How to buy Paragon Banking Group (PAG) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Paragon Banking Group shares.

Paragon Banking Group PLC (PAG) is a leading mortgage finance business based in the UK. It opened the day at 535.167p after a previous close of 526p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 535.167p to a high of 537.5p. The latest price was 533.5p (25 minute delay). Paragon Banking Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,450 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Paragon Banking 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: PAG in this case.
  5. Research Paragon Banking Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Paragon Banking Group shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Fees for buying 100x Paragon Banking Group 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
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £0.00
£533.50 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.82
£535.32 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£541.50 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£545.45 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£541.49 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£533.50 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£543.00 total
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Paragon Banking Group share price (LSE:PAG)

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Is it a good time to buy Paragon Banking Group stock?

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Is Paragon Banking Group 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

Paragon Banking 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 9x. In other words, Paragon Banking Group shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

PEG ratio

Paragon Banking Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.55. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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

How has coronavirus impacted Paragon Banking Group's share price?

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

Its last market close was 599.5p, which is 14.85% up on its pre-crash value of 510.5p and 176.27% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 217p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Paragon Banking Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £503.21 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 £1,167.47.

Paragon Banking Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open535.167p
High537.5p
Low535.167p
Close533.5p
Previous close526p
Change7.5p
Change %1.4259%
Volume604,275
Information last updated 2022-01-18.
52-week range432.5388p - 597p
50-day moving average549.26p
200-day moving average533.657p
Wall St. target price611.33p
PE ratio9.373
Dividend yield26.1p (4.42%)
Earnings per share (TTM)63p

Do Paragon Banking Group shares pay dividends?

4.4%

Dividend yield: 4.42% of stock value

4.4%

Forward annual dividend yield: 4.42% of stock value

34.3%

Dividend payout ratio: 34.29% of net profits

Paragon Banking Group has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 4.42% of its share value annually.

Paragon Banking Group has paid out, on average, around 34.29% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.42% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 4.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Paragon Banking Group's case, that would currently equate to about 26.1p per share.

While Paragon Banking Group's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Paragon Banking Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 432.5388p up to 597p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PAG.LSE volatility(beta: 1.65)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 Paragon Banking Group's is 1.6458. This would suggest that Paragon Banking Group'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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