How to buy Atlas Copco shares

Atlas Copco shares have fallen -1.80% from their previous closing price ($16.65). Learn how to easily invest in Atlas Copco shares in the UK.

Atlas Copco AB (ATLKY) is a publicly traded specialty industrial machinery business based in the US which employs around 52,800 staff. Atlas Copco is listed on the PINK and traded in US dollars. Its current price of $16.645 is 6.1% down on its price a month ago ($17.72).

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  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: ATLKY in this case.
  5. Research shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your shares. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares. It's that simple.
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Alternative ways to invest in Atlas Copco

Buying shares in just one company is generally considered a riskier bet than investing in a range of investments - AKA a "diversified portfolio". Experts generally recommend holding a mix of investments in specific assets and funds. Funds are ready-made portfolios of multiple companies' shares (potentially including Atlas Copco), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

Atlas Copco is a major part of the PINK, so it's included in many global funds and investment trusts, as well as tracker-style exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Is it a good time to buy Atlas Copco stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.

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

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Atlas Copco's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.1279 up to $18.06. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ATLKY.US volatility(beta: 0.88)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (PINK average) beta is 1, while Atlas Copco's is 0.883. This would suggest that Atlas Copco's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Historical closes compared with the last close of $16.645

1 week (2024-04-04)-2.38%
1 month (2024-03-13)-6.07%
3 months (2024-01-11)2.56%
6 months (2023-10-12)21.59%
1 year (2023-04-13)33.05%
2 years (2022-04-13)-65.67%
3 years (2021-04-13)-74.11%
5 years (2019-04-11)-44.06%

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

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Is Atlas Copco 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. Check out the Atlas Copco P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Atlas Copco'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, Atlas Copco shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.

Atlas Copco's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.122. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value 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 Atlas Copco's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Atlas Copco's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $43.2 billion (£34.7 billion).

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

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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