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How to buy Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group stock | $6.03

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Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc is a banks-diversified business based in the US. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group shares (SMFG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group employs 86,400 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$42.5 billion.

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  3. Search for Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SMFG. 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 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 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$6.03, 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 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group. 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.

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group share price

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Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-29.
Latest market closeUSD$6.03
52-week rangeUSD$4.2008 - USD$6.9981
50-day moving average USD$6.0082
200-day moving average USD$5.7897
Wall St. target priceUSD$8.76
PE ratio 5.8192
Dividend yield USD$0.37 (5.99%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.062

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Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $6.03 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-08) -10.00%
1 month (2020-12-15) 0.33%
3 months (2020-10-15) 7.30%
6 months (2020-07-15) 4.15%
1 year (2020-01-15) -16.37%
2 years (2019-01-15) -15.66%
3 years (2018-01-15) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 6.98

Is Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group under- or over-valued?

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

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's P/E ratio

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group shares trade at around 6x 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.

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's PEG ratio

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5323. 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 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group financials

Gross profit TTM USD$2,245.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.03%
Return on equity TTM 0.52%
Profit margin 2.38%
Book value $13.8768
Market capitalisation USD$42.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group shares

There are currently 1.5 million Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's "short interest". This figure is 39% down from 2.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group shares can be evaluated.

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's SIR currently stands at 1.13. In other words for every 100,000 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1130 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group stock.

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 95.93% of net profits

Recently Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has paid out, on average, around 95.93% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.99% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group shareholders could enjoy a 5.99% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.37 per share.

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's most recent dividend payout was on 8 December 2017. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's shares ever split?

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 1 November 2010. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group shares which in turn could have impacted Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's share price.

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.2008 up to $6.9981. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SMFG.US volatility(beta: 1.1)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 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group's is 1.0951. This would suggest that Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group'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).

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group overview

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides commercial banking, leasing, securities, consumer finance, and other services primarily in Japan. It operates through four segments: Wholesale Business Unit, Retail Business Unit, International Business Unit, and Global Markets Business Unit. The Wholesale Business Unit segment offers financing, investment management, risk hedging, and settlement services, as well as financial solutions related to mergers and acquisition, and other advisory services primarily for large-and mid-sized corporate clients; and various leasing services, including equipment, and operating and leveraged leasing. The Retail Business Unit segment offers wealth management, settlement, consumer finance, and housing loan products and services, as well as business and asset succession services to individuals and small-sized companies. The International Business Unit segment offers loans, deposits, clearing services, trade finance, project finance, loan syndication, derivatives, and cash management services; underwriting services; and leasing services related to the construction machinery, transportation equipment, industrial machinery, medical equipment, and aircraft leasing. The Global Markets Business Unit segment offers solutions through foreign exchange products, derivatives, bonds, stocks, and other marketable financial products. It also undertakes asset liability management operations. The company also offers credit card, Internet banking, system development and engineering, data processing, management consulting and economic research, and investment advisory and investment trust management services. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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