How to buy QBE Insurance (QBE) shares

Learn how to easily invest in QBE Insurance shares.

QBE Insurance Group Limited
AU: QBE - AUD
INSURANCE-PROPERTY & CASUALTY
A$11.57
- A$0.17 ( - 1.45%)

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QBE Insurance Group Limited is an insurance-property & casualty business based in Australia. QBE Insurance shares (QBE) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. QBE Insurance has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $13.2 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in QBE Insurance

  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 QBE Insurance. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: QBE. 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 QBE Insurance 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 QBE Insurance. 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.

QBE Insurance stock price (ASX:QBE)

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

QBE Insurance shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-17.
52-week range$7.8115 - $12.6093
50-day moving average $11.7103
200-day moving average $10.9982
Target price$13.3
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.086 (0.73%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.382

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Is it a good time to buy QBE Insurance stock?

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QBE Insurance price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$11.74

1 week (2021-10-12) 0.34%
1 month (2021-09-17) 1.12%
3 months (2021-07-19) 10.86%
6 months (2021-04-19) 21.66%
1 year (2020-10-19) 31.03%
2 years (2019-10-18) -6.53%
3 years (2018-10-19) 1.47%
5 years (2016-10-19) 15.21%

Is QBE Insurance under- or over-valued?

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

QBE Insurance's EBITDA

QBE Insurance's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $749 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a QBE Insurance's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

QBE Insurance financials

Revenue TTM $13.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.03%
Gross profit TTM $-594,000,000
Return on assets TTM 0.89%
Return on equity TTM -4.13%
Profit margin -2.77%
Book value 5.992
Market capitalisation $17.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

QBE Insurance'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 QBE Insurance.

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

QBE Insurance's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 19.4

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and QBE Insurance's overall score of 19.4 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 32nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like QBE Insurance 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.).

QBE Insurance's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.43/100

QBE Insurance's social score

Social score: 6.28/100

QBE Insurance's governance score

Governance score: 7.19/100

QBE Insurance's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

QBE Insurance Group Limited was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 19.4
Total ESG percentile 31.64
Environmental score 0.43
Social score 6.28
Governance score 7.19
Level of controversy 2

QBE Insurance share dividends

We're not expecting QBE Insurance to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have QBE Insurance's shares ever split?

QBE Insurance's shares were split on 11 October 2001.

QBE Insurance share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, QBE Insurance's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.8115 up to $12.6093. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

QBE.AU volatility(beta: 1.16)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 QBE Insurance's is 1.1553. This would suggest that QBE Insurance'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).

QBE Insurance overview

QBE Insurance Group Limited underwrites general insurance and reinsurance risks for personal, business, corporate, institutional, and multinational customers. The company offers range of commercial, personal, and specialty products, such as commercial and domestic property, motor and motor casualty, agriculture, public/product liability, professional indemnity, workers' compensation, marine, energy and aviation, accident and health, financial and credit, and other insurances, as well as risk management solutions. It also manages Lloyd's syndicates, as well as offers investment management services. The company operates in Australia, Europe, North America, Asia, and the Pacific. QBE Insurance Group Limited was founded in 1886 and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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