How to buy Whitefield (WHF) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Whitefield shares.
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Whitefield is a capital markets business based in Australia. Whitefield shares (WHF) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Whitefield has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $19.9 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Whitefield
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you choose.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, such as your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
- Search for Whitefield . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: WHF. 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 Whitefield reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, 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 on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Whitefield . Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock and 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 affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Whitefield key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Whitefield stock a buy or sell?
- Whitefield performance over time
- Are Whitefield shares over-valued?
- Whitefield 's financials
- How volatile are Whitefield shares?
- Does Whitefield pay a dividend?
- Have Whitefield shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Whitefield stock price (ASX:WHF)Use our graph to track the performance of WHF stocks over time.
Whitefield shares at a glance
|52-week range||$4.99 - $6.0745|
|50-day moving average||$5.402|
|200-day moving average||$5.5686|
|Dividend yield||$0.205 (4%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.148|
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Is it a good time to buy Whitefield stock?
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Whitefield price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-24)||-1.76%|
|1 month (2022-06-02)||-7.05%|
|3 months (2022-04-01)||-9.57%|
|6 months (2021-12-31)||-11.48%|
|1 year (2021-07-02)||-19.19%|
|2 years (2020-07-02)||11.33%|
|3 years (2019-07-02)||3.73%|
|5 years (2017-06-30)||10.35%|
Is Whitefield under- or over-valued?
Valuing Whitefield stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Whitefield 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Whitefield 's P/E ratio
Whitefield 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Whitefield shares trade at around 34x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
|Revenue TTM||$19.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||86.77%|
|Gross profit TTM||$19.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.8%|
|Return on equity TTM||3.3%|
|Market capitalisation||$556.5 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Whitefield share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 128.13% of net profits
Recently Whitefield has paid out, on average, around 128.13% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Whitefield shareholders could enjoy a 4% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Whitefield 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.205 per share.
Whitefield '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 27 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Whitefield 's shares ever split?
Whitefield 's shares were split on a 585:578 basis on 15 October 2004. So if you had owned 578 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 585 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Whitefield shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1.2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Whitefield shares which in turn could have impacted Whitefield 's share price.
Whitefield share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Whitefield 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.99 up to $6.0745. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Whitefield 's is 0.5253. This would suggest that Whitefield 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Whitefield Limited operates in the securities industry primarily in Australia. The company invests in shares and securities. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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