How to buy McKesson Corporation (MCK) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in McKesson Corporation shares.

McKesson Corporation (MCK) is a publicly traded medical distribution business based in the US. It opened the day at $349.07 after a previous close of $348.94. During the day the price has varied from a low of $338.49 to a high of $349.07. The latest price was $342 (25 minute delay). McKesson Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 58,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in McKesson Corporation

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McKesson Corporation share price (NYSE:MCK)

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McKesson Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $342

1 week (2022-09-22) -1.43%
1 month (2022-08-29) -5.79%
3 months (2022-06-29) 4.25%
1 year (2021-09-27) 67.26%
2 years (2020-09-29) 133.35%
3 years (2019-09-27) 152.34%
5 years (2017-09-29) 122.64%

Is it a good time to buy McKesson Corporation stock?

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Is McKesson 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

McKesson 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 36x. In other words, McKesson Corporation shares trade at around 36x 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

McKesson Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7888. 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 McKesson 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.

EBITDA

McKesson Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $3.4 billion (£3 billion).

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

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 McKesson Corporation.

Total ESG risk score

McKesson Corporation's total ESG risk: 23.8

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and McKesson Corporation's overall score of 23.8 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 26th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like McKesson 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

McKesson Corporation's environmental score: 9.12/100

McKesson Corporation's environmental score of 9.12 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that McKesson Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

McKesson Corporation's social score: 17.15/100

McKesson Corporation's social score of 17.15 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that McKesson Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

McKesson Corporation's governance score: 12.53/100

McKesson Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that McKesson Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

McKesson Corporation's controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, McKesson Corporation scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that McKesson Corporation has a damaged public profile.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

McKesson Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.8
Total ESG percentile 26.02
Environmental score 9.12
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 17.15
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 12.53
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 4

McKesson Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-29.
Open$349.07
High$349.07
Low$338.49
Close$342
Previous close$348.94
Change$-6.94
Change %-1.9889%
Volume641,396
Information last updated 2022-09-25.
52-week range$192.5893 - $374.6733
50-day moving average$351.369
200-day moving average$306.1686
Wall St. target price$383.54
PE ratio36.4406
Dividend yield$1.88 (0.63%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$9.42

Do McKesson Corporation shares pay dividends?

0.6%

Dividend yield: 0.63% of stock value

0.6%

Forward annual dividend yield: 0.63% of stock value

8.1%

Dividend payout ratio: 8.14% of net profits

McKesson Corporation has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.63% of its share value annually.

McKesson Corporation has paid out, on average, around 8.14% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.63% 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 0.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In McKesson Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.88 per share.

While McKesson Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

McKesson Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 3 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, McKesson Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $192.5893 up to $374.6733. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MCK.US volatility(beta: 0.59)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 McKesson Corporation's is 0.5885. This would suggest that McKesson Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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