How to buy Instem shares

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Instem plc is a health information services business based in the UK. Instem shares (INS.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Instem employs 268 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £28.1 million.

How to buy shares in Instem

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

Instem share price

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Instem shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
Latest market closeN/Ap
52-week range340p - 545p
50-day moving average 476.5706p
200-day moving average 481.1718p
Wall St. target price223p
PE ratio 250
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 2p
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Instem stock?

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Is Instem under- or over-valued?

Valuing Instem stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Instem's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Instem's P/E ratio

Instem's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 250x. In other words, Instem shares trade at around 250x recent earnings.

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

Instem's EBITDA

Instem's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £4.9 million.

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

Instem financials

Revenue TTM £28.1 million
Operating margin TTM 14.62%
Gross profit TTM £12.1 million
Return on assets TTM 6.99%
Return on equity TTM 2.02%
Profit margin 1.21%
Book value 0.812p
Market capitalisation £102.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Instem share dividends

We're not expecting Instem to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Instem share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Instem's shares have ranged in value from as little as 340p up to 545p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

INS.LSE volatility(beta: 0.56)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 Instem's is 0.5572. This would suggest that Instem's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Instem overview

Instem plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides information technology applications to the life sciences healthcare market worldwide. The company offers solutions for data collection, management, and analysis to meet the needs of life science and healthcare organizations for data-driven decision making. Its solutions include ALPHADAS, an eSource EDC system for early phase clinical trials; Ames Study Manager, an integrated suite of software for conducting the Bacterial Reverse Mutation Test; Toxicology Resource Planning, a toxicology solution; Comet Assay IV, a live video imaging system for reproducible comet slide scoring; Cyto Study Manager, a data acquisition and reporting solution; lead scope for computational toxicology; Logbook, a repository for information; NOTOCORD-hem software platforms to acquire, display, and analyze physiological signals; and Provantis, a Windows-based system for organizations and universities that are engaged in non-clinical evaluation studies. The company also provides Samarind RMS to manage medical product information; Sorcerer Colony Counter for automatic plate counter; SEND Explorer, a web-based application with optional data warehousing capabilities; submit platform that provides a suite of integrated tools and services for the creation and management of SEND datasets and associated documents for contract research organizations and sponsors; and SENDTrial, a full Web based solution that can be accessed through a subscription. In addition, it offers data management, cloud, safety assessment, regulatory information management, solution deployment, and validation services. Further, the company provides software solutions for extracting intelligence from research and development related healthcare data; and develops, manufactures, and supplies software and hardware products for in vitro study data collection and study management. Instem plc was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Stone, the United Kingdom.

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