How to buy ITV (ITV) shares

Learn how to easily invest in ITV shares.

ITV plc
LSE: ITV - GBX
BROADCASTING
p105.08
+ p2.18 ( + 2.12%)

ITV plc (ITV) is a leading broadcasting business based in the UK. It opened the day at 105.45p after a previous close of 105p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 103.95p to a high of 106.2344p. The latest price was 105p (25 minute delay). ITV is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 6,273 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in ITV

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

How has coronavirus impacted ITV's share price?

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

Its last market close was 102.9p, which is 21.21% down on its pre-crash value of 130.6p and 105.55% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 50.06p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of ITV shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £444.59 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 £762.22.

ITV share price (LSE:ITV)

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

ITV shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-08.
Open105.45p
High106.2344p
Low103.95p
Close105p
Previous close105p
Change0p
Change %0%
Volume7,094,430
Information last updated 2021-10-23.
52-week range67.5353p - 134.15p
50-day moving average108.1611p
200-day moving average119.1424p
Wall St. target price141p
PE ratio11.5611
Dividend yield0p (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)9p
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Fees for buying 100x ITV shares with popular platforms

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Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£105.00 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £0.00
£105.00 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£105.00 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.76
£106.76 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£116.95 total
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£112.99 total
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£114.50 total
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Is it a good time to buy ITV stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Is ITV 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

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

However, ITV's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the broadcasting industry or those of similar companies.

PEG ratio

ITV's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9. 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 ITV's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider ITV's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

EBITDA

ITV's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £702 million.

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

Financials

Revenue TTM £3.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.77%
Gross profit TTM £597.1 million
Return on assets TTM 9.89%
Return on equity TTM 33.11%
Profit margin 11.7%
Book value 0.304p
Market capitalisation £4.2 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 ITV.

Total ESG risk score

ITV's total ESG risk: 11.75

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and ITV's overall score of 11.75 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

To gain some more context, you can compare ITV's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Environmental score

ITV's environmental score: 3.53/100

ITV's environmental score of 3.53 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ITV is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

ITV's social score: 4.79/100

ITV's social score of 4.79 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ITV is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

ITV's governance score: 8.43/100

ITV's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that ITV is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

ITV's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, ITV scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that ITV has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

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

Total ESG score 11.75
Total ESG percentile 5.2
Environmental score 3.53
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 4.79
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 8.43
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

ITV share dividends

14.7%

Forward annual dividend yield: 14.7% of stock value

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

ITV's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Have ITV's shares ever split?

ITV's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 2 February 2001. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ITV shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ITV shares which in turn could have impacted ITV's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ITV's shares have ranged in value from as little as 67.5353p up to 134.15p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ITV.LSE volatility(beta: 1.7)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 ITV's is 1.7034. This would suggest that ITV's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

To put ITV's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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