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How to buy KB Financial Group (KB) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in KB Financial Group stocks.

KB Financial Group is a banks-regional business based in the US. KB Financial Group stocks (KB.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $45.08 – a decrease of 1.85% over the previous week. KB Financial Group employs 0 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $13.3 trillion.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – KB – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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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 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$51.41
52-week range$36.26 - $53.67
50-day moving average $47.84
200-day moving average $47.62
Wall St. target price$55.00
PE ratio 5.813
Dividend yield $1770 (4.26%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $9.07

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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 $51.41 from 2022-01-18

1 week (2022-01-12) -1.85%
1 month (2021-12-17) 6.28%
3 months (2021-10-19) 8.57%
6 months (2021-07-19) 17.91%
1 year (2021-01-19) 25.70%
2 years (2020-01-17) 25.33%
3 years (2019-01-18) 22.46%
5 years (2017-01-19) 34.16%

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 6x. In other words, KB 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.

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 0.7171. 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 $13,332.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 45.67%
Gross profit TTM $11,559.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.7%
Return on equity TTM 9.75%
Profit margin 32.63%
Book value $120,571.39
Market capitalisation $20.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

KB Financial Group share dividends

6%

Dividend payout ratio: 6.01% of net profits

Recently KB Financial Group has paid out, on average, around 6.01% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.26% 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 4.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In KB Financial Group's case, that would currently equate to about $1770 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 27 June 2021 (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 $36.26 up to $53.67. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KB.US volatility(beta: 0.71)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 0.7106. This would suggest that KB Financial Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

How has Coronavirus impacted KB Financial Group's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, KB Financial Group's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $51.41, which is 33.87% up on its pre-crash value of $34 and 145.63% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $20.93.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of KB Financial Group stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $572.68 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,392.70.

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.

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