How to buy Autodesk (ADSK) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Autodesk shares.

Autodesk Inc (ADSK) is a publicly traded software-application business based in the US. In the week up to 19 September Autodesk shares plunged 8.49% to a closing position of $196.89. Over the last 12 months, Autodesk's share price has fallen by 37.37% from $294.67. Autodesk is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 12,600 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Autodesk

  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: ADSK in this case.
  5. Research Autodesk shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Autodesk 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 Autodesk 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 £4.25
£854.24 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £13.51
£863.50 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £8.50
£858.49 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £20.45
£870.44 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.85
£850.84 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £3.82
£853.82 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £20.74
£870.73 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £4.25
£854.24 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £20.12
£870.12 total
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Autodesk share price (NASDAQ:ADSK)

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

Autodesk price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $184.56

1 week (2022-09-15) -8.32%
1 month (2022-08-25) -16.17%
3 months (2022-06-24) -4.11%
6 months (2022-03-23) -10.99%
1 year (2021-09-23) -36.83%
2 years (2020-09-25) -18.98%
3 years (2019-09-25) 25.18%
5 years (2017-09-22) 65.11%

Is it a good time to buy Autodesk 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.

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Is Autodesk 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

Autodesk's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 79x. In other words, Autodesk shares trade at around 79x 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.

However, Autodesk's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the software-application industry or those of similar companies.

PEG ratio

Autodesk's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.219. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Autodesk's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider Autodesk's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.


Autodesk's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $990.1 million (£912 million).

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

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 Autodesk.

Total ESG risk score

Autodesk's total ESG risk: 20.93

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Autodesk's overall score of 20.93 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 20th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Autodesk 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.).

To gain some more context, you can compare Autodesk's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Environmental score

Autodesk's environmental score: 0.28/100

Autodesk's environmental score of 0.28 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Autodesk is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Autodesk's social score: 12.27/100

Autodesk's social score of 12.27 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Autodesk is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Autodesk's governance score: 4.87/100

Autodesk's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Autodesk 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

Autodesk Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.93
Total ESG percentile 19.58
Environmental score 0.28
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 12.27
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 4.87
Governance score percentile 3

Autodesk shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-23.
Previous close$187.15
Change %-1.3839%
Information last updated 2022-09-18.
52-week range$163.2 - $335.48
50-day moving average$206.5534
200-day moving average$216.2284
Wall St. target price$256.8
PE ratio79.2561
Dividend yield$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$2.46

Autodesk share dividends

We're not expecting Autodesk to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Autodesk's shares have ranged in value from as little as $163.2 up to $335.48. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ADSK.US volatility(beta: 1.53)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Autodesk's is 1.527. This would suggest that Autodesk's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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

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