Close Brothers Group plc (CBG) is a leading capital markets business based in the UK. It opened the day at 1404p after a previous close of 1377p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 1363p to a high of 1410p. The latest price was 1386p (25 minute delay). Close Brothers Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 3,500 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Close Brothers Group's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 1027p, which is 28.68% down on its pre-crash value of 1440p and 20.97% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 849p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Close Brothers Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £645.68 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 £715.72.
|52-week range||817.4972p - 1548.3872p|
|50-day moving average||1354.9117p|
|200-day moving average||1157.2817p|
|Wall St. target price||1557.64p|
|Dividend yield||0.8p (5.54%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||72.5p|
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|1 week (2021-01-14)||-2.53%|
|1 month (2020-12-22)||1.99%|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||30.39%|
|6 months (2020-07-22)||17.36%|
|1 year (2020-01-22)||-6.98%|
|2 years (2019-01-21)||-11.27%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||-5.97%|
|5 years (2016-01-21)||9.48%|
Valuing Close Brothers Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Close Brothers Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Close Brothers 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 20x. In other words, Close Brothers Group shares trade at around 20x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71).
|Revenue TTM||£748.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||19.23%|
|Gross profit TTM||£748.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.01%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.67%|
|Market capitalisation||£2.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 60.69% of net profits
Recently Close Brothers Group has paid out, on average, around 60.69% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.54% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Close Brothers Group shareholders could enjoy a 5.54% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Close Brothers Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.8p per share.
Close Brothers 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 15 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Close Brothers Group's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 6 April 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 Close Brothers Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Close Brothers Group shares which in turn could have impacted Close Brothers Group's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Close Brothers Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 817.4972p up to 1548.3872p. 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 Close Brothers Group's is 0.9085. This would suggest that Close Brothers Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Close Brothers Group plc, a merchant banking company, provides financial services to small businesses and individuals in the United Kingdom. It operates through five segments: Commercial, Retail, Property, Asset Management, and Securities. The company offers various deposit products, including fixed term deposits and notice accounts. It also provides asset finance, asset-based lending, commercial vehicle hire, short-term bridging finance, insurance premium finance, invoice discounting and factoring, and property finance products. In addition, the company offers funding services for general aviation aircraft, and various leisure and commercial vessels; sale and rent back services for the brewing sector; broker finance services to agriculture, construction, manufacturing, and transport industries; leasing services for construction, manufacturing, IT equipment, and specialist assets; and loan, hire purchase, leasing, and refinancing services to the professional service sector, including dental, medical, pharmacy, and veterinary sectors. Further, it provides financial education, investment management, and financial planning and advice services; self-directed services that help investors to manage their portfolio online; and services for financial advisers. Additionally, the company offers liquidity and flexible execution services to retail stockbrokers, wealth managers, and institutional investors; market making, sales, research, and corporate broking services; and dealing, custody, and settlement services to the institutional, wealth management, and brokerage clients. Close Brothers Group plc was founded in 1878 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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