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How to buy KB Financial Group stock | $39.6

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KB Financial Group Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. KB Financial Group shares (KB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. KB Financial Group employs 25,428 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$16.2 billion.

How to buy shares in KB Financial Group

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for KB Financial Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: KB. 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 KB Financial Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, 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 USD$39.6, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of KB Financial Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of KB Financial Group. Optimize 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.

KB Financial Group share price

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KB Financial Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$39.6
52-week rangeUSD$20.93 - USD$43.95
50-day moving average USD$41.9558
200-day moving average USD$34.2139
Wall St. target priceUSD$37
PE ratio 5.3515
Dividend yield USD$1.79 (4.47%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$7.639

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Is it a good time to buy KB Financial Group stock?

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KB Financial Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $39.6 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-11) -5.65%
1 month (2020-12-18) -3.15%
3 months (2020-10-16) 14.42%
6 months (2020-07-17) 34.92%
1 year (2020-01-17) -3.46%
2 years (2019-01-18) -5.67%
3 years (2018-01-18) 61.95
5 years (2016-01-15) 62.49%

Is KB Financial Group under- or over-valued?

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

KB Financial Group's P/E ratio

KB Financial Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, KB Financial Group shares trade at around 5x 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.

KB Financial Group financials

Gross profit TTM USD$10,791.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.62%
Return on equity TTM 8.56%
Profit margin 30.68%
Book value $80.189
Market capitalisation USD$16.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting KB Financial Group shares

There are currently 324,181 KB Financial Group shares held short by investors – that's known as KB Financial Group's "short interest". This figure is 16.2% up from 278,944 last month.

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

KB Financial Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

KB Financial Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of KB Financial Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of KB Financial Group shares traded daily (recently around 190694.70588235). KB Financial Group's SIR currently stands at 1.7. In other words for every 100,000 KB Financial Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1700 shares are currently held short.

However KB Financial Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of KB Financial Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable KB Financial Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case KB Financial Group's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 KB Financial Group shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable KB Financial Group shares, roughly 0 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 KB Financial Group.

Find out more about how you can short KB Financial Group stock.

KB Financial Group share dividends

24%

Dividend payout ratio: 23.94% of net profits

Recently KB Financial Group has paid out, on average, around 23.94% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.47% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), KB Financial Group shareholders could enjoy a 4.47% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In KB Financial Group's case, that would currently equate to about $1.79 per share.

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

KB Financial Group's most recent dividend payout was on 16 April 2018. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 December 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have KB Financial Group's shares ever split?

KB Financial Group's shares were split on a 106:100 basis on 26 December 2001. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 106 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your KB Financial Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 5.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for KB Financial Group shares which in turn could have impacted KB Financial Group's share price.

KB Financial Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, KB Financial Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.93 up to $43.95. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KB.US volatility(beta: 0.82)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 KB Financial Group's is 0.8218. This would suggest that KB Financial Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

KB Financial Group overview

KB Financial Group Inc. provides a range of banking and related financial services to consumers and corporations in South Korea and internationally. It operates through Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Other Banking Services, Securities Business, Non-life Insurance Business, Credit Card Business, and Life Insurance Business segments. The company offers loans, deposit, and other related financial products and services to large, small, and medium-sized enterprises, as well as small and home office, and individuals and households; and engages in trading in securities and derivatives, funding, and other supporting activities. It also provides investment banking, brokerage, and other supporting services; property and life insurance; and credit sale, cash service, card loan, and other related services. In addition, the company offers foreign exchange transaction; financial investment; credit card and installment finance; financial leasing; real estate trust management; capital investment; collection of receivables or credit investigation; software advisory, development, and supply; investment advisory and securities dealing; claim; management; asset-backed securitization; investment trust; real estate investment; and trust asset management services. KB Financial Group Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

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