How to buy KeyCorp shares

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KeyCorp is a banks-regional business based in the US. KeyCorp shares (KEY.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. KeyCorp employs 16,758 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.7 billion.

How to buy shares in KeyCorp

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

KeyCorp share price

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KeyCorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
Latest market close$N/A
52-week range$7.1455 - $19.22
50-day moving average $16.8806
200-day moving average $13.8942
Wall St. target price$18.59
PE ratio 14.2857
Dividend yield $0.74 (4.07%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.274
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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.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
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Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
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£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 KeyCorp stock?

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Is KeyCorp under- or over-valued?

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

KeyCorp's P/E ratio

KeyCorp's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, KeyCorp shares trade at around 14x 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.

KeyCorp's PEG ratio

KeyCorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.9909. 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 KeyCorp's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

KeyCorp financials

Revenue TTM $5.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 29.85%
Gross profit TTM $5.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.84%
Return on equity TTM 7.59%
Profit margin 23.71%
Book value $16.48
Market capitalisation $17.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell KeyCorp shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "KEY.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 11.4 million KeyCorp shares held short by investors – that's known as KeyCorp's "short interest". This figure is 26.7% down from 15.6 million last month.

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

KeyCorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

KeyCorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of KeyCorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of KeyCorp shares traded daily (recently around 9.4 million). KeyCorp's SIR currently stands at 1.22. In other words for every 100,000 KeyCorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1220 shares are currently held short.

However KeyCorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of KeyCorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable KeyCorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case KeyCorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 KeyCorp shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0133% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable KeyCorp shares, roughly 13 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 KeyCorp.

Find out more about how you can short KeyCorp stock.

KeyCorp'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 KeyCorp.

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

KeyCorp's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 24.92

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and KeyCorp's overall score of 24.92 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 38th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

KeyCorp's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.82/100

KeyCorp's environmental score of 0.82 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that KeyCorp is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

KeyCorp's social score

Social score: 11.03/100

KeyCorp's social score of 11.03 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that KeyCorp is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

KeyCorp's governance score

Governance score: 11.22/100

KeyCorp's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that KeyCorp is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

KeyCorp'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, KeyCorp scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that KeyCorp has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

KeyCorp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 24.92
Total ESG percentile 38.36
Environmental score 0.82
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 11.03
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 11.22
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 1

KeyCorp share dividends

43%

Dividend payout ratio: 42.77% of net profits

Recently KeyCorp has paid out, on average, around 42.77% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.07% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), KeyCorp shareholders could enjoy a 4.07% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In KeyCorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.74 per share.

While KeyCorp's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that KeyCorp may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

KeyCorp's most recent dividend payout was on 15 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have KeyCorp's shares ever split?

KeyCorp's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 9 March 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your KeyCorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for KeyCorp shares which in turn could have impacted KeyCorp's share price.

KeyCorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, KeyCorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.1455 up to $19.22. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KEY.US volatility(beta: 1.58)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 KeyCorp's is 1.5793. This would suggest that KeyCorp's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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KeyCorp overview

KeyCorp operates as the holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Consumer Bank and Commercial Bank. The company offers various deposits, investment products and services; and personal finance and financial wellness, student loan refinancing, mortgage and home equity, lending, credit card, treasury, business advisory, wealth management, asset management, cash management, portfolio management, and trust and related services to individuals and small and medium-sized businesses. It also provides a suite of banking and capital market products, such as syndicated finance, debt and equity capital market products, commercial payments, equipment finance, commercial mortgage banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, financial advisory, and public finance, as well as commercial mortgage loans comprising consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public sector, real estate, and technology loans for middle market clients. In addition, the company offers community development financing, securities underwriting, brokerage, and investment banking services, as well as purchases retail auto sales contracts through a network of auto dealership. As of December 31, 2019, it operated through 1,098 retail banking branches and 1,420 ATMs in 15 states, as well as additional offices, online and mobile banking capabilities, and a telephone banking call center. The company was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

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