How to buy Derwent London shares | 3020p

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Derwent London Plc (DLN) is a leading reit-office business based in the UK. It opened the day at 3114p after a previous close of 3110p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 3002p to a high of 3132p. The latest price was 3020p (25 minute delay). Derwent London is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 135 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Derwent London

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

How has Coronavirus impacted Derwent London's share price?

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

Its last market close was 2710p, which is 36.71% down on its pre-crash value of 4282p and 10.07% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 2462p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Derwent London shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £724.08 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 £653.65.

Derwent London share price

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

Derwent London shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Open3114p
High3132p
Low3002p
Close3020p
Previous close3110p
Change -90p
Change % -2.894%
Volume 466,116
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range2334p - 4303.907p
50-day moving average 3162.2942p
200-day moving average 2874.6338p
Wall St. target price3138.13p
PE ratio 24.3725
Dividend yield 0.73p (2.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 126.7p
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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 Derwent London stock?

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Derwent London price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 3020p

1 week (2021-01-15) -7.59%
1 month (2020-12-23) -2.52%
3 months (2020-10-23) 8.17%
6 months (2020-07-23) 5.82%
1 year (2020-01-23) -26.77%
2 years (2019-01-23) -0.26%
3 years (2018-01-23) 1.34%
5 years (2016-01-22) -6.96%

Is Derwent London under- or over-valued?

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

Derwent London's P/E ratio

Derwent London's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Derwent London shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.

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

Derwent London's EBITDA

Derwent London's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £144.2 million.

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

Derwent London financials

Revenue TTM £238.8 million
Operating margin TTM 60.09%
Gross profit TTM £182.8 million
Return on assets TTM 1.6%
Return on equity TTM 3.09%
Profit margin 59.51%
Book value 38.908p
Market capitalisation £3.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Derwent London share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 3070.87% of net profits

Recently Derwent London has paid out, on average, around 3070.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.38% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Derwent London shareholders could enjoy a 2.38% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Derwent London's case, that would currently equate to about 0.73p per share.

Derwent London'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 10 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Derwent London's shares ever split?

Derwent London's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 13 June 1994. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Derwent London shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Derwent London shares which in turn could have impacted Derwent London's share price.

Derwent London share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Derwent London's shares have ranged in value from as little as 2334p up to 4303.907p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DLN.LSE volatility(beta: 0.72)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Derwent London's is 0.7163. This would suggest that Derwent London's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Derwent London overview

Derwent London plc owns 83 buildings in a commercial real estate portfolio predominantly in central London valued at £5.4 billion (including joint ventures) as at 30 June 2020, making it the largest London-focused real estate investment trust (REIT). Our experienced team has a long track record of creating value throughout the property cycle by regenerating our buildings via development or refurbishment, effective asset management and capital recycling. We typically acquire central London properties off-market with low capital values and modest rents in improving locations, most of which are either in the West End or the Tech Belt. We capitalise on the unique qualities of each of our properties - taking a fresh approach to the regeneration of every building with a focus on anticipating tenant requirements and an emphasis on design. Reflecting and supporting our long-term success, the business has a strong balance sheet with modest leverage, a robust income stream and flexible financing. As part of our commitment to lead the industry in mitigating climate change, in October 2019, Derwent London became the first UK REIT to sign a Green Revolving Credit Facility. At the same time, we also launched our Green Finance Framework and signed the Better Buildings Partnership's climate change commitment. The Group is a member of the 'RE100' which recognises Derwent London as an influential company, committed to 100% renewable power by purchasing renewable energy, a key step in becoming a net zero carbon business. Derwent London is one of only a few property companies worldwide to have science-based carbon targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Landmark schemes in our 5.6 million sq ft portfolio include 80 Charlotte Street W1, Brunel Building W2, White Collar Factory EC1, Angel Building EC1, 1-2 Stephen Street W1, Horseferry House SW1 and Tea Building E1. In 2019, the Group won several awards including EG Offices Company of the Year, the CoStar West End Deal of the Year for Brunel Building, Westmin

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