How to buy EKF Diagnostics Holdings (EKF) shares

Learn how to easily invest in EKF Diagnostics Holdings shares.

EKF Diagnostics Holdings Plc (EKF) is a publicly traded medical devices business based in the UK. It opened the day at 76.1p after a previous close of 75.6p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 74.6p to a high of 76.2p. The latest price was 74.6p (25 minute delay). EKF Diagnostics Holdings is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 386 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in EKF Diagnostics Holdings

  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: EKF in this case.
  5. Research EKF Diagnostics Holdings shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your EKF Diagnostics Holdings shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 200x EKF Diagnostics Holdings shares with popular platforms

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£149.20 total
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£157.20 total
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£149.20 total
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£149.20 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£161.15 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.77
£150.97 total
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£157.19 total
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EKF Diagnostics Holdings share price (LSE:EKF)

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

EKF Diagnostics Holdings price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 74.6p

1 week (2022-11-29) 77.62%
1 month (2022-11-02) 68.78%
3 months (2022-09-06) 81.95%
6 months (2022-06-06) 118.13%
1 year (2021-12-06) -0.53%
2 years (2020-12-04) 19.36%
3 years (2019-12-06) 144.59%
5 years (2017-12-06) 191.12%

Is it a good time to buy EKF Diagnostics Holdings stock?

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Is EKF Diagnostics Holdings 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.

P/E ratio

EKF Diagnostics Holdings's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, EKF Diagnostics Holdings shares trade at around 22x 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.

EBITDA

EKF Diagnostics Holdings's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £20.8 million.

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

EKF Diagnostics Holdings shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open76.1p
High76.2p
Low74.6p
Close74.6p
Previous close75.6p
Change-1p
Change %-1.3228%
Volume223,506
Information last updated 2022-11-29.
52-week range29.1855p - 78.8009p
50-day moving average42.294p
200-day moving average40.1758p
Wall St. target price72p
PE ratio21.875
Dividend yield1.2p (2.83%)
Earnings per share (TTM)0.02p

EKF Diagnostics Holdings share dividends

2.8%

Dividend yield: 2.83% of stock value

2.8%

Forward annual dividend yield: 2.83% of stock value

EKF Diagnostics Holdings has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.83% of its share value annually.

EKF Diagnostics Holdings has paid out, on average, around 120% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.83% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 2.83% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In EKF Diagnostics Holdings's case, that would currently equate to about 1.2p per share.

EKF Diagnostics Holdings'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 2 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

EKF Diagnostics Holdings dividend history

Dividend Type Ex-dividend date Payment date
£0.011 Interim 04/11/2021 01/12/2021
£0.01 Interim 04/11/2020 01/12/2020

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, EKF Diagnostics Holdings's shares have ranged in value from as little as 29.1855p up to 78.8009p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EKF.LSE volatility(beta: 0.96)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 EKF Diagnostics Holdings's is 0.9579. This would suggest that EKF Diagnostics Holdings's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Frequently asked questions

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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