How to buy Petra Diamonds (PDL) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Petra Diamonds shares.

Petra Diamonds Ltd (PDL) is a publicly traded other precious metals and mining business based in the UK. In the week up to 29 September Petra Diamonds shares plunged 10.17% to a closing position of 106p. Over the last 12 months, Petra Diamonds's share price has fallen by an alarming 98.24% from 86p (accounting for the 28 November 2021 split). Petra Diamonds is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Petra Diamonds

  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: PDL in this case.
  5. Research Petra Diamonds shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Petra Diamonds 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 2,000x Petra Diamonds 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
£30.20 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£38.20 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£30.20 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£42.15 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.75
£31.95 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£38.19 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£39.70 total
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Petra Diamonds share price (LSE:PDL)

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

Petra Diamonds price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 1.51p

1 week (2022-09-27) -98.58%
1 month (2022-09-07) -98.39%
3 months (2022-07-07) -98.35%
6 months (2022-04-05) -98.82%
1 year (2021-10-06) -98.21%
2 years (2020-10-07) -98.18%
3 years (2019-10-07) -99.56%
5 years (2017-10-06) -99.96%

Is it a good time to buy Petra Diamonds 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.

We do not make any representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information that is provided on this page.

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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.

Is Petra Diamonds 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

Petra Diamonds's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, Petra Diamonds shares trade at around 3x 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.


Petra Diamonds's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £262.2 million.

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

Petra Diamonds shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close1.44p
Change %4.8611%
Information last updated 2022-10-04.
52-week range45p - 139p
50-day moving average103.67p
200-day moving average101.9463p
Wall St. target price1.34p
PE ratio3.2553
Dividend yield0p (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)0.32p

Do Petra Diamonds shares pay dividends?

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

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Petra Diamonds's shares have ranged in value from as little as 45p up to 139p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PDL.LSE volatility(beta: 1.66)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 Petra Diamonds's is 1.6623. This would suggest that Petra Diamonds's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a 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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