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How to buy A.G. Barr (BAG) shares

Learn how to easily invest in A.G. Barr shares.

A.G.Barr PLC (BAG) is a leading beverages-non-alcoholic business based in the UK. It opened the day at 529.28p after a previous close of 529p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 525p to a high of 531p. The latest price was 530p (25 minute delay). A.G. Barr is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 895 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in A.G. Barr

  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 – BAG – 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 A.G. Barr's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, A.G. Barr's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 529p, which is 12.42% down on its pre-crash value of 604p and 31.92% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as 401p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of A.G. Barr stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth £714.79 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 £887.61.

A.G. Barr shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-08-18.
Previous close529.00p
Change 1.00p
Change % 0.189%
Volume 79,799
Information last updated 2022-08-12.
52-week range454.36p - 585.33p
50-day moving average 534.38p
200-day moving average 523.52p
Wall St. target price612.43p
PE ratio 21.4
Dividend yield 0.12p (2.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 0.25p

A.G. Barr stock price (London Stock Exchange (LSE):BAG)

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

A.G. Barr price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of 530p from 2022-08-17

1 week (2022-08-12) -0.93%
1 month (2022-07-19) -3.99%
3 months (2022-05-18) -2.57%
6 months (2022-02-18) 4.95%
1 year (2021-08-19) -6.53%
2 years (2020-08-19) 26.79%
3 years (2019-08-19) -14.38%
5 years (2017-08-18) 635.5

Is A.G. Barr under- or over-valued?

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

A.G. Barr's P/E ratio

A.G. Barr'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, A.G. Barr shares trade at around 21x 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.

A.G. Barr's EBITDA

A.G. Barr's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £50.6 million.

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

A.G. Barr financials

Revenue TTM £268.6 million
Operating margin TTM 15.67%
Gross profit TTM £118.6 million
Return on assets TTM 8.24%
Return on equity TTM 11.66%
Profit margin 10.39%
Book value 2.20p
Market capitalisation £603.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

A.G. Barr share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 88% of net profits

Recently A.G. Barr has paid out, on average, around 88% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.23% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), A.G. Barr shareholders could enjoy a 2.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In A.G. Barr's case, that would currently equate to about 0.12p per share.

A.G. Barr'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 12 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have A.G. Barr's shares ever split?

A.G. Barr's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 28 May 2012. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your A.G. Barr shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for A.G. Barr shares which in turn could have impacted A.G. Barr's share price.

A.G. Barr share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, A.G. Barr's shares have ranged in value from as little as 454.3574p up to 585.3302p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while A.G. Barr's is 0.1599. This would suggest that A.G. Barr's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

A.G. Barr overview

A. G. BARR p. l. c. , together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, distributes, and sells soft drinks and cocktail solutions in the United Kingdom and internationally. It provides carbonated and flavored soft drinks, fruit cocktails, fruit juices, spring and sparkling water, fruit puree, energy drinks, iced tea, and other non-alcoholic beverages.

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