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How to buy OCBC (O39) shares

Learn how to easily invest in OCBC shares.

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Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited is a banks-regional business based in Singapore. OCBC shares (O39) are listed on the SG and all prices are listed in Singapore Dollar. OCBC employs 29,622 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around SGDS$9 billion.

How to buy shares in OCBC from Singapore

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for OCBC Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: O39. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until OCBC reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of SGDS$12.56, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of OCBC, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of OCBC. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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How has coronavirus impacted OCBC's share price?

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

Its last market close was SGDS$12.56, which is 12.26% up on its pre-crash value of SGDS$11.02 and 61.03% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as SGDS$7.8.

If you had bought SGDS$1,000 worth of OCBC shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth SGDS$729.22 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 SGDS$1,172.73.

OCBC stock price (SG:O39)

Use our graph to track the performance of O39 stocks over time.

OCBC shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market closeSGDS$12.56
52-week rangeSGDS$8.1519 - SGDS$12.605
50-day moving average SGDS$12.0683
200-day moving average SGDS$11.5537
Wall St. target priceSGDS$13.94
PE ratio 12.5077
Dividend yield SGDS$0.318 (2.67%)
Earnings per share (TTM) SGDS$0.969

Is it a good time to buy OCBC stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.

OCBC price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of S$12.56

1 week (2021-07-13) N/A
1 month (2021-06-24) 6.35%
3 months (2021-04-20) N/A
6 months (2021-01-20) N/A
1 year (2020-07-20) N/A
2 years (2019-07-20) N/A
3 years (2018-07-20) N/A
5 years (2016-07-20) N/A

Is OCBC under- or over-valued?

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

OCBC's P/E ratio

OCBC's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, OCBC shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.

OCBC's PEG ratio

OCBC's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0456. 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 OCBC's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

OCBC financials

Revenue TTM SGDS$9 billion
Operating margin TTM 50.32%
Gross profit TTM SGDS$8 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.74%
Return on equity TTM 7.47%
Profit margin 48.68%
Book value S$11.091
Market capitalisation SGDS$54.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

OCBC in the news

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