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How to buy Volkswagen stock | 16.15

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Volkswagen AG is an auto manufacturers business based in the US. Volkswagen shares (VWAPY) are listed on the PINK and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Volkswagen employs 664,196 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$97.7 billion.

How to buy shares in Volkswagen

  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 Volkswagen. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VWAPY. 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 Volkswagen 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$16.15, 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 Volkswagen, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Volkswagen. 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 Volkswagen's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$16.15, which is 9.88% down on its pre-crash value of USD$17.92 and 88.67% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$8.56.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Volkswagen shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$557.06 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$903.27.

Volkswagen share price

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Volkswagen shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-25.
Latest market close USD$16.15
52-week range USD$8.2558 - USD$19.933
50-day moving average USD$16.4944
200-day moving average USD$15.9607
Wall St. target price N/A
PE ratio 18.762
Dividend yield USD$0.57 (3.08%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.0508

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Volkswagen price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $16.15 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-11-18) N/A
1 month (2020-10-29) 8.75%
3 months (2020-08-28) -2.48%
6 months (2020-05-25) N/A
1 year (2019-11-25) N/A
2 years (2018-11-25) N/A
3 years (2017-11-25) N/A
5 years (2015-11-25) N/A

Is Volkswagen under- or over-valued?

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

Volkswagen's P/E ratio

Volkswagen's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Volkswagen shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.

Volkswagen financials

Gross profit TTM USD$46.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.85%
Return on equity TTM 3.81%
Profit margin 2.07%
Book value $26.5631
Market capitalisation USD$97.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Volkswagen share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 174.61% of net profits

Recently Volkswagen has paid out, on average, around 174.61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Volkswagen shareholders could enjoy a 3.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Volkswagen's case, that would currently equate to about $0.57 per share.

Volkswagen'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.

Volkswagen's most recent dividend payout was on 19 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Volkswagen share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Volkswagen's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.2558 up to $19.933. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VWAPY.US volatility(beta: 1.65)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 Volkswagen's is 1.6475. This would suggest that Volkswagen's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Volkswagen overview

Volkswagen AG manufactures and sells automobiles primarily in Europe, North America, South America, and the Asia-Pacific. The company operates in four segments: Passenger Cars and Light Commercial Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles, Power Engineering, and Financial Services. The Passenger Cars and Light Commercial Vehicles segment develops vehicles and engines, and light commercial vehicles; and produces and sells passenger cars and related parts. The Commercial Vehicles segment develops, produces, and sells trucks and buses; and offers parts and related services. The Power Engineering segment develops, produces, and sells large-bore diesel engines, turbo compressors, industrial turbines, and chemical reactor systems, as well as gear units, propulsion components, and testing systems. The Financial Services segment provides dealer and customer financing, leasing, banking and insurance, fleet management, and mobility services. The company also offers motorcycles and turbomachinery. It provides its products under the Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, ?KODA, SEAT, Bentley, Porsche, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania, MAN, Lamborghini, Ducati, Bugatti, MOIA, and TRATON brands. Volkswagen AG was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen AG operates as a subsidiary of Porsche Automobil Holding SE.

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