Sony Group Corporation is a consumer electronics business based in the US. Sony Group Corporation stocks (SNE.US) are listed on the N/A and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $99.18 – a decrease of 1.56% over the previous week. Sony Group Corporation employs 111,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $77.6 billion.
How to buy Sony Group Corporation stock in Canada
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our stock trading table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: SNE in this case.
- Research Sony Group Corporation stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your Sony Group Corporation stocks. It's that simple.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Sony Group Corporation?
- Has coronavirus impacted Sony Group Corporation shares?
- Sony Group Corporation shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Sony Group Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Sony Group Corporation performance over time
- Can I short Sony Group Corporation shares?
- Are Sony Group Corporation shares over-valued?
- Sony Group Corporation's financials
- How volatile are Sony Group Corporation shares?
- Does Sony Group Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Sony Group Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Sony Group Corporation's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Sony Group Corporation's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $98.06, which is 32.76% up on its pre-crash value of $65.94 and 92.50% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $50.94.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Sony Group Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $750.65 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 $1,391.47.
Sony Group Corporation stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of SNE stocks over time.
Sony Group Corporation stocks at a glance
|Latest market close||$98.06|
|52-week range||$72.45 - $118.5|
|50-day moving average||$106.9078|
|200-day moving average||$95.3396|
|Wall St. target price||$147.39|
|Dividend yield||$0.455 (0.44%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.843|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Sony Group Corporation stock?
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Sony Group Corporation price performance over time
|3 months (2021-04-30)||-2.10%|
Is Sony Group Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Sony Group Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sony Group Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Sony Group Corporation's P/E ratio
Sony Group Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Sony Group Corporation stocks trade at around 14x recent earnings.
Sony Group Corporation's PEG ratio
Sony Group Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9414. 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 Sony Group Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Sony Group Corporation's EBITDA
Sony Group Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$11.7 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Sony Group Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Sony Group Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||USD$77.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.18%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$2,336.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.45%|
|Return on equity TTM||21.28%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$129.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell Sony Group Corporation stocks
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "SNE.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 2.1 million Sony Group Corporation stocks held short by investors – that's known as Sony Group Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 14.6% down from 2.5 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Sony Group Corporation stocks can be evaluated.
Sony Group Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Sony Group Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sony Group Corporation stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sony Group Corporation stocks traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Sony Group Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.93. In other words for every 100,000 Sony Group Corporation stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 1930 stocks are currently held short.
However Sony Group Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sony Group Corporation stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Sony Group Corporation stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sony Group Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Sony Group Corporation stocks in existence, roughly 0 stocks are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Sony Group Corporation stocks, roughly 0 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 Sony Group Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Sony Group Corporation stock.
Sony Group Corporation stock dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 3% of net profits
Recently Sony Group Corporation has paid out, on average, around 3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.44% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sony Group Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.44% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sony Group Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.455 per share.
While Sony Group Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Sony Group Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
Sony Group Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 7 December 2017. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 27 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Sony Group Corporation stocks ever split?
Sony Group Corporation stocks were split on a 2:1 basis on 24 May 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 Sony Group Corporation stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for Sony Group Corporation stocks which in turn could have impacted Sony Group Corporation's stock price.
Sony Group Corporation stock price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Sony Group Corporation's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $72.45 up to $118.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (N/A average) beta is 1, while Sony Group Corporation's is 0.8056. This would suggest that Sony Group Corporation's stocks are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Sony Group Corporation overview
Sony Group Corporation designs, develops, produces, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for the consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. The company distributes software titles and add-on content through digital networks; network services related to game, video, and music content; and home and portable game consoles, packaged software, and peripheral devices. It also develops, produces, markets, and distributes recorded music; publishes music; and produces and distributes animation titles, game applications based on animation titles, and various services for music and visual products. In addition, the company produces, acquires, and distributes live-action and animated motion pictures for theatrical release, as well as scripted and animated series, unscripted reality or light entertainment, daytime serials, game shows, television movies, and miniseries and other television programs; operates a visual effects and animation unit; manages a studio facility; and operates television and digital networks, and post-production facilities. Further, it researches, develops, designs, produces, markets, distributes, sells, and services televisions, and video and sound products; interchangeable lens, compact digital, and consumer and professional video cameras; projectors and medical equipment; mobile phones, tablets, accessories, and applications; and metal oxide semiconductor image sensors, charge-coupled devices, large-scale integration systems, and other semiconductors. Additionally, it offers Internet broadband network services; creates and distributes content for PCs and mobile phones; and provides life and non-life insurance, banking, and other services, as well as batteries, recording media, and storage media products. The company was formerly known as Sony Corporation and changed its name to Sony Group Corporation in April 2021. Sony Group Corporation was incorporated in 1946 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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