How to buy Nikola (NKLA) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Nikola shares.

Nikola Corporation (NKLA) is a leading auto manufacturers business based in the US. On 20 January Nikola shares plunged 8.64% to a closing position of $7.3. Over the last 12 months, Nikola's share price has fallen by 18.29% from $20.12. Nikola is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 450 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Nikola

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

Fees for buying 50x Nikola 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 £3.03
£609.42 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.52
£607.91 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.03
£609.42 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £10.45
£616.84 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £18.01
£624.40 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £17.09
£623.48 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £6.06
£612.45 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £17.08
£623.47 total
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Nikola share price (NASDAQ:NKLA)

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Is it a good time to buy Nikola stock?

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How has coronavirus impacted Nikola's share price?

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

Its last market close was $7.3, which is 30.41% down on its pre-crash value of $10.49 and 41.64% down on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $10.34.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Nikola shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $1,033.83 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 $705.33.

Nikola shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-02.
Previous close$16.99
Change %-3.2372%
Information last updated 2022-01-16.
52-week range$8.86 - $30.4
50-day moving average$10.9516
200-day moving average$12.1111
Wall St. target price$17.44
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$-1.731

Do Nikola shares pay dividends?

We're not expecting Nikola to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. Typically it's companies that have been around for longer that pay dividends (Nikola had its IPO on 10 June 2018). However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Nikola's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.86 up to $30.4. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NKLA.US volatility(beta: 0.65)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 Nikola's is 0.6543. This would suggest that Nikola's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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