How to buy Cardinal Health (CAH) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Cardinal Health shares.

Cardinal Health Inc (CAH) is a publicly traded medical distribution business based in the US. It opened the day at $68.55 after a previous close of $67.97. During the day the price has varied from a low of $68.14 to a high of $69.73. The latest price was $69.67 (25 minute delay). Cardinal Health is listed on the NYSE and employs 45,570 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Cardinal Health

  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: CAH in this case.
  5. Research Cardinal Health shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Cardinal Health 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 Cardinal Health 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.

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£611.26 total
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£620.03 total
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£614.30 total
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£626.25 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.61
£608.83 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £17.11
£625.33 total
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Cardinal Health share price (NYSE:CAH)

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

Cardinal Health price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $69.67

1 week (2022-09-27) 5.23%
1 month (2022-09-02) -1.86%
3 months (2022-07-01) 31.21%
1 year (2021-10-01) 39.31%
2 years (2020-10-02) 50.48%
3 years (2019-10-04) 51.23%
5 years (2017-10-04) 3.18%

Is it a good time to buy Cardinal Health stock?

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Is Cardinal Health 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.

PEG ratio

Cardinal Health's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6462. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued 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 Cardinal Health's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Cardinal Health's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2.4 billion (£2.1 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Cardinal Health'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 Cardinal Health.

Total ESG risk score

Cardinal Health's total ESG risk: 12.66

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Cardinal Health's overall score of 12.66 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Cardinal Health's environmental score: 0.25/100

Social score

Cardinal Health's social score: 5.84/100

Governance score

Cardinal Health's governance score: 1.08/100

Controversy score

Cardinal Health's controversy score: 3/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

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

Total ESG score 12.66
Total ESG percentile 6.34
Environmental score 0.25
Social score 5.84
Governance score 1.08
Level of controversy 3

Cardinal Health shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-04.
Previous close$67.97
Change %2.5011%
Information last updated 2022-10-02.
52-week range$44.2899 - $71.7515
50-day moving average$66.0504
200-day moving average$57.539
Wall St. target price$69.54
Dividend yield$1.968 (2.92%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$-3.377

Cardinal Health share dividends


Dividend yield: 2.92% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.92% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 38.99% of net profits

Cardinal Health has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.92% of its share value annually.

Cardinal Health has paid out, on average, around 38.99% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.92% 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 2.92% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cardinal Health's case, that would currently equate to about $1.968 per share.

While Cardinal Health'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.

Cardinal Health's most recent dividend payout was on 15 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cardinal Health's shares have ranged in value from as little as $44.2899 up to $71.7515. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CAH.US volatility(beta: 0.79)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 Cardinal Health's is 0.7851. This would suggest that Cardinal Health'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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