How to buy Glencore shares | 242.05p

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Glencore plc (GLEN) is a leading other industrial metals & mining business based in the UK. It opened the day at 243.55p after a previous close of 241.8p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 240.4p to a high of 244.65p. The latest price was 242.05p (25 minute delay). Glencore is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 160,000 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 in March caused by coronavirus, Glencore's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 165.42p, which is 26.27% down on its pre-crash value of 224.35p and 50.71% up on the lowest point reached during the March 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 £746.47.

Glencore share price

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

Glencore shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Open243.55p
High244.65p
Low240.4p
Close242.05p
Previous close241.8p
Change 0.25p
Change % 0.103%
Volume 45,641,253
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range109.6183p - 248.2294p
50-day moving average 217.9365p
200-day moving average 183.0749p
Wall St. target price4.95p
PE ratio 36.4677
Dividend yield 0.15p (12.82%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 6.2p
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Glencore stock?

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Glencore price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 242.05p

1 week (2021-01-15) -13.52%
1 month (2020-12-22) 4.04%
3 months (2020-10-22) 46.64%
6 months (2020-07-22) 35.36%
1 year (2020-01-22) 2.96%
2 years (2019-01-22) -16.52%
3 years (2018-01-22) -39.85%
5 years (2016-01-22) 208.03%

Is Glencore under- or over-valued?

Valuing Glencore stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Glencore's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Glencore's 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 36x. In other words, Glencore shares trade at around 36x 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.

Glencore's PEG ratio

Glencore's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.1659. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

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

    Glencore's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £8.5 billion.

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

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

    Glencore financials

    Revenue TTM £178.6 billion
    Operating margin TTM 0.16%
    Gross profit TTM £4.6 billion
    Return on assets TTM 0.15%
    Return on equity TTM -15.76%
    Profit margin -1.81%
    Book value 2.728p
    Market capitalisation £31.3 billion

    TTM: trailing 12 months

    Glencore's 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.

    When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

    Glencore's total ESG risk score

    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.

    Glencore's environmental score

    Environmental score: 9.17/100

    Glencore's social score

    Social score: 14.91/100

    Glencore's governance score

    Governance score: 11.45/100

    Glencore's controversy score

    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

    We're not expecting Glencore to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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    Glencore share price volatility

    Over the last 12 months, Glencore's shares have ranged in value from as little as 109.6183p up to 248.2294p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

    GLEN.LSE volatility(beta: 1.48)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 1.4791. 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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    Glencore overview

    Glencore plc produces, refines, processes, stores, transports, and markets metals and minerals, and energy products. It operates in two segments, Marketing Activities and Industrial Activities. The company produces and markets copper, cobalt, nickel, zinc, lead, chrome ore, ferrochrome, vanadium, alumina, aluminum, tin, and iron ore. It also engages in the oil exploration/production, distribution, storage, and bunkering activities; and offers coal, crude oil and oil products, refined products, and natural gas. Glencore plc markets and distributes physical commodities sourced from third party producers and its production to industrial consumers in the battery, automotive, steel, energy, and oil industries. The company also provides financing, logistics, and other services to producers and consumers of commodities. It operates in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Glencore Xstrata plc and changed its name to Glencore plc in May 2014. Glencore plc was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland.

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