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How to buy Barrick Gold (GOLD) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Barrick Gold shares.

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How to buy shares in Barrick Gold from New Zealand

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Barrick Gold Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GOLD. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Barrick Gold reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of $18.49, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Barrick Gold, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Barrick Gold. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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Barrick Gold share price (NYSE:GOLD)

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

Barrick Gold shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-08-27.
OpenUSD19.72
HighUSD20.34
LowUSD19.64
CloseUSD20.24
Previous closeUSD19.73
Change USD0.51
Change % 2.5849%
Volume 14,285,621
Information last updated 2021-09-18.
52-week rangeUSD18.2553 - USD28.7413
50-day moving average USD20.0976
200-day moving average USD21.3444
Wall St. target priceUSD28.56
PE ratio 13.0213
Dividend yield USD0.36 (1.94%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD1.41

Barrick Gold price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $20.24

1 week (2021-09-15) 4.55%
1 month (2021-08-20) 5.25%
3 months (2021-06-22) -3.98%
6 months (2021-03-22) -1.84%
1 year (2020-09-22) -28.78%
2 years (2019-09-20) 9.82%
3 years (2018-09-21) 93.31%
5 years (2016-09-22) 9.23%

Is Barrick Gold under- or over-valued?

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

Barrick Gold's P/E ratio

Barrick Gold'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, Barrick Gold shares trade at around 13x 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.

Barrick Gold's PEG ratio

Barrick Gold's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 10.07. 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 Barrick Gold's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Barrick Gold's EBITDA

Barrick Gold's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$7.1 billion.

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

Shorting Barrick Gold shares

There are currently 18.4 million Barrick Gold shares held short by investors – that's known as Barrick Gold's "short interest". This figure is 17.7% down from 22.4 million last month.

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

Barrick Gold's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Barrick Gold's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Barrick Gold shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Barrick Gold shares traded daily (recently around 16.0 million). Barrick Gold's SIR currently stands at 1.15. In other words for every 100,000 Barrick Gold shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1150 shares are currently held short.

However Barrick Gold's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Barrick Gold shares, or, against the total number of tradable Barrick Gold shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Barrick Gold's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Barrick Gold shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0104% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Barrick Gold shares, roughly 10 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 Barrick Gold.

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