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How to buy Standard Life Aberdeen shares in Ireland | 247.2p

6 steps guide to buying and managing Standard Life Aberdeen share in just a few minutes.

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Standard Life Aberdeen plc is an asset management business based in the UK. Standard Life Aberdeen shares (SLA) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Standard Life Aberdeen employs 6,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £3.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Standard Life Aberdeen from Ireland

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Standard Life Aberdeen Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SLA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Standard Life Aberdeen reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of 247.2p, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Standard Life Aberdeen, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Standard Life Aberdeen. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even 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 can affect your stock.

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How has coronavirus impacted Standard Life Aberdeen's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Standard Life Aberdeen's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was £247.2, which is 23.47% down on its pre-crash value of £323 and 45.16% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as £170.3.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Standard Life Aberdeen shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £570.49 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth £810.49.

Standard Life Aberdeen share price

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Standard Life Aberdeen shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market close247.2p
52-week range154.2764p - 305.201p
50-day moving average 276.6941p
200-day moving average 254.424p
Wall St. target price380.07p
PE ratio 29.9432
Dividend yield 0.22p (7.47%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 11.1p

Is it a good time to buy Standard Life Aberdeen stock?

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Standard Life Aberdeen price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 247.2p

1 week (2021-01-10) N/A
1 month (2020-12-21) -11.71%
3 months (2020-10-21) 3.09%
6 months (2020-07-21) -6.15%
1 year (2020-01-17) N/A
2 years (2019-01-17) N/A
3 years (2018-01-17) N/A
5 years (2016-01-17) N/A

Is Standard Life Aberdeen under- or over-valued?

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

Standard Life Aberdeen's P/E ratio

Standard Life Aberdeen's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Standard Life Aberdeen shares trade at around 30x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Standard Life Aberdeen's EBITDA

Standard Life Aberdeen's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Standard Life Aberdeen's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Standard Life Aberdeen financials

Revenue TTM £3.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 53.49%
Gross profit TTM £3.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.51%
Return on equity TTM -13.79%
Profit margin -25.57%
Book value 2.64p
Market capitalisation £6.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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