How to buy Marston’s shares

Marston’s shares have fallen -1.15% from yesterday's closing price (30.45p). Learn how to easily invest in Marston’s shares.

Marston’s PLC (MARS) is a publicly traded restaurants business based in the UK. It opened the day at 87.35p after a previous close of 86.6p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 85.6p to a high of 88.4358p. The latest price was 85.6p (25 minute delay). Marston’s is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 11,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Marston’s

  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: MARS in this case.
  5. Research Marston’s shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Marston’s shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.
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Fees for buying 200x Marston’s 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 Customer rating Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
Freetrade logo ★★★★★ £0 - £9.99 No minimum £0.00
£171.20 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo ★★★★★ £0 $50 £0.00
£171.20 total
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IG Share Dealing logo ★★★★★ £0 £250 £8.00
£179.20 total
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CMC Invest share dealing account logo Not yet rated £0 No minimum £0.00
£171.20 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo ★★★★★ £0 £1 £11.95
£183.15 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo ★★★★★ £0 No minimum £1.77
£172.97 total
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Is it a good time to buy Marston’s stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap. The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

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Invest in Marston’s shares

  • Start investing from $50
  • Pay no stamp duty on UK shares
  • Commission-free trading. Other fees may apply.

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is Marston’s 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. Check out the Marston’s P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Marston’s's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 2x. In other words, Marston’s shares trade at around 2x 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, Marston’s's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the restaurants industry or those of similar companies.

Marston’s's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.25. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value 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 Marston’s'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 Marston’s's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Marston’s's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £150.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Marston’s'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.

Frequently asked questions

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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