How to buy Lookers (LOOK) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Lookers shares.

Lookers plc (LOOK) is a leading auto and truck dealerships business based in the UK. In the week up to 12 January Lookers shares surged 9.01% to a closing position of 75p. Over the last 12 months, Lookers's share price has risen by a staggering 193.71% from 23.05p. Lookers is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 6,594 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Lookers

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

How has coronavirus impacted Lookers's share price?

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

Its last market close was 70.6p, which is 27.34% up on its pre-crash value of 51.3p and 569.81% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 10.5403p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Lookers shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £218.49 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 £1,332.07.

Lookers share price (LSE:LOOK)

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

Lookers shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-08-20.
Previous close67.6p
Change %0.1479%
Information last updated 2022-01-18.
52-week range22p - 78.1899p
50-day moving average64.138p
200-day moving average66.2975p
Wall St. target price100p
PE ratio4.0939
Dividend yield0p (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)18.1p
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Fees for buying 200x Lookers 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
£135.40 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.77
£137.17 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£143.40 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£147.35 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£143.39 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£135.40 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£144.90 total
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Is it a good time to buy Lookers stock?

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Is Lookers 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

Lookers's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Lookers shares trade at around 4x 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.


Lookers's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £154.3 million.

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


Revenue TTM £4.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.82%
Gross profit TTM £411 million
Return on assets TTM 4.19%
Return on equity TTM 25.23%
Profit margin 1.67%
Book value 0.816p
Market capitalisation £290.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Lookers share dividends


Forward annual dividend yield: 25.99% of stock value

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 October 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Lookers's shares ever split?

Lookers's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 4 July 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lookers shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lookers shares which in turn could have impacted Lookers's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lookers's shares have ranged in value from as little as 22p up to 78.1899p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LOOK.LSE volatility(beta: 1.3)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 Lookers's is 1.2985. This would suggest that Lookers's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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