How to buy Airbnb (ABNB) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Airbnb shares.

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.

Airbnb Inc (ABNB) is a publicly traded travel services business based in the US. On 22 September Airbnb shares plunged 12.82% to a closing position of $101.75. Over the last 12 months, Airbnb's share price has fallen by an alarming 42.15% from $175.88. Airbnb is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 6,132 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

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
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £2.34
£470.95 total
Capital at risk
IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £11.60
£480.21 total
Capital at risk
Fineco logo £0 No minimum £4.69
£473.30 total
Capital at risk
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £16.64
£485.25 total
Capital at risk
Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.47
£469.08 total
Capital at risk
Freetrade logo £0 £1 £2.11
£470.72 total
Capital at risk
interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £15.02
£483.63 total
Capital at risk
Stake logo £0 £50 £2.34
£470.95 total
Capital at risk
Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £15.36
£483.97 total
Capital at risk

Full comparison of share dealing platforms

Airbnb share price (NASDAQ:ABNB)

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

Airbnb price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $101.75

1 week (2022-09-15) -18.63%
1 month (2022-08-25) -13.06%
3 months (2022-06-24) -1.70%
6 months (2022-03-24) -40.44%
1 year (2021-09-24) -42.15%

Is it a good time to buy Airbnb 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.

Promoted
eToro Free Stocks

Invest in Airbnb shares with 0% commission

  • Start investing from as little as $10
  • Pay no stamp duty on UK shares
  • Join 25 million users who trust their investments with eToro
Other fees apply. Capital at risk

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 Airbnb 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

Airbnb's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 57x. In other words, Airbnb shares trade at around 57x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

EBITDA

Airbnb's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.4 billion (£1.2 billion).

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

Airbnb shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-23.
Open$102.2
High$103.18
Low$99.72
Close$101.75
Previous close$103.72
Change$-1.97
Change %-1.8993%
Volume6,196,320
Information last updated 2022-09-18.
52-week range$86.71 - $212.584
50-day moving average$112.1444
200-day moving average$138.7219
Wall St. target price$142.45
PE ratio57.3672
Dividend yield$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$2.07

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 9 December 2020). However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Frequently asked questions

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder.com provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on finder.com are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site