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How to buy Sony Group Corporation (SONY) stock
Learn how to easily invest in Sony Group Corporation stock.
Sony Group Corporation (SONY) is a leading consumer electronics business based in the US. It opened the day at $99.93 after a previous close of $99.29. During the day the price has varied from a low of $98.72 to a high of $99.95. The latest price was $99.63 (25 minute delay). Sony Group Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 109,700 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Sony Group Corporation
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- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – SONY – 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.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- SONY shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is SONY stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short SONY shares?
- Are SONY shares over-valued?
- Sony Group Corporation's financials
- How volatile are SONY shares?
- Does Sony Group Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have SONY shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Sony Group Corporation stock price (NYSE: SONY)Use our graph to track the performance of SONY stocks over time.
Sony Group Corporation shares at a glance
|52-week range||$72.45 - $118.50|
|50-day moving average||$99.41|
|200-day moving average||$103.21|
|Wall St. target price||$152.20|
|Dividend yield||$55 (54.75%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$8.52|
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Sony Group Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-17)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-28)||1.18%|
|3 months (2021-04-28)||-4.65%|
|6 months (2021-01-24)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-24)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-24)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-24)||N/A|
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Is Sony Group Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Sony Group Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sony Group Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Sony Group Corporation's P/E ratio
Sony Group 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 12x. In other words, Sony Group Corporation shares trade at around 12x 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.
Sony Group Corporation's PEG ratio
Sony Group Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6944. 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 Sony Group 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.
Sony Group Corporation's EBITDA
Sony Group Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1,361.4 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Sony Group Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Sony Group Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$8,999.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||10.87%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2,429.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.48%|
|Return on equity TTM||22.85%|
|Market capitalisation||$123.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Sony Group Corporation shares
There are currently 1.0 million Sony Group Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Sony Group Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 4.2% up from 989,409 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Sony Group Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Sony Group Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Sony Group Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sony Group Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sony Group Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 682908.60927152). Sony Group Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.51. In other words for every 100,000 Sony Group Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1510 shares are currently held short.
However Sony Group Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sony Group Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sony Group Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sony Group Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sony Group Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0009% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sony Group Corporation shares, roughly 1 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 Sony Group Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Sony Group Corporation stock.
Sony Group Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 5.64% of net profits
Recently Sony Group Corporation has paid out, on average, around 5.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.54% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sony Group Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.54% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sony Group Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $55 per share.
While Sony Group Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Sony Group Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
Sony Group Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 7 December 2017. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Sony Group Corporation's shares ever split?
Sony Group Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 24 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 Sony Group Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sony Group Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Sony Group Corporation's share price.
Sony Group Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Sony Group Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $72.45 up to $118.5. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Sony Group Corporation's is 0.7294. This would suggest that Sony Group Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Sony Group Corporation overview
Sony Group Corporation designs, develops, produces, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for the consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. The company distributes software titles and add-on content through digital networks; network services related to game, video, and music content; and home and portable game consoles, packaged software, and peripheral devices. It also develops, produces, markets, and distributes recorded music; publishes music; and produces and distributes animation titles, game applications based on animation titles, and various services for music and visual products. In addition, the company produces, acquires, and distributes live-action and animated motion pictures for theatrical release, as well as scripted and animated series, unscripted reality or light entertainment, daytime serials, game shows, television movies, and miniseries and other television programs; operates a visual effects and animation unit; manages a studio facility; and operates television and digital networks, and post-production facilities. Further, it researches, develops, designs, produces, markets, distributes, sells, and services televisions, and video and sound products; interchangeable lens, compact digital, and consumer and professional video cameras; projectors and medical equipment; mobile phones, tablets, accessories, and applications; and metal oxide semiconductor image sensors, charge-coupled devices, large-scale integration systems, and other semiconductors. Additionally, it offers Internet broadband network services; creates and distributes content for PCs and mobile phones; and provides life and non-life insurance, banking, and other services, as well as batteries, recording media, and storage media products. The company was formerly known as Sony Corporation and changed its name to Sony Group Corporation in April 2021.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Sony Group Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.026% of Sony Group Corporation shares are held by insiders and 7.721% by institutions. How many people work for Sony Group Corporation?
Latest data suggests 109,700 work at Sony Group Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for Sony Group Corporation?
Sony Group Corporation's fiscal year ends in March. Where is Sony Group Corporation based?
Sony Group Corporation's address is: 1-7-1 Konan, Tokyo, Japan, 108-0075 What is Sony Group Corporation's ISIN number?
Sony Group Corporation's international securities identification number is: US8356993076 What is Sony Group Corporation's CUSIP number?
Sony Group Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 835699307
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