How to buy Assurant (AIZ) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Assurant shares.

Assurant Inc (AIZ) is a publicly traded insurance-specialty business based in the US. It opened the day at $129.33 after a previous close of $129.31. During the day the price has varied from a low of $127.97 to a high of $130.64. The latest price was $129.05 (25 minute delay). Assurant is listed on the NYSE and employs 15,600 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Assurant

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

Both exchange rates and 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 £2.65
£532.14 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £10.89
£540.39 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £2.38
£531.87 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £5.29
£534.79 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £17.24
£546.74 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.53
£530.02 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £15.93
£545.42 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £2.65
£532.14 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £16.12
£545.61 total
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Assurant share price (NYSE:AIZ)

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

Assurant price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $129.05

1 month (2022-11-08) 4.92%
3 months (2022-09-08) -21.51%
6 months (2022-06-06) -29.55%
1 year (2021-12-08) -17.13%
2 years (2020-12-08) -2.18%
3 years (2019-12-06) -1.92%
5 years (2017-12-07) 30.91%

Is it a good time to buy Assurant stock?

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Is Assurant 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

Assurant's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Assurant shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

PEG ratio

Assurant's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.46. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Assurant's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EBITDA

Assurant's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $719.8 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Assurant'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 Assurant.

Total ESG risk score

Assurant's total ESG risk: 31.65

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Assurant's overall score of 31.65 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 47th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Assurant 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

Assurant's environmental score: 7.26/100

Assurant's environmental score of 7.26 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Assurant is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Assurant's social score: 17.15/100

Assurant's social score of 17.15 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Assurant is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Assurant's governance score: 19.75/100

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

Controversy score

Assurant's controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Assurant scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Assurant hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Assurant Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 31.65
Total ESG percentile 46.54
Environmental score 7.26
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 17.15
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 19.75
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 3

Assurant shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-12-07.
Open$129.33
High$130.64
Low$127.97
Close$129.05
Previous close$129.31
Change$-0.26
Change %-0.2011%
Volume744,878
Information last updated 2022-12-06.
52-week range$118.3543 - $191.5324
50-day moving average$137.1364
200-day moving average$164.0744
Wall St. target price$164.17
PE ratio21.1637
Dividend yield$2.72 (2.18%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$6.11

Assurant share dividends

2.2%

Dividend yield: 2.18% of stock value

2.2%

Forward annual dividend yield: 2.18% of stock value

26.9%

Dividend payout ratio: 26.92% of net profits

Assurant has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.18% of its share value annually.

Assurant has paid out, on average, around 26.92% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.18% 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 2.18% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Assurant's case, that would currently equate to about $2.72 per share.

While Assurant's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Assurant's most recent dividend payout was on 18 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Assurant's shares have ranged in value from as little as $118.3543 up to $191.5324. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Assurant's is 0.5. This would suggest that Assurant's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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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