How to buy Ferguson shares

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Ferguson plc (FERG) is a leading industrial distribution business based in the UK. Ferguson is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 34,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Ferguson

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

Ferguson share price

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

Ferguson shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-24.
52-week range3649.9444p - 9516p
50-day moving average 8927.03p
200-day moving average 7903.5747p
Wall St. target price80.03p
PE ratio 21.5537
Dividend yield 2.67p (2.9%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 423.5p
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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.
Interactive Investor
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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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.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. 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.
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 Ferguson stock?

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Is Ferguson under- or over-valued?

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

Ferguson's P/E ratio

Ferguson'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, Ferguson 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.

Ferguson's PEG ratio

Ferguson's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5787. 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 Ferguson's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ferguson's EBITDA

Ferguson's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £1.8 billion.

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

Ferguson financials

Revenue TTM £21.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.11%
Gross profit TTM £6.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.81%
Return on equity TTM 21.88%
Profit margin 4.4%
Book value 19.547p
Market capitalisation £20.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Ferguson's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Ferguson.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Ferguson's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 72.24

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ferguson's overall score of 72.24 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 83rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Ferguson is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Ferguson's environmental score

Environmental score: 79.91/100

Ferguson's environmental score of 79.91 puts it squarely in the 100th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ferguson is a laggard in its sector in terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a greater level of risk.

Ferguson's social score

Social score: 61.02/100

Ferguson's social score of 61.02 puts it squarely in the 59th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ferguson is pretty average in terms of looking after its workforce and social impact.

Ferguson's governance score

Governance score: 83.14/100

Ferguson's governance score puts it squarely in the 100th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Ferguson is a laggard in its sector in terms of responsible leadership, and exposed to a greater level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Ferguson plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 72.24
Total ESG percentile 82.84
Environmental score 79.91
Environmental score percentile 100.48
Social score 61.02
Social score percentile 59.42
Governance score 83.14
Governance score percentile 100.48

Ferguson share dividends

35%

Dividend payout ratio: 34.51% of net profits

Recently Ferguson has paid out, on average, around 34.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.9% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ferguson shareholders could enjoy a 2.9% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ferguson's case, that would currently equate to about 2.67p per share.

While Ferguson's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Ferguson may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Ferguson's shares ever split?

Ferguson's shares were split on a 18:19 basis on 11 June 2018. So if you had owned 19 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 18 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ferguson shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 5.6% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ferguson shares which in turn could have impacted Ferguson's share price.

Ferguson share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ferguson's shares have ranged in value from as little as 3649.9444p up to 9516p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FERG.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 Ferguson's is 0.9571. This would suggest that Ferguson's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Ferguson overview

Ferguson plc distributes plumbing and heating products in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Central Europe. It offers plumbing and heating solutions to customers in the residential, municipal, civil and industrial markets, and commercial sectors for repair, maintenance, and improvement (RMI), as well as new construction markets. The company also distributes pipes, valves, fittings, hydrants, meters, and related water management products, as well as offers related services, such as water line tapping and pipe fusion services. In addition, it distributes heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration equipment, and parts and supplies to specialist contractors in the residential and commercial markets for repair and replacement; and PVF products to industrial customers. Further, the company fabricates and supplies fire protection systems and bespoke fabrication services to commercial contractors for new construction and renovation projects, as well as offers products, services, and solutions to enable maintenance of facilities across various RMI markets. Additionally, it offers supply chain management solutions for PVF; and industrial maintenance, repair, and operations specializing in delivering automation, instrumentation, engineered products, and turn-key solutions. The company also sells its home improvement products directly to consumers, as well as through a network of online stores. In addition, it operates its B2B business primarily under the Ferguson brand; and B2C business under the Build.com brand. Further, the company provides products and services for maintenance of multi-family properties, government agencies, hospitality, education, healthcare, and other facilities. It operates a network of 2,194 branches and 19 distribution centers. Ferguson plc was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Wokingham, the United Kingdom.

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