Finder makes money from featured partners, but editorial opinions are our own.

How to buy Nufarm (NUF) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Nufarm shares.

Nufarm is an agricultural inputs business based in Australia. Nufarm shares (NUF) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Nufarm has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.5 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Nufarm

To buy shares listed in Australia such as Nufarm, 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 Nufarm.
    Find the share by name or ticker symbol: NUF. 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 Nufarm 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 Nufarm. 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.

Nufarm stock price (ASX:NUF)

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

Nufarm shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-04-10.
52-week range$4.2431 - $6.0176
50-day moving average $5.531
200-day moving average $5.1098
Target price$5.86
PE ratio 17.7241
Dividend yield $0.1 (1.82%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.29

Compare share trading platforms

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.
1 - 6 of 31
Name Product Standard brokerage fee Inactivity fee Asset class
Finder AwardExclusive
US$10 per month if there’s been no log-in for 12 months
ASX shares, Global shares, US shares, ETFs
Finder exclusive: Get 12 months of investment tracking app Delta PRO for free when you fund your eToro account (T&Cs apply).
CFD service. Capital at risk.
Join the world's biggest social trading network when you trade stocks, commodities and currencies from the one account.
Moomoo Share Trading
ASX shares, Global shares, US shares, ETFs
Finder exclusive: Get an additional 30 days on top of the regular brokerage-free period for new accounts. T&Cs apply.
Trade shares on the ASX, the US markets and buy ETFs with Moomoo. Plus join a community over 20 million investors.
Tiger Brokers
Tiger Brokers
ASX shares, Global shares, US shares, ETFs
Finder exclusive: Get 10 no-brokerage US or ASX market trades in the first 180 days + 7% p.a. on uninvested cash + US$30 TSLA & US$30 NVDA shares with deposits up to AU$2,000. T&Cs apply.
Trade Australian, US and Asian stocks with no minimum deposit on Tiger Broker’s feature-packed platform.
CMC Invest
Finder Award
CMC Invest
ASX shares, Global shares, Options trading, US shares, ETFs
$0 brokerage on US, UK, Canadian and Japanese markets (FX spreads apply).
Trade over 45,000 shares and ETFs from Australia and 15 major global markets. Plus, buy Aussie shares or ETFs for $0 brokerage up to $1,000 (First buy order of each security, each day - excludes margin loan settled trades).
ASX shares, Global shares, Options trading, US shares, ETFs
Sign up & deposit $200 to get $100 of rewards value, or deposit $1,000 to get $200 worth. Up to $5,450 value available. T&Cs apply.
Trade ASX and US stocks and US options, plus gain access to inbuilt news platforms and educational resources. You can also start trading for less with fractional shares.
Saxo Invested
Saxo Invested
ASX shares, Global shares, Options trading, US shares, ETFs
Access 22,000+ stocks on 50+ exchanges worldwide
Low fees for Australian and global share trading, no inactivity fees, low currency conversion fee and optimised for mobile.

Is it a good time to buy Nufarm stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. However, this is not a recommendation. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Nufarm price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$4.98

1 week (2024-04-11) -3.11%
1 month (2024-03-18) -8.29%
3 months (2024-01-18) -4.05%
6 months (2023-10-18) 5.06%
1 year (2023-04-18) -13.09%
2 years (2022-04-14) -25.11%
3 years (2021-04-16) -4.60%
5 years (2019-04-18) -8.79%

Is Nufarm under- or over-valued?

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

Nufarm's P/E ratio

Nufarm's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Nufarm shares trade at around 18x 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.

Nufarm's PEG ratio

Nufarm's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.97. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Nufarm's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Nufarm's EBITDA

Nufarm's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $340.6 million (£0.0 million).

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

Nufarm financials

Revenue TTM $3.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.33%
Gross profit TTM $972.6 million
Return on assets TTM 3.24%
Return on equity TTM 4.98%
Profit margin 3.19%
Book value 5.418
Market capitalisation $2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Nufarm share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 26.32% of net profits

Recently Nufarm has paid out, on average, around 26.32% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.82% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Nufarm shareholders could enjoy a 1.82% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nufarm's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.1 per share.

While Nufarm's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Nufarm may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 November 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Nufarm's shares ever split?

Nufarm's shares were split on a 1.0481:1 basis on 21 March 1994. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 1.0481 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Nufarm shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Nufarm shares which in turn could have impacted Nufarm's share price.

Nufarm share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Nufarm's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.2431 up to $6.0176. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NUF.AU volatility(beta: 0.58)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 Nufarm's is 0.575. This would suggest that Nufarm's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Nufarm overview

Nufarm Limited, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells crop protection solutions and seed technologies in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through Crop Protection and Seed Technologies segments. The Crop Protection segment solutions include herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides that help growers protect crops against weeds, pests, and diseases. The Seed Technologies segment operates base seeds, bioenergy, omega-3 and seed treatment platforms, as well as sells seeds and oil based products. It also focuses on crops, such as cereals; corn; soybean; pasture, turf, and ornamentals; and trees, nuts, vines, and vegetables. In addition, the company provides seed treatment products for the protection and treatment of damage caused by insects, fungus, and disease. Further, it distributes sunflower, sorghum, and canola seeds. Nufarm Limited was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Laverton North, Australia.

Frequently asked questions

Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of futures, stocks, ETFs, CFDs, options or any specific provider, service or offering. It should not be relied upon as investment advice or construed as providing recommendations of any kind. Futures, stocks, ETFs and options trading involves substantial risk of loss and therefore are not appropriate for all investors. Trading CFDs comes with a higher risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before making any trades.

More guides on Finder

Ask a Question

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our 1. Terms Of Service and 6. Finder Group Privacy & Cookies Policy.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Go to site