How to buy Greencoat UK Wind (UKW) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Greencoat UK Wind shares.

Greencoat UK Wind PLC (UKW) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. It opened the day at 132.2p after a previous close of 132p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 131.811p to a high of 133.6p. The latest price was 133p (25 minute delay). Greencoat UK Wind is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Greencoat UK Wind

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

How has coronavirus impacted Greencoat UK Wind's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Greencoat UK Wind's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 142.4p, which is 1.79% down on its pre-crash value of 145p and 42.54% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 99.9041p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Greencoat UK Wind shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £771.07 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 £1,000.00.

Greencoat UK Wind share price (LSE:UKW)

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Greencoat UK Wind shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open132.2p
High133.6p
Low131.811p
Close133p
Previous close132p
Change1p
Change %0.7576%
Volume2,975,907
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range124.5666p - 143.99p
50-day moving average137.108p
200-day moving average134.107p
Wall St. target price152.41p
PE ratio13.5429
Dividend yield7.1p (5.01%)
Earnings per share (TTM)10.5p
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Fees for buying 100x Greencoat UK Wind 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
£133.00 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.77
£134.77 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£141.00 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£144.95 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£140.99 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£133.00 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£142.50 total
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Is it a good time to buy Greencoat UK Wind stock?

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Is Greencoat UK Wind 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

Greencoat UK Wind's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Greencoat UK Wind shares trade at around 14x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Financials

Revenue TTM £243 million
Operating margin TTM 87.61%
Gross profit TTM £155.4 million
Return on assets TTM 4.53%
Return on equity TTM 8.78%
Profit margin 77.6%
Book value 1.252p
Market capitalisation £3.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Greencoat UK Wind share dividends

5.0%

Dividend yield: 5.01% of stock value

5.1%

Forward annual dividend yield: 5.07% of stock value

71.6%

Dividend payout ratio: 71.6% of net profits

Greencoat UK Wind has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 5.01% of its share value annually.

Greencoat UK Wind has paid out, on average, around 71.6% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.07% 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 5.07% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Greencoat UK Wind's case, that would currently equate to about 7.1p per share.

Greencoat UK Wind'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 11 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Greencoat UK Wind's shares have ranged in value from as little as 124.5666p up to 143.99p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Greencoat UK Wind's is 0.2353. This would suggest that Greencoat UK Wind's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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