How to buy Carrs Group (CARR) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Carrs Group shares.

Carr's Group plc (CARR) is a leading farm products business based in the UK. It opened the day at 143p after a previous close of 142p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 139p to a high of 143p. The latest price was 142.5p (25 minute delay). Carrs Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,153 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

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

How has coronavirus impacted Carrs Group's share price?

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

Its last market close was 156.5p, which is 7.03% up on its pre-crash value of 145.5p and 81.98% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 86p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Carrs Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £636.36 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 £1,016.23.

Carrs Group share price (LSE:CARR)

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Carrs Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-08.
Previous close142p
Change %0.3521%
Information last updated 2022-01-18.
52-week range120.9615p - 168.4713p
50-day moving average150.85p
200-day moving average151.2713p
Wall St. target price181.5p
PE ratio19.4444
Dividend yield5p (2.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM)8.1p
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Fees for buying 100x Carrs Group shares with popular platforms

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Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £0.00
£142.50 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.77
£144.27 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£150.50 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£154.45 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£150.49 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£142.50 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£152.00 total
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Is it a good time to buy Carrs Group stock?

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Is Carrs Group 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

Carrs 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 19x. In other words, Carrs Group shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71).


Carrs Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £18.1 million.

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


Revenue TTM £417.3 million
Operating margin TTM 3.12%
Gross profit TTM £52.1 million
Return on assets TTM 3.21%
Return on equity TTM 7.23%
Profit margin 1.85%
Book value 1.26p
Market capitalisation £147.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Carrs Group share dividends


Dividend yield: 2.5% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.5% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 59.88% of net profits

Carrs Group has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.50% of its share value annually.

Carrs Group has paid out, on average, around 59.88% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.5% 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 2.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Carrs Group's case, that would currently equate to about 5p per share.

Carrs 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 16 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Carrs Group's shares ever split?

Carrs Group's shares were split on a 10:1 basis on 14 January 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Carrs Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Carrs Group shares which in turn could have impacted Carrs Group's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Carrs Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 120.9615p up to 168.4713p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CARR.LSE volatility(beta: 1.28)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 Carrs Group's is 1.2796. This would suggest that Carrs Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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