How to buy Abcam (ABC) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Abcam shares.

Abcam plc (ABC) is a publicly traded biotechnology business based in the UK. In the week up to 18 September Abcam shares surged 11.21% to a closing position of 1429p. However, over the last 12 months, Abcam's share price has fallen by 7.21% from 1498p. Abcam is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,682 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Abcam

  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: ABC in this case.
  5. Research Abcam shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Abcam shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 50x Abcam shares with popular platforms

Share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £0.00
£695.00 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£703.00 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£695.00 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£706.95 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.85
£696.85 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£702.99 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£704.50 total
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Abcam share price (LSE:ABC)

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

Abcam price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 1390p

1 week (2022-09-23) 5.30%
1 month (2022-08-30) 8.00%
3 months (2022-06-30) 18.00%
6 months (2022-03-28) 1.16%
1 year (2021-09-29) -5.18%
2 years (2020-09-30) 13.56%
3 years (2019-09-30) 21.40%
5 years (2017-09-29) 36.27%

Is it a good time to buy Abcam stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

We do not make any representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information that is provided on this page.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is Abcam under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

Abcam's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 220x. In other words, Abcam shares trade at around 220x 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.


Abcam's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £77.3 million.

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

Abcam shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close1382p
Change %0.5789%
Information last updated 2022-09-25.
52-week range1013.565p - 1760p
50-day moving average1262.94p
200-day moving average1288.101p
Wall St. target price1542.86p
PE ratio220
Dividend yield0p (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)0.06p

Abcam share dividends


Forward annual dividend yield: 0.88% of stock value

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Abcam's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1013.565p up to 1760p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ABC.LSE volatility(beta: 0.63)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 Abcam's is 0.6303. This would suggest that Abcam's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Frequently asked questions

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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