages online search results, personal branding, and digital privacy. It markets and sells its products and related services through retailers, telecom service providers, hardware original equipment manufacturers, and employee benefit providers, as well as e-commerce platform.
NortonLifeLock in the news
Top 10 Stock Picks of Michael Bilger’s 59 North Capital
Trade Alert: The President & Director Of NortonLifeLock Inc. (NASDAQ:NLOK), Ondrej Vlcek, Has Just Spent US$10.0m Buying 14% More Shares
NortonLifeLock Completes Merger with Avast
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of NortonLifeLock is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 8.358% of NortonLifeLock shares are held by insiders and 84.758% by institutions. How many people work for NortonLifeLock?
Latest data suggests 2,700 work at NortonLifeLock. When does the fiscal year end for NortonLifeLock?
NortonLifeLock's fiscal year ends in April. Where is NortonLifeLock based?
NortonLifeLock's address is: 60 East Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ, United States, 85281 What is NortonLifeLock's ISIN number?
NortonLifeLock's international securities identification number is: US6687711084 What is NortonLifeLock's CUSIP number?
NortonLifeLock's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 668771108
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