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BT Group plc (BT.A) is a leading telecom services business based in the UK. It opened the day at 104.5p after a previous close of 105.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 103.0912p to a high of 105.156p. The latest price was 103.45p (25 minute delay). BT Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 105,300 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in BT 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: BT.A in this case.
  5. Research BT Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your BT Group shares. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted BT Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, BT Group's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 107.3p, which is 31.34% down on its pre-crash value of 156.28p and 4.28% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 102.9p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of BT Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £721.07 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 £656.91.

BT Group share price

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

BT Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-08-20.
Open104.5p
High105.156p
Low103.0912p
Close103.45p
Previous close105.5p
Change -2.05p
Change % -1.943%
Volume 8,722,684
Information last updated 2020-09-16.
52-week range94.68p - 212.25p
50-day moving average 106.0056p
200-day moving average 114.515p
Wall St. target price284.59p
PE ratio 6.3534
Dividend yield 0.15p (13.48%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 17.1p
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Your first 50 trades are free with Fineco, until 30/09/2020. T&Cs apply. Capital at risk.
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0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
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Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
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Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy BT Group 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.

BT Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 103.45p

3 months (2020-06-19) -12.74%
6 months (2020-03-20) -17.95%

Is BT Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing BT Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of BT Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

BT Group's P/E ratio

BT 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 6x. In other words, BT Group shares trade at around 6x 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, BT Group's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the telecom services industry or those of similar companies.

BT Group's PEG ratio

BT Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9073. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into BT Group'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 BT Group's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

BT Group's EBITDA

BT Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £6.5 billion.

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

To put BT Group's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

BT Group financials

Revenue TTM £22.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.46%
Gross profit TTM £9 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.48%
Return on equity TTM 13.45%
Profit margin 7.45%
Book value 1.505p
Market capitalisation £11 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

BT Group's 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 BT Group.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

BT Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 24.2

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and BT Group's overall score of 24.2 (as at 08/01/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 25th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

BT Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.22/100

BT Group's environmental score of 6.22 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BT Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

BT Group's social score

Social score: 12.25/100

BT Group's social score of 12.25 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BT Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

BT Group's governance score

Governance score: 11.24/100

BT Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that BT Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

BT Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, BT Group scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that BT Group 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

BT Group plc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 24.2
Total ESG percentile 24.56
Environmental score 6.22
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 12.25
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 11.24
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 3

BT Group share dividends

89%

Dividend payout ratio: 88.51% of net profits

Recently BT Group has paid out, on average, around 88.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 13.48% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BT Group shareholders could enjoy a 13.48% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BT Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.15p per share.

BT 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 24 December 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

BT Group's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

BT Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BT Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 94.68p up to 212.25p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BT-A.LSE volatility(beta: 0.7)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 BT Group's is 0.7048. This would suggest that BT Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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

BT Group overview

BT Group plc provides communications products and services in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It operates through Consumer, Enterprise, Global, and Openreach segments. The Consumer segment offers mobile, broadband, home phone, and TV services under the BT, EE and Plusnet brands. The Enterprise segment sells communications and IT services to businesses and public sector organizations; and provides network products and services to communications providers. Its services include fixed voice, mobile, fixed connectivity, and IT services. The Global segment offers connectivity, communications, and IT services to multinational corporations. Its services include voice and data network, managed, security and network, and IT infrastructure services The Openreach segment builds and sells access to the network that connects the homes and businesses. It provides wholesale ?last mile' fixed access from homes and businesses to exchanges; and installs and maintains fiber and copper communications networks. The company was formerly known as Newgate Telecommunications Limited and changed its name to BT Group plc in September 2001. BT Group plc was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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