How to buy Moderna (MRNA) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Moderna shares.

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3 August 2022: Moderna has released its second quarterly earnings report which beat analyst expectations. It brought in $4.7 billion (£3.87 billion) in sales over the quarter, most of which can be cited to its COVID-19 vaccine. The company also announced that it's taken a $500 million (£411 million) hit from writing off vaccines that are out of date or will become out of date before they'll be used. Moderna reported its earnings per share (EPS) to be $5.24 (£4.32), above forecasts from analysts.

Moderna is a US biotechnology company. Its COVID-19 vaccine was approved for use in the UK on 8 January, 2021 - the third vaccine to get this approval. Moderna is expanding its production capability in Europe and UK supplies are expected in spring 2021. Moderna's share price rose after it announced encouraging early results from vaccine trials in November 2020, so news of an approved vaccine could see the share price rise further. The company uses a molecule called "messenger RNA" (or mRNA), which exists in the cells in your body, to produce medicines. We've compiled what you need to know about how to buy Moderna shares.

Moderna Inc (MRNA) is a publicly traded biotechnology business based in the US. In the week up to 7 August Moderna shares surged 13.86% to a closing position of $186.84. However, over the last 12 months, Moderna's share price has fallen by an alarming 61.09% from $375.53. Moderna is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 3,400 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Moderna

  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: MRNA in this case.
  5. Research Moderna shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Moderna 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 5x Moderna shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and 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 £3.09
£620.95 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £11.59
£629.45 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £2.78
£620.64 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £6.18
£624.04 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £18.13
£635.99 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.62
£618.47 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £17.26
£635.11 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.09
£620.95 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £17.22
£635.08 total
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Moderna share price (NASDAQ:MRNA)

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

Moderna price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $146.1

1 week (2022-08-12) -14.65%
1 month (2022-07-19) -12.59%
3 months (2022-05-19) 1.90%
1 year (2021-08-19) -61.09%
2 years (2020-08-19) 114.85%
3 years (2019-08-19) 990.30%

Is it a good time to buy Moderna stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

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Is Moderna 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

Moderna's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Moderna shares trade at around 5x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). 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

Moderna's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $15.9 billion (£13.5 billion).

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

Moderna shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-08-19.
Open$147.64
High$150.75
Low$144.99
Close$146.1
Previous close$150
Change$-3.9
Change %-2.6%
Volume4,611,200
Information last updated 2022-08-16.
52-week range$115.61 - $464.85
50-day moving average$156.2026
200-day moving average$185.1709
Wall St. target price$221.4
PE ratio5.4799
Dividend yield$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$32.26

Do Moderna shares pay dividends?

We're not expecting Moderna to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. Typically it's companies that have been around for longer that pay dividends (Moderna had its IPO on 7 December 2018). However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Moderna's shares have ranged in value from as little as $115.61 up to $464.85. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MRNA.US volatility(beta: 1.6)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Moderna's is 1.6014. This would suggest that Moderna'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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