How to buy Westgold Resources (WGX) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Westgold Resources shares.
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Westgold Resources Limited is a gold business based in Australia. Westgold Resources shares (WGX) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Westgold Resources has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $571.2 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Westgold Resources
- 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 Westgold Resources . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: WGX. 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 Westgold Resources 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 Westgold Resources . 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.
What's in this guide?
- Westgold Resources key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Westgold Resources stock a buy or sell?
- Westgold Resources performance over time
- Are Westgold Resources shares over-valued?
- Westgold Resources 's financials
- How volatile are Westgold Resources shares?
- Does Westgold Resources pay a dividend?
- Have Westgold Resources shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Westgold Resources stock price (ASX:WGX)Use our graph to track the performance of WGX stocks over time.
Westgold Resources shares at a glance
|52-week range||$1.5561 - $2.9443|
|50-day moving average||$1.7559|
|200-day moving average||$1.9411|
|Dividend yield||$0.02 (1.02%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.181|
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Is it a good time to buy Westgold Resources stock?
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Westgold Resources price performance over time
|1 week (2021-10-19)||4.66%|
|1 month (2021-09-24)||24.31%|
|3 months (2021-07-26)||13.80%|
|6 months (2021-04-26)||-11.40%|
|1 year (2020-10-26)||-27.86%|
|2 years (2019-10-25)||-8.18%|
|3 years (2018-10-26)||96.12%|
|5 years (2016-10-22)||inf%|
Is Westgold Resources under- or over-valued?
Valuing Westgold Resources stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Westgold Resources 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Westgold Resources 's P/E ratio
Westgold Resources 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Westgold Resources shares trade at around 11x 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.
Westgold Resources 's EBITDA
Westgold Resources 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $238 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Westgold Resources 's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Westgold Resources financials
|Revenue TTM||$571.2 million|
|Operating margin TTM||18.46%|
|Gross profit TTM||$115.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||7.95%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.59%|
|Market capitalisation||$829.7 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Westgold Resources share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 11.11% of net profits
Recently Westgold Resources has paid out, on average, around 11.11% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.23% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Westgold Resources shareholders could enjoy a 1.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Westgold Resources 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.02 per share.
While Westgold Resources 's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Westgold Resources is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Westgold Resources 's shares ever split?
Westgold Resources 's shares were split on a 6:5 basis on 12 September 2017. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 6 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Westgold Resources shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 16.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Westgold Resources shares which in turn could have impacted Westgold Resources 's share price.
Westgold Resources share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Westgold Resources 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.5561 up to $2.9443. 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 Westgold Resources 's is 0.2647. This would suggest that Westgold Resources 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Westgold Resources overview
Westgold Resources Limited engages in the exploration, development, mining, and treatment of gold assets primarily in Western Australia. The company's assets include the Meekatharra Gold Operations, Fortnum Gold Operations, and Cue Gold Operations that comprise approximately 350 mining titles covering an area of 1,300 square kilometers in the Central Murchison region. It also provides contract mining services. Westgold Resources Limited is based in Perth, Australia.
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