How to buy easyJet shares | 489.8p

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 507.2p after a previous close of 491.7p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 483.5p to a high of 508.2p. The latest price was 489.8p (25 minute delay). easyJet is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 15,000 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.

How has Coronavirus impacted easyJet's share price?

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

Its last market close was 493.4p, which is 67.29% down on its pre-crash value of 1508.5p and 20.34% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 410p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of easyJet shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £360.44 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 £341.09.

easyJet share price

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

easyJet shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-29.
Previous close491.7p
Change -1.9p
Change % -0.386%
Volume 2,006,556
Information last updated 2020-10-20.
52-week range410p - 1570p
50-day moving average 542.3857p
200-day moving average 612.4291p
Wall St. target price1479.74p
PE ratio 8.4448
Dividend yield 0.44p (8.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 61.2p
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Zero platform fee
Your first 50 trades are free with Fineco, until 31/12/2020. T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
No fees
Cashback offer: Take control of your money and transfer investments to HL – get cashback as a thank you. Terms apply.
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.
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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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Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
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
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
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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Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
Over 2,000 funds
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
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Moneybox Pension
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 easyJet stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

easyJet price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 489.8p

1 week (2020-10-15) 1.94%
1 month (2020-09-25) 0.74%
3 months (2020-07-24) -16.84%
6 months (2020-04-24) -14.52%
1 year (2019-10-25) -59.30%
2 years (2018-10-25) -58.12%
3 years (2017-10-25) -62.50%
5 years (2015-10-23) -72.27%

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 8x. In other words, easyJet shares trade at around 8x 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 £6.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.52%
Gross profit TTM £1.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.37%
Return on equity TTM 10.55%
Profit margin 3.78%
Book value 5.323p
Market capitalisation £2.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

easyJet share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 7316.67% of net profits

Recently easyJet has paid out, on average, around 7316.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), easyJet shareholders could enjoy a 8.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In easyJet's case, that would currently equate to about 0.44p per share.

easyJet'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 27 February 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

easyJet's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

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 1570p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EZJ.LSE volatility(beta: 1.92)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 1.9236. This would suggest that easyJet's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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

easyJet overview

easyJet plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an airline carrier primarily in Europe. As of September 30, 2019, the company operated 1,051 routes and a fleet of 331 aircrafts. It also engages in the trading and leasing of aircrafts, as well as tour operations; and the provision of graphic design services. easyJet plc was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Luton, the United Kingdom.

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