How to buy easyJet shares | 05 March price 975.8p

How to buy easyJet shares | 975.8p

The airline industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. So should you buy easyJet shares? Share price changes are updated daily.

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easyJet plc (EZJ) is a leading airlines business based in the UK. It opened the day at 1006p after a previous close of 1025.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 975.8p to a high of 1028p. The latest price was 975.8p (25 minute delay). easyJet is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 14,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in easyJet

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

easyJet share price

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

easyJet shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-05.
Open1006p
High1028p
Low975.8p
Close975.8p
Previous close1025.5p
Change -49.7p
Change % -4.8464%
Volume 3,372,855
Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week range410p - 1090.5p
50-day moving average 817.7543p
200-day moving average 698.6773p
Wall St. target price1479.74p
PE ratio 11.9901
Dividend yield 0.439p (0.04%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 61.2p
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Fees for buying 50x easyJet 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
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£490.85 total
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£487.90 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.82
£489.72 total
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£499.85 total
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£495.89 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £0 £20 £12.50
£500.40 total
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Is it a good time to buy easyJet stock?

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Is easyJet under- or over-valued?

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

easyJet's P/E ratio

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

However, easyJet's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the airlines industry or those of similar companies.

easyJet's PEG ratio

easyJet's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.88. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into easyJet's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider easyJet's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

easyJet's EBITDA

easyJet's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £689 million.

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

To put easyJet's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

easyJet financials

Revenue TTM £3 billion
Gross profit TTM £236 million
Return on assets TTM -5.84%
Return on equity TTM -44.19%
Profit margin -35.86%
Book value 4.175p
Market capitalisation £4.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

easyJet share dividends

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

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Have easyJet's shares ever split?

easyJet's shares were split on a 11:12 basis on 5 March 2012. So if you had owned 12 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your easyJet shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for easyJet shares which in turn could have impacted easyJet's share price.

easyJet share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, easyJet's shares have ranged in value from as little as 410p up to 1090.5p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EZJ.LSE volatility(beta: 2.45)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 easyJet's is 2.4484. This would suggest that easyJet's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

To put easyJet's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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easyJet overview

easyJet plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an airline carrier primarily in Europe. It also engages in the trading and leasing of aircrafts, as well as in tour operations; develops building projects; and provides financing services. As of September 30, 2020, the company operated 981 routes and a fleet of 342 aircrafts. easyJet plc was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Luton, the United Kingdom.

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