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How to buy United Microelectronics Corporation stock

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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.

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United Microelectronics Corporation share price

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United Microelectronics Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-10.
52-week range$1.99 - $11.28
50-day moving average $9.71
200-day moving average $7.01
Wall St. target price$8.78
PE ratio 62.6667
Dividend yield $0.023 (0.27%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.14

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

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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 63x. In other words, United Microelectronics Corporation shares trade at around 63x 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 $39 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.49%
Return on equity TTM 12.27%
Profit margin 16.51%
Book value $2.86
Market capitalisation $20.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting United Microelectronics Corporation shares

There are currently 15.6 million United Microelectronics Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as United Microelectronics Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 65.6% up from 9.4 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 8.7 million). United Microelectronics Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.8. In other words for every 100,000 United Microelectronics Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1800 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 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 United Microelectronics Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 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


Dividend payout ratio: 32.89% of net profits

Recently United Microelectronics Corporation has paid out, on average, around 32.89% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.7% 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 1.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In United Microelectronics Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.023 per share.

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

United Microelectronics Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 11 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 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 7 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 $11.28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UMC.US volatility(beta: 0.89)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 0.8926. 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. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of United Microelectronics Corporation is owned by institutions?
Currently 4.275% of United Microelectronics Corporation shares are held by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for United Microelectronics Corporation?
United Microelectronics Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is United Microelectronics Corporation based?
United Microelectronics Corporation's address is: Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu City, Taiwan, 30078
What is United Microelectronics Corporation's ISIN number?
United Microelectronics Corporation's international securities identification number is: US9108734057
What is United Microelectronics Corporation's CUSIP number?
United Microelectronics Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 910873207

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