How to buy Broadcom (AVGO) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Broadcom shares.

Broadcom Inc (AVGO) is a leading semiconductors business based in the US. It opened the day at $568 after a previous close of $563.97. During the day the price has varied from a low of $546.77 to a high of $570.14. The latest price was $547.72 (25 minute delay). Broadcom is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 20,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Broadcom

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

How has coronavirus impacted Broadcom's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Broadcom's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $563.97, which is 46.01% up on its pre-crash value of $304.5 and 262.29% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $155.67.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Broadcom shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $634.58 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 $1,849.82.

Broadcom share price (NASDAQ:AVGO)

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Broadcom shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-20.
Previous close$563.97
Change %-2.8814%
Information last updated 2022-01-16.
52-week range$407.1693 - $677.76
50-day moving average$601.5482
200-day moving average$510.5252
Wall St. target price$676.33
PE ratio39.758
Dividend yield$14.9 (2.75%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$15
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Is it a good time to buy Broadcom stock?

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Is Broadcom 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

Broadcom's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 40x. In other words, Broadcom shares trade at around 40x recent earnings.

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

However, Broadcom's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the semiconductors industry or those of similar companies.

PEG ratio

Broadcom's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4425. 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 Broadcom's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider Broadcom's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.


Broadcom's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $14.7 billion (£10.8 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Broadcom'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 $27.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 31.63%
Gross profit TTM $20.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.16%
Return on equity TTM 27.56%
Profit margin 24.54%
Book value $60.441
Market capitalisation $246.2 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 Broadcom.

Total ESG risk score

Broadcom's total ESG risk: 23.54

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Broadcom's overall score of 23.54 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 38th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Broadcom 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 Broadcom's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Environmental score

Broadcom's environmental score: 5.96/100

Social score

Broadcom's social score: 5.66/100

Governance score

Broadcom's governance score: 6.43/100

Controversy score

Broadcom's controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Broadcom scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Broadcom 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

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

Total ESG score 23.54
Total ESG percentile 38.46
Environmental score 5.96
Social score 5.66
Governance score 6.43
Level of controversy 3

Broadcom share dividends


Dividend yield: 2.75% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.75% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 53.21% of net profits

Broadcom has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.75% of its share value annually.

Broadcom has paid out, on average, around 53.21% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.75% 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 2.75% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Broadcom's case, that would currently equate to about $14.9 per share.

Broadcom'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.

Broadcom's most recent dividend payout was on 30 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

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

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Broadcom's shares have ranged in value from as little as $407.1693 up to $677.76. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AVGO.US volatility(beta: 0.99)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Broadcom's is 0.9894. This would suggest that Broadcom's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

To put Broadcom's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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