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How to buy Aggreko (AGK) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Aggreko shares.

Aggreko Plc (AGK) is a leading rental & leasing services business based in the UK. It opened the day at 866.76p after a previous close of 867p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 866.5p to a high of 867.5p. The latest price was 867p (25 minute delay). Aggreko is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 6,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Aggreko

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – AGK – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

How has Coronavirus impacted Aggreko's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Aggreko's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 862p, which is 10.30% up on its pre-crash value of 773.2p and 201.50% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as 285.9p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Aggreko stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth £492.16 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 £1,123.53.

Aggreko shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open866.76p
High867.50p
Low866.50p
Close867.00p
Previous close867.00p
Change 0.00p
Change % 0%
Volume 268,954
Information last updated 2021-09-10.
52-week range861.50p - 873.00p
50-day moving average 867.43p
200-day moving average 856.39p
Wall St. target price828.33p
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield 0.15p (1.73%)
Earnings per share (TTM) -43.50p

Aggreko stock price (London Stock Exchange (LSE):AGK)

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

Aggreko price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of 867p from 2021-05-28

1 week (2022-06-17) N/A
1 month (2022-05-24) N/A
3 months (2022-03-24) N/A
6 months (2021-12-24) N/A
1 year (2021-06-28) 0.64%
2 years (2020-06-26) 97.49%
3 years (2019-06-28) 9.75%
5 years (2017-06-28) 916.5

Is Aggreko under- or over-valued?

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

Aggreko's EBITDA

Aggreko's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £406 million.

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

Aggreko financials

Revenue TTM £1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.01%
Gross profit TTM £778 million
Return on assets TTM 3.3%
Return on equity TTM -8.86%
Profit margin -8.13%
Book value 4.49p
Market capitalisation £2.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Aggreko share dividends

71%

Dividend payout ratio: 71.43% of net profits

Recently Aggreko has paid out, on average, around 71.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.73% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Aggreko shareholders could enjoy a 1.73% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Aggreko's case, that would currently equate to about 0.15p per share.

Aggreko's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Aggreko's shares ever split?

Aggreko's shares were split on a 79:83 basis on 27 May 2014. So if you had owned 83 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 79 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Aggreko shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 5.1% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Aggreko shares which in turn could have impacted Aggreko's share price.

Aggreko share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Aggreko's shares have ranged in value from as little as 861.5p up to 873p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AGK.LSE volatility(beta: 1.22)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Aggreko's is 1.2222. This would suggest that Aggreko's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Aggreko overview

Aggreko Plc supplies modular, mobile power, heating, cooling, and related services in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia Pacific, and Latin America. The company operates in three segments: Rental Solutions, Power Solutions Industrial, and Power Solutions Utility. It offers power generation products, including diesel generators, G3+ generators, and gas generators, as well as heavy fuel oil and hybrid power plants; cooling systems, such as cooling towers, chillers, heat exchangers, and air handlers and conditioners; and desiccant and refrigerated dehumidifiers to prevent metal corrosion, aid processes, preserve equipment on cold stacked offshore rigs, reduce mold and mildew growth during production processes, and dry out water-damaged buildings, as well as to reduce drying times for concrete, insulation, and fireproofing. The company also provides electric heaters, indirect fired heaters, and heat exchangers; and load banks that are used to test generators and turbines, uninterrupted power systems, electrical distribution panels and systems, data center power systems, combined heat and power systems, and simulation of heat loads. In addition, it offers battery storage solutions; and power to national utility customers. The company operates 182 sales and service centers. It serves the agriculture, construction, contracting, data centers, event power, facilities management, food and beverage, government, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, petrochemical and refining, pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, shipping, telecommunications, and utility power sectors.

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