How to buy Newmont shares

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Newmont Corporation is a gold business with stocks listed in the US. Newmont shares (NEM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$63.45 – a decrease of 5.71% over the previous week. How to buy shares in Newmont Compare […]

Newmont Corporation is a gold business with stocks listed in the US. Newmont shares (NEM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$63.45 – a decrease of 5.71% over the previous week.

How to buy shares in Newmont

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you’ll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you’re just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Newmont. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: NEM. Research its history to confirm it’s a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Newmont reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$63.45, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market’s ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Newmont, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Newmont. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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How has coronavirus impacted Newmont’s share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Newmont’s share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was US$63.45, which is 22.08% up on its pre-crash value of US$49.44 and 92.27% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as US$33.

If you had bought US$1,000 worth of Newmont shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth US$913.60 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 US$1,391.46.

Newmont share price

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Newmont shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-21.

Latest market close USD$63.45
52-week range USD$33 – USD$72.22
50-day moving average USD$66.61
200-day moving average USD$59.903
Target price USD$77.92
PE ratio 12.5606
Dividend yield USD$1 (1.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.804

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Is it a good time to buy Newmont stock?

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Newmont price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $63.45

1 week (2020-09-12) N/A
1 month (2020-08-19) N/A
3 months (2020-06-23) 7.71%
6 months (2020-03-23) 52.30%
1 year (2019-09-19) N/A
2 years (2018-09-19) N/A
3 years (2017-09-19) N/A
5 years (2015-09-19) N/A

Is Newmont under- or over-valued?

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

Newmont’s P/E ratio

Newmont’s current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a “trailing price/earnings ratio” of roughly 13x. In other words, Newmont shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.

That’s relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they’re under-valued.

Newmont’s PEG ratio

Newmont’s “price/earnings-to-growth ratio” can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5684. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

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

Newmont’s EBITDA

Newmont’s EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$4.5 billion (£3.5 billion).

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

Newmont financials

Revenue TTM US$10.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.22%
Gross profit TTM US$4.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.49%
Return on equity TTM 18.64%
Profit margin 36.79%
Book value 27.402
Market capitalisation US$53.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Newmont shares

There are currently 9.1 million Newmont shares held short by investors – that’s known as Newmont’s “short interest”. This figure is 16.7% down from 10.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Newmont shares can be evaluated.

Newmont’s “short interest ratio” (SIR)

Newmont’s “short interest ratio” (SIR) is the quantity of Newmont shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Newmont shares traded daily (recently around 6.2 million). Newmont’s SIR currently stands at 1.47. In other words for every 100,000 Newmont shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1470 shares are currently held short.

However Newmont’s short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Newmont shares, or, against the total number of tradable Newmont shares (the shares that aren’t held by “insiders” or major long-term shareholders – also known as the “float”). In this case Newmont’s short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Newmont shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0152% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Newmont shares, roughly 15 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Newmont.

Find out more about how you can short Newmont stock.

Newmont’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 Newmont.

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

Newmont’s total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 26.17

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Newmont’s overall score of 26.17 (as at 07/31/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 35th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Newmont’s environmental score

Environmental score: 11.88/100

Newmont’s environmental score of 11.88 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Newmont is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Newmont’s social score

Social score: 13.06/100

Newmont’s social score of 13.06 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Newmont is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Newmont’s governance score

Governance score: 10.23/100

Newmont’s governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Newmont is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Newmont’s controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Newmont Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 26.17
Total ESG percentile 35.12
Environmental score 11.88
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 13.06
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 10.23
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 3

Newmont share dividends

13%

Dividend payout ratio: 12.69% of net profits

Recently Newmont has paid out, on average, around 12.69% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a “forward annual dividend yield” of 1.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Newmont shareholders could enjoy a 1.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Newmont’s case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

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

Newmont’s most recent dividend payout was on 23 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 September 2020 (the “ex-dividend date”).

Have Newmont’s shares ever split?

Newmont’s shares were split on a 5:4 basis on 21 April 1994. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you’d have owned 5 shares. This wouldn’t directly have changed the overall worth of your Newmont shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Newmont shares which in turn could have impacted Newmont’s share price.

Newmont share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Newmont’s shares have ranged in value from as little as US$33 up to US$72.22. A popular way to gauge a stock’s volatility is its “beta”.

Beta is a measure of a share’s volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Newmont’s is 0.3629. This would suggest that Newmont’s shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Newmont overview

Newmont Corporation engages in the production and exploration of gold, copper, silver, zinc, and lead. The company has operations and/or assets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Peru, Suriname, Argentina, Chile, Australia, and Ghana. As of December 31, 2019, it had proven and probable gold reserves of 100.2 million ounces and land position of 68,300 square kilometers. The company has a strategic alliance agreement with Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. to assess regional exploration opportunities around the company’s Timmins properties and Kirkland’s Holt Complex in Ontario, Canada. Newmont Corporation was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

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