How to buy Dialight shares | 263p

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Dialight plc (DIA) is a leading electrical equipment & parts business based in the UK. It opened the day at 261p after a previous close of 259p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 261p to a high of 277.4p. The latest price was 263p (25 minute delay). Dialight is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,801 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Dialight

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

How has Coronavirus impacted Dialight's share price?

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

Its last market close was 296.1601p, which is 2.08% up on its pre-crash value of 290p and 88.04% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 157.5p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Dialight shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £710.38 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 £1,117.59.

Dialight share price

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

Dialight shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Open261p
High277.4p
Low261p
Close263p
Previous close259p
Change 4p
Change % 1.544%
Volume 10,220
Information last updated 2020-12-26.
52-week range157.5p - 340p
50-day moving average 258.7143p
200-day moving average 290.4105p
Wall St. target price491.67p
PE ratio 56.3462
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) -0.3p
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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.
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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.
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.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
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 Dialight stock?

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Dialight price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 263p

1 week (2021-01-11) 3.14%
1 month (2020-12-18) 263
3 months (2020-10-16) -10.09%
6 months (2020-07-17) -13.77%
1 year (2020-01-17) 1.35%
2 years (2019-01-17) -35.54%
3 years (2018-01-18) -60.63%
5 years (2016-01-18) -39.12%

Is Dialight under- or over-valued?

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

Dialight's P/E ratio

Dialight's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 56x. In other words, Dialight shares trade at around 56x 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.

Dialight's EBITDA

Dialight's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £1.7 million.

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

Dialight financials

Revenue TTM £131.2 million
Gross profit TTM £54.1 million
Return on assets TTM -0.94%
Return on equity TTM -21.12%
Profit margin -12.12%
Book value 2.123p
Market capitalisation £87.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Dialight share dividends

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

Have Dialight's shares ever split?

Dialight's shares were split on a 100:189 basis on 30 June 2003. So if you had owned 189 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 100 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Dialight shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 89% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Dialight shares which in turn could have impacted Dialight's share price.

Dialight share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Dialight's shares have ranged in value from as little as 157.5p up to 340p. 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 Dialight's is 0.4966. This would suggest that Dialight's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Dialight overview

Dialight plc, together with its subsidiaries, primarily develops, manufactures, and supplies LED lighting solutions for use in hazardous and industrial applications in North America, EMEA, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Lighting; and Signals and Components. It offers high and low bays, and high outputs; conveyor, flood, and street lights; various linear products; and area lights, wallpacks/bulkheads, and related battery backup products. The company also provides telecom and broadcast towers, and wind lighting solutions; lighting products for chimneys; and control systems. In addition, it develops, manufactures, and supplies signals and components, such as architectural optics, traffic and intersection products, and rail and vehicle signals; circuit board indicators; and panel mount products comprising LED panel mount indicators, LED replacement bulbs, lenses, lamp holders, switches, datalamp series, and neon and press-to-test indicators, as well as military designated products. The company serves heavy industry, oil and gas, mining, chemical and pharmaceutical, power generation, food and beverage, traffic management, and vehicle manufacturing sectors; and electronic original equipment manufacturers. Dialight plc was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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