How to buy Lok’nStore Group (LOK) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Lok'nStore Group shares.

Lok'nStore Group Plc (LOK) is a leading real estate services business based in the UK. In the week up to 23 January Lok'nStore Group shares plunged 9.39% to a closing position of 965p. Over the last 12 months, Lok'nStore Group's share price has fallen by 5.26% from 665p. Lok'nStore Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 171 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Lok'nStore Group

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  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: LOK in this case.
  5. Research Lok'nStore Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Lok'nStore Group shares. It's that simple.
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How has coronavirus impacted Lok'nStore Group's share price?

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

Its last market close was 965p, which is 24.87% up on its pre-crash value of 725p and 187.20% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 336p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Lok'nStore Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £491.63 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 £1,345.89.

Lok'nStore Group share price (LSE:LOK)

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Lok'nStore Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open632.5p
High636p
Low624p
Close630p
Previous close635p
Change-5p
Change %-0.7874%
Volume13,362
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range579.8991p - 1085p
50-day moving average965.87p
200-day moving average779.0825p
Wall St. target price1197.5p
PE ratio94.955
Dividend yield15p (1.41%)
Earnings per share (TTM)11.1p
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Is it a good time to buy Lok'nStore Group stock?

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Is Lok'nStore 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

Lok'nStore 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 95x. In other words, Lok'nStore Group shares trade at around 95x 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.

EBITDA

Lok'nStore Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £10.5 million.

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

Financials

Revenue TTM £21.9 million
Operating margin TTM 34.83%
Gross profit TTM £11.9 million
Return on assets TTM 1.92%
Return on equity TTM 2.41%
Profit margin 15%
Book value 5.204p
Market capitalisation £315.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Lok'nStore Group share dividends

1.4%

Dividend yield: 1.41% of stock value

1.4%

Forward annual dividend yield: 1.41% of stock value

Lok'nStore Group has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.41% of its share value annually.

Lok'nStore Group has paid out, on average, around 136.36% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.41% 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 1.41% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lok'nStore Group's case, that would currently equate to about 15p per share.

Lok'nStore Group's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Lok'nStore Group's shares ever split?

Lok'nStore Group's shares were split on a 491:480 basis on 21 June 2002. So if you had owned 480 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 491 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lok'nStore Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2.2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lok'nStore Group shares which in turn could have impacted Lok'nStore Group's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lok'nStore Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 579.8991p up to 1085p. 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 Lok'nStore Group's is 0.4273. This would suggest that Lok'nStore Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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