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How to buy Adobe (ADBE) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Adobe shares.

Adobe Inc (ADBE) is a leading software-infrastructure business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$652.52 after a previous close of USD$652.39. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$651.86 to a high of USD$662.61. The latest price was USD$658.52 (25 minute delay). Adobe is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 22,516 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  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.
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Adobe shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-08-27.
Open$652.52
High$662.61
Low$651.86
Close$658.52
Previous close$652.39
Change $6.13
Change % 0.9396%
Volume 1,142,619
Information last updated 2021-10-16.
52-week range$420.78 - $673.88
50-day moving average $622.72
200-day moving average $572.06
Wall St. target price$703.92
PE ratio 50.4373
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $12.10

Adobe stock price (NASDAQ: ADBE)

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

Adobe price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $658.52 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-08) 14.16%
1 month (2021-09-14) N/A
3 months (2021-07-17) 8.68%
6 months (2021-04-16) 25.41%
1 year (2020-10-16) 30.97%
2 years (2019-10-18) 148.01%
3 years (2018-10-18) 163.04%
5 years (2016-10-18) 507.38%

Is Adobe under- or over-valued?

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

Adobe's P/E ratio

Adobe's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 50x. In other words, Adobe shares trade at around 50x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Adobe's PEG ratio

Adobe's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1045. 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 Adobe's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Adobe's EBITDA

Adobe's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $6.1 billion.

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

Adobe financials

Revenue TTM $15.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 36.53%
Gross profit TTM $11.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 14.2%
Return on equity TTM 44.7%
Profit margin 38.67%
Book value $30.28
Market capitalisation $290.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Adobe shares

There are currently 4.4 million Adobe shares held short by investors – that's known as Adobe's "short interest". This figure is 3.8% down from 4.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Adobe shares can be evaluated.

Adobe's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Adobe's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Adobe shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Adobe shares traded daily (recently around 2.4 million). Adobe's SIR currently stands at 1.81. In other words for every 100,000 Adobe shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1810 shares are currently held short.

However Adobe's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Adobe shares, or, against the total number of tradable Adobe shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Adobe's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Adobe shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0093% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Adobe shares, roughly 9 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Adobe.

Adobe'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 Adobe.

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

Adobe's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 14.32

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Adobe's overall score of 14.32 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Adobe's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.05/100

Adobe's environmental score of 0.05 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Adobe is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Adobe's social score

Social score: 8.43/100

Adobe's social score of 8.43 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Adobe is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Adobe's governance score

Governance score: 4.94/100

Adobe's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Adobe is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Adobe's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Adobe scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Adobe has managed to keep its nose clean.

Adobe share dividends

We're not expecting Adobe to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Adobe's shares ever split?

Adobe's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 May 2005. 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 Adobe shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Adobe shares which in turn could have impacted Adobe's share price.

Adobe share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Adobe's shares have ranged in value from as little as $420.78 up to $673.88. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ADBE.US volatility(beta: 1.03)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Adobe's is 1.0291. This would suggest that Adobe's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Adobe overview

Adobe Inc. operates as a diversified software company worldwide. Its Digital Media segment provides tools and solutions that enable individuals, teams, and enterprises to create, publish, promote, and monetize their digital content. Its flagship product is Creative Cloud, a subscription service that allows customer to download and access the latest versions of its creative products. This segment serves content creators, experience designers, app developers, enthusiasts, students, social media users, and creative professionals; and marketing departments and agencies, companies, and publishers. The company's Digital Experience segment offers products, services, and solutions for creating, managing, executing, measuring, monetizing, and optimizing customer experiences from analytics to commerce. This segment serves marketers, advertisers, agencies, publishers, merchandisers, merchants, web analysts, data scientists, developers, marketing executives, information management and technology executives, product development executives, and sales and support executives.

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