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How to buy ITC (ITC) shares

Learn how to easily invest in ITC shares.

ITC Limited is a tobacco business based in India. ITC shares (ITC) are listed on the NSE and all prices are listed in Indian Rupee. ITC employs 26,071 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around INR527.5 billion.

How to buy shares in ITC

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – ITC – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. 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.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

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How has Coronavirus impacted ITC's stock price?

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

Its last market close was INR238.45, which is 12.94% up on its pre-crash value of INR207.6 and 77.15% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as INR134.6.

If you had bought INR1,000 worth of ITC stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth INR743.73 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 INR1,149.33.

Is it a good time to buy ITC stock?

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ITC shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-25.
Latest market closeINR238.45
52-week rangeINR155.25 - INR265.30
50-day moving average INR234.19
200-day moving average INR213.94
Wall St. target priceINR261.20
PE ratio 20.6202
Dividend yield INR10.75 (4.54%)
Earnings per share (TTM) INR11.32

ITC stock price (NSE: ITC)

Use our graph to track the performance of ITC stocks over time.

ITC price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of INR238.45 from 2021-10-27

1 week (2021-10-21) -2.55%
1 month (2021-09-28) 0.29%
3 months (2021-07-28) 14.04%
6 months (2021-04-28) 16.03%
1 year (2020-10-28) 44.08%
2 years (2019-10-27) -4.77%
3 years (2018-10-26) 280.9
5 years (2016-10-28) 243.1

Is ITC under- or over-valued?

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

ITC's P/E ratio

ITC's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, ITC shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.


ITC's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is INR184.6 billion.

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

ITC financials

Revenue TTM INR527.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 32.07%
Gross profit TTM INR285.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 12.74%
Return on equity TTM 21.18%
Profit margin 26.4%
Book value INR49.03
Market capitalisation INR2.9 trillion

TTM: trailing 12 months

ITC'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 ITC.

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

ITC's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28.15

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and ITC's overall score of 28.15 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 47th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

ITC's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.33/100

ITC's environmental score of 9.33 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ITC is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

ITC's social score

Social score: 14.03/100

ITC's social score of 14.03 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ITC is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

ITC's governance score

Governance score: 10.8/100

ITC's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that ITC is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

ITC's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. ITC scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that ITC has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

ITC share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 4.39% of net profits

Recently ITC has paid out, on average, around 4.39% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.83% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ITC shareholders could enjoy a 8.83% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ITC's case, that would currently equate to about INR10.75 per share.

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

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have ITC's shares ever split?

ITC's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 30 June 2016. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ITC shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ITC shares which in turn could have impacted ITC's share price.

ITC share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ITC's shares have ranged in value from as little as INR155.2542 up to INR265.3. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ITC.NSE volatility(beta: 0.56)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NSE average) beta is 1, while ITC's is 0.5553. This would suggest that ITC's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

ITC overview

ITC Limited engages in the fast-moving consumer goods, hotels, paperboards and paper, packaging, agri, and information technology (IT) businesses in India and internationally. The company primarily offers cigarettes and cigars; staples, spices, biscuits, confectionery and gums, snacks, noodles and pasta, beverages, dairy, ready to eat meals, chocolate, coffee, and frozen foods; personal care products; notebooks, pens and pencils, geometry boxes, erasers, sharpeners, rulers, wax and plastic crayons, sketch pens, and oil pastels; safety matches; and incense sticks under various brands, as well as retails formal and casual wear products under the WLS brand. It also operates approximately 100 hotels under the ITC Hotel, WelcomHotel, Fortune, and WelcomHeritage brands; and Kaya Kalp spas. In addition, the company offers virgin, recycled, barrier coated, biodegradable barrier coated, and graphic boards, as well as specialty papers; and packaging products, such as carton board, flexible, tobacco, and green packaging products; and exports feed ingredients, food grains, marine products, processed fruits, coffee products, leaf tobacco products, and spices. Further, it offers information technology services for the banking, financial services, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, travel, hospitality, and healthcare industries. Additionally, the company provides property infrastructure and estate maintenance, business consulting, real estate development, and agro-forestry and other related services; manages and operates golf courses; fabricates and assembles machinery for tube filling, cartoning, wrapping, conveyor solutions, and engineering services; produces and commercializes seed potato technology products; and air ticketing, car rental, inbound outbound tourism, domestic holiday, conference, event and exhibition management, and foreign exchange services. ITC Limited was incorporated in 1910 and is headquartered in Kolkata, India.

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