How to buy Charles Schwab (SCHW) shares in the UK

The Charles Schwab Corporation is a multinational financial services company that offers a range of securities, banking, commercial banking, and financial advisory services. In October 2020, The Charles Schwab Corporation bought TD Ameritrade.

Charles Schwab Corp (SCHW) is a publicly traded capital markets business based in the US. It opened the day at $83.52 after a previous close of $83.89. During the day the price has varied from a low of $81.62 to a high of $84.19. The latest price was $82.95 (25 minute delay). Charles Schwab is listed on the NYSE and employs 34,200 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Charles Schwab

  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: SCHW in this case.
  5. Research Charles Schwab shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Charles Schwab 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 10x Charles Schwab 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 £3.43
£688.76 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £3.08
£688.42 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £11.73
£697.06 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £18.80
£704.14 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.69
£686.02 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £18.27
£703.60 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.43
£688.76 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £18.07
£703.40 total
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Charles Schwab share price (NYSE:SCHW)

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

Is it a good time to buy Charles Schwab stock?

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Is Charles Schwab 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

Charles Schwab's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Charles Schwab shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

PEG ratio

Charles Schwab's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7591. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued 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 Charles Schwab's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

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 Charles Schwab.

Total ESG risk score

Charles Schwab's total ESG risk: 20.29

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Charles Schwab's overall score of 20.29 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 35th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Charles Schwab 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.).

Environmental score

Charles Schwab's environmental score: 1.61/100

Social score

Charles Schwab's social score: 8.8/100

Governance score

Charles Schwab's governance score: 8.38/100

Controversy score

Charles Schwab's controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Charles Schwab scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Charles Schwab has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Charles Schwab Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.29
Total ESG percentile 35.08
Environmental score 1.61
Social score 8.8
Governance score 8.38
Level of controversy 1

Charles Schwab shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-17.
Open$83.52
High$84.19
Low$81.62
Close$82.95
Previous close$83.89
Change$-0.94
Change %-1.1205%
Volume11,722,353
Information last updated 2022-06-27.
52-week range$59.35 - $95.7414
50-day moving average$67.3746
200-day moving average$79.0429
Wall St. target price$91.5
PE ratio23.2599
Dividend yield$0.74 (1.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$2.77

Charles Schwab share dividends

1.3%

Dividend yield: 1.28% of stock value

1.3%

Forward annual dividend yield: 1.28% of stock value

24.0%

Dividend payout ratio: 23.97% of net profits

Charles Schwab has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.28% of its share value annually.

Charles Schwab has paid out, on average, around 23.97% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.28% 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 1.28% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Charles Schwab's case, that would currently equate to about $0.74 per share.

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

Charles Schwab's most recent dividend payout was on 26 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Charles Schwab's shares have ranged in value from as little as $59.35 up to $95.7414. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SCHW.US volatility(beta: 1.09)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Charles Schwab's is 1.0894. This would suggest that Charles Schwab's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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