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How to buy Alcon stock in Canada

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Alcon AG
- $0.80 ( - 1.02%)

Alcon is a medical instruments & supplies business based in the US. Alcon stocks (ALC.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $69.97 – an increase of 0.27% over the previous week. Alcon employs 25,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $8.9 billion.

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Alcon stock price (NYSE:ALC)

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Alcon shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-05-26.
Latest market close$78.19
52-week range$55.03 - $82.08
50-day moving average $72.68
200-day moving average $68.50
Wall St. target price$89.82
PE ratio 114.5652
Dividend yield $0.227 (0.29%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.69

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Is it a good time to buy Alcon stock?

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Alcon price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $78.19 from 2023-05-30

1 week (2023-05-24) 0.27%
1 month (2023-05-01) 8.60%
3 months (2023-03-01) 15.05%
6 months (2022-12-01) 11.59%
1 year (2022-05-28) N/A
2 years (2021-05-28) N/A
3 years (2020-06-01) 22.82%
5 years (2018-05-28) N/A

Is Alcon stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Alcon financials

Revenue TTM $8.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.4%
Gross profit TTM $4.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.83%
Return on equity TTM 1.73%
Profit margin 3.84%
Book value $40.29
Market capitalisation $39 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Alcon share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 10.48% of net profits

Recently Alcon has paid out, on average, around 10.48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.29% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Alcon shareholders could enjoy a 0.29% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Alcon's case, that would currently equate to about $0.227 per share.

While Alcon's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Alcon is investing more in its future growth.

Alcon's most recent dividend payout was on 12 May 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 May 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Alcon share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Alcon's shares have ranged in value from as little as $55.0349 up to $82.08. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ALC.US volatility(beta: 0.73)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 Alcon's is 0.7307. This would suggest that Alcon's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Alcon overview

Alcon Inc. researches, develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells eye care products for eye care professionals and their patients worldwide. The company's Surgical segment offers equipment, instrumentation and diagnostics, intraocular lenses (IOLs), and other implantables; and consumables, including viscoelastics, surgical solutions, incisional instruments, surgical custom packs, and other products for use in surgical procedures. Its cataract products include centurion vision system, LenSx laser system, LuxOR surgical ophthalmic microscope, NGENUITY 3D visualization system, and ORA system for intra-operative measurements; custom pak surgical procedure packs; vitreoretinal products comprising constellation vision systems, procedure packs, lasers and hand-held microsurgical instruments, and grieshaber and MIVS instruments, as well as scissors, forceps and micro-instruments, medical grade vitreous tamponades, and Hypervit vitrectomy probes; refractive surgery products, including WaveLight lasers and Contoura Vision used for LASIK treatment; EX-PRESS glaucoma filtration device; and implantables products, including AcrySof IQ products, such as monofocal IOLs and advanced technology IOLs for the correction of presbyopia and astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery. Its Vision Care segment provides daily disposable, reusable, and color-enhancing contact lenses; ocular health products, such as dry eye, glaucoma, contact lens care, and ocular allergies; and ocular vitamins and redness relievers. The company was formerly known as Alcon Universal S. A.

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