How to buy Meggitt (MGGT) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Meggitt shares.

Meggitt PLC
+ p0.40 ( + 0.05%)

Meggitt PLC (MGGT) is a leading aerospace and defence business based in the UK. It opened the day at 485p after a previous close of 487.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 481.4p to a high of 490.3p. The latest price was 489p (25 minute delay). Meggitt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Meggitt

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

How has coronavirus impacted Meggitt's share price?

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

Its last market close was 750p, which is 17.89% up on its pre-crash value of 615.8p and 282.36% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 196.15p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Meggitt shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £359.56 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 £1,100.70.

Meggitt share price (LSE:MGGT)

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Meggitt shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-16.
Previous close487.5p
Change %0.3077%
Information last updated 2021-10-23.
52-week range264.8126p - 845.886p
50-day moving average743.8571p
200-day moving average596.2811p
Wall St. target price706.77p
PE ratio100
Dividend yield0p (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)7.5p
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Fees for buying 100x Meggitt shares with popular platforms

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Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£489.00 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £0.00
£489.00 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£489.00 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.82
£490.82 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£500.95 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£496.99 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£498.50 total
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Is it a good time to buy Meggitt stock?

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Is Meggitt 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

Meggitt's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 100x. In other words, Meggitt shares trade at around 100x 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.

PEG ratio

Meggitt's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.031. A PEG ratio close to 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares offer reasonable value for the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Meggitt's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Meggitt's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £270.5 million.

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


Revenue TTM £1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.77%
Gross profit TTM £522.5 million
Return on assets TTM 2.32%
Return on equity TTM 2.76%
Profit margin 4.03%
Book value 2.652p
Market capitalisation £5.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Meggitt share dividends


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.21% of stock value

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Meggitt's shares ever split?

Meggitt's shares were split on a 132:113 basis on 28 March 2007. So if you had owned 113 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 132 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Meggitt shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 14.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Meggitt shares which in turn could have impacted Meggitt's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Meggitt's shares have ranged in value from as little as 264.8126p up to 845.886p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MGGT.LSE volatility(beta: 1.96)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 Meggitt's is 1.9645. This would suggest that Meggitt'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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