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How to buy Standard Bank Group (SBK) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Standard Bank Group shares.

Standard Bank Group Limited (SBK) is a leading banks-regional business based in South Africa. It opened the day at R12984 after a previous close of R12810. During the day the price has varied from a low of R12902 to a high of R13379. The latest price was R13321 (25 minute delay). Standard Bank Group is listed on the JSE and employs 50,115 staff. All prices are listed in South African Rand.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Standard Bank Group's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Standard Bank Group's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was R13747, which is 13.83% down on its pre-crash value of R15953 and 62.42% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as R8464.

If you had bought R1,000 worth of Standard Bank Group stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth R534.66 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 R824.82.

Is it a good time to buy Standard Bank Group stock?

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Standard Bank Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
OpenR12,984.00
HighR13,379.00
LowR12,902.00
CloseR13,321.00
Previous closeR12,810.00
Change R511.00
Change % 3.9891%
Volume 4,167,265
Information last updated 2021-10-09.
52-week rangeR9,782.91 - R14,647.00
50-day moving average R14,249.67
200-day moving average R13,004.95
Wall St. target priceR154.40
PE ratio 10.9588
Dividend yield R6 (0.04%)
Earnings per share (TTM) R12.54

Standard Bank Group stock price (JSE: SBK)

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

Standard Bank Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of R13321 from 2021-10-14

1 week (2021-10-08) -3.04%
1 month (2021-09-15) -8.31%
3 months (2021-07-15) 7.16%
6 months (2021-04-15) 8.47%
1 year (2020-10-15) 25.67%
2 years (2019-10-15) -25.94%
3 years (2018-10-15) -17.15%
5 years (2016-10-14) -2.41%

Is Standard Bank Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Standard Bank Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Standard Bank Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Standard Bank Group's P/E ratio

Standard Bank Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Standard Bank Group shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

Standard Bank Group financials

Revenue TTM R117.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 30.27%
Gross profit TTM R110.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.92%
Return on equity TTM 10.73%
Profit margin 17.63%
Book value R120.65
Market capitalisation R21.8 trillion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Standard Bank Group's 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 Standard Bank Group.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Standard Bank Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28.65

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Standard Bank Group's overall score of 28.65 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 54th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Standard Bank Group 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.).

Standard Bank Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.42/100

Standard Bank Group's environmental score of 3.42 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Standard Bank Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Standard Bank Group's social score

Social score: 11.77/100

Standard Bank Group's social score of 11.77 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Standard Bank Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Standard Bank Group's governance score

Governance score: 12.46/100

Standard Bank Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Standard Bank Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Standard Bank Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Standard Bank Group scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Standard Bank Group has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Standard Bank Group share dividends

19%

Dividend payout ratio: 19.16% of net profits

Recently Standard Bank Group has paid out, on average, around 19.16% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Standard Bank Group shareholders could enjoy a 4.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Standard Bank Group's case, that would currently equate to about R6 per share.

While Standard Bank Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Standard Bank Group is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Standard Bank Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Standard Bank Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as R9782.9082 up to R14647. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SBK.JSE volatility(beta: 0.88)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (JSE average) beta is 1, while Standard Bank Group's is 0.8832. This would suggest that Standard Bank Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Standard Bank Group overview

Standard Bank Group Limited, together with its subsidiaries, offers banking and financial products and services. The company's personal banking products include bank accounts, digital wallets, credit and prepaid cards, saving and investment products, foreign exchange, and Shariah banking products and services; home, personal, vehicle, and student loans; financial planning and trading services; and wills, estate, and trust services, as well as car, home, income, debt, funeral, travel, legal assist, life, and personal accident insurance. Its business banking products comprise business, current, and attorney trust accounts; merchant and cash solutions; cards; revolving, term, repayment, and agricultural loans; overdrafts; vehicle and asset, debtor, and commercial property finance services; savings and investment accounts; pay and incentive cards, employer value banking, instant money bulk and salary payments, incentive cards, and financial planning services; fleet management, merchant, debit order, cash, franchising, and ecommerce solutions; and business, corporate risks, agricultural, vehicle and asset, commercial property, engineering risks, new contracts, cargo, cash, events, and directors and officers liability insurance services. The company also provides trading and risk management solutions across financial markets, including foreign exchange, money markets, interest rates, equities, and credit and commodities; international trade finance, working capital, and investor service solutions; and advisory and financing solutions, such as term lending, and structured and specialized products across the equity and debt capital markets for governments, parastatals, larger corporates, financial institutions, and multinational corporates. In addition, it offers wealth management products and services; and online, mobile, and telephone banking services. Standard Bank Group Limited was founded in 1862 and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. .

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