How to buy Polymetal (POLY) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Polymetal shares.

Polymetal International plc (POLY) is a publicly traded other precious metals and mining business based in the UK. On 21 September Polymetal shares plunged 11.89% to a closing position of 200p. Over the last 12 months, Polymetal's share price has fallen by an alarming 83.96% from 1278p. Polymetal is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 14,281 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Polymetal

  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: POLY in this case.
  5. Research Polymetal shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Polymetal 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 Polymetal 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
£205.00 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£213.00 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£205.00 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£216.95 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.78
£206.78 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £0.00
£205.00 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£212.99 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£214.50 total
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Polymetal share price (LSE:POLY)

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

Polymetal price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 205p

1 week (2022-09-20) -9.69%
1 month (2022-08-26) 2.50%
3 months (2022-06-27) 5.13%
6 months (2022-03-25) 16.48%
1 year (2021-09-27) -83.96%
2 years (2020-09-25) -87.78%
3 years (2019-09-27) -82.14%
5 years (2017-09-27) -75.65%

Is it a good time to buy Polymetal 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.

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Is Polymetal 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

Polymetal's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 0x. In other words, Polymetal shares trade at around 0x 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.


Polymetal's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £1.4 billion.

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

Environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Polymetal.

Total ESG risk score

Polymetal's total ESG risk: 26.8

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Polymetal's overall score of 26.8 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 27th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Polymetal is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Environmental score

Polymetal's environmental score: 13.94/100

Polymetal's environmental score of 13.94 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Polymetal is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Polymetal's social score: 11.78/100

Polymetal's social score of 11.78 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Polymetal is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Polymetal's governance score: 8.58/100

Polymetal's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Polymetal is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Polymetal's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Polymetal scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Polymetal has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Polymetal International plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 26.8
Total ESG percentile 27.14
Environmental score 13.94
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 11.78
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 8.58
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

Polymetal shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-27.
Previous close199.5p
Change %2.7569%
Information last updated 2022-09-23.
52-week range92.02p - 1520.5p
50-day moving average210.342p
200-day moving average481.4598p
Wall St. target price13.35p
PE ratio0.0127
Dividend yield97p (0.49%)
Earnings per share (TTM)153.5p

Do Polymetal shares pay dividends?


Dividend yield: 0.49% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 45.9% of stock value

Polymetal has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.49% of its share value annually.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Polymetal's shares have ranged in value from as little as 92.02p up to 1520.5p. 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 Polymetal's is 0.4634. This would suggest that Polymetal's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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