How to buy IAG (IAG) shares

Learn how to easily invest in IAG shares.

International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A
+ p5.62 ( + 3.59%)

The British Airways parent company suffered in 2020 as international travel came to a halt due to the pandemic, and IAG shares were the worst performing of all FTSE 100 stocks last year. Whether it can recover will depend on how quickly and smoothly international flights take off again in 2021.

How to buy shares in IAG

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

How has coronavirus impacted IAG's share price?

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

Its last market close was 156.34p, which is 63.32% down on its pre-crash value of 426.28p (accounting for the 14 September 2020 split) and 18.51% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 131.92p (accounting for the 14 September 2020 split).

If you had bought £1,000 worth of IAG shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £351.48 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 £397.37.

IAG share price (LSE:IAG)

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

IAG shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-22.
Previous close160.16p
Change %-2.5599%
Information last updated 2021-10-23.
52-week range88.6943p - 222.1p
50-day moving average167.4806p
200-day moving average182.2508p
Wall St. target price2.16p
Dividend yield33.8p (0.21%)
Earnings per share (TTM)-97p
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Fees for buying 100x IAG shares with popular platforms

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Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£156.06 total
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£156.06 total
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£156.06 total
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£157.83 total
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£168.01 total
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£164.05 total
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£165.56 total
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Is it a good time to buy IAG stock?

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Is IAG 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.

PEG ratio

IAG's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.97. 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 IAG's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Revenue TTM £4.7 billion
Gross profit TTM £-1,084,000,000
Return on assets TTM -8.91%
Return on equity TTM -607.18%
Profit margin -109.05%
Book value 0.183p
Market capitalisation £7.7 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 IAG.

Total ESG risk score

IAG's total ESG risk: 27.89

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and IAG's overall score of 27.89 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 48th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like IAG 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

IAG's environmental score: 11.4/100

IAG's environmental score of 11.4 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that IAG is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

IAG's social score: 13.28/100

IAG's social score of 13.28 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that IAG is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

IAG's governance score: 10.71/100

IAG's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that IAG is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

IAG's controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, IAG scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that IAG hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 27.89
Total ESG percentile 48.18
Environmental score 11.4
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 13.28
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 10.71
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 3

IAG share dividends


Dividend yield: 0.21% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 0.09% of stock value

IAG has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.21% of its share value annually.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 July 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have IAG's shares ever split?

IAG's shares were split on a 1612:1103 basis on 14 September 2020. So if you had owned 1103 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1612 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your IAG shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 31.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for IAG shares which in turn could have impacted IAG's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, IAG's shares have ranged in value from as little as 88.6943p up to 222.1p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IAG.LSE volatility(beta: 2.46)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 IAG's is 2.4586. This would suggest that IAG's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

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