How to buy Bank of Montreal (BMO) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Bank of Montreal shares.

Bank of Montreal (BMO) is a publicly traded banks-diversified business based in Canada. It opened the day at $99.3 after a previous close of $99.35. During the day the price has varied from a low of $98.5379 to a high of $99.37. The latest price was $98.82 (25 minute delay). Bank of Montreal is listed on the NYSE and employs 43,863 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Bank of Montreal

  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: BMO in this case.
  5. Research Bank of Montreal shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Bank of Montreal 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 10x Bank of Montreal 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 £4.08
£820.24 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £12.38
£828.54 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £3.67
£819.83 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £8.16
£824.32 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £20.11
£836.27 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.82
£816.97 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £20.23
£836.39 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £4.08
£820.24 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £19.70
£835.86 total
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Bank of Montreal share price (NYSE:BMO)

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

Bank of Montreal price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $98.82

1 week (2022-07-29) -1.89%
1 month (2022-07-06) 3.56%
3 months (2022-05-09) -3.00%
6 months (2022-02-09) -16.96%
1 year (2021-08-09) -1.75%
2 years (2020-08-07) 75.77%
3 years (2019-08-09) 36.76%
5 years (2017-08-09) 33.36%

Is it a good time to buy Bank of Montreal stock?

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Is Bank of Montreal 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

Bank of Montreal's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Bank of Montreal shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.

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

PEG ratio

Bank of Montreal's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

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

Total ESG risk score

Bank of Montreal's total ESG risk: 18.57

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Bank of Montreal's overall score of 18.57 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 26th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Bank of Montreal 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

Bank of Montreal's environmental score: 0.55/100

Social score

Bank of Montreal's social score: 8.36/100

Governance score

Bank of Montreal's governance score: 6.25/100

Controversy score

Bank of Montreal's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Bank of Montreal scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Bank of Montreal has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Bank of Montreal was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 18.57
Total ESG percentile 26.44
Environmental score 0.55
Social score 8.36
Governance score 6.25
Level of controversy 2

Bank of Montreal shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-08-09.
Open$99.3
High$99.37
Low$98.5379
Close$98.82
Previous close$99.35
Change$-0.53
Change %-0.5335%
Volume104,812
Information last updated 2022-08-06.
52-week range$89.4674 - $120.2942
50-day moving average$99.582
200-day moving average$108.7018
Wall St. target price$119.72
PE ratio6.9993
Dividend yield$4.78 (4.37%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$14.14

Bank of Montreal share dividends

4.4%

Dividend yield: 4.37% of stock value

4.4%

Forward annual dividend yield: 4.37% of stock value

29.1%

Dividend payout ratio: 29.08% of net profits

Bank of Montreal has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 4.37% of its share value annually.

Bank of Montreal has paid out, on average, around 29.08% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.37% 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 4.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bank of Montreal's case, that would currently equate to about $4.78 per share.

While Bank of Montreal's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Bank of Montreal's most recent dividend payout was on 25 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 July 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Bank of Montreal's shares have ranged in value from as little as $89.4674 up to $120.2942. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BMO.US volatility(beta: 1.15)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Bank of Montreal's is 1.1537. This would suggest that Bank of Montreal's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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