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How to buy Bank of Queensland shares | A$6.35

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Bank of Queensland Limited is a banks—regional business based in Australia. Bank of Queensland shares (BOQ) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $6.35 – an increase of 8.73% over the previous week. Bank of Queensland has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1 billion.

How to buy shares in Bank of Queensland

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Our table below can help you choose.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
  3. Search for Bank of Queensland. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BOQ. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Bank of Queensland reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At today's price of $6.35, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Bank of Queensland. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Bank of Queensland share price

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

Bank of Queensland shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
Latest market closeAUDA$6.35
52-week rangeAUDA$4.51 - AUDA$9.96
50-day moving average AUDA$6.055
200-day moving average AUDA$5.6749
Target priceAUDA$10.58
PE ratio 11.2383
Dividend yield AUDA$0.65 (13.05%)
Earnings per share (TTM) AUDA$0.542

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  • Brokerage - AU shares: From AUD 5 or 0.05%
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IG Share Trading
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AUD 8 or 0.1%
AUD 50 per quarter if you make fewer than three trades in that period
ASX shares, Global shares, Forex, CFDs, Margin trading
Brokerage discount: $5 on Australian shares for active traders & $0 commission on US and global shares
Enjoy some of the lowest brokerage fees on the market when trading Australian shares, international shares, forex and CFDs, plus get access to 24-hour customer support.
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AUD 11 or 0.1%
ASX shares, Global shares, Forex, CFDs, Margin trading, Options trading, mFunds
$0 brokerage on global shares including US, UK and Japan markets.
Trade up to 9,000 products, including shares, managed funds, forex, commodities and cryptocurrencies, plus access up to 15 major global and Australian stock exchanges.
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ASX shares, ETFs
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Switch between your ASX share trading account and your forex account on your mobile and access some of the lowest brokerage fees on the market with a flat $8 commission (until $200,000).
ANZ Share Investing
AUD 19.95
ASX shares, Global shares, Margin trading, Options trading
Earn 1 Qantas Point per AU$3 spent on brokerage fees on certain instruments.
Access Morningstar reports, company announcements and and live pricing via ANZ’s share investing platform. Available for desktop and mobile.
Westpac Online Investing Account
AUD 19.95 or 0.11%
AUD 63.50 per year on the global markets account
ASX shares, Global shares, Options trading, US shares

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Is it a good time to buy Bank of Queensland stock?

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Bank of Queensland price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$6.35 on 2020-09-28

1 week (2020-09-22) 8.73%
1 month (2020-08-28) 3.93%
3 months (2020-06-29) 2.92%
6 months (2020-03-27) 32.85%
1 year (2019-09-27) -35.99%
2 years (2018-09-28) -42.38%
3 years (2017-09-29) -51.08%
5 years (2015-09-29) -44.25%

Is Bank of Queensland under- or over-valued?

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

Bank of Queensland's P/E ratio

Bank of Queensland'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, Bank of Queensland shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Bank of Queensland's PEG ratio

Bank of Queensland's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 10.09. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Bank of Queensland's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Bank of Queensland financials

Revenue TTM $1 billion
Operating margin TTM 39.79%
Gross profit TTM $1 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.43%
Return on equity TTM 5.81%
Profit margin 22.97%
Book value 9.283
Market capitalisation $2.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Bank of Queensland share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 121.95% of net profits

Recently Bank of Queensland has paid out, on average, around 121.95% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 13.05% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Bank of Queensland shareholders could enjoy a 13.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bank of Queensland's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.65 per share.

Bank of Queensland'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 5 November 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Bank of Queensland's shares ever split?

Bank of Queensland's shares were split on 20 August 2009.

Bank of Queensland share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Bank of Queensland's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.51 up to $9.96. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BOQ.AU volatility(beta: 1.02)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Bank of Queensland's is 1.0163. This would suggest that Bank of Queensland's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Bank of Queensland overview

Bank of Queensland Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial products and services in Australia. The company operates in Retail Banking, BOQ Business, and Other segments. It offers personal banking services comprises savings and term deposits, and transactional accounts; debit and credit cards; home, personal, and car loans; and travel, home, content, and car insurance; as well as investment services comprising online share trading services; and self-managed superannuation funds. The company's business banking services include transaction accounts, and savings and investment accounts; loans and finance products; merchant and payment products; and financial market and international services. It also offers Internet and mobile banking services. As of August 31, 2019, it had 65 corporate branches and 95 owner managed branches; and 572 company branded ATMs and 1,033 other ATMs, as well as 7 transaction centers. Bank of Queensland Limited was founded in 1874 and is based in Newstead, Australia.

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