How to buy Countrywide shares | 314p

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Countrywide plc (CWD) is a leading real estate services business based in the UK. It opened the day at 312.4p after a previous close of 313.7p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 310.2p to a high of 314.8p. The latest price was 314p (25 minute delay). Countrywide is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 7,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Countrywide

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

How has Coronavirus impacted Countrywide's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Countrywide's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 184.05p, which is 45.90% down on its pre-crash value of 340.2p and 328.02% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 43p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Countrywide shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £143.16 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 £497.16.

Countrywide share price

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

Countrywide shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Open312.4p
High314.8p
Low310.2p
Close314p
Previous close313.7p
Change 0.3p
Change % 0.096%
Volume 17,061
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range38.6001p - 361.5084p
50-day moving average 259.1853p
200-day moving average 174.8391p
Wall St. target price14.82p
PE ratio 0.1137
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) -3.5p
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Countrywide stock?

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Countrywide price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 314p

1 week (2021-01-15) -19.73%
1 month (2020-12-22) 1.29%
3 months (2020-10-22) 90.30%
6 months (2020-07-22) 145.31%
1 year (2020-01-22) -16.18%
2 years (2019-01-22) -31.66%
3 years (2018-01-22) -93.90%
5 years (2016-01-22) -98.25%

Is Countrywide under- or over-valued?

Valuing Countrywide stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Countrywide's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Countrywide's P/E ratio

Countrywide's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 0x. In other words, Countrywide shares trade at around 0x recent earnings.

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

Countrywide's EBITDA

Countrywide's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £24.2 million.

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

Countrywide financials

Revenue TTM £427.3 million
Operating margin TTM 7.63%
Gross profit TTM £483.5 million
Return on assets TTM 4.83%
Return on equity TTM -49.55%
Profit margin -11.02%
Book value 1.642p
Market capitalisation £101.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Countrywide share dividends

We're not expecting Countrywide to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have Countrywide's shares ever split?

Countrywide's shares were split on a 1:50 basis on 30 December 2019. So if you had owned 50 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Countrywide shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Countrywide shares which in turn could have impacted Countrywide's share price.

Countrywide share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Countrywide's shares have ranged in value from as little as 38.6001p up to 361.5084p. 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 Countrywide's is 3.0724. This would suggest that Countrywide's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

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Countrywide overview

Countrywide plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides residential estate agency and property services in the United Kingdom. It operates through Sales and Lettings, Financial Services, and Business to Business (B2B) segments. The company offers surveying services, including valuation panel management services, residential valuations, and surveys for mortgage lenders; provides corporate, emergency, commercial, and social relocation services; estate, leasehold and block management services; and sells residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural properties, as well as land through public auction. It also provides integrated property services; conveyancing services, such as freehold and leasehold, remortgage, and separate legal representation; and residential property asset management services. In addition, the company is involved in the residential development and investment activities; and provision of single mortgage brokerage services, as well as home and personal insurance. It serves residential and commercial property markets. Countrywide plc was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Milton Keynes, the United Kingdom.

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