How to buy BlackBerry (BB) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in BlackBerry shares.

BlackBerry Limited
- $0.38 ( - 3.36%)

Over the past few days, BlackBerry (BB) stocks have seen extreme volatility. Prices climbed from a close of US$7.44 on January 13, to a close of US$25.10 on January 27. They then dropped back down to US$14.65 on January 28. The major fluctuations are all down to the buying power of small investors, who organised themselves on Reddit forum, wallstreetbets.

The users saw hedge funds had shorted GameStop (GME) and decided to take action, buying shares en masse and driving prices up.The tactic was hugely successful and the forum soon started applying this to other shorted companies, including BlackBerry (BB). While the shares initially climbed, trading platforms took notice of the unprecedented activity and quickly restricted trading. Prices plummeted again.

How to buy shares in BlackBerry

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

How has coronavirus impacted BlackBerry's share price?

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

Its last market close was $10.92, which is 44.96% up on its pre-crash value of $6.01 and 304.44% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $2.7.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of BlackBerry shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $553.94 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 $1,758.45.

BlackBerry share price (NYSE:BB)

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

BlackBerry shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-08-27.
Previous close$10.81
Change %4.5328%
Information last updated 2021-10-23.
52-week range$4.44 - $28.77
50-day moving average$10.1234
200-day moving average$10.4579
Wall St. target price$8.29
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$-1.151
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Fees for buying 100x BlackBerry 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
Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £3.70
£825.32 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £4.11
£825.73 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £8.22
£829.84 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.54
£823.16 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £4.40
£826.02 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £20.46
£842.08 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £20.61
£842.23 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £20.06
£841.68 total
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Is it a good time to buy BlackBerry 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.

Is BlackBerry 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.


BlackBerry's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $88 million (£64 million).

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


Revenue TTM $777 million
Gross profit TTM $643 million
Return on assets TTM -4.33%
Return on equity TTM -40.29%
Profit margin -83.78%
Book value $2.325
Market capitalisation $6.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell BlackBerry shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "BB.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 40.2 million BlackBerry shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 9.1% up from 36.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting BlackBerry shares can be evaluated.

Short interest ratio (SIR)

BlackBerry's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BlackBerry shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BlackBerry shares traded daily (recently around 10.1 million). BlackBerry's SIR currently stands at 3.99. In other words for every 100,000 BlackBerry shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3990 shares are currently held short.

However BlackBerry's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BlackBerry shares, or, against the total number of tradable BlackBerry shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BlackBerry's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BlackBerry shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0804% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BlackBerry shares, roughly 80 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against BlackBerry.

Find out more about how you can short BlackBerry stock.

BlackBerry share dividends

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

Have BlackBerry's shares ever split?

BlackBerry's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 20 August 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your BlackBerry shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for BlackBerry shares which in turn could have impacted BlackBerry's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BlackBerry's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.44 up to $28.77. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BB.US volatility(beta: 1.05)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 BlackBerry's is 1.0539. This would suggest that BlackBerry'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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