How to buy Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Daily Mail and General Trust shares.

Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) is a leading publishing business based in the UK. It opened the day at 851p after a previous close of 864p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 851p to a high of 869p. The latest price was 858p (25 minute delay). Daily Mail and General Trust is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 4,034 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Daily Mail and General Trust

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

How has coronavirus impacted Daily Mail and General Trust's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Daily Mail and General Trust's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 270p, which is 66.71% down on its pre-crash value of 811p and 99.26% down on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 538p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Daily Mail and General Trust shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £733.68 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 £326.89.

Daily Mail and General Trust share price (LSE:DMGT)

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Daily Mail and General Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-16.
Open851p
High869p
Low851p
Close858p
Previous close864p
Change-6p
Change %-0.6944%
Volume121,426
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range264.5p - 1171.5493p
50-day moving average831.35p
200-day moving average957.0402p
Wall St. target price1155.25p
PE ratio0.4154
Dividend yield24.9p (9.22%)
Earnings per share (TTM)649.9p
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Is it a good time to buy Daily Mail and General Trust stock?

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Is Daily Mail and General Trust 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

Daily Mail and General Trust'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, Daily Mail and General Trust 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.

EBITDA

Daily Mail and General Trust's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £84.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Daily Mail and General Trust's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Financials

Revenue TTM £885.3 million
Operating margin TTM 5.92%
Gross profit TTM £885.3 million
Return on assets TTM 1.15%
Return on equity TTM 2.83%
Profit margin 174.21%
Book value 13.418p
Market capitalisation £569.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Daily Mail and General Trust share dividends

9.2%

Dividend yield: 9.22% of stock value

9.2%

Forward annual dividend yield: 9.22% of stock value

92.4%

Dividend payout ratio: 92.37% of net profits

Daily Mail and General Trust has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 9.22% of its share value annually.

Daily Mail and General Trust has paid out, on average, around 92.37% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 9.22% 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 9.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Daily Mail and General Trust's case, that would currently equate to about 24.9p per share.

Daily Mail and General Trust'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 17 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Daily Mail and General Trust's shares ever split?

Daily Mail and General Trust's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 21 February 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Daily Mail and General Trust shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Daily Mail and General Trust shares which in turn could have impacted Daily Mail and General Trust's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Daily Mail and General Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as 264.5p up to 1171.5493p. 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 Daily Mail and General Trust's is -0.026. This would suggest that Daily Mail and General Trust's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Daily Mail and General Trust has bucked the trend.

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