How to buy AmerisourceBergen (ABC) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in AmerisourceBergen shares.

AmerisourceBergen (ABC) is a publicly traded medical distribution business based in the US. It opened the day at $138.08 after a previous close of $138.41. During the day the price has varied from a low of $135.68 to a high of $138.06. The latest price was $136 (25 minute delay). AmerisourceBergen is listed on the NYSE and employs 42,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in AmerisourceBergen

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  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: ABC in this case.
  5. Research AmerisourceBergen shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your AmerisourceBergen shares. It's that simple.
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AmerisourceBergen share price (NYSE:ABC)

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AmerisourceBergen price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $136

1 week (2022-09-22) -2.86%
1 month (2022-08-29) -7.79%
3 months (2022-06-29) -5.28%
6 months (2022-03-25) -12.08%
1 year (2021-09-27) 10.90%
2 years (2020-09-29) 41.43%
3 years (2019-09-27) 68.03%
5 years (2017-09-29) 64.35%

Is it a good time to buy AmerisourceBergen stock?

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Is AmerisourceBergen under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

AmerisourceBergen's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, AmerisourceBergen shares trade at around 16x 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.

However, AmerisourceBergen's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the medical distribution industry or those of similar companies.

PEG ratio

AmerisourceBergen's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3011. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into AmerisourceBergen's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider AmerisourceBergen's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.


AmerisourceBergen's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $3.6 billion (£3.2 billion).

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

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 AmerisourceBergen.

Total ESG risk score

AmerisourceBergen's total ESG risk: 8.4

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and AmerisourceBergen's overall score of 8.4 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

To gain some more context, you can compare AmerisourceBergen's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Environmental score

AmerisourceBergen's environmental score: 1.11/100

Social score

AmerisourceBergen's social score: 5.01/100

Governance score

AmerisourceBergen's governance score: 1.78/100

Controversy score

AmerisourceBergen's controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, AmerisourceBergen scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that AmerisourceBergen hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

AmerisourceBergen was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 8.4
Total ESG percentile 2.5
Environmental score 1.11
Social score 5.01
Governance score 1.78
Level of controversy 3

AmerisourceBergen shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-29.
Previous close$138.41
Change %-1.7412%
Information last updated 2022-09-26.
52-week range$112.6161 - $166.1654
50-day moving average$144.815
200-day moving average$144.6373
Wall St. target price$173.83
PE ratio15.6613
Dividend yield$1.82 (1.34%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$8.71

AmerisourceBergen share dividends


Dividend yield: 1.34% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 1.34% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 17.02% of net profits

AmerisourceBergen has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.34% of its share value annually.

AmerisourceBergen has paid out, on average, around 17.02% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.34% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 1.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AmerisourceBergen's case, that would currently equate to about $1.82 per share.

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

AmerisourceBergen's most recent dividend payout was on 29 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

AmerisourceBergen's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AmerisourceBergen's shares have ranged in value from as little as $112.6161 up to $166.1654. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while AmerisourceBergen's is 0.4642. This would suggest that AmerisourceBergen's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

To put AmerisourceBergen's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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