How to buy Woodside Energy (WDS) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Woodside Energy shares.

Woodside Energy Group Ltd (WDS) is a publicly traded oil and gas e&p business based in the US. It opened the day at $22.02 after a previous close of $22.35. During the day the price has varied from a low of $21.77 to a high of $22.5. The latest price was $22.3 (25 minute delay). Woodside Energy is listed on the NYSE and employs 3,684 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Woodside Energy

  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: WDS in this case.
  5. Research Woodside Energy shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Woodside Energy 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 Woodside Energy 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 £4.96
£997.87 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £13.91
£1,006.82 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £9.93
£1,002.84 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £21.88
£1,014.79 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.99
£993.90 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £22.88
£1,015.79 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £4.96
£997.87 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £21.91
£1,014.82 total
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Woodside Energy share price (NYSE:WDS)

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

Woodside Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $22.3

1 week (2022-09-28) 6.95%
3 months (2022-07-06) 9.21%
6 months (2022-04-06) -11.51%
1 year (2021-10-06) 22.68%
2 years (2020-10-06) 72.96%
3 years (2019-10-04) 6.92%
5 years (2017-10-06) 0.31%

Is it a good time to buy Woodside Energy stock?

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Is Woodside Energy 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

Woodside Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Woodside Energy shares trade at around 10x recent earnings.

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

EBITDA

Woodside Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $6 billion (£5.4 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Woodside Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Woodside Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-05.
Open$22.02
High$22.5
Low$21.77
Close$22.3
Previous close$22.35
Change$-0.05
Change %-0.2237%
Volume366,918
Information last updated 2022-10-01.
52-week range$13.503 - $24.6272
50-day moving average$22.3206
200-day moving average$21.3237
PE ratio9.8824
Dividend yield$2.14 (10.36%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$2.04

Do Woodside Energy shares pay dividends?

10.4%

Dividend yield: 10.36% of stock value

10.7%

Forward annual dividend yield: 10.69% of stock value

Woodside Energy has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 10.36% of its share value annually.

Woodside Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 5 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Woodside Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.503 up to $24.6272. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WDS.US volatility(beta: 0.97)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Woodside Energy's is 0.9731. This would suggest that Woodside Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Frequently asked questions

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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