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National Australia Bank Limited is a banks-diversified business based in Australia. National Australia Bank shares (NAB) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. National Australia Bank has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $14.3 billion.
How to buy shares in National Australia Bank
- 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 National Australia Bank. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: NAB. 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 National Australia Bank 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, 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 National Australia Bank. 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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- National Australia Bank key stats
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- Is National Australia Bank stock a buy or sell?
- National Australia Bank performance over time
- Is National Australia Bank suitable for ethical investing?
- Are National Australia Bank shares over-valued?
- National Australia Bank's financials
- How volatile are National Australia Bank shares?
- Does National Australia Bank pay a dividend?
- Have National Australia Bank shares ever split?
- Other common questions
National Australia Bank share priceUse our graph to track the performance of NAB stocks over time.
National Australia Bank shares at a glance
|52-week range||$14.5321 - $27.1|
|50-day moving average||$25.5139|
|200-day moving average||$22.1973|
|Dividend yield||$0.6 (2.31%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.805|
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Is it a good time to buy National Australia Bank stock?
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Is National Australia Bank under- or over-valued?
Valuing National Australia Bank stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of National Australia Bank's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
National Australia Bank's P/E ratio
National Australia Bank's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, National Australia Bank shares trade at around 32x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14).
National Australia Bank's PEG ratio
National Australia Bank's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.81. 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 National Australia Bank's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
National Australia Bank financials
|Revenue TTM||$14.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||45.97%|
|Gross profit TTM||$14.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.41%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.99%|
|Market capitalisation||$170.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
National Australia Bank'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 National Australia Bank.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
National Australia Bank's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 27.84
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and National Australia Bank's overall score of 27.84 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 46th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like National Australia Bank 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.).
National Australia Bank's environmental score
Environmental score: 1.47/100
National Australia Bank's environmental score of 1.47 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that National Australia Bank is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
National Australia Bank's social score
Social score: 13.15/100
National Australia Bank's social score of 13.15 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that National Australia Bank is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
National Australia Bank's governance score
Governance score: 14.22/100
National Australia Bank's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that National Australia Bank is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
National Australia Bank's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. National Australia Bank scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that National Australia Bank hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||27.84|
|Total ESG percentile||46.4|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||3|
National Australia Bank share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 63.83% of net profits
Recently National Australia Bank has paid out, on average, around 63.83% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.31% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), National Australia Bank shareholders could enjoy a 2.31% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In National Australia Bank's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.6 per share.
National Australia Bank'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 11 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have National Australia Bank's shares ever split?
National Australia Bank's shares were split on 12 May 1999.
National Australia Bank share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, National Australia Bank's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.5321 up to $27.1. 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 National Australia Bank's is 0.9303. This would suggest that National Australia Bank's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
National Australia Bank overview
National Australia Bank Limited provides financial services to individuals and businesses in Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. It operates through Business and Private Banking, Personal Banking, Corporate and Institutional Banking, and New Zealand Banking segments. It operates through Business and Private Banking; Personal Banking; Corporate and Institutional Banking; New Zealand Banking; Corporate Functions and Other; and MLC Wealth segments. The company accepts transaction accounts, savings accounts, deposit accounts, and term deposits; and specialized accounts, such as foreign currency, business interest, statutory trust, community free saver, farm management, and project bank accounts, as well as farm management deposits. National Australia Bank Limited also provides home loans; personal loans; business loans; vehicle and equipment finance; and trade and invoice finance, as well as business overdrafts and bank guarantees. In addition, the company offers insurance products consisting of car, home and content, landlord, travel, caravan and trailer, life, and business insurance products; and pension, superannuation, self-managed super funds, cash management, and financial planning and advisory services. Further, it provides investment products; credit, debit, and business cards; payments and merchant services; travel services; online and internet banking services; small business services; international and foreign exchange solutions; and industry specific banking services. National Australia Bank Limited was founded in 1834 and is based in Docklands, Australia.
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