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How to buy Anglo American (AGL) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Anglo American shares.

Anglo American plc (AGL) is a leading other industrial metals & mining business based in South Africa. It opened the day at R56966 after a previous close of R56040. During the day the price has varied from a low of R56806 to a high of R58967. The latest price was R58800 (25 minute delay). Anglo American is listed on the JSE and employs 95,000 staff. All prices are listed in South African Rand.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Anglo American's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Anglo American's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was R57087, which is 27.26% up on its pre-crash value of R41527 and 179.66% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as R20413.

If you had bought R1,000 worth of Anglo American stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth R656.64 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth R1,712.61.

Is it a good time to buy Anglo American stock?

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Anglo American shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
OpenR56,966.00
HighR58,967.00
LowR56,806.00
CloseR58,800.00
Previous closeR56,040.00
Change R2,760.00
Change % 4.9251%
Volume 1,455,624
Information last updated 2021-10-17.
52-week rangeR34,827.57 - R67,319.29
50-day moving average R56,336.83
200-day moving average R60,309.66
Wall St. target priceR43.19
PE ratio 7.362
Dividend yield R2.43 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) R80.09

Anglo American stock price (JSE: AGL)

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

Anglo American price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of R58800 from 2021-10-18

1 week (2021-10-12) 2.75%
1 month (2021-09-17) 11.84%
3 months (2021-07-19) 6.65%
6 months (2021-04-19) -6.49%
1 year (2020-10-19) 39.37%
2 years (2019-10-18) 62.90%
3 years (2018-10-19) 89.71%
5 years (2016-10-19) 231.31%

Is Anglo American under- or over-valued?

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

Anglo American's P/E ratio

Anglo American's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Anglo American shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.

Anglo American's EBITDA

Anglo American's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is R17.7 billion.

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

Anglo American financials

Revenue TTM R42.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 35.55%
Gross profit TTM R15.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 15.12%
Return on equity TTM 29.12%
Profit margin 16.02%
Book value R23.97
Market capitalisation R79.7 trillion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Anglo American'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 Anglo American.

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

Anglo American's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.26

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Anglo American's overall score of 29.26 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 40th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Anglo American's environmental score

Environmental score: 18.32/100

Anglo American's environmental score of 18.32 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Anglo American is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Anglo American's social score

Social score: 17.2/100

Anglo American's social score of 17.2 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Anglo American is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Anglo American's governance score

Governance score: 10.74/100

Anglo American's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Anglo American is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Anglo American's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

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

Anglo American share dividends

18%

Dividend payout ratio: 18.11% of net profits

Recently Anglo American has paid out, on average, around 18.11% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Anglo American shareholders could enjoy a 6.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Anglo American's case, that would currently equate to about R2.43 per share.

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

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Anglo American's shares ever split?

Anglo American's shares were split on a 91:100 basis on 1 July 2007. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 91 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Anglo American shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.9% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Anglo American shares which in turn could have impacted Anglo American's share price.

Anglo American share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Anglo American's shares have ranged in value from as little as R34827.5717 up to R67319.2885. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AGL.JSE volatility(beta: 1.23)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (JSE average) beta is 1, while Anglo American's is 1.2335. This would suggest that Anglo American'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).

Anglo American overview

Anglo American plc operates as a mining company worldwide. The company explores for rough and polished diamonds, copper, platinum group metals, metallurgical and thermal coal, and iron; and nickel, polyhalite, and manganese ores, as well as alloys. Anglo American plc was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. .

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