How to buy Glencore (GLEN) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Glencore shares.

Glencore plc
- p6.60 ( - 1.57%)

Glencore plc (GLEN) is a leading other industrial metals and mining business based in the UK. It opened the day at 320.2p after a previous close of 320.05p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 306.45p to a high of 321.1p. The latest price was 309p (25 minute delay). Glencore is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 135,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Glencore

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

How has coronavirus impacted Glencore's share price?

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

Its last market close was 412.5p, which is 45.61% up on its pre-crash value of 224.35p and 275.82% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 109.76p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Glencore shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £507.67 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 £1,861.45.

Glencore share price (LSE:GLEN)

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Glencore shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-16.
Previous close320.05p
Change %-3.4526%
Information last updated 2022-01-16.
52-week range229.9609p - 411.8p
50-day moving average371.554p
200-day moving average337.8505p
Wall St. target price4.13p
PE ratio37
Dividend yield12p (2.16%)
Earnings per share (TTM)10.9p
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Fees for buying 100x Glencore shares with popular platforms

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Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £0.00
£309.00 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.79
£310.79 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£317.00 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£320.95 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£316.99 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£309.00 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£318.50 total
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Is it a good time to buy Glencore stock?

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Is Glencore 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

Glencore's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 37x. In other words, Glencore shares trade at around 37x 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.

However, Glencore's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the other industrial metals & mining industry or those of similar companies.

PEG ratio

Glencore's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5027. 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 Glencore's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider Glencore's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.


    Glencore's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £13.9 billion.

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

    To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.


    Revenue TTM £165.2 billion
    Operating margin TTM 2.34%
    Gross profit TTM £3.7 billion
    Return on assets TTM 2.06%
    Return on equity TTM 4.48%
    Profit margin 1.2%
    Book value 2.84p
    Market capitalisation £53.2 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 Glencore.

    Total ESG risk score

    Glencore's total ESG risk: 40.53

    Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Glencore's overall score of 40.53 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 85th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

    To gain some more context, you can compare Glencore's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

    Environmental score

    Glencore's environmental score: 9.17/100

    Social score

    Glencore's social score: 14.91/100

    Governance score

    Glencore's governance score: 11.45/100

    Controversy score

    Glencore's controversy score: 4/5

    ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Glencore scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that Glencore has a damaged public profile.

    Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

    Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

    Glencore plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

    Total ESG score 40.53
    Total ESG percentile 85.38
    Environmental score 9.17
    Social score 14.91
    Governance score 11.45
    Level of controversy 4

    Glencore share dividends


    Dividend yield: 2.16% of stock value


    Forward annual dividend yield: 2.16% of stock value


    Dividend payout ratio: 37.51% of net profits

    Glencore has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.16% of its share value annually.

    Glencore has paid out, on average, around 37.51% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.16% 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 2.16% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Glencore's case, that would currently equate to about 12p per share.

    While Glencore'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.

    The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

    Glencore's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

    Share price volatility

    Over the last 12 months, Glencore's shares have ranged in value from as little as 229.9609p up to 411.8p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

    GLEN.LSE volatility(beta: 1.61)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 Glencore's is 1.6106. This would suggest that Glencore's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

    To put Glencore's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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