How to buy Burford Capital (BUR) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Burford Capital shares.

Burford Capital Limited (BUR) is a publicly traded asset management business based in the UK. It opened the day at 782p after a previous close of 782p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 777.7813p to a high of 812p. The latest price was 807.5p (25 minute delay). Burford Capital is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 140 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Burford Capital

  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: BUR in this case.
  5. Research Burford Capital shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Burford Capital 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 50x Burford Capital shares with popular platforms

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
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £0.00
£403.75 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£411.75 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £0.00
£403.75 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£403.75 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£415.70 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.81
£405.56 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£411.74 total
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iWeb logo £0 £1 £0.00
£403.75 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£413.25 total
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Burford Capital share price (LSE:BUR)

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

Burford Capital price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 807.5p

1 week (2022-11-28) 7.67%
1 month (2022-11-04) 9.79%
3 months (2022-09-07) 7.67%
6 months (2022-06-08) 8.75%
1 year (2021-12-08) 4.87%
2 years (2020-12-08) 14.78%
3 years (2019-12-06) -0.12%
5 years (2017-12-08) -34.77%

Is it a good time to buy Burford Capital stock?

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is Burford Capital 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

Burford Capital's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 344x. In other words, Burford Capital shares trade at around 344x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

EBITDA

Burford Capital's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £71.2 million.

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

Burford Capital shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-16.
Open782p
High812p
Low777.7813p
Close807.5p
Previous close782p
Change25.5p
Change %3.2609%
Volume141,110
Information last updated 2022-12-07.
52-week range579.2293p - 935.1221p
50-day moving average711.28p
200-day moving average737.5p
Wall St. target price11.96p
PE ratio343.75
Dividend yield12.5p (1.52%)
Earnings per share (TTM)0.02p

Burford Capital share dividends

1.5%

Dividend yield: 1.52% of stock value

1.5%

Forward annual dividend yield: 1.52% of stock value

Burford Capital has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.52% of its share value annually.

Burford Capital has paid out, on average, around 467.32% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.52% 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 1.52% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Burford Capital's case, that would currently equate to about 12.5p per share.

Burford Capital'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 2 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Burford Capital's shares have ranged in value from as little as 579.2293p up to 935.1221p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BUR.LSE volatility(beta: 1)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 Burford Capital's is 0.9969. This would suggest that Burford Capital's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Frequently asked questions

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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