How to buy The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) shares in the UK

The Charles Schwab Corporation is a multinational financial services company that offers a range of securities, banking, commercial banking, and financial advisory services. In October 2020, The Charles Schwab Corporation bought TD Ameritrade.

The Charles Schwab Corporation
NYSE: SCHW - USD
CAPITAL MARKETS
$80.90
+ $2.79 ( + 3.57%)

The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) is a leading capital markets business based in the US. It opened the day at $74.03 after a previous close of $74.3. During the day the price has varied from a low of $73.94 to a high of $75.93. The latest price was $75.59 (25 minute delay). The Charles Schwab Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 32,500 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.

How has coronavirus impacted The Charles Schwab Corporation's share price?

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

Its last market close was $80.9, which is 42.90% up on its pre-crash value of $46.19 and 188.93% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $28.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of The Charles Schwab Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $623.87 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 $1,770.90.

The Charles Schwab Corporation share price (NYSE:SCHW)

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The Charles Schwab Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-24.
Open$74.03
High$75.93
Low$73.94
Close$75.59
Previous close$74.3
Change$1.29
Change %1.7362%
Volume6,437,441
Information last updated 2021-10-15.
52-week range$36.8797 - $78.94
50-day moving average$73.598
200-day moving average$71.317
Wall St. target price$86.85
PE ratio33.677
Dividend yield$0.72 (0.92%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$2.396
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Is it a good time to buy The Charles Schwab Corporation stock?

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The Charles Schwab Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $75.59

1 week (2021-10-07) -1.05%
1 month (2021-09-17) 7.33%
3 months (2021-07-16) 9.73%
6 months (2021-04-16) 16.76%
1 year (2020-10-16) 92.39%
2 years (2019-10-17) 91.61%
3 years (2018-10-17) 57.35%
5 years (2016-10-17) 138.53%

Is The Charles Schwab Corporation 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

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 34x. In other words, The Charles Schwab Corporation shares trade at around 34x 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.

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 1.0951. A PEG ratio close to 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares offer reasonable value for the current rate of growth.

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.

Financials

Revenue TTM $15.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 41.65%
Gross profit TTM $11.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.94%
Return on equity TTM 10.38%
Profit margin 28.88%
Book value $25.159
Market capitalisation $152.3 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 15.2 million The Charles Schwab Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 6% up from 14.4 million last month.

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

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 5.5 million). The Charles Schwab Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.78. In other words for every 100,000 The Charles Schwab Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2780 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 0.0101% 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.

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.

Total ESG risk score

The Charles Schwab Corporation's 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.).

Environmental score

The Charles Schwab Corporation's environmental score: 1.61/100

Social score

The Charles Schwab Corporation's social score: 8.8/100

Governance score

The Charles Schwab Corporation's governance score: 8.38/100

Controversy score

The Charles Schwab Corporation's 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

0.9%

Dividend yield: 0.92% of stock value

0.9%

Forward annual dividend yield: 0.94% of stock value

25.8%

Dividend payout ratio: 25.81% of net profits

The Charles Schwab Corporation has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.92% of its share value annually.

The Charles Schwab Corporation has paid out, on average, around 25.81% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.94% 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 0.94% 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 fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The Charles Schwab Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 27 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 August 2021 (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.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Charles Schwab Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $36.8797 up to $78.94. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SCHW.US volatility(beta: 1.02)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 1.0249. 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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