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How to buy Woodside Energy Group (WDS) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Woodside Energy Group shares.

Woodside Energy Group is an oil & gas e&p business based in Australia. Woodside Energy Group shares (WDS) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Woodside Energy Group has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $14 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Woodside Energy Group

To buy shares listed in Australia such as Woodside Energy Group, 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 Woodside Energy Group.
    Find the share by name or ticker symbol: WDS. 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 Woodside Energy Group 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 Woodside Energy Group. 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.

Woodside Energy Group stock price (ASX:WDS)

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

Woodside Energy Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-05-16.
52-week range$27.03 - $37.6248
50-day moving average $29.3132
200-day moving average $32.4419
Target price$32.77
PE ratio 21.313
Dividend yield $1.4 (7.74%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.31

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Is it a good time to buy Woodside Energy Group stock?

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Woodside Energy Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$27.51

1 week (2024-05-09) -2.10%
1 month (2024-04-19) -6.43%
3 months (2024-02-19) -9.89%
6 months (2023-11-17) -12.39%
1 year (2023-05-19) -19.66%
2 years (2022-05-18) -10.57%
3 years (2021-05-18) 19.66%
5 years (2019-05-17) -26.05%

Is Woodside Energy Group under- or over-valued?

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

Woodside Energy Group's P/E ratio

Woodside Energy Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Woodside Energy Group shares trade at around 21x 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.

Woodside Energy Group's EBITDA

Woodside Energy Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $8.7 billion (£4.6 billion).

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

Woodside Energy Group financials

Revenue TTM $14 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.63%
Gross profit TTM $10.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.51%
Return on equity TTM 4.76%
Profit margin 11.86%
Book value 18.117
Market capitalisation $53 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Woodside Energy Group share dividends

We're not expecting Woodside Energy Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Woodside Energy Group's shares ever split?

Woodside Energy Group's shares were split on a 1.0084:1 basis on 16 December 2009. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 1.0084 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Woodside Energy Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 0.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Woodside Energy Group shares which in turn could have impacted Woodside Energy Group's share price.

Woodside Energy Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Woodside Energy Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.03 up to $37.6248. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WDS.AU volatility(beta: 0.75)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 Woodside Energy Group's is 0.751. This would suggest that Woodside Energy Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Woodside Energy Group overview

Woodside Energy Group Ltd engages in the exploration, evaluation, development, production, and marketing of hydrocarbons in the Asia Pacific, Africa, the Americas, and the Europe. The company produces liquefied natural gas, pipeline gas, crude oil and condensate, and natural gas liquids. It holds interests in the Pluto LNG, North West Shelf, Wheatstone and Julimar-Brunello, Bass Strait, Ngujima-Yin FPSO, Okha FPSO, Pyrenees FPSO, Macedon, Shenzi, Mad dog, Greater Angostura, as well as Scarborough, Sangomar, Trion, Calypso, Browse, Liard, Atlantis, Woodside Solar opportunity, and Sunrise and Troubadour. The company involves in development of new energy products and carbon services. The company was formerly known as Woodside Petroleum Ltd and changed its name to Woodside Energy Group Ltd in May 2022. Woodside Energy Group Ltd was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Perth, Australia.

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