How to buy CDW shares

CDW shares have increased 0.65% from yesterday's closing price ($172.22). Learn how to easily invest in CDW shares in the UK.

CDW
NASDAQ: CDW - USD
$170.06
- $2.16 ( - 1.25%)
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

CDW Corp (CDW) is a publicly traded information technology services business based in the US. It opened the day at $176.28 after a previous close of $176.83. During the day the price has varied from a low of $176.08 to a high of $178.61. The latest price was $177.98 (25 minute delay). CDW is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 11,400 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in CDW

  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: CDW in this case.
  5. Research CDW shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your CDW 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.
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Fees for buying 5x CDW 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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Freetrade logo ★★★★★ £0 - £9.99 No minimum £4.18
£712.45 total
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£711.81 total
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£719.81 total
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CMC Invest share dealing account logo Not yet rated £0 No minimum £3.54
£711.81 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo ★★★★★ £0 £1 £19.03
£727.30 total
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£708.98 total
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Is it a good time to buy CDW stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap. The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

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Invest in CDW shares

  • Start investing from $50
  • Pay no stamp duty on UK shares
  • Commission-free trading. Other fees may apply.

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.

Is CDW 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. Check out the CDW P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

CDW's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, CDW shares trade at around 22x 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.

CDW's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.53. 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 CDW's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

CDW's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2 billion (£1.6 billion).

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

What's CDW's ESG 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 CDW.

Overall CDW ESG score

CDW's total ESG risk: 10.08

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and CDW's overall score of 10.08 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

CDW's environmental score: 5.62/100

CDW's environmental score of 5.62 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CDW is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

CDW's social score: 3.95/100

CDW's social score of 3.95 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CDW is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

CDW's governance score: 6.51/100

CDW's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that CDW is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

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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