How to buy Charter Communications shares | $651.76

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Charter Communications, Inc (CHTR) is a leading entertainment business based in the US. It opened the day at $654.06 after a previous close of $658.04. During the day the price has varied from a low of $648.015 to a high of $655.9799. The latest price was $651.76 (25 minute delay). Charter Communications is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 95,100 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Charter Communications

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

How has Coronavirus impacted Charter Communications's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Charter Communications's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $617.66, which is 13.33% up on its pre-crash value of $535.34 and 78.68% up on the lowest point reached during the March 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 $1,161.20.

Charter Communications share price

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

Charter Communications shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Open$654.06
High$655.9799
Low$648.015
Close$651.76
Previous close$658.04
Change $-6.28
Change % -0.954%
Volume 966,536
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range$345.67 - $681.71
50-day moving average $649.7735
200-day moving average $601.6262
Wall St. target price$700.11
PE ratio 52.0528
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $12.612
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Fineco
£2.95
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Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
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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
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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).
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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.
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.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
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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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 Charter Communications stock?

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Charter Communications price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $651.76

1 week (2021-01-08) 2.74%
1 month (2020-12-18) -0.04%
3 months (2020-10-16) 2.81%
6 months (2020-07-17) 15.43%
1 year (2020-01-17) 29.64%
2 years (2019-01-17) 121.38%
3 years (2018-01-17) 82.14%
5 years (2016-01-15) nan%

Is Charter Communications under- or over-valued?

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

Charter Communications's P/E ratio

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 52x. In other words, Charter Communications shares trade at around 52x 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 PEG ratio

Charter Communications's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7685. 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 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

Charter Communications's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $17.5 billion (£12.9 billion).

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

Charter Communications financials

Revenue TTM $47.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.44%
Gross profit TTM $28.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.35%
Return on equity TTM 8.34%
Profit margin 5.7%
Book value $119.119
Market capitalisation $131.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Charter Communications shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "CHTR.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 8.1 million Charter Communications shares held short by investors – that's known as Charter Communications's "short interest". This figure is 8.5% up from 7.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Charter Communications shares can be evaluated.

Charter Communications's "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 1.1 million). Charter Communications's SIR currently stands at 7.64. In other words for every 100,000 Charter Communications shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7640 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 0.0732% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Charter Communications shares, roughly 73 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.

Charter Communications'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 Charter Communications.

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

Charter Communications's total ESG risk score

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

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

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

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

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

Charter Communications, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 21.38
Total ESG percentile 24.44
Environmental score 5.92
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 11.77
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 9.18
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.

Charter Communications share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Charter Communications's shares have ranged in value from as little as $345.67 up to $681.71. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CHTR.US volatility(beta: 1.01)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.0115. 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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Charter Communications overview

Charter Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides cable services to residential and commercial customers in the United States. It offers subscription-based video services, including video on demand, high definition television, digital video recorder, pay-per-view, and spectrum mobile and spectrum guide services, as well as ad-supported free online video products. The company also provides Internet services, such as security suite that protects computers from viruses and spyware; in-home WiFi, which provides customers with high performance wireless routers to enhance their in-home wireless Internet experience; out-of-home WiFi; and Spectrum WiFi. In addition, it offers voice communications services using voice over Internet protocol technology; and broadband communications solutions, such as Internet access, data networking, fiber connectivity, video entertainment, and business telephone services to cellular towers and office buildings for business and carrier organizations. Further, the company provides video programming, static IP and business WiFi, email and security, and multi-line telephone services, as well as Web-based service management; sells local advertising across various platforms for networks, such as MTV, CNN, and ESPN; Audience App for optimizes linear inventory; and sells video and online advertising inventory to local, regional, and national advertising customers. Additionally, it offers communications products and managed service solutions; data connectivity services to mobile and wireline carriers on a wholesale basis; and owns and operates regional sports networks and local sports, news, and community channels. As of December 31, 2019, the company served approximately 29.2 million residential and small and medium business customers. Charter Communications, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.

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