How to buy CareTech Holdings (CTH) shares

Learn how to easily invest in CareTech Holdings shares.

Caretech Holdings PLC (CTH) is a publicly traded medical care facilities business based in the UK. It opened the day at 633p after a previous close of 629p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 619.5554p to a high of 633.85p. The latest price was 622p (25 minute delay). CareTech Holdings is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 11,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in CareTech Holdings

  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: CTH in this case.
  5. Research CareTech Holdings shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your CareTech Holdings 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 100x CareTech Holdings 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
£622.00 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£630.00 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£622.00 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£633.95 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.84
£623.84 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£629.99 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£631.50 total
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CareTech Holdings share price (LSE:CTH)

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

CareTech Holdings price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 622p

1 week (2022-09-27) -17.07%
1 month (2022-09-05) -16.62%
3 months (2022-07-05) -16.06%
6 months (2022-04-05) -15.95%
1 year (2021-10-04) -1.11%
2 years (2020-10-05) 45.33%
3 years (2019-10-04) 74.23%
5 years (2017-10-05) 48.32%

Is it a good time to buy CareTech Holdings stock?

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Is CareTech Holdings 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

CareTech Holdings's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 107x. In other words, CareTech Holdings shares trade at around 107x 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.


CareTech Holdings's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £100 million.

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

CareTech Holdings shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close629p
Change %-1.1129%
Information last updated 2022-10-03.
52-week range521.5802p - 773p
50-day moving average746p
200-day moving average678.78p
Wall St. target price741.67p
PE ratio107.1429
Dividend yield9.5p (1.27%)
Earnings per share (TTM)0.07p

CareTech Holdings share dividends


Dividend yield: 1.27% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 1.89% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 2.35% of net profits

CareTech Holdings has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.27% of its share value annually.

CareTech Holdings has paid out, on average, around 2.35% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.89% 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 1.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CareTech Holdings's case, that would currently equate to about 9.5p per share.

While CareTech Holdings's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 March 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CareTech Holdings's shares have ranged in value from as little as 521.5802p up to 773p. 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 CareTech Holdings's is 0.3112. This would suggest that CareTech Holdings'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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