How to buy Medica Group (MGP) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Medica Group shares.

Medica Group Plc (MGP) is a publicly traded medical care facilities business based in the UK. In the week up to 28 September Medica Group shares plunged 9.21% to a closing position of 138p. Over the last 12 months, Medica Group's share price has fallen by 1.81% from 165.5p. Medica Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 207 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Medica 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: MGP in this case.
  5. Research Medica Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Medica Group 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.

Fees for buying 100x Medica 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
£162.50 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£170.50 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£162.50 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£174.45 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.77
£164.27 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£170.49 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£172.00 total
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Medica Group share price (LSE:MGP)

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

Medica Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 162.5p

1 week (2022-09-22) 6.91%
1 month (2022-08-26) 4.84%
3 months (2022-06-29) 7.62%
6 months (2022-03-25) 4.50%
1 year (2021-09-28) -3.85%
2 years (2020-09-29) 35.42%
3 years (2019-09-27) 26.46%
5 years (2017-09-29) -17.93%

Is it a good time to buy Medica Group stock?

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Is Medica 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

Medica 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 38x. In other words, Medica Group shares trade at around 38x 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

Medica Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £12.5 million.

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

Medica Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-31.
Open162.7015p
High165p
Low162.5p
Close162.5p
Previous close161.5p
Change1p
Change %0.6192%
Volume7,333
Information last updated 2022-09-26.
52-week range119.0715p - 177.3721p
50-day moving average155.275p
200-day moving average155.995p
Wall St. target price207.2p
PE ratio37.5207
Dividend yield2.7p (1.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM)0.04p

Do Medica Group shares pay dividends?

1.8%

Dividend yield: 1.76% of stock value

1.8%

Forward annual dividend yield: 1.76% of stock value

57.6%

Dividend payout ratio: 57.56% of net profits

Medica Group has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.76% of its share value annually.

Medica Group has paid out, on average, around 57.56% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.76% 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 1.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Medica Group's case, that would currently equate to about 2.7p per share.

Medica 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 23 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Medica Group dividend history

Dividend Type Ex-dividend date Payment date
£0.0089 Interim 07/10/2021 05/11/2021
£0.017 Final 23/06/2021 23/07/2021
£0.0085 Interim 24/09/2020 23/10/2020
£0.0085 Interim 26/09/2019 25/10/2019
£0.015 Final 30/05/2019 28/06/2019
£0.0075 Interim 27/09/2018 26/10/2018
£0.011 Final 31/05/2018 22/06/2018
£0.0055 Interim 28/09/2017 27/10/2017

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Medica Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 119.0715p up to 177.3721p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MGP.LSE volatility(beta: 0.81)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 Medica Group's is 0.8071. This would suggest that Medica Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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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