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How to buy TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation stock

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TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation is a capital markets business based in the US. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shares (AMTD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation employs 9,056 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.8 billion.

How to buy shares in TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation

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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 TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AMTD. 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 TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation 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. 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 TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation. 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.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation share price

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TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-06.
52-week rangeUSD$27.2395 - USD$51.2929
50-day moving average USD$38.9279
200-day moving average USD$37.8609
Wall St. target priceUSD$38.89
PE ratio 11.1961
Dividend yield USD$1.24 (3.1%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.571

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Is it a good time to buy TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation stock?

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TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation price performance over time

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2 years (2019-01-23) -100.00%
3 years (2018-01-23) -100.00%
5 years (2016-01-22) -100.00%

Is TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's P/E ratio

TD Ameritrade Holding 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 11x. In other words, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shares trade at around 11x 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.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's PEG ratio

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.53. 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 TD Ameritrade Holding 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.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$5.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 45.58%
Gross profit TTM USD$5.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.07%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 33.55%
Book value $17.686
Market capitalisation USD$21.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shares

There are currently 19.5 million TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 15.5% up from 16.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shares can be evaluated.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.9 million). TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's SIR currently stands at 6.64. In other words for every 100,000 TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6640 shares are currently held short.

However TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0639% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shares, roughly 64 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation stock.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation'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 TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation.

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

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 31.17

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's overall score of 31.17 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 55th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation 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.).

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.63/100

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's environmental score of 6.63 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's social score

Social score: 15.34/100

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's social score of 15.34 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 20.22/100

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 31.17
Total ESG percentile 55.28
Environmental score 6.63
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 15.34
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 20.22
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 2

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation share dividends

35%

Dividend payout ratio: 34.57% of net profits

Recently TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation has paid out, on average, around 34.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.1% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.1% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.24 per share.

While TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 21 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's shares ever split?

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 6 July 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's share price.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.2395 up to $51.2929. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMTD.US volatility(beta: 1.13)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation's is 1.1307. This would suggest that TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation'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).

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation overview

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation provides securities brokerage and related technology-based financial services to retail investors and traders, and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) in the United States. The company offers trade execution, clearing, and margin lending services; and futures and foreign exchange trade execution services. It offers retail brokerage services for common and preferred stocks; exchange-traded funds (ETFs); mutual funds; options; futures; foreign exchange; fixed income products; primary and secondary offerings of fixed income securities, closed-end funds, common and preferred stocks; margin lending; cash management services; and annuities. The company also offers investor education services for investors to teach how to approach the selection process for investment securities and manage their investment portfolios. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation provides its services primarily through the Internet, a network of retail branches, mobile trading applications, interactive voice response, and registered representatives through telephone. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

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