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How to buy BMO stock in Canada
BMO stock has moved 0.83% from yesterday's closing price. Learn how to easily invest in BMO stock.
BMO is a banks-diversified business based in the US. BMO stocks (BMO.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $96.17 – an increase of 0.25% over the previous week. BMO employs 43,863 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $31.4 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in BMO?
- Has coronavirus impacted BMO shares?
- BMO shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is BMO stock a buy or sell?
- BMO performance over time
- Is BMO suitable for ethical investing?
- Are BMO shares over-valued?
- BMO's financials
- How volatile are BMO shares?
- Does BMO pay a dividend?
- Have BMO shares ever split?
- Other common questions
BMO stock price (NYSE:BMO)Use our graph to track the performance of BMO stocks over time.
BMO shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$96.97|
|52-week range||$91.27 - $121.60|
|50-day moving average||$104.12|
|200-day moving average||$109.38|
|Wall St. target price||$119.87|
|Dividend yield||$4.78 (4.4%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$14.05|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy BMO stock?
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BMO price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-27)||0.25%|
|1 month (2022-05-31)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-03-31)||N/A|
|6 months (2022-01-04)||-12.55%|
|1 year (2021-07-02)||-6.00%|
|2 years (2020-07-02)||83.31%|
|3 years (2019-07-03)||26.58%|
|5 years (2017-07-03)||31.34%|
Is BMO under- or over-valued?
Valuing BMO stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of BMO's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
BMO's P/E ratio
BMO's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, BMO shares trade at around 7x 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.
BMO's PEG ratio
BMO's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into BMO's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
|Revenue TTM||$31.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||53.21%|
|Gross profit TTM||$27.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.22%|
|Return on equity TTM||20.02%|
|Market capitalisation||$64.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
BMO'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 BMO.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
BMO's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 18.57
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and BMO's overall score of 18.57 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 26th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like BMO 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.).
BMO's environmental score
Environmental score: 0.55/100
BMO's social score
Social score: 8.36/100
BMO's governance score
Governance score: 6.25/100
BMO's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. BMO scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that BMO has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
BMO share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 30.81% of net profits
Recently BMO has paid out, on average, around 30.81% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.4% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BMO shareholders could enjoy a 4.4% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BMO's case, that would currently equate to about $4.78 per share.
While BMO's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that BMO may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
BMO's most recent dividend payout was on 25 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 July 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have BMO's shares ever split?
BMO's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 14 March 2001. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your BMO shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for BMO shares which in turn could have impacted BMO's share price.
BMO share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, BMO's shares have ranged in value from as little as $91.2693 up to $121.602. 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 BMO's is 1.1546. This would suggest that BMO's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Bank of Montreal provides diversified financial services primarily in North America. The company's personal banking products and services include checking and savings accounts, credit cards, mortgages, and financial and investment advice services; and commercial banking products and services comprise business deposit accounts, commercial credit cards, business loans and commercial mortgages, cash management solutions, foreign exchange, specialized banking programs, treasury and payment solutions, and risk management products for small business and commercial banking customers. It also offers investment and wealth advisory services; digital investing services; financial services and solutions; and investment management, and trust and custody services. In addition, the company provides life insurance, accident and sickness insurance, and annuity products; creditor and travel insurance to bank customers; and reinsurance solutions. Further, it offers client's debt and equity capital-raising services, as well as loan origination and syndication, and treasury management; strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and recapitalizations, as well as valuation and fairness opinions; and trade finance, risk mitigation, and other operating services. Additionally, the company provides research and access to markets for institutional, corporate, and retail clients; trading solutions that include debt, foreign exchange, interest rate, credit, equity, securitization and commodities; new product development and origination services, as well as risk management advice and services to hedge against fluctuations; and funding and liquidity management services to its clients. It operates through approximately 900 bank branches and 3,300 automated banking machines in Canada and the United States.
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