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How to buy KB Financial Group stock | $51.49

Learn how to easily invest in KB Financial Group stock.

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.

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KB Financial Group stock price (NYSE: KB)

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KB Financial Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-28.
Latest market close$51.49
52-week range$28.24 - $53.67
50-day moving average $47.83
200-day moving average $45.98
Wall St. target price$55.00
PE ratio 4.9797
Dividend yield $2520 (3.47%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $9.11

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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 $51.49 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-24) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 6.56%
3 months (2021-05-04) 8.19%
6 months (2021-01-31) N/A
1 year (2020-07-31) N/A
2 years (2019-07-31) N/A
3 years (2018-07-31) N/A
5 years (2016-07-31) N/A

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's PEG ratio

KB Financial Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8789. 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 KB Financial Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

KB Financial Group financials

Revenue TTM $12,902.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 44.35%
Gross profit TTM $11,559.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.71%
Return on equity TTM 9.91%
Profit margin 32.69%
Book value $112,171.80
Market capitalisation $17.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting KB Financial Group shares

There are currently 706,675 KB Financial Group shares held short by investors – that's known as KB Financial Group's "short interest". This figure is 35.5% down from 1.1 million 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 214794.83282675). KB Financial Group's SIR currently stands at 3.29. In other words for every 100,000 KB Financial Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3290 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 0.0018% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable KB Financial Group shares, roughly 2 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

17%

Dividend payout ratio: 16.71% of net profits

Recently KB Financial Group has paid out, on average, around 16.71% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.47% 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 3.47% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In KB Financial Group's case, that would currently equate to about $2520 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 15 April 2018. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 December 2020 (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 25 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 $28.2438 up to $53.67. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KB.US volatility(beta: 0.73)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 0.7256. 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 services, including financing and financial advisory services for mergers and acquisitions, real estate development projects, and social overhead capital projects, as well as securities underwriting and structured finance; brokerage and other supporting services; injuries, illnesses, long-term care, disabilities, accidents, property losses or other events, automobile, general property and casualty, and life insurance products; 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 financing; 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 trust management; general advisory; and trust account management services. KB Financial Group Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of KB Financial Group is owned by institutions?
Currently 5.892% of KB Financial Group shares are held by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for KB Financial Group?
KB Financial Group's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is KB Financial Group based?
KB Financial Group's address is: 26, Gukjegeumyung-ro 8-gil, Seoul, South Korea, 07331
What is KB Financial Group's ISIN number?
KB Financial Group's international securities identification number is: US48241A1051
What is KB Financial Group's CUSIP number?
KB Financial Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 48241A105

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