How to buy Darktrace (DARK) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Darktrace shares.

Darktrace debuted on the London Stock Exchange on April 30 2021 at £2.50 per share, which valued the company at £1.7 billion. Shortly after it's debut, its shares rose by 43% to £3.58 per share.

Darktrace shares are available to purchase on the London Stock Exchange. Here's how you can buy Darktrace shares.

Darktrace PLC (DARK) is a publicly traded software-infrastructure business based in the UK. In the week up to 3 August Darktrace shares surged 13.09% to a closing position of 400p. However, over the last 12 months, Darktrace's share price has fallen by 10.76% from 618p. Darktrace is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,758 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Darktrace

  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: DARK in this case.
  5. Research Darktrace shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Darktrace 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 100x Darktrace shares with popular platforms

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 £0.00
£551.50 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£559.50 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £0.00
£551.50 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£551.50 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£563.45 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.83
£553.33 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£559.49 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£561.00 total
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Darktrace share price (LSE:DARK)

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

Darktrace price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 551.5p

1 week (2022-08-04) 37.88%
1 month (2022-07-14) 70.53%
3 months (2022-05-10) 31.59%
6 months (2022-02-14) 52.01%
1 year (2021-08-13) -10.76%

Is it a good time to buy Darktrace stock?

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Invest in Darktrace shares with IG

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  • More than 13,000 shares to invest in
  • Open your account in minutes

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Is Darktrace 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.


Darktrace's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £10.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Darktrace'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.

Darktrace shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close535p
Change %3.0841%
Information last updated 2022-08-14.
52-week range281.3p - 1003p
50-day moving average347.62p
200-day moving average415.8865p
Wall St. target price6.53p
Dividend yield0p (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)-12.6p

Darktrace share dividends

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

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