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Bell Financial Group Limited is a capital markets business based in Australia. Bell Financial Group shares (BFG) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $1.255 – an increase of 0.8% over the previous week. Bell Financial Group has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $254.7 million.
How to buy shares in Bell Financial Group
- 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.
- 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.
- Search for Bell Financial Group. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BFG. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Bell Financial Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At today's price of $1.255, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Bell Financial Group. 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.
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- Bell Financial Group key stats
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- Is Bell Financial Group stock a buy or sell?
- Bell Financial Group performance over time
- Are Bell Financial Group shares over-valued?
- Bell Financial Group's financials
- How volatile are Bell Financial Group shares?
- Does Bell Financial Group pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Bell Financial Group's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Bell Financial Group's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $1.255, which is 14.63% down on its pre-crash value of $1.47 and 161.46% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $0.48.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Bell Financial Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $379.56 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 $916.06.
Bell Financial Group share priceUse our graph to track the performance of BFG stocks over time.
Bell Financial Group shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$1.255|
|52-week range||AUDA$0.48 - AUDA$1.51|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$1.2074|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$1.0902|
|Dividend yield||AUDA$0.08 (6.43%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||AUDA$0.103|
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Is it a good time to buy Bell Financial Group stock?
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Bell Financial Group price performance over time
|1 week (2020-09-14)||13.57%|
|1 month (2020-08-21)||2.87%|
|3 months (2020-06-20)||N/A|
|6 months (2020-03-23)||141.35%|
|1 year (2019-09-20)||36.41%|
|2 years (2018-09-21)||23.04%|
|3 years (2017-09-21)||90.30%|
|5 years (2015-09-21)||200.96%|
Is Bell Financial Group under- or over-valued?
Valuing Bell Financial Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Bell Financial Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Bell Financial Group's P/E ratio
Bell Financial 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 12x. In other words, Bell Financial Group shares trade at around 12x 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.
Bell Financial Group financials
|Revenue TTM||$254.7 million|
|Operating margin TTM||18.63%|
|Gross profit TTM||$225 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.04%|
|Return on equity TTM||15.68%|
|Market capitalisation||$405.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Bell Financial Group share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 77.67% of net profits
Recently Bell Financial Group has paid out, on average, around 77.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.43% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Bell Financial Group shareholders could enjoy a 6.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bell Financial Group's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.08 per share.
Bell Financial Group'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 18 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Bell Financial Group share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Bell Financial Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.48 up to $1.51. 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 (AU average) beta is 1, while Bell Financial Group's is 1.1271. This would suggest that Bell Financial Group'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).
Bell Financial Group overview
Bell Financial Group Limited provides stock broking, investment, and financial advisory services to private, institutional, and corporate clients. It operates through Retail and Wholesale segments. The company provides equities, futures, options and cash currency market, foreign exchange, corporate fee income, portfolio administration, margin lending, and deposit products and services, as well as super lending and cash management services. It also offers online share trading services. The company operates a network of 15 offices in Australia, as well as offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur. Bell Financial Group Limited was founded in 1970 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.
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