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How to buy AstraZeneca shares in Singapore | $48.91

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AstraZeneca PLC is a drug manufacturers-general business based in the US. AstraZeneca shares (AZN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AstraZeneca employs 76,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$27.6 billion.

How to buy shares in AstraZeneca from Singapore

  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 AstraZeneca Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AZN. 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 AstraZeneca 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 USD$48.91, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of AstraZeneca, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AstraZeneca. Optimize 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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How has coronavirus impacted AstraZeneca's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, AstraZeneca's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$48.91, which is 2.51% down on its pre-crash value of USD$50.17 and 35.30% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$36.15.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of AstraZeneca shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$799.26 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 USD$1,008.04.

AstraZeneca share price

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

AstraZeneca shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-05-14.
Latest market closeUSD$48.91
52-week rangeUSD$46.48 - USD$63.2033
50-day moving average USD$49.44
200-day moving average USD$51.8728
Wall St. target priceUSD$63.6
PE ratio 35.9617
Dividend yield USD$2.8 (5.18%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.5155

Is it a good time to buy AstraZeneca stock?

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AstraZeneca price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $48.91

1 week (2021-05-11) -9.59%
1 month (2021-04-16) -3.61%
3 months (2021-02-18) -5.03%
6 months (2020-11-18) -9.41%
1 year (2020-05-18) -8.49%
2 years (2019-05-17) 29.46%
3 years (2018-05-18) 34.63%
5 years (2016-05-18) 69.53%

Is AstraZeneca under- or over-valued?

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

AstraZeneca's P/E ratio

AstraZeneca's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, AstraZeneca shares trade at around 36x 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.

AstraZeneca's PEG ratio

AstraZeneca's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3627. 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 AstraZeneca's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

AstraZeneca's EBITDA

AstraZeneca's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$6.7 billion.

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

AstraZeneca financials

Revenue TTM USD$27.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.85%
Gross profit TTM USD$21.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.19%
Return on equity TTM 29.67%
Profit margin 14.42%
Book value $5.499
Market capitalisation USD$143.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AstraZeneca shares

There are currently 118.1 million AstraZeneca shares held short by investors – that's known as AstraZeneca's "short interest". This figure is 10.1% up from 107.3 million last month.

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

AstraZeneca's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

AstraZeneca's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AstraZeneca shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AstraZeneca shares traded daily (recently around 10.1 million). AstraZeneca's SIR currently stands at 11.72. In other words for every 100,000 AstraZeneca shares traded daily on the market, roughly 11720 shares are currently held short.

However AstraZeneca's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AstraZeneca shares, or, against the total number of tradable AstraZeneca shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AstraZeneca's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AstraZeneca shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AstraZeneca shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against AstraZeneca.

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