How to buy Anglo American (AAL) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Anglo American shares.

Anglo American PLC (AAL) is a publicly traded other industrial metals and mining business based in the UK. On 25 September Anglo American shares plunged 8.37% to a closing position of 2601p. However, over the last 12 months, Anglo American's share price has risen by 5.07% from 2603.5p. Anglo American is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 106,000 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. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

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
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £0.00
£273.55 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£281.55 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£273.55 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£285.50 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.79
£275.34 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£281.54 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£283.05 total
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Anglo American share price (LSE:AAL)

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

Anglo American price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 2735.5p

1 week (2022-09-21) -2.81%
1 month (2022-09-01) 2.15%
3 months (2022-07-01) -3.05%
6 months (2022-04-01) -32.78%
1 year (2021-10-01) 5.07%
2 years (2020-10-01) 46.11%
3 years (2019-10-01) 47.36%
5 years (2017-09-29) 105.04%

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 5x. In other words, Anglo American shares trade at around 5x 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.

EBITDA

Anglo American's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £15.8 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.

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 12/31/2018) 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 shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-30.
Open2756p
High2799.5p
Low2657.5p
Close2735.5p
Previous close2760p
Change-24.5p
Change %-0.8877%
Volume3,438,193
Information last updated 2022-09-26.
52-week range2486.4602p - 4290.7057p
50-day moving average2832.1p
200-day moving average3307.66p
Wall St. target price34.52p
PE ratio5.2663
Dividend yield242p (3.42%)
Earnings per share (TTM)5.07p

Anglo American share dividends

3.4%

Dividend yield: 3.42% of stock value

3.4%

Forward annual dividend yield: 3.42% of stock value

98.3%

Dividend payout ratio: 98.32% of net profits

Anglo American has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 3.42% of its share value annually.

Anglo American has paid out, on average, around 98.32% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.42% 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 3.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Anglo American's case, that would currently equate to about 242p 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 17 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

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

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Anglo American's shares have ranged in value from as little as 2486.4602p up to 4290.7057p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AAL.LSE volatility(beta: 1.32)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 1.32. 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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