How to buy The York Water Company (YORW) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in The York Water Company shares.

The York Water Company (YORW) is a publicly traded utilities-regulated water business based in the US. It opened the day at $46.01 after a previous close of $45.83. During the day the price has varied from a low of $45.58 to a high of $46.01. The latest price was $45.63 (25 minute delay). The York Water Company is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 110 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in The York Water Company

  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: YORW in this case.
  5. Research The York Water Company shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your The York Water Company 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 20x The York Water Company 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 £3.73
£750.24 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £11.95
£758.46 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £3.36
£749.87 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £7.47
£753.97 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £19.42
£765.92 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.75
£747.25 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £19.19
£765.69 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.73
£750.24 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £18.83
£765.34 total
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The York Water Company share price (NASDAQ:YORW)

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

The York Water Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $45.63

1 month (2022-07-06) 9.77%
3 months (2022-05-10) 16.14%
6 months (2022-02-10) 8.10%
1 year (2021-08-10) -7.46%
2 years (2020-08-10) -4.42%
3 years (2019-08-09) 21.81%
5 years (2017-08-10) 36.01%

Is it a good time to buy The York Water Company stock?

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Is The York Water Company 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

The York Water Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, The York Water Company shares trade at around 32x 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

The York Water Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.71. 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 The York Water Company'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

The York Water Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $31.3 million (£0.0 million).

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

The York Water Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-02.
Open$46.01
High$46.01
Low$45.58
Close$45.63
Previous close$45.83
Change$-0.2
Change %-0.4364%
Volume19,466
Information last updated 2022-08-06.
52-week range$37.3365 - $52.8301
50-day moving average$40.8794
200-day moving average$43.9
Wall St. target price$55
PE ratio32.313
Dividend yield$0.765 (1.83%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$1.31

Do The York Water Company shares pay dividends?

1.8%

Dividend yield: 1.83% of stock value

1.8%

Forward annual dividend yield: 1.83% of stock value

58.5%

Dividend payout ratio: 58.49% of net profits

The York Water Company has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.83% of its share value annually.

The York Water Company has paid out, on average, around 58.49% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.83% 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 1.83% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The York Water Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.765 per share.

The York Water Company'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 York Water Company's most recent dividend payout was on 14 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 February 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The York Water Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $37.3365 up to $52.8301. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while The York Water Company's is 0.473. This would suggest that The York Water Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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