Charter Communications Inc (CHTR) is a leading entertainment business based in the US. It opened the day at $785.44 after a previous close of $785.41. During the day the price has varied from a low of $780.36 to a high of $790.29. The latest price was $787.12 (25 minute delay). Charter Communications is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 96,100 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Charter Communications
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: CHTR in this case.
- Research Charter Communications shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your Charter Communications shares. It's that simple.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Charter Communications?
- Has coronavirus impacted Charter Communications shares?
- Charter Communications shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Charter Communications stock a buy or sell?
- Performance over time
- Can I short Charter Communications shares?
- Is Charter Communications suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Charter Communications shares over-valued?
- How volatile are Charter Communications shares?
- Does Charter Communications pay a dividend?
- Have Charter Communications shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Charter Communications's share price?
Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Charter Communications's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $731.01, which is 26.77% up on its pre-crash value of $535.34 and 111.48% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $345.67.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Charter Communications shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $717.75 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 $1,374.30.
Charter Communications share price (NASDAQ:CHTR)Use our graph to track the performance of CHTR stocks over time.
Charter Communications shares at a glance
|52-week range||$572.455 - $825.62|
|50-day moving average||$743.4575|
|200-day moving average||$718.3196|
|Wall St. target price||$811.07|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$19.358|
Fees for buying 5x Charter Communications shares with popular platforms
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Is it a good time to buy Charter Communications stock?
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Is Charter Communications 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.
Charter Communications's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, Charter Communications shares trade at around 38x 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.
Charter Communications's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9924. 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 Charter Communications's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Charter Communications's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $19.3 billion (£14 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Charter Communications's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$50 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||19.45%|
|Gross profit TTM||$21.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.2%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.59%|
|Market capitalisation||$134.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell Charter Communications shares
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "CHTR.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 7.8 million Charter Communications shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 1.5% down from 7.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Charter Communications shares can be evaluated.
Short interest ratio (SIR)
Charter Communications's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Charter Communications shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Charter Communications shares traded daily (recently around 1.0 million). Charter Communications's SIR currently stands at 7.79. In other words for every 100,000 Charter Communications shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7790 shares are currently held short.
However Charter Communications's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Charter Communications shares, or, against the total number of tradable Charter Communications shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Charter Communications's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Charter Communications shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0809% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Charter Communications shares, roughly 81 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Charter Communications.
Find out more about how you can short Charter Communications 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 Charter Communications.
Total ESG risk score
Charter Communications's total ESG risk: 21.38
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Charter Communications's overall score of 21.38 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 24th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Charter Communications 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.).
Charter Communications's environmental score: 5.92/100
Charter Communications's environmental score of 5.92 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Charter Communications is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Charter Communications's social score: 11.77/100
Charter Communications's social score of 11.77 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Charter Communications is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Charter Communications's governance score: 9.18/100
Charter Communications's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Charter Communications is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Charter Communications's controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Charter Communications scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Charter Communications has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||21.38|
|Total ESG percentile||24.44|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||2|
Charter Communications share dividends
We're not expecting Charter Communications to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Have Charter Communications's shares ever split?
Charter Communications's shares were split on 18 May 2016. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Charter Communications shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new INF% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Charter Communications shares which in turn could have impacted Charter Communications's share price.
Share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Charter Communications's shares have ranged in value from as little as $572.455 up to $825.62. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Charter Communications's is 1.0524. This would suggest that Charter Communications'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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