How to buy Medica Group shares | 115.5p

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Medica Group Plc (MGP) is a leading medical devices business based in the UK. It opened the day at 115.22p after a previous close of 114.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 113.8707p to a high of 120p. The latest price was 115.5p (25 minute delay). Medica Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 120 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.

How has Coronavirus impacted Medica Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Medica Group's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 110p, which is 29.49% down on its pre-crash value of 156p and 25.00% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 88p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Medica Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £677.32 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 £702.88.

Medica Group share price

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Medica Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Previous close114.5p
Change 1p
Change % 0.873%
Volume 89,559
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range87.4016p - 165.5168p
50-day moving average 118.4118p
200-day moving average 123.5021p
Wall St. target price194p
PE ratio 26.4773
Dividend yield 0.02p (1.48%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 4.4p
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
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From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.

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Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
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Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.

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Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
Over 2,000 funds
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
No minimum
4 portfolios
Moneybox Pension
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.

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Is it a good time to buy Medica Group stock?

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Medica Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 115.5p

1 week (2021-01-12) -9.06%
1 month (2020-12-23) 0.87%
3 months (2020-10-23) 5.48%
6 months (2020-07-23) -11.15%
3 years (2018-01-19) -24.80%

Is Medica Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Medica Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Medica Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Medica Group's 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 26x. In other words, Medica Group shares trade at around 26x 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.

Medica Group's EBITDA

Medica Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £8.7 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 financials

Revenue TTM £41.5 million
Operating margin TTM 16.65%
Gross profit TTM £22.3 million
Return on assets TTM 8.38%
Return on equity TTM 13.96%
Profit margin 11.66%
Book value 0.331p
Market capitalisation £129.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Medica Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 19.5% of net profits

Recently Medica Group has paid out, on average, around 19.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.48% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Medica Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.48% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Medica Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.02p per share.

While Medica Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Medica Group is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Medica Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Medica Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 87.4016p up to 165.5168p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MGP.LSE volatility(beta: 0.99)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 0.9884. This would suggest that Medica Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Medica Group overview

Medica Group Plc provides teleradiology reporting services to NHS trusts, private hospital groups, and diagnostic imaging companies in the United Kingdom. It offers NightHawk emergency computerised tomography (CT) and MR reporting, routine cross sectional, routine plain film, and radiographer plain film services. The company also provides audit services, such as cause for concern audit, departmental quality assurance, and ongoing CT, MR, plain film, and ultrasound audit services; and multiparametric prostate magnetic resonance imaging, specialist cardiac reporting, CT colonoscopy, DXA reporting, nuclear medicine examination, tailored cancer reporting, PET-CT, and CBCT services. Medica Group Plc was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Hastings, the United Kingdom.

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