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How to buy AXIS Capital (AXS) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in AXIS Capital stocks.
AXIS Capital is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. AXIS Capital stocks (AXS.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $50.6 – an increase of 2.83% over the previous week. AXIS Capital employs 1,921 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.2 billion.
How to buy shares in AXIS Capital
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – AXS – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Is it a good time to buy AXIS Capital stock?
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in AXIS Capital?
- Has coronavirus impacted AXIS Capital shares?
- AXIS Capital shares summary
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- Is AXIS Capital stock a buy or sell?
- AXIS Capital performance over time
- Is AXIS Capital suitable for ethical investing?
- Are AXIS Capital shares over-valued?
- AXIS Capital's financials
- How volatile are AXIS Capital shares?
- Does AXIS Capital pay a dividend?
- Have AXIS Capital shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted AXIS Capital's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, AXIS Capital's stock price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $57, which is 9.64% down on its pre-crash value of $63.08 and 79.13% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $31.82.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of AXIS Capital stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $550.23 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 $879.51.
AXIS Capital stock price (NYSE:AXS)Use our graph to track the performance of AXS stocks over time.
AXIS Capital shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$57.00|
|52-week range||$42.79 - $57.13|
|50-day moving average||$52.60|
|200-day moving average||$51.53|
|Wall St. target price||$57.17|
|Dividend yield||$1.68 (3.1%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.53|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
AXIS Capital price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-07)||2.83%|
|1 month (2021-12-16)||9.20%|
|3 months (2021-10-15)||9.72%|
|6 months (2021-07-16)||13.43%|
|1 year (2021-01-15)||11.94%|
|2 years (2020-01-16)||-6.08%|
|3 years (2019-01-16)||4.82%|
|5 years (2017-01-13)||65.29|
Is AXIS Capital under- or over-valued?
Valuing AXIS Capital stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AXIS Capital's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
AXIS Capital's P/E ratio
AXIS Capital's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, AXIS Capital shares trade at around 12x 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.
AXIS Capital's EBITDA
AXIS Capital's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $622.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a AXIS Capital's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
AXIS Capital financials
|Revenue TTM||$5.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||10.69%|
|Gross profit TTM||$636 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.28%|
|Return on equity TTM||813%|
|Market capitalisation||$4.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
AXIS Capital'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 AXIS Capital.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
AXIS Capital's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 33.01
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and AXIS Capital's overall score of 33.01 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 62nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like AXIS Capital 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.).
AXIS Capital's environmental score
Environmental score: 1.16/100
AXIS Capital's environmental score of 1.16 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that AXIS Capital is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
AXIS Capital's social score
Social score: 11.47/100
AXIS Capital's social score of 11.47 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that AXIS Capital is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
AXIS Capital's governance score
Governance score: 14.38/100
AXIS Capital's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that AXIS Capital is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
AXIS Capital's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. AXIS Capital scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that AXIS Capital has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
AXIS Capital share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 60.79% of net profits
Recently AXIS Capital has paid out, on average, around 60.79% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.1% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AXIS Capital shareholders could enjoy a 3.1% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AXIS Capital's case, that would currently equate to about $1.68 per share.
AXIS Capital'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.
AXIS Capital's most recent dividend payout was on 17 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have AXIS Capital's shares ever split?
AXIS Capital's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 11 September 2014. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your AXIS Capital shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AXIS Capital shares which in turn could have impacted AXIS Capital's share price.
AXIS Capital share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, AXIS Capital's shares have ranged in value from as little as $42.7913 up to $57.1345. 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 AXIS Capital's is 0.9894. This would suggest that AXIS Capital's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
AXIS Capital overview
AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides various specialty insurance and reinsurance products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Insurance and Reinsurance. The Insurance segment offers property insurance products for commercial buildings, residential premises, construction projects, and onshore energy installations; marine insurance products covering offshore energy, cargo, liability, recreational marine, fine art, specie, and hull war; and terrorism, aviation, credit and political risk, and liability insurance products. It also provides professional insurance products that cover directors' and officers' liability, errors and omissions liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, crime, professional indemnity, cyber and privacy, medical malpractice, and other financial insurance related coverages for commercial enterprises, financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, and other professional service providers. In addition, this segment offers accidental death, travel, and specialty health products for employer and affinity groups. The Reinsurance segment offers reinsurance products to insurance companies, including catastrophe reinsurance products; property reinsurance products covering property damage and related losses resulting from natural and man-made perils; professional lines; credit and surety; and motor liability products. This segment also provides agriculture reinsurance products; coverages for various types of construction risks and risks related to erection, testing, and commissioning of machinery and plants during the construction stage; marine and aviation reinsurance products; and personal accident, specialty health, accidental death, travel, life and disability reinsurance products.
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