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How to buy Telstra shares

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Telstra Corporation Limited (TLS) is a leading telecom services business with stocks listed in Australia. Telstra is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). All prices are listed in Australian Dollars.

How to buy shares in Telstra from New Zealand

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Telstra Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TLS. 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 Telstra 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 A$3.57, 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 Telstra, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Telstra. 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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Telstra share price

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Telstra shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-18.
OpenAUD3.6
HighAUD3.61
LowAUD3.58
CloseAUD3.6
Previous closeAUD3.57
Change AUD0.03
Change % 0.8403%
Volume 12,948,807
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeAUD2.6353 - AUD3.61
50-day moving average AUD3.4864
200-day moving average AUD3.258
Wall St. target priceAUD3.29
PE ratio 23.557
Dividend yield AUD0.1 (2.79%)
Earnings per share (TTM) AUD0.149

Telstra price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$3.6

1 week (2021-06-11) 0.56%
1 month (2021-05-19) 5.88%
3 months (2021-03-19) 12.15%
6 months (2020-12-18) 18.81%
1 year (2020-06-19) 12.85%
2 years (2019-06-19) -6.25%
3 years (2018-06-19) 23.71%
5 years (2016-06-17) -32.20%

Is Telstra under- or over-valued?

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

Telstra's P/E ratio

Telstra's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Telstra shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Telstra's EBITDA

Telstra's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is AUDA$4.4 billion.

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

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