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How to buy United Microelectronics Corporation stock | $8.54

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United Microelectronics Corporation is a semiconductors business based in the US. United Microelectronics Corporation shares (UMC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. United Microelectronics Corporation employs 19,577 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$22.4 billion.

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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 United Microelectronics Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: UMC. 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 United Microelectronics 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. At last close price of USD$8.54, 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 United Microelectronics Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of United Microelectronics 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.

United Microelectronics Corporation share price

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United Microelectronics Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-09.
Latest market closeUSD$8.54
52-week rangeUSD$1.9928 - USD$9.4
50-day moving average USD$6.1789
200-day moving average USD$4.2782
Wall St. target priceUSD$7.93
PE ratio 64.8889
Dividend yield USD$0.14 (1.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.135

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Is it a good time to buy United Microelectronics Corporation stock?

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United Microelectronics Corporation price performance over time

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Is United Microelectronics Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

United Microelectronics Corporation's P/E ratio

United Microelectronics 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 65x. In other words, United Microelectronics Corporation shares trade at around 65x 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.

United Microelectronics Corporation's PEG ratio

United Microelectronics Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.08. 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 United Microelectronics 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.

United Microelectronics Corporation financials

Gross profit TTM USD$21.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.91%
Return on equity TTM 9.13%
Profit margin 12.59%
Book value $2.855
Market capitalisation USD$22.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting United Microelectronics Corporation shares

There are currently 1.7 million United Microelectronics Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as United Microelectronics Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 56.6% up from 1.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting United Microelectronics Corporation shares can be evaluated.

United Microelectronics Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

United Microelectronics Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of United Microelectronics Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of United Microelectronics Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 3.8 million). United Microelectronics Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.45. In other words for every 100,000 United Microelectronics Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 450 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short United Microelectronics Corporation stock.

United Microelectronics Corporation share dividends

62%

Dividend payout ratio: 62.05% of net profits

Recently United Microelectronics Corporation has paid out, on average, around 62.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), United Microelectronics Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In United Microelectronics Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.14 per share.

United Microelectronics Corporation'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.

United Microelectronics Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 12 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 July 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have United Microelectronics Corporation's shares ever split?

United Microelectronics Corporation's shares were split on a 1045:1000 basis on 8 August 2008. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1045 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your United Microelectronics Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for United Microelectronics Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted United Microelectronics Corporation's share price.

United Microelectronics Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, United Microelectronics Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.9928 up to $9.4. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UMC.US volatility(beta: 0.8)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 United Microelectronics Corporation's is 0.7982. This would suggest that United Microelectronics Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

United Microelectronics Corporation overview

United Microelectronics Corporation operates as a semiconductor wafer foundry in Taiwan, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Japan, the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through Wafer Fabrication and New Business segments. It provides circuit design, mask tooling, wafer fabrication, and assembly and testing services. The company also researches, develops, and manufactures products in the solar energy and LED industries. It serves fabless design companies and integrated device manufacturers. United Microelectronics Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Hsinchu City, Taiwan.

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