How to buy Galliford Try (GFRD) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Galliford Try shares.

Galliford Try Holdings PLC (GFRD) is a leading engineering and construction business based in the UK. It opened the day at 165.7p after a previous close of 174.1p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 160.3p to a high of 176.1p. The latest price was 169.2p (25 minute delay). Galliford Try is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 2,512 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Galliford Try

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

How has coronavirus impacted Galliford Try's share price?

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

Its last market close was 176.4p, which is 0.51% up on its pre-crash value of 175.5p and 74.65% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 101p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Galliford Try shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £732.60 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 £1,164.66.

Galliford Try share price (LSE:GFRD)

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Galliford Try shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-08-27.
Previous close174.1p
Change %-2.8145%
Information last updated 2022-01-19.
52-week range118.2786p - 211.5618p
50-day moving average180.506p
200-day moving average160.9266p
Wall St. target price257p
PE ratio26.1194
Dividend yield4.7p (2.63%)
Earnings per share (TTM)6.7p
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Fees for buying 100x Galliford Try shares with popular platforms

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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £0.00
£169.20 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.77
£170.97 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£177.20 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£181.15 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£177.19 total
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£169.20 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£178.70 total
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Is it a good time to buy Galliford Try stock?

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Is Galliford Try 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

Galliford Try's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Galliford Try shares trade at around 26x 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.


Galliford Try's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £10.6 million.

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


Revenue TTM £1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.71%
Gross profit TTM £75.1 million
Return on assets TTM 0.79%
Return on equity TTM 8.17%
Profit margin 0.68%
Book value 1.227p
Market capitalisation £194.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Galliford Try share dividends


Dividend yield: 2.63% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.63% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 52.22% of net profits

Galliford Try has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.63% of its share value annually.

Galliford Try has paid out, on average, around 52.22% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.63% 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 2.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Galliford Try's case, that would currently equate to about 4.7p per share.

Galliford Try'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 10 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Galliford Try's shares ever split?

Galliford Try's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 6 October 2009. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Galliford Try shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Galliford Try shares which in turn could have impacted Galliford Try's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Galliford Try's shares have ranged in value from as little as 118.2786p up to 211.5618p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GFRD.LSE volatility(beta: 1.56)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 Galliford Try's is 1.5592. This would suggest that Galliford Try'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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