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How to buy Broadcom (AVGO) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Broadcom shares.
Broadcom is a semiconductors business based in the US. Broadcom stocks (AVGO.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $597.19 – a decrease of 7.11% over the previous week. Broadcom employs 20,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $27.4 billion.
How to buy shares in Broadcom
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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 – AVGO – 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.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
Is it a good time to buy Broadcom stock?
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Broadcom?
- Has coronavirus impacted Broadcom shares?
- Broadcom shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Broadcom stock a buy or sell?
- Broadcom performance over time
- Is Broadcom suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Broadcom shares over-valued?
- Broadcom's financials
- How volatile are Broadcom shares?
- Does Broadcom pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Broadcom's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Broadcom's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $577.79, which is 47.30% up on its pre-crash value of $304.5 and 271.16% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $155.67.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Broadcom stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $634.58 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 $1,895.15.
Broadcom stock price (NASDAQ:AVGO)Use our graph to track the performance of AVGO stocks over time.
Broadcom shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$577.79|
|52-week range||$407.17 - $677.76|
|50-day moving average||$601.55|
|200-day moving average||$510.53|
|Wall St. target price||$676.33|
|Dividend yield||$14.9 (2.75%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$15.00|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Broadcom price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-08)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-12-17)||-9.00%|
|3 months (2021-10-19)||13.21%|
|6 months (2021-07-19)||24.08%|
|1 year (2021-01-19)||25.81%|
|2 years (2020-01-17)||87.11%|
|3 years (2019-01-18)||121.53%|
|5 years (2017-01-19)||211.38%|
Is Broadcom under- or over-valued?
Valuing Broadcom stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Broadcom's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Broadcom's P/E ratio
Broadcom's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 40x. In other words, Broadcom shares trade at around 40x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Broadcom's PEG ratio
Broadcom's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4425. 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 Broadcom's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Broadcom's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $14.7 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Broadcom's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$27.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||31.63%|
|Gross profit TTM||$20.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.16%|
|Return on equity TTM||27.56%|
|Market capitalisation||$246.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Broadcom'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 Broadcom.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Broadcom's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 23.54
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Broadcom's overall score of 23.54 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 38th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Broadcom 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.).
Broadcom's environmental score
Environmental score: 5.96/100
Broadcom's social score
Social score: 5.66/100
Broadcom's governance score
Governance score: 6.43/100
Broadcom's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Broadcom scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Broadcom hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Broadcom share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 53.21% of net profits
Recently Broadcom has paid out, on average, around 53.21% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.75% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Broadcom shareholders could enjoy a 2.75% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Broadcom's case, that would currently equate to about $14.9 per share.
Broadcom'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.
Broadcom's most recent dividend payout was on 31 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Broadcom share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Broadcom's shares have ranged in value from as little as $407.1693 up to $677.76. 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 Broadcom's is 0.9894. This would suggest that Broadcom's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Broadcom Inc. designs, develops, and supplies various semiconductor devices with a focus on complex digital and mixed signal complementary metal oxide semiconductor based devices and analog III-V based products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Semiconductor Solutions and Infrastructure Software. It provides set-top box system-on-chips (SoCs); cable, digital subscriber line, and passive optical networking central office/consumer premise equipment SoCs; wireless local area network access point SoCs; Ethernet switching and routing merchant silicon products; embedded processors and controllers; serializer/deserializer application specific integrated circuits; optical and copper, and physical layers; and fiber optic transmitter and receiver components. The company also offers RF front end modules, filters, and power amplifiers; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and global positioning system/global navigation satellite system SoCs; custom touch controllers; serial attached small computer system interface, and redundant array of independent disks controllers and adapters; peripheral component interconnect express switches; fiber channel host bus adapters; read channel based SoCs; custom flash controllers; preamplifiers; and optocouplers, industrial fiber optics, and motion control encoders and subsystems. Its products are used in various applications, including enterprise and data center networking, home connectivity, set-top boxes, broadband access, telecommunication equipment, smartphones and base stations, data center servers and storage systems, factory automation, power generation and alternative energy systems, and electronic displays. Broadcom Inc.
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