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 4818p after a previous close of 4826p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 4785p to a high of 4835p. The latest price was 4822p (25 minute delay). Berkeley Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 2,705 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Berkeley Group

  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: BKG in this case.
  5. Research Berkeley Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Berkeley Group shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted Berkeley Group's share price?

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

Its last market close was 4370p, which is 26.50% down on its pre-crash value of 5945.65p (accounting for the 5 September 2021 split) and 32.21% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 3305.43p (accounting for the 5 September 2021 split).

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Berkeley Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £591.15 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 £759.07.

Berkeley Group share price (LSE:BKG)

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Berkeley Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-08-27.
Open4818p
High4835p
Low4785p
Close4822p
Previous close4826p
Change-4p
Change %-0.0829%
Volume404,766
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range4042.7781p - 5232p
50-day moving average4576.78p
200-day moving average4608.5977p
Wall St. target price5136p
PE ratio11.15
Dividend yield0p (2.61%)
Earnings per share (TTM)400p
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £0.00
£482.20 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.82
£484.02 total
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£490.20 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£494.15 total
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£490.19 total
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£491.70 total
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Is it a good time to buy Berkeley Group stock?

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Is Berkeley Group 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

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 11x. In other words, Berkeley Group shares trade at around 11x 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, Berkeley Group's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the residential construction industry or those of similar companies.

EBITDA

Berkeley Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £549.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Berkeley Group'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.

Financials

Revenue TTM £2.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.58%
Gross profit TTM £635.3 million
Return on assets TTM 6.16%
Return on equity TTM 15.75%
Profit margin 18.79%
Book value 26.108p
Market capitalisation £5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Berkeley Group share dividends

2.6%

Dividend yield: 2.61% of stock value

2.6%

Forward annual dividend yield: 2.61% of stock value

Berkeley Group has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.61% of its share value annually.

Berkeley Group has paid out, on average, around 114.15% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.61% 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 2.61% 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 3 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

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

Have Berkeley Group's shares ever split?

Berkeley Group's shares were split on a 92:100 basis on 5 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.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Berkeley Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 4042.7781p up to 5232p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BKG.LSE volatility(beta: 1.09)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 1.0865. 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).

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

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