How to buy Bellway (BWY) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Bellway shares.

Bellway p.l.c (BWY) is a leading residential construction business based in the UK. In the week up to 11 January Bellway shares plunged 8.29% to a closing position of 3022p. However, over the last 12 months, Bellway's share price has risen by 11.29% from 2906p. 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

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: BWY in this case.
  5. Research Bellway shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Bellway shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted Bellway's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Bellway's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 3010p, which is 29.95% down on its pre-crash value of 4297p and 73.44% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 1735.5p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Bellway shares at the start of February 2020, those shares 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 £751.30.

Bellway share price (LSE:BWY)

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

Bellway shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-10.
Previous close3280p
Change %-1.4024%
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range2699.0285p - 3754.6486p
50-day moving average3213.68p
200-day moving average3365.39p
Wall St. target price4095.07p
PE ratio9.5503
Dividend yield117.5p (3.9%)
Earnings per share (TTM)315.8p
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Fees for buying 10x Bellway shares with popular platforms

Share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £0.00
£323.40 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.80
£325.20 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£331.40 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£335.35 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£331.39 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£323.40 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£332.90 total
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Is it a good time to buy Bellway stock?

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Is Bellway under- or over-valued?

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

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 10x. In other words, Bellway 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.

However, Bellway's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the residential construction industry or those of similar companies.


Bellway's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £535.2 million.

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.


Revenue TTM £3.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.03%
Gross profit TTM £652.3 million
Return on assets TTM 7.59%
Return on equity TTM 12.44%
Profit margin 12.51%
Book value 26.666p
Market capitalisation £3.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Bellway share dividends


Dividend yield: 3.9% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 3.9% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 37.3% of net profits

Bellway has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 3.90% of its share value annually.

Bellway has paid out, on average, around 37.3% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.9% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 3.9% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bellway's case, that would currently equate to about 117.5p per share.

While Bellway's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it 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 1 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Bellway's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Have Bellway's shares ever split?

Bellway's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 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.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Bellway's shares have ranged in value from as little as 2699.0285p up to 3754.6486p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BWY.LSE volatility(beta: 1.47)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 Bellway's is 1.4749. 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).

To put Bellway's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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