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How to buy Bellway (BWY) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Bellway shares.
Bellway PLC (BWY) is a leading residential construction business based in the UK. It opened the day at 2293p after a previous close of 2341p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 2293p to a high of 2359.5024p. The latest price was 2329p (25 minute delay). Bellway is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 2,908 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
How to buy shares in Bellway
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – BWY – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- 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.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
How has Coronavirus impacted Bellway's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Bellway's stock price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 2341p, which is 45.52% down on its pre-crash value of 4297p and 34.89% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as 1735.5p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Bellway stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth £490.59 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 £584.31.
Bellway shares at a glance
|52-week range||2,028.57p - 3,393.20p|
|50-day moving average||2,263.78p|
|200-day moving average||2,736.11p|
|Wall St. target price||3,568.50p|
|Dividend yield||1.275p (5.57%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||3.58p|
Bellway stock price (London Stock Exchange (LSE):BWY)Use our graph to track the performance of BWY stocks over time.
Bellway price performance over time
|1 week (2022-08-02)||1.79%|
|1 month (2022-07-08)||8.78%|
|3 months (2022-05-09)||4.35%|
|6 months (2022-02-08)||-19.91%|
|1 year (2021-08-09)||-29.64%|
|2 years (2020-08-07)||-10.46%|
|3 years (2019-08-09)||-17.00%|
|5 years (2017-08-09)||-27.08%|
Is Bellway under- or over-valued?
Valuing Bellway stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Bellway's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Bellway's P/E ratio
Bellway's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Bellway shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Bellway's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £570.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Bellway's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£3.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||17.82%|
|Gross profit TTM||£652.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||8.03%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.5%|
|Market capitalisation||£2.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Bellway share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 38.4% of net profits
Recently Bellway has paid out, on average, around 38.4% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.57% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Bellway shareholders could enjoy a 5.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bellway's case, that would currently equate to about 1.275p per share.
While Bellway's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Bellway may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Bellway's shares ever split?
Bellway's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 24 January 1994. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Bellway shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Bellway shares which in turn could have impacted Bellway's share price.
Bellway share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Bellway's shares have ranged in value from as little as 2028.57p up to 3393.2029p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Bellway's is 1.4087. This would suggest that Bellway's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Bellway p. l. c. , together with its subsidiaries, engages in the home building business in the United Kingdom. The company builds and sells homes ranging from one-bedroom apartments to six-bedroom family homes, as well as provides homes to housing associations for social housing. It offers homes under Bellway and Ashberry brands. The company was incorporated in 1978 and is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, the United Kingdom.
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