ASX Shares

More than 2,000 companies are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. At InvestSMART, you can get the latest share prices, market data, and research.

ASX Share Prices

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Code Security Name Sector Market Cap
($m)
Price
Current
Price
7D Avg
Price
30D Avg
Dividend
Yield
CBA Commonwealth Bank of Australia Financials $121,970 $68.900 $69.928 $68.535 6.26%
BHP BHP Billiton Limited Materials $103,930 $32.360 $32.554 $32.614 4.87%
WBC Westpac Banking Corporation Financials $86,797 $25.270 $26.008 $26.530 7.42%
CSL CSL Limited Health Care $83,195 $183.670 $186.458 $185.784 1.24%
ANZ Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd Financials $72,875 $25.360 $25.698 $25.775 6.30%
NAB National Australia Bank Limited Financials $64,993 $23.770 $24.192 $24.930 8.29%
WES Wesfarmers Limited Consumer Staple $50,331 $44.390 $46.202 $46.445 4.92%
MQG Macquarie Group Limited Financials $40,506 $119.000 $119.604 $117.914 4.50%
WOW Woolworths Group Limited Consumer Staple $37,889 $28.760 $29.260 $28.628 3.21%
TLS Telstra Corporation Limited Communication Services $36,156 $3.040 $3.046 $3.070 4.93%
RIO Rio Tinto Limited Materials $32,709 $79.310 $79.736 $78.405 5.13%
WPL Woodside Petroleum Limited Energy $30,912 $33.020 $33.246 $33.946 4.10%
TCL Transurban Group Industrials $30,617 $11.460 $11.554 $11.322 4.76%
SCG Scentre Group Real Estate $20,630 $3.880 $3.984 $3.945 5.50%
RMD ResMed Inc. Health Care $20,063 $14.080 $14.252 $14.464 0.98%
GMG Goodman Group Real Estate $18,592 $10.250 $10.404 $10.336 2.71%
SUN Suncorp Group Limited Financials $17,582 $13.540 $13.674 $13.856 5.38%
S32 South32 Limited Materials $17,230 $3.380 $3.406 $3.569 4.25%
ALL Aristocrat Leisure Limited Consumer Discretionary $16,806 $26.320 $26.700 $27.151 1.46%
BXB Brambles Limited Industrials $16,461 $10.330 $10.514 $10.535 2.78%
IAG Insurance Australia Group Limited Financials $16,339 $7.070 $7.110 $7.043 4.93%
NCM Newcrest Mining Limited Materials $15,711 $20.450 $20.496 $20.785 1.20%
AMC Amcor Limited Materials $15,635 $13.500 $13.606 $13.274 4.31%
QBE QBE Insurance Group Limited Financials $15,147 $11.400 $11.412 $11.325 2.30%
SYD Sydney Airport Industrials $14,884 $6.600 $6.580 $6.481 5.51%

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Types of yield calculations differ depending on asset.

Stock yields

Stock dividend yields come in two varieties, cost yield and current yield.

If the you bought a stock for $20 and the dividend is $2, the cost yield is ($2/$20). If the stock is now valued at $22, and the current yield is ($2/$22). As the stock price increases, yield goes down as there is an inverse relationship between price and yield.

Bond yields

There are multiple bond yields.

The main ones are current yield, coupon yield and yield to maturity.

Coupon yield is the annual interest rate paid on the principal amount of a bond fixed at issuance. Current yield is the coupon yield on a bond at a specific point in the time before the bond maturity. The current yield is expressed as the bond interest rate as a percentage of the current price of the bond. A yield to maturity of a bond is the internal rate of return on a bond's cash flow, including the cost of the bonds, coupons, if paid, and the return of the principal at redemption. The yield to maturity is an estimate of what an investor will receive if the bond is held to its maturity date.

Yield is associated with risk, the higher the risk, the higher the yield as investors demand a higher return in exchange for taking on more risk. A lot of the time listed yields are not guaranteed but are instead an estimate of future returns.

 

Yield is a measure of the income return on holding a security. Yield is usually expressed as a percentage based off the investment cost (whether at face or current market value). Yields may be known or anticipated depending on whether the security experiences major fluctuations.

There are two main ways people can make money from shares. One is from capital gains from selling the shares after they have risen in price, and the other way is through receiving dividends.
To buy shares in listed companies you will need a broker. There are two main types of brokers, online or discount brokers and full service brokers. You will purchase shares through your broker by placing an order with them. Online brokering services are usually offered by banks. Brokers will charge a brokerage fee.
Generally, an ordinary share entitles its owner to dividend payments and voting rights in the company’s AGM. Preference shareholders, however, do not usually have voting rights. Preference shareholders receive preference over dividend payments, and if the company was to enter bankruptcy, they would receive payment before ordinary shareholders.
Nothing – these shares, equities and stocks all refer to the same investment vehicle.

A share is a part of a company that can be bought and sold. Owning shares makes you a partial owner in the company. Shares tend to be longer term investments due to their volatility. 

They are also known as equities and stocks.