How to buy Tencent shares

Learn how to easily invest in Tencent shares.

Tencent is an internet and technology company headquartered in Shenzhen,China. Despite encountering some controversy following allegations that the company violated customers' privacy, the company stands as the world's 11th most valuable company.

How to buy shares in Tencent

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share trading platform picks below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
  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: TCEHY 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.
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.

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Alternative ways to invest in Tencent

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 Tencent), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

Tencent 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 Tencent 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 TCEHY stocks over time.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Tencent's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33 up to $46.9408. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TCEHY.US volatility(beta: 0.63)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 Tencent's is 0.631. This would suggest that Tencent's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Historical closes compared with the last close of $38.94

1 week (2024-04-11)0.62%
1 month (2024-03-18)6.48%
3 months (2024-01-18)10.59%
6 months (2023-10-18)4.62%
1 year (2023-04-18)-14.57%
2 years (2022-04-18)-16.38%
3 years (2021-04-18)-51.09%
5 years (2019-04-17)-22.69%

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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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.

Is Tencent 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 Tencent P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Tencent's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Tencent shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.

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

Tencent's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7757. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued 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 Tencent'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 Tencent's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Tencent's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $185.6 billion (£149.6 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Tencent'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.

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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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