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How to buy Tencent stock | 72.72

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Tencent Holdings Limited is an internet content & information business based in the US. Tencent shares (TCEHY) are listed on the PINK and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Tencent employs 62,885 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$724.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Tencent

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Tencent. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TCEHY. 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 Tencent 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$72.72, 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 Tencent, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Tencent. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Tencent's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Tencent's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$72.72, which is 29.22% up on its pre-crash value of USD$51.47 and 78.24% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$40.8.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Tencent shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$939.08 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,471.13.

Tencent share price

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Tencent shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-24.
Latest market close USD$72.72
52-week range USD$40.6907 - USD$81.35
50-day moving average USD$74.3014
200-day moving average USD$66.79
Wall St. target price USD$77.93
PE ratio 46.7586
Dividend yield USD$0.15 (0.21%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.355

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Tencent price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $72.72 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-11-16) N/A
1 month (2020-10-27) -5.25%
3 months (2020-08-27) 2.26%
6 months (2020-05-23) N/A
1 year (2019-11-23) N/A
2 years (2018-11-23) N/A
3 years (2017-11-23) N/A
5 years (2015-11-23) N/A

Is Tencent under- or over-valued?

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

Tencent's P/E ratio

Tencent's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 47x. In other words, Tencent shares trade at around 47x recent earnings.

Tencent's PEG ratio

Tencent's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6714. 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 Tencent's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Tencent financials

Gross profit TTM USD$167.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.78%
Return on equity TTM 22.63%
Profit margin 26.89%
Book value $5.056
Market capitalisation USD$724.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Tencent share dividends

1%

Dividend payout ratio: 1.3% of net profits

Recently Tencent has paid out, on average, around 1.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.21% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Tencent shareholders could enjoy a 0.21% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Tencent's case, that would currently equate to about $0.15 per share.

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

Tencent's most recent dividend payout was on 15 June 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 May 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Tencent's shares ever split?

Tencent's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 20 May 2014. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Tencent shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Tencent shares which in turn could have impacted Tencent's share price.

Tencent share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Tencent's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.6907 up to $81.35. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TCEHY.US volatility(beta: 0.9)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (PINK average) beta is 1, while Tencent's is 0.9013. This would suggest that Tencent's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Tencent overview

Tencent Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, provides value-added services (VAS) and Internet advertising services in Mainland China, the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through VAS, FinTech and Business Services, Online Advertising, and Others segments. It offers online games and social network services; FinTech and cloud services; and online advertising services, such as media, social, and others advertisement services. The company is also involved in production, investment, and distribution of films and television programs for third parties, as well as copyrights licensing, merchandise sales, and other activities. In addition, it develops software; develops and operates online games; and provides information technology, information system integration, asset management, online literature, and online music entertainment services. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.

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