How to buy NatWest Group stock - 18 April

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How to buy NatWest Group stock

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NatWest Group plc is a banks-diversified business based in the US. NatWest Group shares (NWG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. NatWest Group employs 59,822 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7.9 billion.

How to buy shares in NatWest 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 NatWest Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NWG. 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 NatWest 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. 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 NatWest Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of NatWest 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.

NatWest Group share price

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NatWest Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-16.
52-week rangeUSD$2.3718 - USD$5.52
50-day moving average USD$5.2879
200-day moving average USD$4.2845
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 24.2232
Dividend yield USD$0.08 (1.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.5795

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Is it a good time to buy NatWest Group stock?

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Is NatWest Group under- or over-valued?

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

NatWest Group's P/E ratio

NatWest 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 24x. In other words, NatWest Group shares trade at around 24x 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.

NatWest Group's PEG ratio

NatWest Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4946. 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 NatWest 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.

NatWest Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$7.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.18%
Gross profit TTM USD$7.9 billion
Return on assets TTM -0.06%
Return on equity TTM -0.99%
Profit margin -4.69%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$30.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting NatWest Group shares

There are currently 651,629 NatWest Group shares held short by investors – that's known as NatWest Group's "short interest". This figure is 0.7% down from 656,025 last month.

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

NatWest Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

NatWest Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of NatWest Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of NatWest Group shares traded daily (recently around 2.0 million). NatWest Group's SIR currently stands at 0.32. In other words for every 100,000 NatWest Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 320 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short NatWest Group stock.

NatWest Group share dividends

We're not expecting NatWest Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have NatWest Group's shares ever split?

NatWest Group's shares were split on a 1:20 basis on 6 November 2008. So if you had owned 20 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your NatWest Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for NatWest Group shares which in turn could have impacted NatWest Group's share price.

NatWest Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, NatWest Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.3718 up to $5.52. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NWG.US volatility(beta: 1.65)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 NatWest Group's is 1.6484. This would suggest that NatWest Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

NatWest Group overview

NatWest Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services to personal, commercial, corporate, and institutional customers. It operates through Retail Banking, Ulster Bank RoI, Commercial Banking, Private Banking, RBS International, and NatWest Markets segments. The company's Retail Banking segment offers a range of banking products and related financial services, such as current accounts, mortgages, personal unsecured lending, and personal deposits, as well as mobile and online banking services in the United Kingdom. Its Ulster Bank RoI segment provides loan and deposit products through a network of branches and direct channels, including the internet, mobile, and telephony; and commercial banking services to business and corporate customers, including small and medium enterprises in the Republic of Ireland. The company's Commercial Banking segment offers banking and financing solutions to start-up, SME, commercial, and corporate customers in the United Kingdom. Its Private Banking segment provides private banking and wealth management products for high net worth individuals and their business interests in the United Kingdom. The company's RBS International segment offers banking services in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, and Gibraltar.

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