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How to buy AMERCO (UHAL) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in AMERCO stocks.
AMERCO is a rental & leasing services business based in the US. AMERCO stocks (UHAL.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $568.49 – a decrease of 3.88% over the previous week. AMERCO employs 14,304 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.6 billion.
How to buy stocks in AMERCO
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – UHAL – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of stocks with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in AMERCO?
- Has coronavirus impacted AMERCO shares?
- AMERCO shares summary
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- Is AMERCO stock a buy or sell?
- AMERCO performance over time
- Is AMERCO suitable for ethical investing?
- Are AMERCO shares over-valued?
- AMERCO's financials
- How volatile are AMERCO shares?
- Does AMERCO pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
AMERCO stock price (NASDAQ:UHAL)Use our graph to track the performance of UHAL stocks over time.
AMERCO shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$509.77|
|52-week range||$499.75 - $769.20|
|50-day moving average||$565.12|
|200-day moving average||$644.71|
|Wall St. target price||$856.00|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$56.63|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy AMERCO stock?
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AMERCO price performance over time
|1 week (2022-05-13)||-3.88%|
|1 month (2022-04-20)||-9.50%|
|3 months (2022-02-18)||-13.22%|
|6 months (2021-11-19)||-31.38%|
|1 year (2021-05-21)||-12.00%|
|2 years (2020-05-21)||68.34%|
|3 years (2019-05-20)||32.75%|
|5 years (2017-05-19)||34.60%|
Is AMERCO under- or over-valued?
Valuing AMERCO stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AMERCO's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
AMERCO's P/E ratio
AMERCO's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, AMERCO shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
AMERCO's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a AMERCO's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$5.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||28.85%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.51%|
|Return on equity TTM||21%|
|Market capitalisation||$10 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
AMERCO'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 AMERCO.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
AMERCO's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 17.39
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and AMERCO's overall score of 17.39 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 25th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like AMERCO 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.).
AMERCO's environmental score
Environmental score: 4.04/100
AMERCO's social score
Social score: 8.01/100
AMERCO's governance score
Governance score: 5.34/100
AMERCO's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. AMERCO scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that AMERCO has managed to keep its nose clean.
AMERCO share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 3.78% of net profits
Recently AMERCO has paid out, on average, around 3.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.38% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AMERCO shareholders could enjoy a 0.38% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AMERCO's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.
While AMERCO's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that AMERCO is investing more in its future growth.
AMERCO's most recent dividend payout was on 29 April 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 April 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
AMERCO share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, AMERCO's shares have ranged in value from as little as $499.75 up to $769.1966. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while AMERCO's is 0.9679. This would suggest that AMERCO's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
AMERCO operates as a do-it-yourself moving and storage operator for household and commercial goods in the United States and Canada. The company's Moving and Storage segment rents trucks, trailers, portable moving and storage units, specialty rental items, and self-storage spaces primarily to the household movers; and sells moving supplies, towing accessories, and propane. It also provides uhaul. com, an online marketplace that connects consumers to independent Moving Help service providers and independent self-storage affiliates; auto transport and tow dolly options to transport vehicles; and specialty boxes for dishes, computers, and sensitive electronic equipment, as well as tapes, security locks, and packing supplies. This segment rents its products and services through a network of approximately 2,065 company operated retail moving stores and 20,100 independent U-Haul dealers. As of March 31, 2020, it had a rental fleet of approximately 176,000 trucks, 127,000 trailers, and 41,000 towing devices; and 1,745 self-storage locations with approximately 774,000 rentable storage units. The company's Property and Casualty Insurance segment offers loss adjusting and claims handling services.
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Investing in AMERCO (NASDAQ:UHAL) five years ago would have delivered you a 43% gain
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