How to buy Rite Aid shares

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Rite Aid Corporation is a pharmaceutical retailers business based in the US. Rite Aid shares (RAD.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Rite Aid employs 29,840 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $23.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Rite Aid

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

Rite Aid share price

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Rite Aid shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
Latest market close$N/A
52-week range$8.86 - $22.45
50-day moving average $17.8424
200-day moving average $13.9065
Wall St. target price$17
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-8.61
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Share dealing platform comparison

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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
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
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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 Rite Aid stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Is Rite Aid under- or over-valued?

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

Rite Aid's PEG ratio

Rite Aid's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.87. 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 Rite Aid's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Rite Aid's EBITDA

Rite Aid's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $616.3 million.

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

Rite Aid financials

Revenue TTM $23.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.21%
Gross profit TTM $4.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.81%
Return on equity TTM -52.27%
Profit margin -1.66%
Book value $11.05
Market capitalisation $1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Rite Aid shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "RAD.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 9.9 million Rite Aid shares held short by investors – that's known as Rite Aid's "short interest". This figure is 24.9% down from 13.2 million last month.

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

Rite Aid's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Rite Aid's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Rite Aid shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Rite Aid shares traded daily (recently around 6.4 million). Rite Aid's SIR currently stands at 1.55. In other words for every 100,000 Rite Aid shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1550 shares are currently held short.

However Rite Aid's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Rite Aid shares, or, against the total number of tradable Rite Aid shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Rite Aid's short interest could be expressed as 0.18% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Rite Aid shares in existence, roughly 180 shares are currently held short) or 0.2013% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Rite Aid shares, roughly 201 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 Rite Aid.

Find out more about how you can short Rite Aid stock.

Rite Aid'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 Rite Aid.

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

Rite Aid's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 32

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Rite Aid's overall score of 32 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 58th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Rite Aid's environmental score

Environmental score: 5/100

Rite Aid's environmental score of 5 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Rite Aid is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Rite Aid's social score

Social score: 5/100

Rite Aid's social score of 5 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Rite Aid is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Rite Aid's governance score

Governance score: 5/100

Rite Aid's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Rite Aid is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Rite Aid's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Rite Aid scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Rite Aid hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

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

Total ESG score 32
Total ESG percentile 57.58
Environmental score 5
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 5
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 5
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 3

Rite Aid share dividends

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

Have Rite Aid's shares ever split?

Rite Aid's shares were split on a 1:20 basis on 22 April 2019. So if you had owned 20 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Rite Aid shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Rite Aid shares which in turn could have impacted Rite Aid's share price.

Rite Aid share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Rite Aid's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.86 up to $22.45. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RAD.US volatility(beta: 1)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 Rite Aid's is 1.0016. This would suggest that Rite Aid'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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Rite Aid overview

Rite Aid Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail drugstores in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Retail Pharmacy and Pharmacy Services. The Retail Pharmacy segment sells prescription drugs and an assortment of other merchandise, including over-the-counter medications, health and beauty aids, personal care items, cosmetics, household items, food and beverages, greeting cards, seasonal merchandise, and other every day and convenience products. It also operates retail clinics that provide treatment for common conditions; and provides preventative services, such as screenings, medical tests, immunizations, and basic physical exams. In addition, this segment offers healthcare coaching and disease management services. The Pharmacy Services segment provides pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services and a range of pharmacy-related services. This segment also performs prescription adjudication services for other PBMs; and offers integrated mail-order and specialty pharmacy services, as well as drug benefits under the federal government's Medicare Part D program. As of April 21, 2020, the company operated approximately 2,400 retail pharmacy locations in 18 states. Rite Aid Corporation was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

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