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How to buy HSBC (HSBC) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in HSBC stocks.
HSBC is a banks-diversified business based in the US. HSBC stocks (HSBC.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $29.6 – an increase of 5.55% over the previous week. HSBC employs 223,448 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $49.5 billion.
How to buy shares in HSBC
- 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 – HSBC – 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 HSBC?
- Has coronavirus impacted HSBC shares?
- HSBC shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is HSBC stock a buy or sell?
- HSBC performance over time
- Are HSBC shares over-valued?
- HSBC's financials
- How volatile are HSBC shares?
- Does HSBC pay a dividend?
- Have HSBC shares ever split?
- Other common questions
HSBC stock price (NYSE:HSBC)Use our graph to track the performance of HSBC stocks over time.
HSBC shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$35.75|
|52-week range||$24.31 - $35.38|
|50-day moving average||$30.36|
|200-day moving average||$29.28|
|Wall St. target price||$39.43|
|Dividend yield||$0.22 (3.25%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.75|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy HSBC stock?
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HSBC price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-21)||5.55%|
|1 month (2021-12-29)||18.30%|
|3 months (2021-10-29)||18.89%|
|6 months (2021-07-29)||28.50%|
|1 year (2021-01-29)||36.71%|
|2 years (2020-01-29)||-2.59%|
|3 years (2019-01-29)||42.08|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||42.96|
Is HSBC under- or over-valued?
Valuing HSBC stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of HSBC's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
HSBC's P/E ratio
HSBC'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, HSBC 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.
HSBC's PEG ratio
HSBC's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.2511. 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 HSBC'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||$49.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||32.63%|
|Gross profit TTM||$41.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.46%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.68%|
|Market capitalisation||$139.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
HSBC share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 79.83% of net profits
Recently HSBC has paid out, on average, around 79.83% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.25% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), HSBC shareholders could enjoy a 3.25% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In HSBC's case, that would currently equate to about $0.22 per share.
HSBC'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.
HSBC's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have HSBC's shares ever split?
HSBC's shares were split on a 6:1 basis on 7 July 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 6 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your HSBC shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 83.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for HSBC shares which in turn could have impacted HSBC's share price.
HSBC share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, HSBC's shares have ranged in value from as little as $24.31 up to $35.38. 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 HSBC's is 0.6842. This would suggest that HSBC's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
HSBC Holdings plc provides banking and financial services worldwide. The company operates through Wealth and Personal Banking, Commercial Banking, and Global Banking and Markets segments. The Wealth and Personal Banking segment offers retail banking products and services, including current and savings accounts, mortgages and personal loans, credit and debit cards, and local and international payment services for ultra high net worth individuals; and wealth management services comprising insurance and investment products, global asset management services, investment management, and private wealth solutions. The Commercial Banking segment provides credit and lending, treasury management, payment, cash management, commercial insurance, and investment services, as well as commercial cards, and international trade and receivables finance services; foreign exchange products; and capital raising services on debt and equity markets; and advisory services. It serves small and medium sized enterprises, mid-market enterprises, and corporates. The Global Banking and Markets segment offers financing, advisory, and transaction services; and credit, rates, foreign exchange, equities, money markets, and securities services, as well as engages in principal investment activities. It serves government, corporate and institutional clients, and private investors.
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