How to buy Global Water Resources (GWRS) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Global Water Resources shares.

Global Water Resources Inc (GWRS) is a publicly traded utilities-regulated water business based in the US. In the week up to 7 August Global Water Resources shares surged 8.39% to a closing position of $14.34. However, over the last 12 months, Global Water Resources's share price has fallen by 1.19% from $17.63. Global Water Resources is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 86 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Global Water Resources

  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: GWRS in this case.
  5. Research Global Water Resources shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Global Water Resources shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 50x Global Water Resources shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and 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 £3.56
£716.22 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £11.79
£724.44 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £3.21
£715.86 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £7.13
£719.78 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £19.08
£731.73 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.71
£713.36 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £18.68
£731.33 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.56
£716.22 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £18.41
£731.06 total
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Global Water Resources share price (NASDAQ:GWRS)

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

Global Water Resources price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $17.42

1 week (2022-08-02) 25.14%
3 months (2022-05-10) 27.99%
6 months (2022-02-10) 14.98%
1 year (2021-08-10) -1.19%
2 years (2020-08-10) 50.56%
3 years (2019-08-09) 47.88%
5 years (2017-08-10) 85.32%

Is it a good time to buy Global Water Resources stock?

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Is Global Water Resources 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

Global Water Resources's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 68x. In other words, Global Water Resources shares trade at around 68x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

PEG ratio

Global Water Resources's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.9825. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Global Water Resources's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EBITDA

Global Water Resources's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $16.9 million (£0.0 million).

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

Global Water Resources shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open$17.38
High$17.4417
Low$17.25
Close$17.42
Previous close$17.35
Change$0.07
Change %0.4035%
Volume8,983
Information last updated 2022-08-06.
52-week range$12.5174 - $20.8893
50-day moving average$13.7032
200-day moving average$15.6426
Wall St. target price$21
PE ratio68.2857
Dividend yield$0.296 (2.06%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$0.21

Global Water Resources share dividends

2.1%

Dividend yield: 2.06% of stock value

2.1%

Forward annual dividend yield: 2.06% of stock value

98.3%

Dividend payout ratio: 98.32% of net profits

Global Water Resources has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.06% of its share value annually.

Global Water Resources has paid out, on average, around 98.32% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.06% 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 2.06% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Global Water Resources's case, that would currently equate to about $0.296 per share.

Global Water Resources'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.

Global Water Resources's most recent dividend payout was on 30 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Global Water Resources's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.5174 up to $20.8893. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GWRS.US volatility(beta: 0.68)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Global Water Resources's is 0.684. This would suggest that Global Water Resources's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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