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How to buy United Microelectronics (UMC) stocks
Learn how to easily invest in United Microelectronics stocks.
United Microelectronics is a semiconductors business based in the US. United Microelectronics stocks (UMC.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $9.27 – an increase of 3.74% over the previous week. United Microelectronics employs 20,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $269.5 billion.
How to buy United Microelectronics stock
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- Search for the stock name – UMC. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol.
- Buy the stock. Place your order. It's that simple.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in United Microelectronics?
- Has coronavirus impacted United Microelectronics shares?
- United Microelectronics shares summary
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- Is United Microelectronics stock a buy or sell?
- United Microelectronics performance over time
- Are United Microelectronics shares over-valued?
- United Microelectronics's financials
- How volatile are United Microelectronics shares?
- Does United Microelectronics pay a dividend?
- Have United Microelectronics shares ever split?
- Other common questions
United Microelectronics stock price (NYSE:UMC)Use our graph to track the performance of UMC stocks over time.
United Microelectronics shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$8.32|
|52-week range||$5.36 - $8.96|
|50-day moving average||$8.27|
|200-day moving average||$7.35|
|Wall St. target price||$7.62|
|Dividend yield||$3.6 (5.77%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.11|
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Is it a good time to buy United Microelectronics stock?
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United Microelectronics price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $8.32 from 2023-06-01
|1 week (2023-05-26)||-3.93%|
|1 month (2023-05-02)||4.00%|
|3 months (2023-03-02)||8.32|
|6 months (2022-12-02)||12.28%|
|1 year (2022-06-02)||-7.25%|
|2 years (2021-06-02)||-12.14%|
|3 years (2020-06-02)||216.35%|
|5 years (2018-06-01)||200.36%|
Is United Microelectronics stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing United Microelectronics stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of United Microelectronics's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
United Microelectronics's P/E ratio
United Microelectronics's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, United Microelectronics shares trade at around 8x 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.
United Microelectronics's PEG ratio
United Microelectronics's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4308. 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 United Microelectronics's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
United Microelectronics's EBITDA
United Microelectronics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $136.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a United Microelectronics's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
United Microelectronics financials
|Revenue TTM||$269.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||35.61%|
|Gross profit TTM||$125.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||11.62%|
|Return on equity TTM||25.64%|
|Market capitalisation||$21.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
United Microelectronics share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 46.58% of net profits
Recently United Microelectronics has paid out, on average, around 46.58% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), United Microelectronics shareholders could enjoy a 5.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In United Microelectronics's case, that would currently equate to about $3.6 per share.
While United Microelectronics's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that United Microelectronics may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
United Microelectronics's most recent dividend payout was on 21 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have United Microelectronics's shares ever split?
United Microelectronics's shares were split on a 1045:1000 basis on 8 August 2008. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1045 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your United Microelectronics shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for United Microelectronics shares which in turn could have impacted United Microelectronics's share price.
United Microelectronics share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, United Microelectronics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.36 up to $8.96. 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 United Microelectronics's is 1.3096. This would suggest that United Microelectronics's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
United Microelectronics overview
United Microelectronics Corporation operates as a semiconductor wafer foundry in Taiwan, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Japan, the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company provides circuit design, mask tooling, wafer fabrication, and assembly and testing services. It serves fabless design companies and integrated device manufacturers. The company was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. .
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