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How to buy Northern Star Resources (NST) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Northern Star Resources shares.

Northern Star Resources is a gold business based in Australia. Northern Star Resources shares (NST) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Northern Star Resources has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.4 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Northern Star Resources

To buy shares listed in Australia such as Northern Star Resources, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you compare share trading platforms and choose. Then follow these steps.

  1. Open and fund your brokerage account.
    Complete an application with your personal and financial details, including your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
  2. Search for Northern Star Resources.
    Find the share by name or ticker symbol: NST. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  3. Purchase now or later.
    Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Northern Star Resources reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  4. 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.
  5. Check on your investment.
    Congratulations, you own a part of Northern Star Resources. 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.

Northern Star Resources stock price (ASX:NST)

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

Northern Star Resources shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-05-23.
52-week range$9.8839 - $16.035
50-day moving average $14.65
200-day moving average $12.842
Target price$15.85
PE ratio 22.5397
Dividend yield $0.305 (2.11%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.63

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Is it a good time to buy Northern Star Resources stock?

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Northern Star Resources price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$14.21

1 week (2024-05-20) -5.96%
1 month (2024-04-26) -5.89%
3 months (2024-02-27) 11.02%
6 months (2023-11-27) 21.14%
1 year (2023-05-26) 13.23%
2 years (2022-05-27) 62.96%
3 years (2021-05-27) 22.50%
5 years (2019-05-27) 51.17%

Is Northern Star Resources under- or over-valued?

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

Northern Star Resources's P/E ratio

Northern Star 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 23x. In other words, Northern Star Resources shares trade at around 23x 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.

Northern Star Resources's EBITDA

Northern Star Resources's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.2 billion (£1.1 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Northern Star Resources's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Northern Star Resources financials

Revenue TTM $4.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.62%
Gross profit TTM $1 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.8%
Return on equity TTM 8.89%
Profit margin 16.61%
Book value 7.406
Market capitalisation $16.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Northern Star Resources share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 138.64% of net profits

Recently Northern Star Resources has paid out, on average, around 138.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.11% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Northern Star Resources shareholders could enjoy a 2.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Northern Star Resources's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.305 per share.

Northern Star Resources'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 5 March 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Northern Star Resources's shares ever split?

Northern Star Resources's shares were split on a 1.2679:1 basis on 9 September 2009. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 1.2679 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Northern Star Resources shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 21.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Northern Star Resources shares which in turn could have impacted Northern Star Resources's share price.

Northern Star Resources share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Northern Star Resources's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.8839 up to $16.035. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NST.AU volatility(beta: 0.7)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Northern Star Resources's is 0.696. This would suggest that Northern Star Resources's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Northern Star Resources overview

Northern Star Resources Limited engages in the exploration, development, mining, and processing of gold deposits. It also sells refined gold. It operates in Western Australia, the Northern Territory, and Alaska. The company was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Subiaco, Australia.

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