How to buy Antofagasta (ANTO) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Antofagasta shares.

Antofagasta PLC (ANTO) is a publicly traded copper business based in the UK. It opened the day at 1427p after a previous close of 1417p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 1424p to a high of 1449p. The latest price was 1442.5p (25 minute delay). Antofagasta is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 6,883 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Antofagasta

  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: ANTO in this case.
  5. Research Antofagasta shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Antofagasta 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 20x Antofagasta shares with popular platforms

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£288.50 total
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£296.50 total
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£288.50 total
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£300.45 total
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£290.29 total
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£296.49 total
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£298.00 total
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Antofagasta share price (LSE:ANTO)

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

Antofagasta price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 1442.5p

1 week (2022-09-30) 29.31%
1 month (2022-09-07) 30.54%
3 months (2022-07-06) 38.70%
6 months (2022-04-04) -15.10%
1 year (2021-10-07) 6.85%
2 years (2020-10-07) 44.18%
3 years (2019-10-07) 70.71%
5 years (2017-10-06) 44.61%

Is it a good time to buy Antofagasta stock?

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Is Antofagasta 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

Antofagasta'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, Antofagasta 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.

EBITDA

Antofagasta's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £3.3 billion.

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

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 Antofagasta.

Total ESG risk score

Antofagasta's total ESG risk: 36.44

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Antofagasta's overall score of 36.44 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 62nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Environmental score

Antofagasta's environmental score: 20.16/100

Antofagasta's environmental score of 20.16 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Antofagasta is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Antofagasta's social score: 17.22/100

Antofagasta's social score of 17.22 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Antofagasta is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Antofagasta's governance score: 12.06/100

Antofagasta's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Antofagasta is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Antofagasta's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Antofagasta scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Antofagasta has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Antofagasta PLC was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 36.44
Total ESG percentile 62.34
Environmental score 20.16
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 17.22
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 12.06
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 2

Antofagasta shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open1427p
High1449p
Low1424p
Close1442.5p
Previous close1417p
Change25.5p
Change %1.7996%
Volume1,401,431
Information last updated 2022-10-03.
52-week range971.1189p - 1798.0419p
50-day moving average1132.1117p
200-day moving average1335.9725p
Wall St. target price12.02p
PE ratio13.9437
Dividend yield128.1p (9.21%)
Earnings per share (TTM)0.8p

Antofagasta share dividends

9.2%

Dividend yield: 9.21% of stock value

9.2%

Forward annual dividend yield: 9.21% of stock value

2.9%

Dividend payout ratio: 2.91% of net profits

Antofagasta has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 9.21% of its share value annually.

Antofagasta has paid out, on average, around 2.91% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 9.21% 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 9.21% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Antofagasta's case, that would currently equate to about 128.1p per share.

While Antofagasta'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 31 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Antofagasta's shares have ranged in value from as little as 971.1189p up to 1798.0419p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ANTO.LSE volatility(beta: 1.01)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 Antofagasta's is 1.0144. This would suggest that Antofagasta'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).

Frequently asked questions

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