How to buy Bank of Queensland (BOQ) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Bank of Queensland shares.

Bank of Queensland Limited
AU: BOQ - AUD
BANKS-REGIONAL
A$9.33
- A$0.01 ( - 0.11%)

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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 in Australian Dollars. Bank of Queensland has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.3 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

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, 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 stock price (ASX:BOQ)

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

Bank of Queensland shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
52-week range$6.0231 - $9.84
50-day moving average $9.4092
200-day moving average $9.1031
Target price$9.72
PE ratio 14.928
Dividend yield $0.39 (4.18%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.625

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The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no indication of future results.
Name Product Standard brokerage fee Inactivity fee Markets
IG Share Trading
AUD $8 or 0.1%
$50 per quarter if you make fewer than three trades in that period
ASX shares, Global shares
$0 brokerage for US and global shares plus get an active trader discount of $5 commission on Australian shares.
Enjoy some of the lowest brokerage fees on the market when trading Australian shares, international shares, plus get access to 24-hour customer support.
Superhero share trading
AUD $5
No
ASX shares, US shares
Australia’s lowest-cost broker for ASX shares and ETFs.
Pay zero brokerage on US stocks and all ETFs and just $5 (flat fee) to trade Australian shares from your mobile or desktop.
ThinkMarkets Share Trading
AUD $8
No
ASX shares
Limited-time offer: Get 10 free ASX trades ($0 brokerage) when you open a share trading account with ThinkMarkets before 31 December 2021(T&Cs apply). $8 flat fee brokerage for CHESS Sponsored ASX stocks (HIN ownership), plus free live stock price data on an easy to use mobile app.
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AUD $15
No
ASX shares, mFunds, ETFs
Finder Exclusive: Get 5 free stock trades and unlimited ETF trades until 31 Dec 2021, when you join Bell Direct. T&Cs apply.
Bell Direct offers a one-second placement guarantee on market-to-limit ASX orders or your trade is free, plus enjoy extensive free research reports from top financial experts.
SelfWealth (Basic account)
AUD $9.5
No
ASX shares, US shares
Trade ASX and US shares for a flat fee of $9.50, regardless of the trade size.
New customers receive free access to Community Insights with SelfWealth Premium for the first 90 days. Follow other investors and benchmark your portfolio performance.
Saxo Capital Markets (Classic account)
AUD $5
No
ASX shares, Global shares, Forex, CFDs, Margin trading, Options trading, ETFs
Access 19,000+ stocks on 40+ exchanges worldwide
Low fees for Australian and global share trading, no inactivity fees, low currency conversion fee and optimised for mobile.
CMC Markets Invest
AUD $11 or 0.1%
No
ASX shares, Global shares, mFunds, ETFs
$0 brokerage on global shares including US, UK and Japan markets.
Trade up to 9,000 products, including shares, ETFs and managed funds, plus access up to 15 major global and Australian stock exchanges.
HSBC Online Share Trading
AUD $19.95
No
ASX shares, mFunds, ETFs, Bonds
Limited time offer: Get up to $100 in brokerage rebates on your first 5 trades when you sign up to a HSBC Online Share Trading account (T&Cs apply). Make trades online with brokerage fees starting from just $19.95 with an HSBC Online Share Trading account. Plus gain access to complimentary expert research, trading ideas and tools.
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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 last close of A$9.33

1 week (2021-10-07) -4.21%
1 month (2021-09-17) -1.37%
3 months (2021-07-17) 4.01%
6 months (2021-04-16) 4.71%
1 year (2020-10-16) 35.02%
2 years (2019-10-17) -0.96%
3 years (2018-10-17) -10.80%
5 years (2016-10-17) -15.34%

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 15x. In other words, Bank of Queensland shares trade at around 15x 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 $1.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 46.23%
Gross profit TTM $1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.5%
Return on equity TTM 7.08%
Profit margin 28.89%
Book value 9.686
Market capitalisation $6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Bank of Queensland share dividends

96%

Dividend payout ratio: 95.51% of net profits

Recently Bank of Queensland has paid out, on average, around 95.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.43% 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 5.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bank of Queensland's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.39 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 27 October 2021 (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 $6.0231 up to $9.84. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BOQ.AU volatility(beta: 0.93)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 0.933. This would suggest that Bank of Queensland's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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 and content, landlord, 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, such as business loans, equipment and vehicle finance, and dealer finance; merchant and payment products; and financial market and international services. It also offers Internet and mobile banking services. It operates 53 corporate branches and 103 owner managed branches, as well as 7 transaction centers. Bank of Queensland Limited was founded in 1874 and is based in Newstead, Australia.

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