How to buy Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA (FMS) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA shares.

Fresenius Medical Care Corporation (FMS) is a publicly traded medical care facilities business based in Germany. In the week up to 24 September Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA shares plunged 14.29% to a closing position of $14.39. However, over the last 12 months, Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA's share price has risen by 15.84% from $35.23. Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA is listed on the NYSE and employs 123,153 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA

  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: FMS in this case.
  5. Research Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA 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 Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and 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 £3.67
£737.68 total
Capital at risk
IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £12.71
£746.72 total
Capital at risk
Fineco logo £0 No minimum £7.34
£741.35 total
Capital at risk
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £19.29
£753.30 total
Capital at risk
Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.73
£734.74 total
Capital at risk
interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £19.00
£753.01 total
Capital at risk
Stake logo £0 £50 £3.67
£737.68 total
Capital at risk
Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £18.68
£752.68 total
Capital at risk

Full comparison of share dealing platforms

Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA share price (NYSE:FMS)

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

Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $40.81

3 months (2022-06-29) 62.52%
6 months (2022-03-29) 21.68%
1 year (2021-09-29) 15.84%
2 years (2020-09-29) -3.82%
3 years (2019-09-27) 21.13%
5 years (2017-09-29) -16.53%

Is it a good time to buy Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

We do not make any representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information that is provided on this page.

Promoted
eToro Free Stocks

Invest in Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA shares with 0% commission

  • Start investing from as little as $10
  • Pay no stamp duty on UK shares
  • Join 25 million users who trust their investments with eToro
Other fees apply. Capital at risk

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 Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA 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

Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA shares trade at around 10x 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.

PEG ratio

Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6791. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued 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 Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EBITDA

Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2.5 billion (£2.3 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open$40.64
High$40.8623
Low$40.6
Close$40.81
Previous close$40.52
Change$0.29
Change %0.7157%
Volume73,306
Information last updated 2022-09-26.
52-week range$14.08 - $35.2125
50-day moving average$18.483
200-day moving average$27.8166
Wall St. target price$27.17
PE ratio10.2847
Dividend yield$1.35 (4.92%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$1.37

Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA share dividends

4.9%

Dividend yield: 4.92% of stock value

4.9%

Forward annual dividend yield: 4.92% of stock value

42.9%

Dividend payout ratio: 42.94% of net profits

Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 4.92% of its share value annually.

Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA has paid out, on average, around 42.94% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.92% 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 4.92% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA's case, that would currently equate to about $1.35 per share.

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

Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA's most recent dividend payout was on 26 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.08 up to $35.2125. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FMS.US volatility(beta: 0.9)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 Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA's is 0.8994. This would suggest that Fresenius Medical Care & Co. KGaA'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.

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder.com provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on finder.com are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site