How to buy Airbnb (ABNB) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Airbnb shares.

Airbnb Inc
- $3.86 ( - 2.26%)

On Thursday 10 November, Airbnb had fluffed up the cushions, wiped down the surfaces and opened its doors to public investors, but the stock may be a bigger risk than traders realise. Before you buy stocks in Airbnb, consider how this company handled its staff and its balance sheet during the coronavirus pandemic. You can buy Airbnb shares on NASDAQ.

How to buy shares in Airbnb

  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: ABNB in this case.
  5. Research Airbnb shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Airbnb shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Airbnb share price (NASDAQ:ABNB)

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

Airbnb shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close$142.53
Change %4.9884%
Information last updated 2021-10-23.
52-week range$68 - $219.94
50-day moving average$168.445
200-day moving average$155.7624
Wall St. target price$177.97
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$-10.764
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Fees for buying 5x Airbnb shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and 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
Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £2.44
£545.11 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £2.71
£545.38 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £5.43
£548.10 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.98
£543.65 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £2.73
£545.40 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £17.39
£560.06 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £16.14
£558.81 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £16.30
£558.97 total
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Is it a good time to buy Airbnb stock?

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Revenue TTM $4.4 billion
Gross profit TTM $2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM -22.86%
Return on equity TTM -172.18%
Profit margin -110.97%
Book value $5.482
Market capitalisation $104.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Airbnb shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "ABNB.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 14.7 million Airbnb shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 0.3% up from 14.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Airbnb shares can be evaluated.

Short interest ratio (SIR)

Airbnb's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Airbnb shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Airbnb shares traded daily (recently around 6.0 million). Airbnb's SIR currently stands at 2.47. In other words for every 100,000 Airbnb shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2470 shares are currently held short.

However Airbnb's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Airbnb shares, or, against the total number of tradable Airbnb shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Airbnb's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Airbnb shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0437% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Airbnb shares, roughly 44 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Airbnb.

Find out more about how you can short Airbnb stock.

Airbnb share dividends

We're not expecting Airbnb to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. Typically it's companies that have been around for longer that pay dividends (Airbnb had its IPO on 10 December 2020). However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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