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How to buy Seagate Technology stock
Learn how to easily invest in Seagate Technology stock.
Seagate Technology PLC is a computer hardware business based in the US. Seagate Technology shares (STX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Seagate Technology employs 40,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $11.7 billion.
How to buy shares in Seagate Technology
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – STX – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- STX shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is STX stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is STX suitable for ethical investing?
- Are STX shares over-valued?
- Seagate Technology's financials
- How volatile are STX shares?
- Does Seagate Technology pay a dividend?
- Have STX shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Seagate Technology stock price (NASDAQ: STX)Use our graph to track the performance of STX stocks over time.
Seagate Technology shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$57.00|
|52-week range||$53.04 - $114.35|
|50-day moving average||$70.82|
|200-day moving average||$86.39|
|Wall St. target price||$112.95|
|Dividend yield||$2.77 (5.26%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.36|
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Seagate Technology price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-25)||N/A|
|1 month (2022-09-06)||-12.78%|
|3 months (2022-07-06)||-20.31%|
|6 months (2022-04-06)||-33.80%|
|1 year (2021-10-06)||-29.29%|
|2 years (2020-10-06)||14.92%|
|3 years (2019-10-04)||6.18%|
|5 years (2017-10-05)||67.16%|
Is Seagate Technology stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Seagate Technology stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Seagate Technology's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Seagate Technology's P/E ratio
Seagate 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 8x. In other words, Seagate Technology shares trade at around 8x 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.
Seagate Technology's PEG ratio
Seagate Technology's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 27.3157. 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 Seagate 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.
Seagate Technology's EBITDA
Seagate Technology's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.4 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Seagate Technology's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Seagate Technology financials
|Revenue TTM||$11.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||16.79%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||13.89%|
|Return on equity TTM||44.57%|
|Market capitalisation||$11.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Seagate 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 Seagate Technology.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Seagate Technology's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 20.26
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Seagate Technology's overall score of 20.26 (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 Seagate 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.).
Seagate Technology's environmental score
Environmental score: 5.09/100
Seagate Technology's environmental score of 5.09 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Seagate Technology is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Seagate Technology's social score
Social score: 13.84/100
Seagate Technology's social score of 13.84 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Seagate Technology is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Seagate Technology's governance score
Governance score: 12.33/100
Seagate Technology's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Seagate Technology is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Seagate Technology's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Seagate Technology scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Seagate Technology has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||20.26|
|Total ESG percentile||15.56|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||1|
Seagate Technology share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 37.84% of net profits
Recently Seagate Technology has paid out, on average, around 37.84% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Seagate Technology shareholders could enjoy a 5.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Seagate Technology's case, that would currently equate to about $2.77 per share.
While Seagate Technology's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Seagate Technology may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Seagate Technology's most recent dividend payout was on 4 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Seagate Technology's shares ever split?
Seagate Technology's shares were split on 18 May 2021.
Seagate Technology share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Seagate Technology's shares have ranged in value from as little as $53.04 up to $114.3495. 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 Seagate Technology's is 1.1302. This would suggest that Seagate Technology'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).
Seagate Technology overview
Seagate Technology Holdings plc provides data storage technology and solutions in Singapore, the United States, the Netherlands, and internationally. It provides mass capacity storage products, including enterprise nearline hard disk drives (HDDs), enterprise nearline solid state drives (SSDs), enterprise nearline systems, video and image HDDs, and network-attached storage drives. The company also offers legacy applications comprising Mission Critical HDDs and SSDs; external storage solutions under the Seagate Ultra Touch, One Touch, and Expansion product lines, as well as under the LaCie brand name; desktop drives; notebook drives, DVR HDDs, and gaming SSDs. In addition, it provides Lyve edge-to-cloud mass capacity platform. The company sells its products primarily to OEMs, distributors, and retailers. Seagate Technology Holdings plc was founded in 1978 and is based in Dublin, Ireland. .
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Seagate Technology is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.556% of Seagate Technology shares are held by insiders and 86.798% by institutions. How many people work for Seagate Technology?
Latest data suggests 40,000 work at Seagate Technology. When does the fiscal year end for Seagate Technology?
Seagate Technology's fiscal year ends in July. Where is Seagate Technology based?
Seagate Technology's address is: 38/39 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, Ireland, D02 NX53 What is Seagate Technology's ISIN number?
Seagate Technology's international securities identification number is: IE00BKVD2N49 What is Seagate Technology's CUSIP number?
Seagate Technology's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: G7945J104
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