How to buy Anglo American shares | 2443p

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Anglo American plc (AAL) is a leading other industrial metals & mining business based in the UK. It opened the day at 2500.5p after a previous close of 2501p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 2434p to a high of 2500.5p. The latest price was 2443p (25 minute delay). Anglo American is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 60,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Anglo American

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

How has Coronavirus impacted Anglo American's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Anglo American's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 1965.2p, which is 7.52% down on its pre-crash value of 2125p and 93.01% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 1018.2p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Anglo American shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £547.97 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 £986.33.

Anglo American share price

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

Anglo American shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Open2500.5p
High2500.5p
Low2434p
Close2443p
Previous close2501p
Change -58p
Change % -2.319%
Volume 4,220,993
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range1006.8777p - 2564.5p
50-day moving average 2320.75p
200-day moving average 1992.957p
Wall St. target price24.5p
PE ratio 14.4168
Dividend yield 0.59p (2.43%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 168.9p
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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
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
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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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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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is it a good time to buy Anglo American stock?

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Anglo American price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 2443p

1 week (2021-01-11) -11.44%
1 month (2020-12-18) 0.78%
3 months (2020-10-16) 24.96%
6 months (2020-07-17) 24.69%
1 year (2020-01-17) 8.80%
2 years (2019-01-18) 34.14%
3 years (2018-01-18) 38.74%
5 years (2016-01-18) 950.08%

Is Anglo American under- or over-valued?

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

Anglo American's P/E ratio

Anglo American'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, Anglo American shares trade at around 14x 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.

However, Anglo American's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the other industrial metals & mining industry or those of similar companies.

Anglo American's EBITDA

Anglo American's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £6.9 billion.

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

To put Anglo American's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

Anglo American financials

Revenue TTM £27.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.51%
Gross profit TTM £16 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.14%
Return on equity TTM 9.66%
Profit margin 7.74%
Book value 18.472p
Market capitalisation £33.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Anglo American'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 Anglo American.

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

Anglo American's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.26

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Anglo American's overall score of 22.26 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 33rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Anglo American 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 Anglo American's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Anglo American's environmental score

Environmental score: 11.32/100

Anglo American's environmental score of 11.32 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Anglo American is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Anglo American's social score

Social score: 10.2/100

Anglo American's social score of 10.2 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Anglo American is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Anglo American's governance score

Governance score: 3.74/100

Anglo American's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Anglo American is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Anglo American's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Anglo American scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Anglo American 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

Anglo American plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 22.26
Total ESG percentile 33.12
Environmental score 11.32
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 10.2
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 3.74
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 3

Anglo American share dividends

65%

Dividend payout ratio: 65.05% of net profits

Recently Anglo American has paid out, on average, around 65.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.43% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Anglo American shareholders could enjoy a 2.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Anglo American's case, that would currently equate to about 0.59p per share.

Anglo American's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Anglo American's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Have Anglo American's shares ever split?

Anglo American's shares were split on a 91:100 basis on 2 July 2007. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 91 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Anglo American shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.9% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Anglo American shares which in turn could have impacted Anglo American's share price.

Anglo American share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Anglo American's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1006.8777p up to 2564.5p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AAL.LSE volatility(beta: 1.13)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Anglo American's is 1.1313. This would suggest that Anglo American's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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

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Anglo American overview

Anglo American plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in exploring, mining, and processing various metals and minerals worldwide. The company explores for rough and polished diamonds, copper, platinum group metals, metallurgical and thermal coal, and iron; and nickel and manganese ores, as well as alloys. Anglo American plc was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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