How to buy Cooper Companies (COO) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Cooper Companies shares.

Cooper Companies Inc (COO) is a publicly traded medical instruments and supplies business based in the US. In the week up to 21 September Cooper Companies shares plunged 8.76% to a closing position of $276.37. Over the last 12 months, Cooper Companies's share price has fallen by 31.85% from $408.58. Cooper Companies is listed on the NYSE and employs 14,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Cooper Companies

  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: COO in this case.
  5. Research Cooper Companies shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Cooper Companies shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 5x Cooper Companies shares with popular platforms

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Cooper Companies share price (NYSE:COO)

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

Cooper Companies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $278.44

1 week (2022-09-27) 5.55%
1 month (2022-09-02) -5.78%
3 months (2022-07-01) -12.58%
6 months (2022-03-31) -33.32%
1 year (2021-10-04) -31.85%
2 years (2020-10-02) -16.99%
3 years (2019-10-04) -6.21%
5 years (2017-10-04) 15.52%

Is it a good time to buy Cooper Companies stock?

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Is Cooper Companies 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

Cooper Companies'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, Cooper Companies 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.

PEG ratio

Cooper Companies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.015. 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 Cooper Companies'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

Cooper Companies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $901.9 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Cooper Companies'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 Cooper Companies.

Total ESG risk score

Cooper Companies's total ESG risk: 18.29

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Cooper Companies's overall score of 18.29 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 24th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Cooper Companies's environmental score: 4.6/100

Cooper Companies's environmental score of 4.6 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cooper Companies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Cooper Companies's social score: 8.68/100

Cooper Companies's social score of 8.68 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cooper Companies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Cooper Companies's governance score: 5.5/100

Cooper Companies's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Cooper Companies is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Cooper Companies's controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Cooper Companies scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Cooper Companies has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Cooper Companies Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 18.29
Total ESG percentile 23.8
Environmental score 4.6
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 8.68
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 5.5
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 1

Cooper Companies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-04.
Open$276.2
High$279.4
Low$274.82
Close$278.44
Previous close$273.26
Change$5.18
Change %1.8956%
Volume288,161
Information last updated 2022-10-03.
52-week range$262.91 - $435.7155
50-day moving average$306.7818
200-day moving average$357.0751
Wall St. target price$364.5
PE ratio30.7218
Dividend yield$0.06 (0.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$8.59

Do Cooper Companies shares pay dividends?

0.0%

Dividend yield: 0.02% of stock value

0.0%

Forward annual dividend yield: 0.02% of stock value

0.5%

Dividend payout ratio: 0.46% of net profits

Cooper Companies has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.02% of its share value annually.

Cooper Companies has paid out, on average, around 0.46% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.02% 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 0.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cooper Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $0.06 per share.

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

Cooper Companies's most recent dividend payout was on 11 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 July 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cooper Companies's shares have ranged in value from as little as $262.91 up to $435.7155. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

COO.US volatility(beta: 0.93)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 Cooper Companies's is 0.9325. This would suggest that Cooper Companies's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Frequently asked questions

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