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Micron Technology, Inc (MU) is a leading semiconductors business based in the US. It opened the day at $81.79 after a previous close of $81.28. During the day the price has varied from a low of $80.28 to a high of $81.98. The latest price was $80.8 (25 minute delay). Micron Technology is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 40,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Micron Technology

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

Micron Technology share price

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Micron Technology shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-26.
Open$81.79
High$81.98
Low$80.28
Close$80.8
Previous close$81.28
Change $-0.48
Change % -0.591%
Volume 7,327,238
Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week range$31.13 - $87.25
50-day moving average $75.3173
200-day moving average $57.0342
Wall St. target price$96.48
PE ratio 31.0373
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.651
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Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
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Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
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0.45%
£11.95
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Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
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Interactive Investor Pension
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Over 3,000 funds
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7 funds
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£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
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2,500 funds
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Over 11,000 funds
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Is it a good time to buy Micron Technology stock?

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Micron Technology price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $80.8

1 week (2021-01-19) -5.50%
1 month (2020-12-24) 14.48%
3 months (2020-10-26) 54.97%
6 months (2020-07-24) 61.54%
1 year (2020-01-24) 39.89%
2 years (2019-01-25) 107.39%
3 years (2018-01-26) 85.02%
5 years (2016-01-26) 665.88%

Is Micron Technology under- or over-valued?

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

Micron Technology's P/E ratio

Micron Technology's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Micron Technology shares trade at around 31x 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.

Micron Technology's PEG ratio

Micron Technology's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9142. 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 Micron Technology's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Micron Technology's EBITDA

Micron Technology's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $9.2 billion.

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

Micron Technology financials

Revenue TTM $22.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.45%
Gross profit TTM $6.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.12%
Return on equity TTM 7.86%
Profit margin 13.59%
Book value $35.727
Market capitalisation $92 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Micron Technology shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "MU.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 24.5 million Micron Technology shares held short by investors – that's known as Micron Technology's "short interest". This figure is 6.1% down from 26.0 million last month.

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

Micron Technology's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Micron Technology's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Micron Technology shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Micron Technology shares traded daily (recently around 16.5 million). Micron Technology's SIR currently stands at 1.48. In other words for every 100,000 Micron Technology shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1480 shares are currently held short.

However Micron Technology's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Micron Technology shares, or, against the total number of tradable Micron Technology shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Micron Technology's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Micron Technology shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0219% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Micron Technology shares, roughly 22 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 Micron Technology.

Find out more about how you can short Micron Technology stock.

Micron Technology'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 Micron Technology.

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

Micron Technology's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 32.71

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Micron Technology's overall score of 32.71 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 64th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Micron Technology's environmental score

Environmental score: 12.48/100

Micron Technology's environmental score of 12.48 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Micron Technology is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Micron Technology's social score

Social score: 6.08/100

Micron Technology's social score of 6.08 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Micron Technology is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Micron Technology's governance score

Governance score: 6.15/100

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

Micron Technology'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, Micron Technology scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Micron Technology has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Micron Technology, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 32.71
Total ESG percentile 64.48
Environmental score 12.48
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 6.08
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 6.15
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

Micron Technology share dividends

We're not expecting Micron Technology to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have Micron Technology's shares ever split?

Micron Technology's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 May 2000. 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 Micron Technology shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Micron Technology shares which in turn could have impacted Micron Technology's share price.

Micron Technology share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Micron Technology's shares have ranged in value from as little as $31.13 up to $87.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MU.US volatility(beta: 1.36)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 Micron Technology's is 1.3629. This would suggest that Micron Technology'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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Micron Technology overview

Micron Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells memory and storage products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Compute and Networking Business Unit, Mobile Business Unit, Storage Business Unit, and Embedded Business Unit. It offers memory and storage technologies, including DRAM, NAND, NOR, and 3D XPoint memory under the Micron and Crucial brands, as well as through private labels. The company provides memory products for the cloud server, enterprise, client, graphics, and networking markets, as well as for smartphone and other mobile-device markets; SSDs and component-level solutions for the enterprise and cloud, client, and consumer storage markets; other discrete storage products in component and wafer forms for the removable storage markets, as well as 3D XPoint memory products; and memory and storage products for the automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. It markets its products through its direct sales force, independent sales representatives, distributors, and retailers; and web-based customer direct sales channel, as well as through channel and distribution partners. Micron Technology, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.

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