How to buy Greggs (GRG) shares

Are Greggs shares set to rise as well as the bakery chain's pastry dough?

Greggs PLC (GRG) is a publicly traded grocery stores business based in the UK. In the week up to 9 September Greggs shares surged 8.35% to a closing position of 1999p. However, over the last 12 months, Greggs's share price has fallen by 13.04% from 3120p. Greggs is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 25,174 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Greggs

  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: GRG in this case.
  5. Research Greggs shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Greggs 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 Greggs 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
£271.30 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£279.30 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£271.30 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£283.25 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.79
£273.09 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £0.00
£271.30 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£279.29 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£280.80 total
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Greggs share price (LSE:GRG)

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

Greggs price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 2713p

1 week (2022-09-15) 38.28%
1 month (2022-08-22) 37.65%
3 months (2022-06-22) 44.54%
6 months (2022-03-23) 10.28%
1 year (2021-09-23) -13.04%
2 years (2020-09-23) 132.88%
3 years (2019-09-23) 34.57%
5 years (2017-09-22) 124.59%

Is it a good time to buy Greggs stock?

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Is Greggs 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

Greggs's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Greggs shares trade at around 17x 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.

EBITDA

Greggs's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £208.2 million.

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

Greggs shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open2772p
High2772p
Low2686p
Close2713p
Previous close2706p
Change7p
Change %0.2587%
Volume164,212
Information last updated 2022-09-19.
52-week range1766.2655p - 3235.8884p
50-day moving average1971.06p
200-day moving average2351.355p
Wall St. target price3023p
PE ratio16.9914
Dividend yield57p (2.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM)1.16p

Greggs share dividends

2.9%

Dividend yield: 2.89% of stock value

2.9%

Forward annual dividend yield: 2.89% of stock value

Greggs has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.89% of its share value annually.

Greggs has paid out, on average, around 119.83% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.89% 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 2.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Greggs's case, that would currently equate to about 57p per share.

Greggs'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 7 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Greggs's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1766.2655p up to 3235.8884p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GRG.LSE volatility(beta: 1.31)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 Greggs's is 1.3108. This would suggest that Greggs'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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