How to buy AA shares | 33.9p

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AA plc (AA) is a leading personal services business based in the UK. It opened the day at 33p after a previous close of 33.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 33p to a high of 34.05p. The latest price was 33.9p (25 minute delay). AA is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 7,121 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in AA

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: AA in this case.
  5. Research AA shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your AA shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted AA's share price?

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

Its last market close was 26.2p, which is 45.55% down on its pre-crash value of 48.12p and 73.51% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 15.1p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of AA shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £339.41 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 £555.79.

AA share price

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AA shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Open33p
High34.05p
Low33p
Close33.9p
Previous close33.5p
Change 0.4p
Change % 1.194%
Volume 3,688,190
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range14.2905p - 62.01p
50-day moving average 32.4309p
200-day moving average 29.4859p
Wall St. target price119p
PE ratio 2.906
Dividend yield 0.02p (13.16%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 11.7p
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy AA stock?

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AA price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 33.9p

1 week (2021-01-14) -2.45%
1 month (2020-12-22) 2.42%
3 months (2020-10-22) 34.52%
6 months (2020-07-22) 46.12%
1 year (2020-01-22) -36.10%
2 years (2019-01-21) -54.87%
3 years (2018-01-19) -77.58%
5 years (2016-01-21) -87.43%

Is AA under- or over-valued?

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

AA's P/E ratio

AA's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, AA shares trade at around 3x recent earnings.

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

However, AA's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the personal services industry or those of similar companies.

AA's EBITDA

AA's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £270 million.

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

To put AA's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

AA financials

Revenue TTM £982 million
Operating margin TTM 26.07%
Gross profit TTM £602 million
Return on assets TTM 8.35%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 7.54%
Market capitalisation £212.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

AA share dividends

5%

Dividend payout ratio: 5.17% of net profits

Recently AA has paid out, on average, around 5.17% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 13.16% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AA shareholders could enjoy a 13.16% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AA's case, that would currently equate to about 0.02p per share.

While AA's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that AA is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 October 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

AA's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

AA share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AA's shares have ranged in value from as little as 14.2905p up to 62.01p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AA.LSE volatility(beta: 2.38)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 AA's is 2.3819. This would suggest that AA's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

To put AA's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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AA overview

AA plc provides roadside assistance, insurance, and driving services in the United Kingdom. It operates through two segments, Roadside and Insurance. The company offers breakdowns cover for cars, motorcycles, caravans, vans, and towing; car, motorbike, van, and caravan insurance; and loans, savings, mortgage, travel currency card, insurance, and credit card products. It also provides home, content, building, pet, and holiday home insurance products; and travel services. In addition, the company offers driving advisory services, such as child safety, fuel and environment, legal advisory, service and repair, safety, security, and driving cost and other services; car and MOT services; and financial services, such as personal loans, car loans, home improvement loans, debt consolidation loans, wedding loans, loan management, savings, credit cards, and online security services, as well as reinsurance services. It serves fleet and leasing companies. The company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Basingstoke, the United Kingdom.

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