How to buy Samsung (SMSN) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Samsung shares.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (SMSN) is a publicly traded consumer electronics business based in the UK. It opened the day at $963 after a previous close of $962.2. During the day the price has varied from a low of $943 to a high of $963. The latest price was $944.6 (25 minute delay). Samsung is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 116,915 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  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: SMSN in this case.
  5. Research Samsung shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Samsung shares. It's that simple.
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Samsung share price (LSE:SMSN)

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

Samsung price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $944.6

1 week (2022-09-16) -7.12%
1 month (2022-08-25) -15.05%
3 months (2022-06-24) -16.55%
6 months (2022-03-23) -33.99%
1 year (2021-09-24) -42.12%
2 years (2020-09-25) -23.64%
3 years (2019-09-26) -7.93%
5 years (2017-09-25) -20.89%

Is it a good time to buy Samsung stock?

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Is Samsung 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

Samsung's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 0x. In other words, Samsung shares trade at around 0x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

However, Samsung's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the consumer electronics industry or those of similar companies.

PEG ratio

Samsung's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6866. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Samsung's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider Samsung's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

EBITDA

Samsung's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $94,884.5 billion (£90,443.9 billion).

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

Samsung shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-23.
Open$963
High$963
Low$943
Close$944.6
Previous close$962.2
Change$-17.6
Change %-1.8291%
Volume11,362
Information last updated 2022-09-25.
52-week range$943 - $1685.2369
50-day moving average$1335.08
200-day moving average$1497.9375
Wall St. target price$1757
PE ratio0.1006
Dividend yield$1444 (3.06%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$117.26

Do Samsung shares pay dividends?

3.1%

Dividend yield: 3.06% of stock value

3.1%

Forward annual dividend yield: 3.06% of stock value

18.6%

Dividend payout ratio: 18.6% of net profits

Samsung has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 3.06% of its share value annually.

Samsung has paid out, on average, around 18.6% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.06% 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 3.06% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Samsung's case, that would currently equate to about $1444 per share.

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

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Samsung's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Samsung's shares have ranged in value from as little as $943 up to $1685.2369. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SMSN.LSE volatility(beta: 0.99)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Samsung's is 0.9936. This would suggest that Samsung's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

To put Samsung's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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