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How to buy Great Western Bancorp (GWB) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Great Western Bancorp stocks.

Great Western Bancorp is a banks-regional business based in the US. Great Western Bancorp stocks (GWB.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $30.08 – a decrease of 12.44% over the previous week. Great Western Bancorp employs 1,607 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $503 million.

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Great Western Bancorp stock price (NYSE:GWB)

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Great Western Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$32.44
52-week range$22.32 - $37.90
50-day moving average $34.69
200-day moving average $32.89
Wall St. target price$35.00
PE ratio 10.0954
Dividend yield $0.08 (0.54%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.67

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Is it a good time to buy Great Western Bancorp stock?

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Great Western Bancorp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $32.44 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) -12.44%
1 month (2021-12-23) 32.44
3 months (2021-10-22) -5.81%
6 months (2021-07-23) 10.00%
1 year (2021-01-22) 37.93%
2 years (2020-01-24) -0.31%
3 years (2019-01-24) 35.07
5 years (2017-01-24) 42.84

Is Great Western Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Great Western Bancorp's P/E ratio

Great Western Bancorp's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Great Western Bancorp shares trade at around 10x 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.

Great Western Bancorp's PEG ratio

Great Western Bancorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.19. 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 Great Western Bancorp's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Great Western Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM $503 million
Operating margin TTM 51.78%
Gross profit TTM $503 million
Return on assets TTM 1.59%
Return on equity TTM 17.19%
Profit margin 40.41%
Book value $21.80
Market capitalisation $2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Great Western Bancorp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 3.27% of net profits

Recently Great Western Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 3.27% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.54% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Great Western Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 0.54% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Great Western Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.08 per share.

While Great Western Bancorp's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Great Western Bancorp is investing more in its future growth.

Great Western Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 25 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Great Western Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Great Western Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.3244 up to $37.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GWB.US volatility(beta: 1.18)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 Great Western Bancorp's is 1.1769. This would suggest that Great Western Bancorp's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Great Western Bancorp overview

Great Western Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Great Western Bank that provides business and agri-business banking, retail banking, and wealth management services in the United States. The company offers noninterest-bearing demand accounts, interest-bearing demand accounts, interest-bearing non-transaction accounts, time deposits, and corporate credit cards. It also provides commercial real estate (CRE) loans, including owner-occupied and non-owner-occupied CRE loans, multifamily residential real estate loans, and construction and development loans; commercial non-real estate loans, such as working capital and other shorter-term lines of credit, and fixed-rate loans; short-term working capital funding, long-term and-related lending, and other tailored services to agri-businesses; and residential mortgage, home equity, personal, auto, and other loans, as well as lines of credit. In addition, the company offers wealth management solutions comprising financial planning, private banking, investment management, and trust services; cash management, online business deposit, and wire transfer services; crop insurance; and online, telephone, and mobile banking services. It primarily serves hospitality/tourism, agri-business, freight and transport, and healthcare sectors. As of September 30, 2021, the company operated 174 branches in 130 communities in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota, as well as 163 ATMs.

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