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How to buy Equitable (EQH) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Equitable stocks.

Equitable Holdings Inc
+ $0.67 ( + 2.41%)

Equitable is an insurance-diversified business based in the US. Equitable stocks (EQH.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $28.42 – an increase of 0.72% over the previous week. Equitable employs 12,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $16.1 billion.

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  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – EQH – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. 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.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Equitable stock price (NYSE:EQH)

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Equitable shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-05-20.
Latest market close$27.81
52-week range$25.73 - $36.92
50-day moving average $30.26
200-day moving average $31.90
Wall St. target price$42.91
PE ratio 7.3012
Dividend yield $0.55 (2.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.80

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Is it a good time to buy Equitable stock?

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Equitable price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $27.81 from 2022-05-20

1 week (2022-05-13) 27.81
1 month (2022-04-22) -9.15%
3 months (2022-02-23) -13.07%
6 months (2021-11-23) -18.09%
1 year (2021-05-21) -15.68%
2 years (2020-05-22) 57.12%
3 years (2019-05-22) 30.14%
5 years (2017-05-19) N/A

Is Equitable under- or over-valued?

Valuing Equitable stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Equitable's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Equitable's P/E ratio

Equitable'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, Equitable 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.

Equitable's EBITDA

Equitable's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Equitable's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Equitable financials

Revenue TTM $16.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 30.72%
Gross profit TTM $4.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.12%
Return on equity TTM 18.09%
Profit margin 10.05%
Book value $16.63
Market capitalisation $10.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Equitable share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 10.88% of net profits

Recently Equitable has paid out, on average, around 10.88% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.5% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Equitable shareholders could enjoy a 2.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Equitable's case, that would currently equate to about $0.55 per share.

While Equitable's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Equitable is investing more in its future growth.

Equitable's most recent dividend payout was on 7 March 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 February 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Equitable share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Equitable's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.73 up to $36.9205. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EQH.US volatility(beta: 1.49)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Equitable's is 1.4908. This would suggest that Equitable's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Equitable overview

Equitable Holdings, Inc. , together with its consolidated subsidiaries, operates as a diversified financial services company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Individual Retirement, Group Retirement, Investment Management and Research, and Protection Solutions. The Individual Retirement segment offers a suite of variable annuity products primarily to affluent and high net worth individuals. The Group Retirement segment provides tax-deferred investment and retirement services or products to plans sponsored by educational entities, municipalities, and not-for-profit entities, as well as small and medium-sized businesses. The Investment Management and Research segment offers diversified investment management, research, and related solutions to various clients through institutional, retail, and private wealth management channels; and distributes its institutional research products and solutions. The Protection Solutions segment provides various variable universal life, indexed universal life, and term life products to help affluent and high net worth individuals, as well as small and medium-sized business owners; and a suite of life, short- and long-term disability, dental, and vision insurance products to small and medium-size businesses.

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