How to buy Mears Group (MER) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Mears Group shares.

Mears Group plc (MER) is a leading personal services business based in the UK. It opened the day at 200p after a previous close of 195p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 188.228p to a high of 200p. The latest price was 198p (25 minute delay). Mears Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 6,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

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

Fees for buying 100x Mears Group 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
£198.00 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.78
£199.78 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£206.00 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£209.95 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£205.99 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£198.00 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£207.50 total
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Mears Group share price (LSE:MER)

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Is it a good time to buy Mears Group stock?

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Is Mears 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

Mears 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 4x. In other words, Mears Group 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.

EBITDA

Mears Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £25 million.

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

How has coronavirus impacted Mears Group's share price?

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

Its last market close was 200p, which is 32.20% down on its pre-crash value of 295p and 70.94% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 117p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Mears Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £467.74 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 £645.16.

Mears Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open200p
High200p
Low188.228p
Close198p
Previous close195p
Change3p
Change %1.5385%
Volume26,778
Information last updated 2022-01-18.
52-week range144.4823p - 227.9721p
50-day moving average190.3p
200-day moving average195.2075p
Wall St. target price262p
PE ratio3.6735
Dividend yield2.5p (1.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM)53.9p

Do Mears Group shares pay dividends?

1.3%

Dividend yield: 1.28% of stock value

1.3%

Forward annual dividend yield: 1.28% of stock value

Mears Group has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.28% of its share value annually.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Mears Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 144.4823p up to 227.9721p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MER.LSE volatility(beta: 1.55)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 Mears Group's is 1.5495. This would suggest that Mears Group'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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