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
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: AAL in this case.
- Research Anglo American shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your Anglo American shares. It's that simple.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Anglo American?
- Has coronavirus impacted Anglo American shares?
- Anglo American shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Anglo American stock a buy or sell?
- Performance over time
- Is Anglo American suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Anglo American shares over-valued?
- How volatile are Anglo American shares?
- Does Anglo American pay a dividend?
- Have Anglo American shares ever split?
- Other common questions
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
|52-week range||2309.8938p - 3493.0831p|
|50-day moving average||2951.45p|
|200-day moving average||2985.748p|
|Wall St. target price||33.5p|
|Dividend yield||243p (5.31%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||395.9p|
Fees for buying 10x Anglo American shares with popular platforms
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|
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|£9.99 per month||No minimum||£7.99
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|£36 per year||£20||£9.50
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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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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.
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%|
|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.
- Rio Tinto Group (RIO.LSE): 32.79
- Barrick Gold Corporation (GOLD.US): 37.35
- Glencore (GLEN.LSE): 40.53
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.
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.
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.
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
|Total ESG score||22.26|
|Total ESG percentile||33.12|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|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.
- Rio Tinto Group (RIO.LSE): 9.12% (9.12% forward annual dividend yield)
- KAZ Minerals (KAZ.LSE): 0.47% (0.72% forward annual dividend yield)
- Barrick Gold Corporation (GOLD.US): 1.93% (1.93% forward annual dividend yield)
- Glencore (GLEN.LSE): 2.16% (2.16% forward annual dividend yield)
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".
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.
- Rio Tinto Group (RIO.LSE): 0.6101
- KAZ Minerals (KAZ.LSE): 1.1354
- Barrick Gold Corporation (GOLD.US): 0.022
- Glencore (GLEN.LSE): 1.6106
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