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How to buy Woori Financial Group stock

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Woori Financial Group Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Woori Financial Group shares (WF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Woori Financial Group share price

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Woori Financial Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-22.
52-week range$17.50 - $28.37
50-day moving average $27.09
200-day moving average $26.19
Wall St. target price$31.00
PE ratio 5.9559
Dividend yield $360 (1302.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.67

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Is Woori Financial Group under- or over-valued?

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

Woori Financial Group's P/E ratio

Woori 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 6x. In other words, Woori Financial Group shares trade at around 6x 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.

Woori Financial Group financials

Revenue TTM $6,857 billion
Operating margin TTM 30.34%
Gross profit TTM $6,857 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.4%
Return on equity TTM 5.8%
Profit margin 19.07%
Book value $82,752.13
Market capitalisation $6.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Woori Financial Group shares

There are currently 38,621 Woori Financial Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Woori Financial Group's "short interest". This figure is 5.3% down from 40,775 last month.

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

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

Woori Financial Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Woori Financial Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Woori Financial Group shares traded daily (recently around 16646.982758621). Woori Financial Group's SIR currently stands at 2.32. In other words for every 100,000 Woori Financial Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2320 shares are currently held short.

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

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

Woori Financial Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 64.16% of net profits

Recently Woori Financial Group has paid out, on average, around 64.16% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.13% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Woori Financial Group shareholders could enjoy a 6.13% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Woori Financial Group's case, that would currently equate to about $360 per share.

Woori Financial Group's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Woori Financial Group's most recent dividend payout was on 20 April 2017. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 December 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Woori Financial Group's shares ever split?

Woori Financial Group's shares were split on a 839:1000 basis on 21 May 2014. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 839 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Woori Financial Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 19.2% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Woori Financial Group shares which in turn could have impacted Woori Financial Group's share price.

Woori Financial Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Woori Financial Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.5049 up to $28.37. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WF.US volatility(beta: 0.57)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 Woori Financial Group's is 0.5697. This would suggest that Woori Financial Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Woori Financial Group overview

Woori Financial Group Inc. engages in the banking, credit card, and investment banking businesses. It offers loans and deposits, and relevant services; credit card, cash services, card loans, and related services; and securities operation, sale of financial instruments, project financing, and other related activities. The company is also involved in the real estate, system software development and maintenance, financing, credit information, securities investment and others, asset securitization, and other service and credit financing businesses. It serves individual, business, and institutional customers. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Woori Financial Group is owned by institutions?
Currently 1.259% of Woori Financial Group shares are held by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Woori Financial Group?
Woori Financial Group's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Woori Financial Group based?
Woori Financial Group's address is: Woori Bank Main Office, Seoul, South Korea
What is Woori Financial Group's ISIN number?
Woori Financial Group's international securities identification number is: US9810641087
What is Woori Financial Group's CUSIP number?
Woori Financial Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 98105T104

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