How to buy Nationwide Building Society (NBS) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Nationwide Building Society shares.

Nationwide Building Society (NBS) is a leading banks-regional business based in the UK. It opened the day at £164 after a previous close of £182. During the day the price has varied from a low of £164 to a high of £164. The latest price was £164 (25 minute delay). Nationwide Building Society is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 18,644 staff. All prices are listed in British Pound.

How to buy shares in Nationwide Building Society

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

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Nationwide Building Society share price (LSE:NBS)

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Is it a good time to buy Nationwide Building Society stock?

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Is Nationwide Building Society 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

Nationwide Building Society's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 0x. In other words, Nationwide Building Society shares trade at around 0x 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Nationwide Building Society's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Nationwide Building Society's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was £188, which is 12.77% up on its pre-crash value of £164 and 42.97% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as £131.5.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Nationwide Building Society shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £1,000.40 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 £1,146.80.

Nationwide Building Society shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-15.
Open£164
High£164
Low£164
Close£164
Previous close£182
Change£-18
Change %-9.8901%
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range£164 - £196
50-day moving average£189.29
200-day moving average£174.52
PE ratio0.0323
Dividend yield£5.125 (2.7%)
Earnings per share (TTM)£5854.8

Do Nationwide Building Society shares pay dividends?

2.7%

Dividend yield: 2.7% of stock value

Nationwide Building Society has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.70% of its share value annually.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Nationwide Building Society's shares have ranged in value from as little as £164 up to £196. 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 Nationwide Building Society's is -0.0043. This would suggest that Nationwide Building Society's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Nationwide Building Society has bucked the trend.

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