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How to buy Royal Bank of Canada stock in Canada | $126.37

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Royal Bank of Canada

Looking to buy RBC stock in Canada? Here’s how to buy RY, including the current RBC stock price, online brokers with access to RY stock and the answer to the question, “Is it a good time to buy RBC Royal Bank stock?” Read our guide below.

Royal Bank of Canada (RY) is a leading banks-diversified business based in Canada. It opened the day at C$126.44 after a previous close of C$125.78. During the day the price has varied from a low of C$125.525 to a high of C$127.22. The latest price was C$126.37 (25 minute delay). Royal Bank of Canada is listed on the TO and employs 83,709 staff. All prices are listed in Canadian Dollars.

How to buy Royal Bank of Canada stock in Canada

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: RY in this case.
  5. Research Royal Bank of Canada stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Royal Bank of Canada stocks. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted Royal Bank of Canada's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Royal Bank of Canada's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was C$124.21, which is 12.08% up on its pre-crash value of C$109.21 and 72.51% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as C$72.

If you had bought C$1,000 worth of Royal Bank of Canada stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth C$689.99 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 C$1,186.21.

Royal Bank of Canada stock price

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Royal Bank of Canada stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous closeC$125.78
Change C$0.59
Change % 0.4691%
Volume 4,401,871
Information last updated 2021-07-23.
52-week rangeC$88.9196 - C$129.4
50-day moving average C$126.3597
200-day moving average C$117.0547
Wall St. target priceC$136.95
PE ratio 12.7881
Dividend yield C$4.32 (3.42%)
Earnings per share (TTM) C$9.842

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Is it a good time to buy Royal Bank of Canada stock?

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Royal Bank of Canada price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of C$126.37

1 month (2021-06-23) 0.58%

Is Royal Bank of Canada under- or over-valued?

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

Royal Bank of Canada's P/E ratio

Royal Bank of Canada's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Royal Bank of Canada stocks trade at around 13x recent earnings.

Royal Bank of Canada's PEG ratio

Royal Bank of Canada's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.74. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Royal Bank of Canada's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Royal Bank of Canada financials

Revenue TTM CADC$47.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 41.28%
Gross profit TTM CADC$42.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.87%
Return on equity TTM 16.09%
Profit margin 30.14%
Book value C$60.044
Market capitalisation CADC$179.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Royal Bank of Canada stocks

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "RY.TO"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 8.0 million Royal Bank of Canada stocks held short by investors – that's known as Royal Bank of Canada's "short interest". This figure is 25.5% down from 10.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Royal Bank of Canada stocks can be evaluated.

Royal Bank of Canada's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Royal Bank of Canada's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Royal Bank of Canada stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Royal Bank of Canada stocks traded daily (recently around 3.0 million). Royal Bank of Canada's SIR currently stands at 2.64. In other words for every 100,000 Royal Bank of Canada stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 2640 stocks are currently held short.

However Royal Bank of Canada's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Royal Bank of Canada stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Royal Bank of Canada stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Royal Bank of Canada's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Royal Bank of Canada stocks in existence, roughly 10 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0056% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Royal Bank of Canada stocks, roughly 6 stocks are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Royal Bank of Canada.

Find out more about how you can short Royal Bank of Canada stock.

Royal Bank of Canada'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 Royal Bank of Canada.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Royal Bank of Canada's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 16.95

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Royal Bank of Canada's overall score of 16.95 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 17th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Royal Bank of Canada 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.).

Royal Bank of Canada's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.2/100

Royal Bank of Canada's social score

Social score: 9.36/100

Royal Bank of Canada's governance score

Governance score: 1.8/100

Royal Bank of Canada's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Royal Bank of Canada scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Royal Bank of Canada hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Royal Bank of Canada was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 16.95
Total ESG percentile 17.4
Environmental score 0.2
Social score 9.36
Governance score 1.8
Level of controversy 3

Royal Bank of Canada stock dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 32.46% of net profits

Recently Royal Bank of Canada has paid out, on average, around 32.46% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.43% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Royal Bank of Canada shareholders could enjoy a 3.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Royal Bank of Canada's case, that would currently equate to about C$4.32 per share.

While Royal Bank of Canada's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Royal Bank of Canada may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Royal Bank of Canada's most recent dividend payout was on 24 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 23 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Royal Bank of Canada stocks ever split?

Royal Bank of Canada stocks were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 March 2006. 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 Royal Bank of Canada stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for Royal Bank of Canada stocks which in turn could have impacted Royal Bank of Canada's stock price.

Royal Bank of Canada stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Royal Bank of Canada's stocks have ranged in value from as little as C$88.9196 up to C$129.4. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RY.TO volatility(beta: 0.79)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (TO average) beta is 1, while Royal Bank of Canada's is 0.7916. This would suggest that Royal Bank of Canada's stocks are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Royal Bank of Canada overview

Royal Bank of Canada operates as a diversified financial service company worldwide. The company's Personal & Commercial Banking segment offers checking and savings accounts, home equity financing, personal lending, private banking, indirect lending, mutual funds and self-directed brokerage accounts, guaranteed investment certificates, credit cards, and payment products and solutions; and lending, leasing, deposit, investment, foreign exchange, cash management, auto dealer financing, trade products, and services to small and medium-sized commercial businesses. This segment offers financial products and services through branches, automated teller machines, and mobile sales network. Its Wealth Management segment provides a suite of advice-based solutions and strategies to high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals, and institutional clients. The company's Insurance segment offers life, health, home, auto, travel, wealth, annuities, and reinsurance advice and solutions; and creditor and business insurance services to individual, business, and group clients through its field sales force, advice centers, and online, as well as through independent insurance advisors and affinity relationships. Its Investor & Treasury Services segment provides asset, cash management, transaction banking, and treasury services to institutional clients; correspondent banking and trade finance services for financial institutions; and short-term funding and liquidity management services. The company's Capital Markets segment offers corporate and investment banking, as well as equity and debt origination, distribution, sale, and trading services for corporations, institutional investors, asset managers, governments, and central banks. Royal Bank of Canada has a strategic partnership with Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Canada to support the needs of Canada's medical specialists. The company was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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