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Standard Bank Group Limited (JSE: SBK) | Share Price

Nigel Firth
Nigel Frith trader
Updated 24 May 2024

Standard Bank Group Limited is an African financial service holding company with South African roots that is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and is South Africa’s largest banking group by assets.

What is Standard Bank Group Limited

Standard Bank Group Limited has its primary listing on the JSE and its secondary listings on A2X Markets and the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX). Subsidiary entities are listed on exchanges in Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria and Uganda.

Standard Bank Group Limited provides banking and other financial services through personal and business banking and corporate and investment banking business segments.

The history of Standard Bank Group Limited can be traced back to 15 October 1862 when it was founded in London, United Kingdom by John Paterson.

Today, Standard Bank Group Limited has a diversified portfolio of products and services in more sectors of the financial value chain and renders the following services: wealth management, money transaction, saving accounts, borrowing, lending, insurance, and advisory services.

Standard Bank Group Limited

Personal and Business Banking include day-to-day financial services for personal and business banking, wealth management solutions that move with market trends while growing and protecting assets, corporate and investment banking serving the needs of corporates and financial institutions through its African presence and deep expertise.

Standard Bank Group Limited's equity stocks are for sale online on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) under the stock symbol SBK.

Standard Bank Group Limited has its headquarters at 9th Floor, Standard Bank Centre, 5 Simmonds Street, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa.

Standard Bank Group Limited has more than 50 700 employees.

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The company currently operates in 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, but Standard Bank's strategic position enables them to connect Africa to other selected emerging markets and pools of capital in developed markets worldwide.

The current CEO of Standard Bank Group Limited is Sim Tshabalala.

Standard Bank Group Limited forms part of the Banking Industry and the Financials Sector of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

Standard Bank Group Limited Stock Performance

The most recent or current price for Standard Bank Group Limited stocks on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) was 135.00 ZAR at the time of writing.

An analysis of financial data of Standard Bank Group Limited showed that the company has a total market capitalisation of 219 Billion ZAR, with a Price/Earning ratio of 10.80 and earnings per share of 12.5020 ZAR.

The dividend per share of SBK was 6.00 ZAR and its dividend yield was 4.44 %. A total of 1.62 Billion shares were outstanding.

With an increase of earnings per share and reliable profits over a period, investors who want to buy or sell Standard Bank Group Limited stocks can be hopeful for lucrative dividends and earnings in times to come.

According to an analysis on the live chart of Standard Bank Group Limited, analysts forecast a possible further improved performance for the … sector with market share growing as trading volumes increase.

Highlights of Standard Bank Group Limited in 2021

Standard Bank Group Limited started the current financial year (2021) with a share price of 127.08 ZAR on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), and it has gained 6.23 % in value on its price valuation, ranking 286th on the JSE with its year-to-date performance.

Standard Bank Group Limited is currently the 27th most-traded stock on the JSE and it has experienced a total trading volume of more than 211 million shares, which were finalised in 435,021 deals and were valued at a total of 28.9 billion ZAR over a recent three month period from September to December 2021, with an average of 3.35 million shares in each trading session.

During the same period a volume high of 13.9 million was achieved on September 16 and a low of 1.36 million on October 22.

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How to buy Standard Bank Group Limited stocks – Step by Step

The stock market is one of the most attractive financial markets that sees millions of retail investors and traders' participating daily. To buy, sell or trade Standard Bank Group Limited stocks on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), traders and investors can follow a few simple steps:

  1. Find the share that you want to buy, in this case, “SBK”.
  2. Select a forex broker that offers access to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).
  3. Review the broker's trading conditions, fees, deposit and withdrawal methods, trading platform, customer support, regulation, and other components to ensure that they are aligned with your trading plan.
  4. Open a live trading account with the broker by completing the online application form and providing the necessary documentation to verify the trading account.
  5. You are now ready to make your first share purchase through the broker.
  6. You can further start to build and diversify your portfolio by buying more shares.


The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) was founded in 1887 during the first South African gold rush. Today it is the principal stock exchange of South Africa and the largest exchange on the continent.

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange is located in Sandton, Johannesburg and is described as the engine room of the South African economy, with the main purpose of facilitating the raising of primary capital for listed companies while improving job opportunities and wealth creation by providing an orderly market for dealing in securities for investors.

Nigel Firth
Nigel has been in the regulated financial services industry for nearly a decade, has previously owned a financial brokerage and has written many times for sites relating to personal finance and trading.