How to buy The Charles Schwab Corporation shares

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The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) is a leading capital markets business based in the US. The Charles Schwab Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 32,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in The Charles Schwab Corporation

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

The Charles Schwab Corporation share price

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

The Charles Schwab Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-24.
52-week range$27.6002 - $62.04
50-day moving average $54.3152
200-day moving average $42.0031
Wall St. target price$64.29
PE ratio 27.5472
Dividend yield $0.72 (1.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.12
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
Stake
£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy The Charles Schwab Corporation stock?

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Is The Charles Schwab Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing The Charles Schwab Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Charles Schwab Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The Charles Schwab Corporation's P/E ratio

The Charles Schwab Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, The Charles Schwab Corporation shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

The Charles Schwab Corporation's PEG ratio

The Charles Schwab Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1721. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

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

The Charles Schwab Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $11.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 40.14%
Gross profit TTM $11.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.86%
Return on equity TTM 12.43%
Profit margin 28.22%
Book value $20.217
Market capitalisation $109.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell The Charles Schwab Corporation shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "SCHW.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 15.8 million The Charles Schwab Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as The Charles Schwab Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 23.7% down from 20.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Charles Schwab Corporation shares can be evaluated.

The Charles Schwab Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Charles Schwab Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Charles Schwab Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Charles Schwab Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 7.6 million). The Charles Schwab Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.09. In other words for every 100,000 The Charles Schwab Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2090 shares are currently held short.

However The Charles Schwab Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Charles Schwab Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Charles Schwab Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Charles Schwab Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Charles Schwab Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0095% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Charles Schwab Corporation shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Charles Schwab Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short The Charles Schwab Corporation stock.

The Charles Schwab Corporation's 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 The Charles Schwab Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

The Charles Schwab Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.29

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Charles Schwab Corporation's overall score of 20.29 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 35th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Charles Schwab Corporation 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.).

The Charles Schwab Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.61/100

The Charles Schwab Corporation's social score

Social score: 8.8/100

The Charles Schwab Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 8.38/100

The Charles Schwab Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, The Charles Schwab Corporation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that The Charles Schwab Corporation has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Charles Schwab Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.29
Total ESG percentile 35.08
Environmental score 1.61
Social score 8.8
Governance score 8.38
Level of controversy 1

The Charles Schwab Corporation share dividends

24%

Dividend payout ratio: 23.76% of net profits

Recently The Charles Schwab Corporation has paid out, on average, around 23.76% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.23% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Charles Schwab Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Charles Schwab Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.72 per share.

While The Charles Schwab Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that The Charles Schwab Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

The Charles Schwab Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 27 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Charles Schwab Corporation's shares ever split?

The Charles Schwab Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 31 May 2000. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Charles Schwab Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Charles Schwab Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted The Charles Schwab Corporation's share price.

The Charles Schwab Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Charles Schwab Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.6002 up to $62.04. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SCHW.US volatility(beta: 1.17)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 The Charles Schwab Corporation's is 1.1654. This would suggest that The Charles Schwab Corporation'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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The Charles Schwab Corporation overview

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, asset management, custody, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. The Investor Services segment provides retail brokerage and banking services, retirement plan services, and other corporate brokerage services; equity compensation plan sponsors full-service recordkeeping for stock plans, stock options, restricted stock, performance shares, and stock appreciation rights; and retail investor, retirement plan, and mutual fund clearing services. The Advisor Services segment offers custodial, trading, and support services; and retirement business and corporate brokerage retirement services. This segment provides brokerage accounts with cash management capabilities; third-party mutual funds, as well as proprietary mutual funds, plus mutual fund trading, and clearing services to broker-dealers; and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including proprietary and third-party ETFs. It also offers advice solutions, such as managed portfolios of proprietary and third-party mutual funds and ETFs, separately managed accounts, customized personal advice for tailored portfolios, and specialized planning and portfolio management. In addition, this segment provides banking products and services, including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, first lien residential real estate mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and pledged asset lines; and trust services comprising trust custody services, personal trust reporting services, and administrative trustee services. The company serves individuals and institutional clients in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia. The Charles Schwab Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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