How to buy Genus (GNS) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Genus shares.

Genus PLC (GNS) is a publicly traded biotechnology business based in the UK. In the week up to 28 September Genus shares plunged 8.51% to a closing position of 2580p. Over the last 12 months, Genus's share price has fallen by 9.86% from 5465p. Genus is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Genus

  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: GNS in this case.
  5. Research Genus shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Genus 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 10x Genus 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
£492.60 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£500.60 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£492.60 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£504.55 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.82
£494.42 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£500.59 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£502.10 total
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Genus share price (LSE:GNS)

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

Genus price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 4926p

1 week (2022-09-23) 80.44%
1 month (2022-08-30) 94.86%
3 months (2022-06-30) 96.41%
6 months (2022-03-29) 71.04%
2 years (2020-09-30) 27.82%
3 years (2019-09-30) 76.43%
5 years (2017-09-29) 134.80%

Is it a good time to buy Genus 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 Genus 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

Genus's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 42x. In other words, Genus shares trade at around 42x 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.

EBITDA

Genus's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £79.8 million.

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

Genus shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-10.
Open5070p
High5070p
Low4856p
Close4926p
Previous close4942p
Change-16p
Change %-0.3238%
Volume77,126
Information last updated 2022-09-26.
52-week range2186p - 5694.4455p
50-day moving average2656.08p
200-day moving average3062.225p
Wall St. target price4303.86p
PE ratio42.4194
Dividend yield32p (1.17%)
Earnings per share (TTM)0.62p

Genus share dividends

1.2%

Dividend yield: 1.17% of stock value

1.2%

Forward annual dividend yield: 1.17% of stock value

51.6%

Dividend payout ratio: 51.61% of net profits

Genus has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.17% of its share value annually.

Genus has paid out, on average, around 51.61% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.17% 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 1.17% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Genus's case, that would currently equate to about 32p per share.

Genus'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 17 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Genus's shares have ranged in value from as little as 2186p up to 5694.4455p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GNS.LSE volatility(beta: 0.52)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 Genus's is 0.5227. This would suggest that Genus'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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