Taylor Wimpey plc (TW) is a leading residential construction business based in the UK. In the week up to 12 January Taylor Wimpey shares plunged 8.73% to a closing position of 159.35p. Over the last 12 months, Taylor Wimpey's share price has fallen by 2.89% from 159.1p. Taylor Wimpey is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 5,384 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
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- Can I buy shares in Taylor Wimpey?
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- Performance over time
- Is Taylor Wimpey stock a buy or sell?
- Are Taylor Wimpey shares over-valued?
- Has coronavirus impacted Taylor Wimpey shares?
- Is Taylor Wimpey suitable for ethical investing?
- Taylor Wimpey shares summary
- Does Taylor Wimpey pay a dividend?
- How volatile are Taylor Wimpey shares?
- Other common questions
Fees for buying 100x Taylor Wimpey shares with popular platforms
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Taylor Wimpey share price (LSE:TW)Use our graph to track the performance of TW stocks over time.
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Is Taylor Wimpey 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.
Taylor Wimpey's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, Taylor Wimpey shares trade at around 12x 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, Taylor Wimpey's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the residential construction industry or those of similar companies.
Taylor Wimpey's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.76. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Taylor Wimpey's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
However, it's sensible to consider Taylor Wimpey's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
Taylor Wimpey's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £768.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Taylor Wimpey'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.
How has coronavirus impacted Taylor Wimpey's share price?
Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Taylor Wimpey's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 156.65p, which is 32.59% down on its pre-crash value of 232.4p and 55.10% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 101p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Taylor Wimpey shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £520.54 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 £714.97.
Environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Taylor Wimpey.
Total ESG risk score
Taylor Wimpey's total ESG risk: 10.74
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Taylor Wimpey's overall score of 10.74 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Taylor Wimpey is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
To gain some more context, you can compare Taylor Wimpey's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
Taylor Wimpey's environmental score: 3.12/100
Taylor Wimpey's environmental score of 3.12 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Taylor Wimpey is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Taylor Wimpey's social score: 2.66/100
Taylor Wimpey's social score of 2.66 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Taylor Wimpey is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Taylor Wimpey's governance score: 1.96/100
Taylor Wimpey's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Taylor Wimpey is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Taylor Wimpey's controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Taylor Wimpey scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Taylor Wimpey has managed to keep its nose clean.
Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||10.74|
|Total ESG percentile||2.06|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|Governance score percentile||1|
|Level of controversy||1|
Taylor Wimpey shares at a glance
|52-week range||145.176p - 193.7458p|
|50-day moving average||165.205p|
|200-day moving average||167.5683p|
|Wall St. target price||208.72p|
|Dividend yield||8.3p (5.38%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||13.3p|
Do Taylor Wimpey shares pay dividends?
Dividend yield: 5.38% of stock value
Forward annual dividend yield: 5.38% of stock value
Dividend payout ratio: 63.69% of net profits
Taylor Wimpey has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 5.38% of its share value annually.
Taylor Wimpey has paid out, on average, around 63.69% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.38% 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 5.38% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Taylor Wimpey's case, that would currently equate to about 8.3p per share.
Taylor Wimpey'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 6 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Taylor Wimpey's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
- The Berkeley Group (BKG.LSE): 2.61% (2.61% forward annual dividend yield)
- Barratt Developments (BDEV.LSE): 4.29% (4.29% forward annual dividend yield)
- Redrow (RDW.LSE): 3.85% (3.85% forward annual dividend yield)
- Persimmon (PSN.LSE): 9.22% (9.22% forward annual dividend yield)
Share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Taylor Wimpey's shares have ranged in value from as little as 145.176p up to 193.7458p. 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 Taylor Wimpey's is 1.8789. This would suggest that Taylor Wimpey'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 Taylor Wimpey's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
- The Berkeley Group (BKG.LSE): 1.0865
- Barratt Developments (BDEV.LSE): 1.5554
- Redrow (RDW.LSE): 1.7339
- Persimmon (PSN.LSE): 1.2915
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