How to buy Peabody Energy (BTU) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Peabody Energy shares.

Peabody Energy Corp (BTU) is a publicly traded thermal coal business based in the US. On 26 September Peabody Energy shares leapt 9.33% to a closing position of $22.26. However, over the last 12 months, Peabody Energy's share price has fallen by an alarming 48.15% from $16.45. Peabody Energy is listed on the NYSE and employs 4,900 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Peabody Energy

  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: BTU in this case.
  5. Research Peabody Energy shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Peabody Energy 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 100x Peabody Energy 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 £3.84
£772.48 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £12.90
£781.54 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £7.69
£776.32 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £19.64
£788.27 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.77
£769.41 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £19.52
£788.16 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.84
£772.48 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £19.11
£787.75 total
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Peabody Energy share price (NYSE:BTU)

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

Peabody Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $8.53

1 week (2022-09-27) -61.68%
3 months (2022-07-06) -54.53%
6 months (2022-04-07) -68.58%
1 year (2021-10-07) -48.15%
2 years (2020-10-07) 312.08%
3 years (2019-10-07) -41.13%
5 years (2017-10-06) -71.07%

Is it a good time to buy Peabody Energy stock?

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Is Peabody Energy 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

Peabody Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Peabody Energy shares trade at around 4x 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.


Peabody Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $987 million (£0.0 million).

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

Peabody Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-02.
Previous close$8.19
Change %4.1514%
Information last updated 2022-10-03.
52-week range$8.58 - $33.29
50-day moving average$22.9452
200-day moving average$20.6675
Wall St. target price$27.4
PE ratio4.1161
Dividend yield$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$6.03

Do Peabody Energy shares pay dividends?


Forward annual dividend yield: 17.11% of stock value

Peabody Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 28 November 2019. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 October 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Peabody Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.58 up to $33.29. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BTU.US volatility(beta: 1.04)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Peabody Energy's is 1.0392. This would suggest that Peabody Energy's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Frequently asked questions

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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