How to buy Datadog (DDOG) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Datadog shares.

Datadog Inc (DDOG) is a publicly traded software-application business based in the US. In the week up to 2 August Datadog shares surged 24.09% to a closing position of $106.37. However, over the last 12 months, Datadog's share price has fallen by 14.24% from $135.49. Datadog is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 3,200 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Datadog

  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: DDOG in this case.
  5. Research Datadog shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Datadog 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 5x Datadog 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 £2.41
£484.52 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £10.75
£492.86 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £2.17
£484.28 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £4.82
£486.93 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £16.77
£498.88 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.48
£482.60 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £15.22
£497.34 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £2.41
£484.52 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £15.53
£497.64 total
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Datadog share price (NASDAQ:DDOG)

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

Datadog price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $116.2

1 week (2022-08-09) 5.87%
1 month (2022-07-15) 24.15%
1 year (2021-08-16) -12.97%
2 years (2020-08-14) 43.03%

Is it a good time to buy Datadog stock?

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Is Datadog 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

Datadog's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39623x. In other words, Datadog shares trade at around 39623x recent earnings.

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

PEG ratio

Datadog's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6568. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value 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 Datadog's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EBITDA

Datadog's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $35.6 million (£0.0 million).

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

Datadog shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-08-15.
Open$115.25
High$117.9
Low$113.67
Close$116.2
Previous close$115.72
Change$0.48
Change %0.4148%
Volume2,138,237
Information last updated 2022-08-08.
52-week range$81.12 - $199.675
50-day moving average$98.65
200-day moving average$136.7144
Wall St. target price$147.54
PE ratio39623.332
Dividend yield$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$0.003

Datadog share dividends

We're not expecting Datadog to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. Typically it's companies that have been around for longer that pay dividends (Datadog had its IPO on 19 September 2019). However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Datadog's shares have ranged in value from as little as $81.12 up to $199.675. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DDOG.US volatility(beta: 1.15)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Datadog's is 1.1502. This would suggest that Datadog'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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