How to buy easyJet (EZJ) shares

The airline industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. So should you buy easyJet shares?

easyJet plc
LSE: EZJ - GBX
AIRLINES
p618.00
+ p24.20 ( + 4.08%)

easyJet plc (EZJ) is a leading airlines business based in the UK. In the week up to 12 October easyJet shares plunged 9.81% to a closing position of 625.4p. However, over the last 12 months, easyJet's share price has risen by 12.25% from 548.4p. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted easyJet's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, easyJet's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 593.8p, which is 60.64% down on its pre-crash value of 1508.5p and 44.83% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 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 £410.49.

easyJet share price (LSE:EZJ)

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

easyJet shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-26.
Open597.4p
High625.4p
Low592.4p
Close615.6p
Previous close593.8p
Change21.8p
Change %3.6713%
Volume2,215,131
Information last updated 2021-10-23.
52-week range386.47p - 921.8947p
50-day moving average660.15p
200-day moving average858.057p
Wall St. target price781.47p
Dividend yield43.9p (7.32%)
Earnings per share (TTM)-298.4p
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Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£615.60 total
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£615.60 total
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£615.60 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.84
£617.44 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£627.55 total
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£623.59 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£625.10 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 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.

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. 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 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.

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 that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

Financials

Revenue TTM £867 million
Gross profit TTM £236 million
Return on assets TTM -9.76%
Return on equity TTM -70.99%
Profit margin -150.4%
Book value 3.492p
Market capitalisation £4.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

easyJet share dividends

7.3%

Dividend yield: 7.32% of stock value

8.4%

Forward annual dividend yield: 8.39% of stock value

easyJet has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 7.32% of its share value annually.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 February 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

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

easyJet dividend history

Dividend Type Ex-dividend date Payment date
£0.439 Final 27/02/2020 20/03/2020
£0.586 Final 28/02/2019 22/03/2019
£0.409 Final 01/03/2018 23/03/2018
£0.538 Final 23/02/2017 17/03/2017
£0.552 Final 25/02/2016 18/03/2016
£0.454 Final 26/02/2015 20/03/2015
£0.335 Final 26/02/2014 21/03/2014
£0.441 Special 26/02/2014 21/03/2014
£0.215 Final 27/02/2013 22/03/2013
£0.349 Special 29/02/2012 23/03/2012
£0.105 Final 29/02/2012 23/03/2012

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.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, easyJet's shares have ranged in value from as little as 386.47p up to 921.8947p. 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 easyJet's is 2.5954. 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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