How to buy BHP Group (BHP) shares

Learn how to easily invest in BHP Group shares.

BHP Group Limited
LSE: BHP - GBX
p2,222.00
- p48.50 ( - 2.14%)
OTHER INDUSTRIAL METALS & MINING

BHP Billiton is a mining, petroleum and natural gas company, headquartered in Melbourne Australia. BHP is the world’s largest mining company with a history dating back to the 19th century.

BHP Group Limited (BHP) is a publicly traded other industrial metals and mining business based in the UK. It opened the day at 2249p after a previous close of 2270.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 2195.5p to a high of 2263.5p. The latest price was 2222p (25 minute delay). BHP Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 45,295 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in BHP Group

  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: BHP in this case.
  5. Research BHP Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your BHP Group 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 20x BHP Group shares with popular platforms

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 £0.00
£444.40 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£452.40 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£444.40 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£456.35 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.81
£446.21 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £0.00
£444.40 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£452.39 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£453.90 total
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BHP Group share price (LSE:BHP)

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BHP Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 2222p

1 week (2022-09-15) -1.35%
1 month (2022-08-25) -11.12%
3 months (2022-06-24) -2.35%
6 months (2022-03-25) -21.75%
1 year (2021-09-24) 18.96%
2 years (2020-09-25) 30.49%
3 years (2019-09-25) 28.22%
5 years (2017-09-25) 87.77%

Is it a good time to buy BHP Group stock?

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Is BHP Group 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

BHP Group'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, BHP Group shares trade at around 7x 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.

However, BHP Group's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the other industrial metals & mining industry or those of similar companies.

EBITDA

BHP Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £37.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a BHP Group'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 BHP Group.

Total ESG risk score

BHP Group's total ESG risk: 33.22

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and BHP Group's overall score of 33.22 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 62nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like BHP Group 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 BHP Group's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Environmental score

BHP Group's environmental score: 17.56/100

BHP Group's environmental score of 17.56 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BHP Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

BHP Group's social score: 7.88/100

BHP Group's social score of 7.88 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BHP Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

BHP Group's governance score: 3.78/100

BHP Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that BHP Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

BHP Group's controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, BHP Group scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that BHP Group has a damaged public profile.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

BHP Group Limited was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 33.22
Total ESG percentile 61.88
Environmental score 17.56
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 7.88
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 3.78
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 4

BHP Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-23.
Open2249p
High2263.5p
Low2195.5p
Close2222p
Previous close2270.5p
Change-48.5p
Change %-2.1361%
Volume2,547,132
Information last updated 2022-09-18.
52-week range1400.2375p - 2534.4644p
50-day moving average2248.54p
200-day moving average2436.7927p
Wall St. target price29.79p
PE ratio6.5219
Dividend yield325p (11.79%)
Earnings per share (TTM)3.43p

BHP Group share dividends

11.8%

Dividend yield: 11.79% of stock value

11.8%

Forward annual dividend yield: 11.79% of stock value

87.4%

Dividend payout ratio: 87.4% of net profits

BHP Group has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 11.79% of its share value annually.

BHP Group has paid out, on average, around 87.4% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 11.79% 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 11.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BHP Group's case, that would currently equate to about 325p per share.

BHP Group's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

BHP Group's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BHP Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1400.2375p up to 2534.4644p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BHP.LSE volatility(beta: 0.73)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 BHP Group's is 0.7338. This would suggest that BHP Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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

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