How to buy Plug Power (PLUG) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Plug Power shares.

Plug Power Inc
+ $0.98 ( + 1.03%)

Plug Power Inc (PLUG) is a leading electrical equipment and parts business based in the US. It opened the day at $29.99 after a previous close of $29.83. During the day the price has varied from a low of $28.77 to a high of $30.17. The latest price was $29.39 (25 minute delay). Plug Power is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 1,285 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Plug Power

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

How has coronavirus impacted Plug Power's share price?

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

Its last market close was $31.24, which is 82.17% up on its pre-crash value of $5.57 and 1,134.78% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $2.53.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Plug Power shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $888.31 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 $8,114.28.

Plug Power share price (NASDAQ:PLUG)

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

Plug Power shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close$29.83
Change %-1.475%
Information last updated 2021-10-16.
52-week range$13.69 - $75.49
50-day moving average$26.6089
200-day moving average$27.9906
Wall St. target price$43.1
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$-1.512
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Is it a good time to buy Plug Power stock?

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Plug Power price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $29.39

1 month (2021-09-17) 11.03%
3 months (2021-07-16) 13.00%
6 months (2021-04-16) 7.89%
1 year (2020-10-16) 80.64%
2 years (2019-10-17) 899.66%
3 years (2018-10-17) 1,422.80%
5 years (2016-10-17) 1,833.55%


Operating margin TTM 11961.4%
Gross profit TTM $-433,943,000
Return on assets TTM -12.14%
Return on equity TTM -27.99%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $8.462
Market capitalisation $17.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Plug Power shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "PLUG.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 53.0 million Plug Power shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 2.6% down from 54.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Plug Power shares can be evaluated.

Short interest ratio (SIR)

Plug Power's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Plug Power shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Plug Power shares traded daily (recently around 16.0 million). Plug Power's SIR currently stands at 3.32. In other words for every 100,000 Plug Power shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3320 shares are currently held short.

However Plug Power's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Plug Power shares, or, against the total number of tradable Plug Power shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Plug Power's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Plug Power shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.1028% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Plug Power shares, roughly 103 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Plug Power.

Find out more about how you can short Plug Power stock.

Plug Power share dividends

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

Have Plug Power's shares ever split?

Plug Power's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 19 May 2011. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Plug Power shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Plug Power shares which in turn could have impacted Plug Power's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Plug Power's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.69 up to $75.49. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PLUG.US volatility(beta: 1.38)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 Plug Power's is 1.382. This would suggest that Plug Power'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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