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How to buy CGI (GIB) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in CGI stocks.
CGI is an information technology services business based in the US. CGI stocks (GIB.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $90.42 – a decrease of 2.5% over the previous week. CGI employs 80,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $12.1 billion.
How to buy shares in CGI
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
- 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 – GIB – 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.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in CGI?
- Has coronavirus impacted CGI shares?
- CGI shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is CGI stock a buy or sell?
- CGI performance over time
- Is CGI suitable for ethical investing?
- Are CGI shares over-valued?
- CGI's financials
- How volatile are CGI shares?
- Does CGI pay a dividend?
- Have CGI shares ever split?
- Other common questions
CGI stock price (NYSE:GIB)Use our graph to track the performance of GIB stocks over time.
CGI shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$83.54|
|52-week range||$74.58 - $93.93|
|50-day moving average||$86.40|
|200-day moving average||$88.59|
|Wall St. target price||$101.43|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.30|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy CGI stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
CGI price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-13)||-1.69%|
|1 month (2021-12-21)||-2.96%|
|3 months (2021-10-20)||N/A|
|6 months (2021-07-23)||-9.31%|
|1 year (2021-01-22)||5.79%|
|2 years (2020-01-24)||-3.09%|
|3 years (2019-01-24)||29.60%|
|5 years (2017-01-24)||74.77%|
Is CGI under- or over-valued?
Valuing CGI stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of CGI's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
CGI's P/E ratio
CGI's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, CGI shares trade at around 20x 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.
CGI's PEG ratio
CGI's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.89. 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 CGI's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
CGI's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a CGI's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$12.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||16.09%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.98%|
|Return on equity TTM||19.22%|
|Market capitalisation||$21 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
CGI'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 CGI.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
CGI's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 25.27
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and CGI's overall score of 25.27 (as at 01/01/2019) 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 CGI 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.).
CGI's environmental score
Environmental score: 7.16/100
CGI's environmental score of 7.16 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CGI is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
CGI's social score
Social score: 18.8/100
CGI's social score of 18.8 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CGI is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
CGI's governance score
Governance score: 15.81/100
CGI's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that CGI is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
CGI share dividends
We're not expecting CGI to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have CGI's shares ever split?
CGI's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 January 2000. 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 CGI shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for CGI shares which in turn could have impacted CGI's share price.
CGI share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, CGI's shares have ranged in value from as little as $74.58 up to $93.93. 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 CGI's is 1.005. This would suggest that CGI'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).
CGI Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides information technology (IT) and business process services in Canada; Western, Southern, Central, and Eastern Europe; Australia; Scandinavia; Finland, Poland, and Baltics; the United States; the United Kingdom; and the Asia Pacific. Its services include the management of IT and business outsourcing, systems integration and consulting, and software solutions selling activities. The company also offers application development, integration and maintenance, testing, portfolio management, and modernization services; business consulting; and a suite of business process services designed to address the needs of specific industries, as well as IT infrastructure services. It serves clients operating in government, banking and capital market, health, utility, communication and media, oil and gas, retail, consumer and services, space, manufacturing, insurance, life sciences, retail and consumer service, and transportation and logistics sectors. The company was formerly known as CGI Group Inc. and changed its name to CGI Inc.
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