How to buy Hammerson (HMSO) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Hammerson shares.

Hammerson plc
+p0.28 (+0.76%)

Hammerson plc (HMSO) is a leading reit-retail business based in the UK. It opened the day at 37.9p after a previous close of 37.38p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 37.587p to a high of 39.08p. The latest price was 38.6p (25 minute delay). Hammerson is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 518 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Hammerson

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  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: HMSO in this case.
  5. Research Hammerson shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Hammerson shares. It's that simple.
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How has coronavirus impacted Hammerson's share price?

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

Its last market close was 39.36p, which is 99.29% down on its pre-crash value of 5550p (accounting for the 1 September 2020 split) and 4,043.80% down on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 1631p (accounting for the 1 September 2020 split).

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Hammerson shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £354.98 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 £6.80.

Hammerson share price (LSE:HMSO)

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Hammerson shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close37.38p
Change %3.2638%
Information last updated 2021-07-30.
52-week range14.0309p - 44.6p
50-day moving average38.5563p
200-day moving average33.6362p
Wall St. target price479.33p
Dividend yield0.4p (1.04%)
Earnings per share (TTM)-83.3p
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Is it a good time to buy Hammerson stock?

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Hammerson price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 38.6p

1 month (2021-07-02) -0.18%
3 months (2021-04-30) -3.11%
1 year (2020-07-30) inf%
2 years (2019-07-30) inf%
3 years (2018-07-30) inf%
5 years (2016-07-30) inf%

Is Hammerson 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.


Hammerson's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £102.7 million.

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


Revenue TTM £254.5 million
Operating margin TTM 39.8%
Gross profit TTM £174.1 million
Return on assets TTM 0.96%
Return on equity TTM -45.74%
Profit margin 0%
Book value 0.791p
Market capitalisation £1.6 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 Hammerson.

Total ESG risk score

Hammerson's total ESG risk: 19.6

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Hammerson's overall score of 19.6 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 11st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Environmental score

Hammerson's environmental score: 10.14/100

Hammerson's environmental score of 10.14 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Hammerson is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Hammerson's social score: 10.8/100

Hammerson's social score of 10.8 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Hammerson is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Hammerson's governance score: 10.17/100

Hammerson's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Hammerson is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

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

Total ESG score 19.6
Total ESG percentile 10.62
Environmental score 10.14
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 10.8
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 10.17
Governance score percentile 9

Hammerson share dividends


Dividend yield: 1.04% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 1.05% of stock value

Hammerson has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.04% of its share value annually.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Hammerson's shares ever split?

Hammerson's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 1 September 2020. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Hammerson shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hammerson shares which in turn could have impacted Hammerson's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hammerson's shares have ranged in value from as little as 14.0309p up to 44.6p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HMSO.LSE volatility(beta: 2.2)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 Hammerson's is 2.1972. This would suggest that Hammerson's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

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