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How to buy Shaw Communications stock | $17.73

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Shaw Communications Inc is a telecom services business based in the US. Shaw Communications shares (SJR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Shaw Communications employs 9,500 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$8.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Shaw Communications

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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 Shaw Communications. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SJR. 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 Shaw Communications 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. At last close price of USD$17.73, 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 Shaw Communications, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Shaw Communications. 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.

Shaw Communications share price

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Shaw Communications shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-30.
Latest market close USD$17.73
52-week range USD$11.7947 - USD$19.6512
50-day moving average USD$17.4021
200-day moving average USD$17.6817
Wall St. target price USD$23.2
PE ratio 235.2703
Dividend yield USD$0.89 (5.08%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.074

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Is it a good time to buy Shaw Communications stock?

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Shaw Communications price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.73 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) 1.37%
1 month (2020-11-06) 2.78%
3 months (2020-09-04) -4.42%
6 months (2020-06-05) -1.17%
1 year (2019-12-05) -12.44%
2 years (2018-12-04) -5.14%
3 years (2017-12-05) -22.61%
5 years (2015-12-04) -14.35%

Is Shaw Communications under- or over-valued?

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

Shaw Communications's P/E ratio

Shaw Communications's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 235x. In other words, Shaw Communications shares trade at around 235x 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.

Shaw Communications's PEG ratio

Shaw Communications's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.86. 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 Shaw Communications's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Shaw Communications financials

Gross profit TTM USD$2.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.61%
Return on equity TTM 10.99%
Profit margin 12.72%
Book value $8.403
Market capitalisation USD$8.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Shaw Communications shares

There are currently 1.1 million Shaw Communications shares held short by investors – that's known as Shaw Communications's "short interest". This figure is 21.2% down from 1.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Shaw Communications shares can be evaluated.

Shaw Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Shaw Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Shaw Communications shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Shaw Communications shares traded daily (recently around 674006.32911392). Shaw Communications's SIR currently stands at 1.58. In other words for every 100,000 Shaw Communications shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1580 shares are currently held short.

However Shaw Communications's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Shaw Communications shares, or, against the total number of tradable Shaw Communications shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Shaw Communications's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Shaw Communications shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Shaw Communications shares, roughly 0 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 Shaw Communications.

Find out more about how you can short Shaw Communications stock.

Shaw Communications'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 Shaw Communications.

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

Shaw Communications's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.14

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Shaw Communications's overall score of 20.14 (as at 01/01/2019) 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 Shaw Communications 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.).

Shaw Communications's environmental score

Environmental score: 2.98/100

Shaw Communications's environmental score of 2.98 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Shaw Communications is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Shaw Communications's social score

Social score: 7.59/100

Shaw Communications's social score of 7.59 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Shaw Communications is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Shaw Communications's governance score

Governance score: 9.57/100

Shaw Communications's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Shaw Communications is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Shaw Communications's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Shaw Communications scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Shaw Communications has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Shaw Communications Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.14
Total ESG percentile 15.7
Environmental score 2.98
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 7.59
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 9.57
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 1

Shaw Communications share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 22.68% of net profits

Recently Shaw Communications has paid out, on average, around 22.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Shaw Communications shareholders could enjoy a 5.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Shaw Communications's case, that would currently equate to about $0.89 per share.

While Shaw Communications's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Shaw Communications is investing more in its future growth.

Shaw Communications's most recent dividend payout was on 25 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Shaw Communications's shares ever split?

Shaw Communications's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 August 2007. 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 Shaw Communications shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Shaw Communications shares which in turn could have impacted Shaw Communications's share price.

Shaw Communications share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Shaw Communications's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.7947 up to $19.6512. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SJR.US volatility(beta: 0.5)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Shaw Communications's is 0.5046. This would suggest that Shaw Communications's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Shaw Communications overview

Shaw Communications Inc. operates as a connectivity company in North America. The company operates through Wireline and Wireless segments. The Wireline segment provides cable telecommunications services, including video, Internet, WiFi, phone, satellite video, and data networking through a national fibre-optic backbone network to Canadian consumers, North American businesses, and public-sector entities. The Wireless segment provides wireless services for voice and data communications serving customers in Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta through Freedom Mobile; and in British Columbia and Alberta through Shaw Mobile. The company was formerly known as Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. and changed its name to Shaw Communications Inc. in May 1993. Shaw Communications Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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