How to buy Anglo American (AAL) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Anglo American shares.

Anglo American plc (AAL) is a leading other industrial metals and mining business based in the UK. It opened the day at 3007.5p after a previous close of 3010.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 3002.5p to a high of 3040.5p. The latest price was 3040.5p (25 minute delay). Anglo American is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 95,000 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 that started in February 2020, Anglo American's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 3524.5p, which is 39.71% up on its pre-crash value of 2125p and 246.15% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 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 £1,768.95.

Anglo American share price (LSE:AAL)

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

Anglo American shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-24.
Previous close3010.5p
Change %0.9965%
Information last updated 2022-01-18.
52-week range2309.8938p - 3493.0831p
50-day moving average2951.45p
200-day moving average2985.748p
Wall St. target price33.5p
PE ratio8.516
Dividend yield243p (5.31%)
Earnings per share (TTM)395.9p
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Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £0.00
£304.05 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.79
£305.84 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£312.05 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£316.00 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£312.04 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£304.05 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£313.55 total
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Is it a good time to buy Anglo American stock?

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Is Anglo American 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

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 9x. In other words, Anglo American shares trade at around 9x 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £17.7 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 that into context you can compare it against similar companies.


Revenue TTM £42.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 35.55%
Gross profit TTM £15.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 15.12%
Return on equity TTM 29.12%
Profit margin 16.02%
Book value 23.968p
Market capitalisation £45.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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.

Total ESG risk score

Anglo American's 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.

Environmental score

Anglo American's 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.

Social score

Anglo American's 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.

Governance score

Anglo American's 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.

Controversy score

Anglo American's 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


Dividend yield: 5.31% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 5.31% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 18.4% of net profits

Anglo American has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 5.31% of its share value annually.

Anglo American has paid out, on average, around 18.4% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.31% 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 5.31% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Anglo American's case, that would currently equate to about 243p per share.

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

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Anglo American's dividend yield 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.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Anglo American's shares have ranged in value from as little as 2309.8938p up to 3493.0831p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AAL.LSE 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 (LSE average) beta is 1, while Anglo American's is 1.2747. This would suggest that Anglo American's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a 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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