How to buy CarGurus (CARG) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in CarGurus shares.

CarGurus
NASDAQ: CARG - USD
$30.71
- $0.46 ( - 1.48%)
INTERNET CONTENT & INFORMATION

CarGurus Inc (CARG) is a leading internet content and information business based in the US. It opened the day at $25.42 after a previous close of $25.22. During the day the price has varied from a low of $25.42 to a high of $26.02. The latest price was $25.81 (25 minute delay). CarGurus is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 827 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in CarGurus

  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: CARG in this case.
  5. Research CarGurus shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your CarGurus shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted CarGurus's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, CarGurus's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $31.17, which is 11.45% up on its pre-crash value of $27.6 and 118.74% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $14.25.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of CarGurus shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $450.79 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 $870.58.

CarGurus share price (NASDAQ:CARG)

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

CarGurus shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open$25.42
High$26.02
Low$25.42
Close$25.81
Previous close$25.22
Change$0.59
Change %2.3394%
Volume527,906
Information last updated 2022-01-18.
52-week range$22.63 - $39.77
50-day moving average$35.3052
200-day moving average$30.2766
Wall St. target price$45
PE ratio36.1312
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$0.884
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Fees for buying 50x CarGurus 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.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £4.74
£952.61 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £2.37
£950.24 total
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£952.61 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £12.12
£959.99 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £21.43
£969.30 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £22.21
£970.08 total
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£957.35 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £21.35
£969.22 total
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Is it a good time to buy CarGurus 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.

Is CarGurus 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

CarGurus's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, CarGurus shares trade at around 36x 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, CarGurus's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the internet content & information industry or those of similar companies.

PEG ratio

CarGurus's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.55. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

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

EBITDA

CarGurus's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $176.1 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a CarGurus'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.

Financials

Revenue TTM $763.6 million
Operating margin TTM 19.08%
Gross profit TTM $509.7 million
Return on assets TTM 14.22%
Return on equity TTM 20.64%
Profit margin 13.72%
Book value $5.016
Market capitalisation $3.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

CarGurus share dividends

We're not expecting CarGurus to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. Typically it's companies that have been around for longer that pay dividends (CarGurus had its IPO on 11 October 2017). However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CarGurus's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.63 up to $39.77. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CARG.US volatility(beta: 1.74)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while CarGurus's is 1.7378. This would suggest that CarGurus's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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

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