How to buy Inspiration Healthcare Group (IHC) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Inspiration Healthcare Group shares.

Inspiration Healthcare Group PLC (IHC) is a publicly traded medical devices business based in the UK. In the week up to 4 October Inspiration Healthcare Group shares plunged 17.51% to a closing position of 73p. However, over the last 12 months, Inspiration Healthcare Group's share price has risen by 5.51% from 127p. Inspiration Healthcare Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 195 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Inspiration Healthcare Group

  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: IHC in this case.
  5. Research Inspiration Healthcare Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Inspiration Healthcare Group 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 100x Inspiration Healthcare Group 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
£134.00 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£142.00 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£134.00 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£145.95 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.77
£135.77 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£141.99 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£143.50 total
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Inspiration Healthcare Group share price (LSE:IHC)

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

Inspiration Healthcare Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 134p

1 week (2022-09-28) 51.41%
1 month (2022-09-05) 67.50%
3 months (2022-07-05) 60.48%
6 months (2022-04-05) 25.82%
1 year (2021-10-05) 5.51%
2 years (2020-10-05) 116.13%
3 years (2019-10-04) 109.31%
5 years (2017-10-04) 94.20%

Is it a good time to buy Inspiration Healthcare Group stock?

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is Inspiration Healthcare Group 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

Inspiration Healthcare Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Inspiration Healthcare Group shares trade at around 18x 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.


Inspiration Healthcare Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £5.4 million.

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

Inspiration Healthcare Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-05.
Previous close134.08p
Change %-0.0597%
Information last updated 2022-10-03.
52-week range75p - 147.1237p
50-day moving average85.958p
200-day moving average98.8483p
Wall St. target price250p
PE ratio17.5
Dividend yield0.6p (0.7%)
Earnings per share (TTM)0.05p

Inspiration Healthcare Group share dividends


Dividend yield: 0.7% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 0.7% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 31% of net profits

Inspiration Healthcare Group has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.70% of its share value annually.

Inspiration Healthcare Group has paid out, on average, around 31% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.7% 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 0.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Inspiration Healthcare Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.6p per share.

While Inspiration Healthcare Group's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Inspiration Healthcare Group dividend history

Dividend Type Ex-dividend date Payment date
£0.00205 Interim 25/11/2021 29/12/2021
£0.004 Final 01/07/2021 30/07/2021
£0.002 Interim 26/11/2020 29/12/2020

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Inspiration Healthcare Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 75p up to 147.1237p. 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 Inspiration Healthcare Group's is 0.3724. This would suggest that Inspiration Healthcare Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Frequently asked questions

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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