How to buy Foot Locker (FL) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Foot Locker shares.

Foot Locker Inc (FL) is a leading apparel retail business based in the US. It opened the day at $44.8 after a previous close of $44.78. During the day the price has varied from a low of $43.74 to a high of $45.21. The latest price was $44.41 (25 minute delay). Foot Locker is listed on the NYSE and employs 15,791 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Foot Locker

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

How has coronavirus impacted Foot Locker's share price?

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

Its last market close was $44.21, which is 12.15% up on its pre-crash value of $38.84 and 153.21% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $17.46.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Foot Locker shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $460.60 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 $1,117.63.

Foot Locker share price (NYSE:FL)

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Foot Locker shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-10.
Previous close$44.78
Change %-0.8263%
Information last updated 2022-01-16.
52-week range$39.479 - $65.6098
50-day moving average$46.4828
200-day moving average$53.8764
Wall St. target price$62.52
PE ratio4.9816
Dividend yield$0.85 (2.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$8.708
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Is it a good time to buy Foot Locker stock?

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Is Foot Locker 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

Foot Locker's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Foot Locker shares trade at around 5x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.


Foot Locker's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.3 billion (£0.0 million).

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


Revenue TTM $8.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.26%
Gross profit TTM $2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.86%
Return on equity TTM 30.46%
Profit margin 10.37%
Book value $33.017
Market capitalisation $4.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 Foot Locker.

Total ESG risk score

Foot Locker's total ESG risk: 22.61

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Foot Locker's overall score of 22.61 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 15th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Foot Locker 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.).

Environmental score

Foot Locker's environmental score: 9.03/100

Foot Locker's environmental score of 9.03 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Foot Locker is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Foot Locker's social score: 12.95/100

Foot Locker's social score of 12.95 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Foot Locker is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Foot Locker's governance score: 11.63/100

Foot Locker's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Foot Locker is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Foot Locker's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Foot Locker scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Foot Locker has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Foot Locker Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 22.61
Total ESG percentile 14.54
Environmental score 9.03
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 12.95
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 11.63
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

Foot Locker share dividends


Dividend yield: 2.77% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.77% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 12.45% of net profits

Foot Locker has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.77% of its share value annually.

Foot Locker has paid out, on average, around 12.45% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.77% 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 2.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Foot Locker's case, that would currently equate to about $0.85 per share.

While Foot Locker's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

Foot Locker's most recent dividend payout was on 27 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Foot Locker's shares ever split?

Foot Locker's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 May 1990. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Foot Locker shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Foot Locker shares which in turn could have impacted Foot Locker's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Foot Locker's shares have ranged in value from as little as $39.479 up to $65.6098. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FL.US volatility(beta: 1.38)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Foot Locker's is 1.3771. This would suggest that Foot Locker's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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