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How to buy Berkeley Group (BKG) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Berkeley Group shares.

The Berkeley Group Holdings plc (BKG) is a leading residential construction business based in the UK. It opened the day at 4129p after a previous close of 4116p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 4053p to a high of 4129p. The latest price was 4082p (25 minute delay). Berkeley Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 3,030 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Berkeley Group

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – BKG – 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.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

How has Coronavirus impacted Berkeley Group's stock price?

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

Its last market close was 4116p, which is 24.75% down on its pre-crash value of 5470p and 35.35% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as 3041p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Berkeley Group stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth £591.13 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 £777.10.

Berkeley Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-08-16.
Previous close4,116.00p
Change -34.00p
Change % -0.826%
Volume 289,341
Information last updated 2022-08-11.
52-week range3,490.00p - 5,232.00p
50-day moving average 3,992.22p
200-day moving average 4,158.86p
Wall St. target price4,736.52p
PE ratio 9.6103
Dividend yield 0p (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 4.26p

Berkeley Group stock price (London Stock Exchange (LSE):BKG)

Use our graph to track the performance of BKG stocks over time.

Berkeley Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of 4082p from 2022-08-15

1 week (2022-08-09) 1.87%
1 month (2022-07-15) 3.37%
3 months (2022-05-16) 1.87%
6 months (2022-02-14) -0.02%
1 year (2021-08-16) -16.91%
2 years (2020-08-14) -11.16%
3 years (2019-08-16) 6.61%
5 years (2017-08-16) 19.86%

Is Berkeley Group under- or over-valued?

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

Berkeley Group's P/E ratio

Berkeley 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 10x. In other words, Berkeley Group shares trade at around 10x 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.

Berkeley Group's EBITDA

Berkeley Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £511.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Berkeley Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Berkeley Group financials

Revenue TTM £2.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.63%
Gross profit TTM £664.8 million
Return on assets TTM 5.23%
Return on equity TTM 15.29%
Profit margin 20.55%
Book value 28.18p
Market capitalisation £4.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Berkeley Group share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 103.06% of net profits

Recently Berkeley Group has paid out, on average, around 103.06% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.13% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Berkeley Group shareholders could enjoy a 3.13% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Berkeley Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0p per share.

Berkeley 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.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Berkeley Group's shares ever split?

Berkeley Group's shares were split on a 92:100 basis on 6 September 2021. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 92 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Berkeley Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 8.7% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Berkeley Group shares which in turn could have impacted Berkeley Group's share price.

Berkeley Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Berkeley Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 3490p up to 5232p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BKG.LSE volatility(beta: 1.06)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Berkeley Group's is 1.0648. This would suggest that Berkeley Group'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).

Berkeley Group overview

The Berkeley Group Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the residential-led and mixed-use property development activities in the United Kingdom. The company is also involved in land selling activities. It operates under the Berkeley, St Edward, St George, St James, St Joseph, and St William brand names. The Berkeley Group Holdings plc was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Cobham, the United Kingdom. .

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