How to buy Tower (TWR) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Tower shares.

Tower Limited
AU: TWR - AUD
INSURANCE-DIVERSIFIED
A$0.61
+ A$0.01 ( + 1.67%)

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Tower Limited is an insurance-diversified business based in Australia. Tower shares (TWR) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Tower has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $332.9 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Tower

  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 Tower . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: TWR. 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 Tower 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 Tower . 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.

Tower stock price (ASX:TWR)

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

Tower shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-24.
52-week range$0.5149 - $0.8064
50-day moving average $0.6381
200-day moving average $0.6936
Target price$0.49
PE ratio 30.75
Dividend yield $0.025 (4%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.02

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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.
Bell Direct Share Trading
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.
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Is it a good time to buy Tower stock?

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Tower price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$0.6

1 week (2021-10-19) 0.6
1 month (2021-09-24) -7.69%
3 months (2021-07-26) -8.40%
6 months (2021-04-26) -27.27%
1 year (2020-10-26) 12.15%
2 years (2019-10-25) -7.69%
3 years (2018-10-26) -12.27%
5 years (2016-10-26) -6.77%

Is Tower under- or over-valued?

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

Tower 's P/E ratio

Tower 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Tower shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14).

Tower 's EBITDA

Tower 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $30.6 million (£0.0 million).

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

Tower financials

Revenue TTM $332.9 million
Operating margin TTM 9%
Gross profit TTM $37.5 million
Return on assets TTM 2.51%
Return on equity TTM 2.68%
Profit margin 2.7%
Book value 0.842
Market capitalisation $259.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Tower share dividends

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

Have Tower 's shares ever split?

Tower 's shares were split on a 10:13 basis on 2 April 2013. So if you had owned 13 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Tower shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 30% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Tower shares which in turn could have impacted Tower 's share price.

Tower share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Tower 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.5149 up to $0.8064. 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 Tower 's is 0.4339. This would suggest that Tower 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Tower overview

Tower Limited provides general insurance products in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Its insurance products include car, contents, renters', house, landlord, business, travel, boat, motorbike, lifestyle block and farm, motorhome, and caravan or trailer insurance. The company was founded in 1869 and is based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Tower in the news

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