How to buy Boston Scientific (BSX) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Boston Scientific shares.

Boston Scientific Corp (BSX) is a publicly traded medical devices business based in the US. It opened the day at $38.46 after a previous close of $38.14. During the day the price has varied from a low of $38.2239 to a high of $39.415. The latest price was $39.13 (25 minute delay). Boston Scientific is listed on the NYSE and employs 41,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Boston Scientific

  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: BSX in this case.
  5. Research Boston Scientific shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Boston Scientific 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 Boston Scientific 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.

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£728.86 total
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£738.17 total
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£732.49 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £19.20
£744.44 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.73
£725.96 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £3.26
£728.50 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £18.87
£744.10 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.63
£728.86 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £18.57
£743.80 total
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Boston Scientific share price (NYSE:BSX)

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

Boston Scientific price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $39.13

1 week (2022-09-22) -0.43%
1 month (2022-08-29) -3.12%
3 months (2022-06-29) 3.52%
6 months (2022-03-25) -10.05%
1 year (2021-09-29) -10.85%
2 years (2020-09-29) 3.63%
3 years (2019-09-27) -2.93%
5 years (2017-09-29) 34.14%

Is it a good time to buy Boston Scientific stock?

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Is Boston Scientific 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

Boston Scientific's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 68x. In other words, Boston Scientific shares trade at around 68x 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, Boston Scientific's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the medical devices industry or those of similar companies.

PEG ratio

Boston Scientific's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0142. 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 Boston Scientific'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 Boston Scientific's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

EBITDA

Boston Scientific's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $3.2 billion (£3 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Boston Scientific'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 Boston Scientific.

Total ESG risk score

Boston Scientific's total ESG risk: 29.23

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Boston Scientific's overall score of 29.23 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 57th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Environmental score

Boston Scientific's environmental score: 1.51/100

Social score

Boston Scientific's social score: 12.87/100

Governance score

Boston Scientific's governance score: 7.87/100

Controversy score

Boston Scientific's controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Boston Scientific scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Boston Scientific hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Boston Scientific Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.23
Total ESG percentile 56.94
Environmental score 1.51
Social score 12.87
Governance score 7.87
Level of controversy 3

Boston Scientific shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-28.
Open$38.46
High$39.415
Low$38.2239
Close$39.13
Previous close$38.14
Change$0.99
Change %2.5957%
Volume6,483,311
Information last updated 2022-09-26.
52-week range$34.98 - $47.5
50-day moving average$40.7346
200-day moving average$41.4643
Wall St. target price$48.49
PE ratio68.2456
Dividend yield$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$0.57

Boston Scientific share dividends

We're not expecting Boston Scientific 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, Boston Scientific's shares have ranged in value from as little as $34.98 up to $47.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BSX.US volatility(beta: 0.85)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 Boston Scientific's is 0.8466. This would suggest that Boston Scientific's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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

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