How to buy Ocado (OCDO) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Ocado shares.

Ocado Group plc
+ p65.50 ( + 3.78%)

Ocado Group plc (OCDO) is a leading grocery stores business based in the UK. In the week up to 16 October Ocado shares surged 10.65% to a closing position of 1797.5p. However, over the last 12 months, Ocado's share price has fallen by 22.43% from 2461p. Ocado is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 18,618 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Ocado

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

How has coronavirus impacted Ocado's share price?

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

Its last market close was 1797.5p, which is 36.83% up on its pre-crash value of 1135.5p and 80.83% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 994.0121p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Ocado shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £1,015.69 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 £1,442.67.

Ocado share price (LSE:OCDO)

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

Ocado shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close1890p
Change %1.0053%
Information last updated 2021-10-16.
52-week range1545.318p - 2886p
50-day moving average1799.7778p
200-day moving average1919.4202p
Wall St. target price2074.67p
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)-19.9p
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Fees for buying 20x Ocado 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
Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£381.80 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £0.00
£381.80 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£381.80 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.80
£383.60 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£393.75 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£389.79 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£391.30 total
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Is it a good time to buy Ocado stock?

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Ocado price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 1909p

1 week (2021-10-07) 16.62%
1 month (2021-09-17) 12.29%
3 months (2021-07-16) 5.76%
6 months (2021-04-16) -12.47%
1 year (2020-10-16) -22.43%
2 years (2019-10-17) 40.26%
3 years (2018-10-17) 127.05%
5 years (2016-10-17) 650.39%

Is Ocado 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.


Ocado's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £12.1 million.

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.


Revenue TTM £2.6 billion
Gross profit TTM £813.9 million
Return on assets TTM -1.41%
Return on equity TTM -4.28%
Profit margin -5.71%
Book value 2.309p
Market capitalisation £13.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Ocado share dividends

We're not expecting Ocado to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ocado's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1545.318p up to 2886p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Ocado's is 0.4209. This would suggest that Ocado's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

To put Ocado's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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