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How to buy ADT (ADT) stocks
Learn how to easily invest in ADT stocks.
ADT is a security & protection services business based in the US. ADT stocks (ADT.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $5.84 – a decrease of 4.74% over the previous week. ADT employs 22,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $6.1 billion.
How to buy ADT stock
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- Fund your account. Deposit funds unto your account by linking your banking information or transfer funds from another trading account.
- Search for the stock name – ADT. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol.
- Buy the stock. Place your order. It's that simple.
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What's in this guide?
ADT stock price (NYSE:ADT)Use our graph to track the performance of ADT stocks over time.
ADT shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$5.83|
|52-week range||$4.89 - $10.02|
|50-day moving average||$9.18|
|200-day moving average||$7.98|
|Wall St. target price||$9.60|
|Dividend yield||$0.14 (1.63%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-0.29|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy ADT stock?
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ADT price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $5.83 from 2023-05-26
|1 week (2023-05-19)||-2.83%|
|1 month (2023-04-27)||-14.26%|
|3 months (2023-02-27)||-25.83%|
|6 months (2022-11-28)||-35.86%|
|1 year (2022-05-26)||N/A|
|2 years (2021-05-28)||-43.62%|
|3 years (2020-05-29)||7.08|
|5 years (2018-05-30)||7.67|
Is ADT stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing ADT stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ADT's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
ADT's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a ADT's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$6.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.74%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.99%|
|Return on equity TTM||-1.24%|
|Market capitalisation||$7.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
ADT share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 93.33% of net profits
Recently ADT has paid out, on average, around 93.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ADT shareholders could enjoy a 1.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ADT's case, that would currently equate to about $0.14 per share.
ADT'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.
ADT's most recent dividend payout was on 4 January 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
ADT share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, ADT's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.89 up to $10.0155. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while ADT's is 1.7949. This would suggest that ADT's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
ADT Inc. provides security, automation, and smart home solutions to consumer and business customers in the United States. It operates through Consumer and Small Business, Commercial, and Solar segments. The company provides a range of fire detection, fire suppression, video surveillance, and access control systems to residential, commercial, and multi-site customers. It primarily offers monitored security and automation solutions, including the installation and monitoring of security and premises automation systems designed to detect intrusion, control access, sense movement, smoke, fire, carbon monoxide, flooding, temperature, and other environmental conditions and hazards; and address personal emergencies, such as injuries or unanticipated falls. The company also provides automation and smart home solutions that allow customers to use their smart phones or touchscreen panels in their homes to arm and disarm their security systems; record and view real-time video; and creates customized and automated schedules for managing lights, thermostats, appliances, garage doors, cameras, and other connected devices, as well as offers monitoring and maintenance services. It offers its products under the ADT, ADT Pulse, Protection 1, ADT Commercial, and ADT Solar names.
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