How to buy Ally Financial shares

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Ally Financial Inc is a credit services business based in the US. Ally Financial shares (ALLY.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ally Financial employs 8,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $6.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Ally Financial

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

Ally Financial share price

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Ally Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
Latest market close$N/A
52-week range$9.9501 - $41.91
50-day moving average $36.0852
200-day moving average $27.7041
Wall St. target price$44.81
PE ratio 13.9938
Dividend yield $0.76 (1.87%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.902
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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 Ally Financial stock?

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Is Ally Financial under- or over-valued?

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

Ally Financial's P/E ratio

Ally Financial's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Ally Financial shares trade at around 14x 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.

Ally Financial's PEG ratio

Ally Financial's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.3048. 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 Ally Financial's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ally Financial financials

Revenue TTM $6.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.01%
Gross profit TTM $6.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.6%
Return on equity TTM 7.46%
Profit margin 17.8%
Book value $39.328
Market capitalisation $15.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Ally Financial shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "ALLY.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 8.6 million Ally Financial shares held short by investors – that's known as Ally Financial's "short interest". This figure is 13.9% up from 7.5 million last month.

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

Ally Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ally Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ally Financial shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ally Financial shares traded daily (recently around 5.1 million). Ally Financial's SIR currently stands at 1.7. In other words for every 100,000 Ally Financial shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1700 shares are currently held short.

However Ally Financial's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ally Financial shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ally Financial shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ally Financial's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ally Financial shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0256% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ally Financial shares, roughly 26 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 Ally Financial.

Find out more about how you can short Ally Financial stock.

Ally Financial'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 Ally Financial.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Ally Financial's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.96

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ally Financial's overall score of 29.96 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 43rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Ally Financial 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.).

Ally Financial's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.14/100

Ally Financial's environmental score of 7.14 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ally Financial is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ally Financial's social score

Social score: 21.81/100

Ally Financial's social score of 21.81 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ally Financial is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Ally Financial's governance score

Governance score: 18.52/100

Ally Financial's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Ally Financial is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ally Financial's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Ally Financial scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Ally Financial has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Ally Financial Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.96
Total ESG percentile 42.7
Environmental score 7.14
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 21.81
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 18.52
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 2

Ally Financial share dividends

19%

Dividend payout ratio: 19.14% of net profits

Recently Ally Financial has paid out, on average, around 19.14% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.87% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ally Financial shareholders could enjoy a 1.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ally Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $0.76 per share.

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

Ally Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 12 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Ally Financial's shares ever split?

Ally Financial's shares were split on a 310:1 basis on 10 April 2014. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 310 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ally Financial shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 99.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ally Financial shares which in turn could have impacted Ally Financial's share price.

Ally Financial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ally Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.9501 up to $41.91. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ALLY.US volatility(beta: 1.59)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 Ally Financial's is 1.5888. This would suggest that Ally Financial'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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Ally Financial overview

Ally Financial Inc., a bank holding company, provides various digital financial products and services to consumer, commercial, and corporate customers primarily in the United States and Canada. It operates through Automotive Finance Operations, Insurance Operations, Mortgage Finance Operations, and Corporate Finance Operations segments. The Automotive Finance Operations segment offers automotive financing services, including providing retail installment sales contracts, loans and operating leases, term loans to dealers, financing dealer floorplans, other lines of credit to dealers, warehouse lines to automotive retailers, and fleet financing. It also provides financing services to companies and municipalities for the purchase or lease of vehicles, and vehicle-remarketing services. The Insurance Operations segment offers consumer finance protection and insurance products through the automotive dealer channel, and commercial insurance products directly to dealers. The Mortgage Finance Operations segment manages held-for-investment consumer mortgage loan portfolio that includes bulk purchases of jumbo and low-to-moderate income mortgage loans originated by third parties, as well as direct-to-consumer mortgage offerings. The Corporate Finance Operations segment provides senior secured leveraged cash flow and asset-based loans to middle market companies; leveraged loans; and commercial real estate product. It primarily focuses on businesses owned by private equity sponsors with loans used for leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, debt refinancing, restructurings, and working capital. The company, through its subsidiary, Ally Bank, also offers commercial banking products and services. In addition, it provides securities brokerage and investment advisory services. The company was formerly known as GMAC Inc. and changed its name to Ally Financial Inc. in May 2010. Ally Financial Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.

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