How to buy Bloomsbury Publishing (BMY) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Bloomsbury Publishing shares.

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (BMY) is a leading publishing business based in the UK. It opened the day at 337p after a previous close of 337p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 332p to a high of 343p. The latest price was 338p (25 minute delay). Bloomsbury Publishing is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 738 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Bloomsbury Publishing

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

How has coronavirus impacted Bloomsbury Publishing's share price?

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

Its last market close was 348p, which is 24.28% up on its pre-crash value of 263.5p (accounting for the 30 July 2020 split) and 117.72% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 159.84p (accounting for the 30 July 2020 split).

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Bloomsbury Publishing shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £775.86 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 £1,238.71.

Bloomsbury Publishing share price (LSE:BMY)

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Bloomsbury Publishing shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close337p
Change %0.2967%
Information last updated 2022-01-18.
52-week range254.9409p - 404.9061p
50-day moving average358.32p
200-day moving average343.485p
Wall St. target price393.33p
PE ratio14.5439
Dividend yield9p (2.61%)
Earnings per share (TTM)24.1p
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Fees for buying 100x Bloomsbury Publishing 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
£338.00 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.80
£339.80 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£346.00 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£349.95 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£345.99 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£338.00 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£347.50 total
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Is it a good time to buy Bloomsbury Publishing stock?

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Is Bloomsbury Publishing 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

Bloomsbury Publishing's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Bloomsbury Publishing shares trade at around 15x 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.


Bloomsbury Publishing's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £29.7 million.

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


Revenue TTM £207.5 million
Operating margin TTM 13.16%
Gross profit TTM £99.6 million
Return on assets TTM 6.67%
Return on equity TTM 12.45%
Profit margin 9.62%
Book value 1.989p
Market capitalisation £286 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Bloomsbury Publishing share dividends


Dividend yield: 2.61% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.61% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 36.54% of net profits

Bloomsbury Publishing has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.61% of its share value annually.

Bloomsbury Publishing has paid out, on average, around 36.54% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.61% 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 2.61% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bloomsbury Publishing's case, that would currently equate to about 9p per share.

While Bloomsbury Publishing'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.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Bloomsbury Publishing's shares ever split?

Bloomsbury Publishing's shares were split on a 32:31 basis on 30 July 2020. So if you had owned 31 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 32 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Bloomsbury Publishing shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 3.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Bloomsbury Publishing shares which in turn could have impacted Bloomsbury Publishing's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Bloomsbury Publishing's shares have ranged in value from as little as 254.9409p up to 404.9061p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Bloomsbury Publishing's is 0.3791. This would suggest that Bloomsbury Publishing's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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