How to buy BT Group shares | 05 March price 141.45p

How to buy BT Group shares | 141.45p

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BT Group plc (BT.A) is a leading telecom services business based in the UK. It opened the day at 133.65p after a previous close of 134.8p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 133.05p to a high of 144.5p. The latest price was 141.45p (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.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

BT Group share price

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BT Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-05.
Open133.65p
High144.5p
Low133.05p
Close141.45p
Previous close134.8p
Change 6.65p
Change % 4.9332%
Volume 42,702,527
Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week range95.4p - 148p
50-day moving average 130.5829p
200-day moving average 119.3226p
Wall St. target price284.59p
PE ratio 7.3017
Dividend yield 0p (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 17.4p
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Fees for buying 100x BT Group shares with popular platforms

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£144.40 total
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£141.45 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.77
£143.22 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£153.40 total
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£149.44 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £0 £20 £12.50
£153.95 total
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Is it a good time to buy BT Group stock?

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BT Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 141.45p

1 week (2021-02-26) 14.49%
1 month (2021-02-05) 13.61%
3 months (2020-12-04) 4.86%
6 months (2020-09-04) 39.15%
1 year (2020-03-05) 5.40%
2 years (2019-03-05) -34.73%
3 years (2018-03-05) -40.67%
5 years (2016-03-04) -69.90%

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 7x. In other words, BT 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, 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 2.2658. 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 £6.3 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 £21.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.93%
Gross profit TTM £9 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.95%
Return on equity TTM 13.62%
Profit margin 6.83%
Book value 1.505p
Market capitalisation £12.6 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: 22.54

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and BT Group's overall score of 22.54 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 23rd 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: 8.58/100

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: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 22.54
Total ESG percentile 22.94
Environmental score 6.22
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 12.25
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 8.58
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 3

BT Group share dividends

30%

Dividend payout ratio: 30.39% of net profits

Recently BT Group has paid out, on average, around 30.39% 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 0p per share.

While BT Group's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that BT Group 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 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 95.4p up to 148p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BT-A.LSE volatility(beta: 0.87)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 0.8729. 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.

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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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