How to buy Lyft (LYFT) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Lyft shares.

Lyft Inc
NASDAQ: LYFT - USD
SOFTWARE-APPLICATION
$46.72
- $0.82 ( - 1.72%)

Lyft Inc (LYFT) is a leading software-application business based in the US. It opened the day at $49.1 after a previous close of $49.57. During the day the price has varied from a low of $48.07 to a high of $49.32. The latest price was $48.32 (25 minute delay). Lyft is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 4,554 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Lyft

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

How has coronavirus impacted Lyft's share price?

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

Its last market close was $47.54, which is 5.97% up on its pre-crash value of $44.7 and 226.47% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $14.5617.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Lyft shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $471.42 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 $991.21.

Lyft share price (NASDAQ:LYFT)

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

Lyft shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-22.
Open$49.1
High$49.32
Low$48.07
Close$48.32
Previous close$49.57
Change$-1.25
Change %-2.5217%
Volume2,967,079
Information last updated 2021-10-22.
52-week range$21.34 - $68.28
50-day moving average$52.3203
200-day moving average$54.8819
Wall St. target price$69.59
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$-4.939
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Fees for buying 20x Lyft shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and 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
Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £3.16
£706.41 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £3.52
£706.77 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £7.03
£710.28 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.18
£704.43 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.57
£706.82 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £19.04
£722.29 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £18.60
£721.85 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £18.35
£721.60 total
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Is it a good time to buy Lyft 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.

Financials

Revenue TTM $2.4 billion
Gross profit TTM $531.5 million
Return on assets TTM -19.71%
Return on equity TTM -87.23%
Profit margin -65.35%
Book value $4.071
Market capitalisation $16.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Lyft shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "LYFT.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 27.2 million Lyft shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 0.1% up from 27.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Lyft shares can be evaluated.

Short interest ratio (SIR)

Lyft's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lyft shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lyft shares traded daily (recently around 4.3 million). Lyft's SIR currently stands at 6.34. In other words for every 100,000 Lyft shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6340 shares are currently held short.

However Lyft's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lyft shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lyft shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lyft's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lyft shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.1006% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lyft shares, roughly 101 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Lyft.

Find out more about how you can short Lyft stock.

Lyft share dividends

We're not expecting Lyft to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. Typically it's companies that have been around for longer that pay dividends (Lyft had its IPO on 28 March 2019). However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lyft's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.34 up to $68.28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LYFT.US volatility(beta: 2.06)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Lyft's is 2.0592. This would suggest that Lyft's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

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