How to buy Artemis Alpha Trust (ATS) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Artemis Alpha Trust shares.

Artemis Alpha Trust plc (ATS) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. It opened the day at 444.9p after a previous close of 445p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 441.5p to a high of 449p. The latest price was 445p (25 minute delay). Artemis Alpha Trust is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Artemis Alpha Trust

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

How has coronavirus impacted Artemis Alpha Trust's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Artemis Alpha Trust's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 421p, which is 19.83% up on its pre-crash value of 337.5p and 105.37% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 205p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Artemis Alpha Trust shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £638.30 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 £1,279.63.

Artemis Alpha Trust share price (LSE:ATS)

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Artemis Alpha Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close445p
Change %0%
Information last updated 2022-01-18.
52-week range349.9741p - 477.9646p
50-day moving average410.72p
200-day moving average430.8648p
PE ratio4.3214
Dividend yield5.3p (1.26%)
Earnings per share (TTM)170.5p
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Fees for buying 100x Artemis Alpha Trust shares with popular platforms

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Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £0.00
£445.00 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.81
£446.81 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£453.00 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£456.95 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£452.99 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£445.00 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£454.50 total
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Is it a good time to buy Artemis Alpha Trust stock?

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Is Artemis Alpha Trust 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

Artemis Alpha Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Artemis Alpha Trust shares trade at around 4x 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.


Revenue TTM £67.9 million
Operating margin TTM 97.93%
Gross profit TTM £67.9 million
Return on assets TTM 26.45%
Return on equity TTM 43.95%
Profit margin 98.46%
Book value 4.762p
Market capitalisation £148.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Artemis Alpha Trust.

Total ESG risk score

Artemis Alpha Trust's total ESG risk: 20.49

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Artemis Alpha Trust's overall score of 20.49 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Artemis Alpha Trust is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Environmental score

Artemis Alpha Trust's environmental score: 3.93/100

Artemis Alpha Trust's environmental score of 3.93 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Artemis Alpha Trust is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Artemis Alpha Trust's social score: 8.77/100

Artemis Alpha Trust's social score of 8.77 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Artemis Alpha Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Artemis Alpha Trust's governance score: 5.57/100

Artemis Alpha Trust's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Artemis Alpha Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Artemis Alpha Trust plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.49
Total ESG percentile 2
Environmental score 3.93
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 8.77
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 5.57
Governance score percentile 2

Artemis Alpha Trust share dividends


Dividend yield: 1.26% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 1.34% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 5.55% of net profits

Artemis Alpha Trust has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.26% of its share value annually.

Artemis Alpha Trust has paid out, on average, around 5.55% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.34% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 1.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Artemis Alpha Trust's case, that would currently equate to about 5.3p per share.

While Artemis Alpha Trust's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Artemis Alpha Trust's shares ever split?

Artemis Alpha Trust's shares were split on a 1105:1103 basis on 17 November 2003. So if you had owned 1103 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1105 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Artemis Alpha Trust shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 0.2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Artemis Alpha Trust shares which in turn could have impacted Artemis Alpha Trust's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Artemis Alpha Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as 349.9741p up to 477.9646p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ATS.LSE volatility(beta: 1.42)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 Artemis Alpha Trust's is 1.4173. This would suggest that Artemis Alpha Trust's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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