How to buy First Derivatives (FDP) shares

Learn how to easily invest in First Derivatives shares.

FD Technologies Plc (FDP) is a publicly traded information technology services business based in the UK. In the week up to 26 September First Derivatives shares plunged 10.97% to a closing position of 1380p. Over the last 12 months, First Derivatives's share price has fallen by 36.43% from 2240p. First Derivatives is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 3,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in First Derivatives

  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: FDP in this case.
  5. Research First Derivatives shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your First Derivatives 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 20x First Derivatives 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
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £0.00
£284.80 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£292.80 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£284.80 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£296.75 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.79
£286.59 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£292.79 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£294.30 total
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First Derivatives share price (LSE:FDP)

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

First Derivatives price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 1424p

1 week (2022-09-30) 1424
1 month (2022-09-07) -9.87%
3 months (2022-07-07) -31.87%
6 months (2022-04-06) -40.67%
1 year (2021-10-07) -36.43%
2 years (2020-10-07) -58.24%
3 years (2019-10-07) -34.23%
5 years (2017-10-06) -51.40%

Is it a good time to buy First Derivatives stock?

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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.

Is First Derivatives 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

First Derivatives's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 59x. In other words, First Derivatives shares trade at around 59x 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.


First Derivatives's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £10.5 million.

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

First Derivatives shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-07.
Previous close1440p
Change %-1.1111%
Information last updated 2022-10-01.
52-week range1276.14p - 2620p
50-day moving average1676.4p
200-day moving average1879.35p
Wall St. target price2955p
PE ratio59.3333
Dividend yield0p (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)0.24p

First Derivatives share dividends


Forward annual dividend yield: 1.37% of stock value

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 November 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First Derivatives's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1276.14p up to 2620p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FDP.LSE volatility(beta: 0.71)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 First Derivatives's is 0.7129. This would suggest that First Derivatives'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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