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How to buy AbbVie stock in Canada | $107.73
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AbbVie is a drug manufacturers-general business based in the US. AbbVie stocks (ABBV.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $108.08 – an increase of 0.98% over the previous week. AbbVie employs 48,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $53.7 billion.
How to buy AbbVie stock in Canada
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our stock trading table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: ABBV in this case.
- Research AbbVie stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your AbbVie stocks. It's that simple.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in AbbVie?
- Has coronavirus impacted AbbVie shares?
- AbbVie shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is AbbVie stock a buy or sell?
- AbbVie performance over time
- Can I short AbbVie shares?
- Is AbbVie suitable for ethical investing?
- Are AbbVie shares over-valued?
- AbbVie's financials
- How volatile are AbbVie shares?
- Does AbbVie pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted AbbVie's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, AbbVie's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $107.73, which is 11.85% up on its pre-crash value of $94.96 and 72.23% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $62.55.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of AbbVie stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $783.68 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 $1,308.92.
AbbVie stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of ABBV stocks over time.
AbbVie stocks at a glance
|Latest market close||$107.73|
|52-week range||$77.4908 - $121.53|
|50-day moving average||$114.6856|
|200-day moving average||$112.7843|
|Wall St. target price||$125.96|
|Dividend yield||$5.08 (4.7%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.708|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
AbbVie price performance over time
|1 week (2021-09-09)||0.43%|
|1 month (2021-08-19)||-8.65%|
|3 months (2021-06-18)||-4.76%|
|6 months (2021-03-19)||4.17%|
|1 year (2020-09-18)||19.55%|
|2 years (2019-09-18)||51.16%|
|3 years (2018-09-18)||16.33%|
|5 years (2016-09-16)||70.27%|
Is AbbVie under- or over-valued?
Valuing AbbVie stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AbbVie's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
AbbVie's P/E ratio
AbbVie's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, AbbVie stocks trade at around 29x 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 stocks or simply that they're over-valued.
AbbVie's PEG ratio
AbbVie's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2788. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into AbbVie's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.
AbbVie's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$27.7 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a AbbVie's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$53.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||35.17%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$31.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.94%|
|Return on equity TTM||48.86%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$190.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell AbbVie stocks
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "ABBV.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 13.5 million AbbVie stocks held short by investors – that's known as AbbVie's "short interest". This figure is 6.2% down from 14.5 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting AbbVie stocks can be evaluated.
AbbVie's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
AbbVie's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AbbVie stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AbbVie stocks traded daily (recently around 5.4 million). AbbVie's SIR currently stands at 2.49. In other words for every 100,000 AbbVie stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 2490 stocks are currently held short.
However AbbVie's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AbbVie stocks, or, against the total number of tradable AbbVie stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AbbVie's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 AbbVie stocks in existence, roughly 10 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0078% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable AbbVie stocks, roughly 8 stocks are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against AbbVie.
Find out more about how you can short AbbVie stock.
AbbVie'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 AbbVie.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
AbbVie's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 34.86
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and AbbVie's overall score of 34.86 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 66th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like AbbVie 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.).
AbbVie's environmental score
Environmental score: 4.96/100
AbbVie's environmental score of 4.96 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that AbbVie is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
AbbVie's social score
Social score: 22.65/100
AbbVie's social score of 22.65 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that AbbVie is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
AbbVie's governance score
Governance score: 16.25/100
AbbVie's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that AbbVie is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
AbbVie's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. AbbVie scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that AbbVie hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||34.86|
|Total ESG percentile||65.78|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||3|
AbbVie stock dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 44.03% of net profits
Recently AbbVie has paid out, on average, around 44.03% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.81% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AbbVie shareholders could enjoy a 4.81% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AbbVie's case, that would currently equate to about $5.08 per share.
While AbbVie's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that AbbVie may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
AbbVie's most recent dividend payout was on 15 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 14 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
AbbVie stock price volatility
Over the last 12 months, AbbVie's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $77.4908 up to $121.53. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while AbbVie's is 0.7909. This would suggest that AbbVie's stocks are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
AbbVie Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceuticals in the worldwide. The company offers HUMIRA, a therapy administered as an injection for autoimmune and intestinal Behçet's diseases; SKYRIZI to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults; RINVOQ, a JAK inhibitor for the treatment of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis in adult patients; IMBRUVICA to treat adult patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), mantle cell lymphoma, waldenström's macroglobulinemia, marginal zone lymphoma, and chronic graft versus host disease; VENCLEXTA, a BCL-2 inhibitor used to treat adults with CLL or SLL; and MAVYRET to treat patients with chronic HCV genotype 1-6 infection. It also provides CREON, a pancreatic enzyme therapy for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency; Synthroid used in the treatment of hypothyroidism; AndroGel for males diagnosed with symptomatic low testosterone; Linzess/Constella to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation and chronic idiopathic constipation; Lupron for the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer, endometriosis and central precocious puberty, and patients with anemia caused by uterine fibroids; and Botox therapeutic. In addition, the company offers ORILISSA, a nonpeptide small molecule gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist for women with moderate to severe endometriosis pain; Duopa and Duodopa, a levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel to treat Parkinson's disease; Lumigan/Ganfort, a bimatoprost ophthalmic solution for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open angle glaucoma (OAG) or ocular hypertension; Ubrelvy to treat migraine with or without aura in adults; Alphagan/ Combigan, an alpha-adrenergic receptor agonist for the reduction of IOP in patients with OAG; and Restasis, a calcineurin inhibitor immunosuppressant to increase tear production. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in North Chicago, Illinois.
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