How to buy Kier Group (KIE) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Kier Group shares.

Kier Group plc (KIE) is a leading engineering and construction business based in the UK. It opened the day at 129p after a previous close of 130.8p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 128p to a high of 132p. The latest price was 128.6p (25 minute delay). Kier Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 11,302 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

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

How has coronavirus impacted Kier Group's share price?

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

Its last market close was 104p, which is 14.49% down on its pre-crash value of 121.62p (accounting for the 13 May 2021 split) and 75.74% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 59.18p (accounting for the 13 May 2021 split).

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Kier Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £894.74 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 £1,279.94.

Kier Group share price (LSE:KIE)

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Kier Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-08-27.
Open129p
High132p
Low128p
Close128.6p
Previous close130.8p
Change-2.2p
Change %-1.682%
Volume1,693,706
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range60.8548p - 137.4p
50-day moving average110.268p
200-day moving average113.1123p
Wall St. target price169.43p
Dividend yield0p (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)-0.2p
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Fees for buying 100x Kier Group shares with popular platforms

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Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £0.00
£128.60 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.77
£130.37 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£136.60 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£140.55 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£136.59 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£128.60 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£138.10 total
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Is it a good time to buy Kier Group stock?

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Is Kier 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.

EBITDA

Kier Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £72.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Kier Group'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 £3.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.39%
Gross profit TTM £284.1 million
Return on assets TTM 1.18%
Return on equity TTM 6.81%
Profit margin -0.01%
Book value 0.979p
Market capitalisation £475.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Kier Group share dividends

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

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Have Kier Group's shares ever split?

Kier Group's shares were split on a 1320:1129 basis on 13 May 2021. So if you had owned 1129 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1320 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kier Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 14.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kier Group shares which in turn could have impacted Kier Group's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Kier Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 60.8548p up to 137.4p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KIE.LSE volatility(beta: 1.1)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 Kier Group's is 1.0984. This would suggest that Kier Group's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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

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