How to buy ACI Worldwide shares

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ACI Worldwide, Inc (ACIW) is a leading software-infrastructure business based in the US. ACI Worldwide is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 4,018 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in ACI Worldwide

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: ACIW in this case.
  5. Research ACI Worldwide shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your ACI Worldwide shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

ACI Worldwide share price

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

ACI Worldwide shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-24.
52-week range$20.03 - $40.88
50-day moving average $38.6991
200-day moving average $31.5063
Wall St. target price$43.29
PE ratio 77.2031
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.522
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
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£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy ACI Worldwide stock?

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Is ACI Worldwide under- or over-valued?

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

ACI Worldwide's P/E ratio

ACI Worldwide's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 77x. In other words, ACI Worldwide shares trade at around 77x 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.

ACI Worldwide's EBITDA

ACI Worldwide's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $238.1 million.

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

ACI Worldwide financials

Revenue TTM $1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.51%
Gross profit TTM $640.8 million
Return on assets TTM 3.41%
Return on equity TTM 5.59%
Profit margin 4.67%
Book value $9.619
Market capitalisation $4.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell ACI Worldwide shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "ACIW.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 3.8 million ACI Worldwide shares held short by investors – that's known as ACI Worldwide's "short interest". This figure is 13.3% down from 4.4 million last month.

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

ACI Worldwide's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ACI Worldwide's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ACI Worldwide shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ACI Worldwide shares traded daily (recently around 910170.07125891). ACI Worldwide's SIR currently stands at 4.21. In other words for every 100,000 ACI Worldwide shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4210 shares are currently held short.

However ACI Worldwide's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ACI Worldwide shares, or, against the total number of tradable ACI Worldwide shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ACI Worldwide's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ACI Worldwide shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0381% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ACI Worldwide shares, roughly 38 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 ACI Worldwide.

Find out more about how you can short ACI Worldwide stock.

ACI Worldwide share dividends

We're not expecting ACI Worldwide to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have ACI Worldwide's shares ever split?

ACI Worldwide's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 11 July 2014. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ACI Worldwide shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ACI Worldwide shares which in turn could have impacted ACI Worldwide's share price.

ACI Worldwide share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ACI Worldwide's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.03 up to $40.88. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ACIW.US volatility(beta: 1.27)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 ACI Worldwide's is 1.2679. This would suggest that ACI Worldwide's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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ACI Worldwide overview

ACI Worldwide, Inc. develops, markets, installs, and supports a range of software products and solutions for facilitating electronic payments to banks, financial intermediaries, merchants, and billers worldwide. The company offers UP Retail Payments solution that enables banks and financial intermediaries to accept, authorize, route, and secure payment transactions; and ACI Card and Merchant Management solutions, such as credit, debit, smart card, and prepaid card issuance and management, as well as merchant account management and settlement. It also provides UP Immediate Payments solution that enables banks and payment service providers to meet real-time payment schemes and create various products; and UP Real-Time Payments solution that allows banks to address real-time gross settlement, SWIFT messaging, automated clearing house, and real-time payments. The company offers ACI ReD Shield, a real-time fraud prevention solution; Postilion; ACI PAY.ON Payments Gateway; UP eCommerce Payments solution; UP Payments Risk Management solution; and ACI Universal Online Banker platform. It also provides ACI Speedpay solutions that enable customers to electronically present bills and collect payments from consumers through a single and integrated platform that controls bill payments operation. The company offers electronic bill presentment and payment services to consumer finance, insurance, healthcare, higher education, utility, government, and mortgage sectors; implementation services, including product installations and configurations, and custom software modifications; and business and technical consultancy, and on-site support services, as well as distributes or acts as a sales agent for software developed by third parties. It markets its products under the ACI brand. The company was formerly known as Transaction Systems Architects, Inc. and changed its name to ACI Worldwide, Inc. in July 2007. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Naples, Florida.

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