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How to buy Standard Chartered (STAN) stocks in Singapore
Learn how to easily invest in Standard Chartered stocks.
Standard Chartered PLC is a banks-diversified business based in the UK. Standard Chartered shares (STAN) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Standard Chartered employs 82,084 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £14.1 billion.
How to buy shares in Standard Chartered
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – STAN – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- 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.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
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What's in this guide?
- Standard Chartered shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Standard Chartered stock a buy or sell?
- Standard Chartered performance over time
- Is Standard Chartered suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Standard Chartered shares over-valued?
- Standard Chartered's financials
- How volatile are Standard Chartered shares?
- Does Standard Chartered pay a dividend?
- Have Standard Chartered shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Standard Chartered's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Standard Chartered's stock price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 512.2p, which is 18.31% down on its pre-crash value of 627p and 27.79% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as 400.8p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Standard Chartered stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth £667.78 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 £812.25.
Is it a good time to buy Standard Chartered stock?
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Standard Chartered shares at a glance
|Latest market close||512.20p|
|52-week range||406.20p - 535.40p|
|50-day moving average||455.51p|
|200-day moving average||465.33p|
|Wall St. target price||5.91p|
|Dividend yield||0.12p (1.67%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||40.70p|
Standard Chartered stock price (London Stock Exchange (LSE):STAN)Use our graph to track the performance of STAN stocks over time.
Standard Chartered price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-19)||-0.39%|
|1 month (2021-12-24)||16.07%|
|3 months (2021-10-26)||3.37%|
|6 months (2021-07-26)||18.15%|
|1 year (2021-01-26)||11.35%|
|2 years (2020-01-24)||-25.64%|
|3 years (2019-01-25)||625.4|
|5 years (2017-01-26)||789.2|
Is Standard Chartered under- or over-valued?
Valuing Standard Chartered stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Standard Chartered's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Standard Chartered's P/E ratio
Standard Chartered's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, Standard Chartered shares trade at around 12x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Standard Chartered's PEG ratio
Standard Chartered's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.1086. 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 Standard Chartered's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Standard Chartered financials
|Revenue TTM||£14.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||22.59%|
|Gross profit TTM||£12.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.28%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.27%|
|Market capitalisation||£15.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Standard Chartered'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 Standard Chartered.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Standard Chartered's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 32.19
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Standard Chartered's overall score of 32.19 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 58th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Standard Chartered 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.).
Standard Chartered's environmental score
Environmental score: 8.03/100
Standard Chartered's environmental score of 8.03 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Standard Chartered is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Standard Chartered's social score
Social score: 18.28/100
Standard Chartered's social score of 18.28 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Standard Chartered is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Standard Chartered's governance score
Governance score: 17.37/100
Standard Chartered's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Standard Chartered is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Standard Chartered's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Standard Chartered scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Standard Chartered hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Standard Chartered share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 18.26% of net profits
Recently Standard Chartered has paid out, on average, around 18.26% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.67% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Standard Chartered shareholders could enjoy a 1.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Standard Chartered's case, that would currently equate to about 0.12p per share.
While Standard Chartered's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Standard Chartered is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Standard Chartered's shares ever split?
Standard Chartered's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 5 May 1994. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Standard Chartered shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Standard Chartered shares which in turn could have impacted Standard Chartered's share price.
Standard Chartered share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Standard Chartered's shares have ranged in value from as little as 406.2p up to 535.4p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Standard Chartered's is 1.3364. This would suggest that Standard Chartered's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Standard Chartered overview
Standard Chartered PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides various banking products and services primarily in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. The company operates through Corporate & Institutional Banking, Retail banking, Commercial Banking, and Private Banking segments. It offers retail products, such as deposits, savings, mortgages, credit cards, and personal loans; wealth management products and services that include investments, portfolio management, insurance and advices, and planning services; and transaction banking services, such as cash management, payments and transactions, and trade financing products. The company also provides corporate finance products and services that comprise structured and project financing, strategic advising, and mergers and acquisitions; and financial market services, such as investment, risk management, debt capital markets, and securities services. In addition, it offers digital banking solutions. The company serves corporations, financial institutions, governments, investors, small businesses, and individuals. It operates through approximately 1,026 branches.
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