How to buy Bank of Montreal shares | 30 March price $89.66

How to buy Bank of Montreal shares | $89.66

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Bank of Montreal (BMO) is a leading banks-diversified business based in the US. It opened the day at $89.67 after a previous close of $89.3. During the day the price has varied from a low of $89.21 to a high of $89.82. The latest price was $89.66 (25 minute delay). Bank of Montreal is listed on the NYSE and employs 43,360 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Bank of Montreal

  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: BMO in this case.
  5. Research Bank of Montreal shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Bank of Montreal shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Bank of Montreal share price

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Bank of Montreal shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-30.
Previous close$89.3
Change $0.36
Change % 0.4031%
Volume 511,993
Information last updated 2021-03-24.
52-week range$42.256 - $90.66
50-day moving average $82.7074
200-day moving average $72.3544
Wall St. target price$85.95
PE ratio 13.4872
Dividend yield $3.386 (3.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.564
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Fees for buying 10x Bank of Montreal 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
Fineco logo £0 No minimum £9.26
£649.97 total
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£643.91 total
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£641.81 total
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£643.94 total
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£659.10 total
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£658.34 total
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£658.25 total
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Is it a good time to buy Bank of Montreal stock?

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Bank of Montreal price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $89.66

1 week (2021-04-13) -1.30%
1 month (2021-03-19) 0.52%
3 months (2021-01-20) 13.88%
6 months (2020-10-20) 45.50%
1 year (2020-04-20) 83.28%
2 years (2019-04-18) 13.72%
3 years (2018-04-20) 19.63%
5 years (2016-04-20) 38.30%

Is Bank of Montreal 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

Bank of Montreal's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Bank of Montreal shares trade at around 13x 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

Bank of Montreal's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

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


Revenue TTM $18.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 33.41%
Gross profit TTM $22.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.6%
Return on equity TTM 10.2%
Profit margin 24.38%
Book value $64.455
Market capitalisation $57.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Bank of Montreal shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "BMO.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 3.8 million Bank of Montreal shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 7.9% up from 3.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Bank of Montreal shares can be evaluated.

Short interest ratio (SIR)

Bank of Montreal's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Bank of Montreal shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Bank of Montreal shares traded daily (recently around 757000.19762846). Bank of Montreal's SIR currently stands at 5.06. In other words for every 100,000 Bank of Montreal shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5060 shares are currently held short.

However Bank of Montreal's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Bank of Montreal shares. In this case Bank of Montreal's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Bank of Montreal shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Bank of Montreal.

Find out more about how you can short Bank of Montreal stock.

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 Bank of Montreal.

Total ESG risk score

Bank of Montreal's total ESG risk: 18.57

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Bank of Montreal's overall score of 18.57 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 26th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Bank of Montreal's environmental score: 0.55/100

Social score

Bank of Montreal's social score: 8.36/100

Governance score

Bank of Montreal's governance score: 6.25/100

Controversy score

Bank of Montreal's controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Bank of Montreal was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 18.57
Total ESG percentile 26.44
Environmental score 0.55
Social score 8.36
Governance score 6.25
Level of controversy 2

Bank of Montreal share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 49.24% of net profits

Recently Bank of Montreal has paid out, on average, around 49.24% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.86% 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 3.86% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bank of Montreal's case, that would currently equate to about $3.386 per share.

While Bank of Montreal'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.

Bank of Montreal's most recent dividend payout was on 25 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Bank of Montreal's shares ever split?

Bank of Montreal's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 14 March 2001. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Bank of Montreal shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Bank of Montreal shares which in turn could have impacted Bank of Montreal's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Bank of Montreal's shares have ranged in value from as little as $42.256 up to $90.66. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BMO.US volatility(beta: 1.16)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Bank of Montreal's is 1.1594. This would suggest that Bank of Montreal'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).

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