How to buy AGCO shares | 05 March price $127.57

How to buy AGCO shares | $127.57

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AGCO Corporation (AGCO) is a leading farm & heavy construction machinery business based in the US. It opened the day at $128.77 after a previous close of $125.705. During the day the price has varied from a low of $126.13 to a high of $130.455. The latest price was $127.57 (25 minute delay). AGCO is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in AGCO

  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: AGCO in this case.
  5. Research AGCO shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your AGCO shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

AGCO share price

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AGCO shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-05.
Previous close$125.705
Change $1.865
Change % 1.4836%
Volume 241,352
Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week range$35.0202 - $133.45
50-day moving average $118.8253
200-day moving average $93.5522
Wall St. target price$138.5
PE ratio 22.5708
Dividend yield $0.64 (0.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.65
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Fees for buying 5x AGCO shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
Fineco logo £0 No minimum £7.50
£469.18 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $500 £2.31
£463.98 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.91
£462.58 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £2.32
£464.00 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £16.58
£478.26 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £14.93
£476.61 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £0 £20 £18.29
£479.96 total
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Is it a good time to buy AGCO stock?

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AGCO price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $127.57

1 week (2021-02-26) -1.48%
1 month (2021-02-05) 6.58%
3 months (2020-12-04) 40.62%
6 months (2020-09-04) 72.93%
1 year (2020-03-05) 109.23%
2 years (2019-03-05) 86.83%
3 years (2018-03-05) 95.51%
5 years (2016-03-04) 144.39%

Is AGCO under- or over-valued?

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

AGCO's P/E ratio

AGCO's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, AGCO shares trade at around 23x 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.

AGCO's PEG ratio

AGCO's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9827. 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 AGCO's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


AGCO's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $911.4 million (£0.0 million).

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

AGCO financials

Revenue TTM $9.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.99%
Gross profit TTM $2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.91%
Return on equity TTM 14.17%
Profit margin 4.67%
Book value $39.786
Market capitalisation $9.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell AGCO shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "AGCO.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 955,553 AGCO shares held short by investors – that's known as AGCO's "short interest". This figure is 28.3% down from 1.3 million last month.

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

AGCO's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

AGCO's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AGCO shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AGCO shares traded daily (recently around 702612.5). AGCO's SIR currently stands at 1.36. In other words for every 100,000 AGCO shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1360 shares are currently held short.

However AGCO's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AGCO shares, or, against the total number of tradable AGCO shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AGCO's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AGCO shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0193% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AGCO shares, roughly 19 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 AGCO.

Find out more about how you can short AGCO stock.

AGCO share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 11.43% of net profits

Recently AGCO has paid out, on average, around 11.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.49% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AGCO shareholders could enjoy a 0.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AGCO's case, that would currently equate to about $0.64 per share.

While AGCO's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that AGCO is investing more in its future growth.

AGCO's most recent dividend payout was on 15 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have AGCO's shares ever split?

AGCO's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 February 1996. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your AGCO shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AGCO shares which in turn could have impacted AGCO's share price.

AGCO share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AGCO's shares have ranged in value from as little as $35.0202 up to $133.45. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AGCO.US volatility(beta: 1.28)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while AGCO's is 1.2791. This would suggest that AGCO'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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AGCO overview

AGCO Corporation manufactures and distributes agricultural equipment and related replacement parts worldwide. It offers high horsepower tractors for row crop production, soil cultivation, planting, land leveling, seeding, and commercial hay operations; utility tractors for small- and medium-sized farms, as well as for dairy, livestock, orchards, and vineyards; and compact tractors for small farms, specialty agricultural industries, landscaping, equestrian, and residential uses. The company also provides grain storage bins and related drying and handling equipment systems; seed-processing systems; swine and poultry feed storage and delivery; ventilation and watering systems; and egg production systems and broiler production equipment. In addition, it offers round and rectangular balers, loader wagons, self-propelled windrowers, forage harvesters, disc mowers, spreaders, rakes, tedders, and mower conditioners for harvesting and packaging vegetative feeds used in the beef cattle, dairy, horse, and renewable fuel industries. Further, the company provides implements, including disc harrows leveling seed beds and mixing chemicals with the soils; heavy tillage to break up soil and mix crop residue into topsoil; field cultivators that prepare smooth seed bed and destroy weeds; drills for small grain seeding; planters and other planting equipment; and loaders. Additionally, it offers combines for harvesting grain crops, such as corn, wheat, soybeans, and rice; and application equipment, such as self-propelled, three- and four-wheeled vehicles, and related equipment for liquid and dry fertilizers and crop protection chemicals, and for after crops emerge from the ground, as well as produces diesel engines, gears, and generating sets. The company markets its products under the Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra brands through a network of independent dealers and distributors. AGCO Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.

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