How to buy Premier Foods (PFD) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Premier Foods shares.

Premier Foods plc (PFD) is a leading packaged foods business based in the UK. It opened the day at 110p after a previous close of 109p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 107.4p to a high of 110p. The latest price was 108.8p (25 minute delay). Premier Foods is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 4,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Premier Foods

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

Fees for buying 100x Premier Foods 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
£108.80 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.77
£110.57 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£116.80 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£120.75 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£116.79 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£108.80 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£118.30 total
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Premier Foods share price (LSE:PFD)

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Is it a good time to buy Premier Foods stock?

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Is Premier Foods 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

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

However, Premier Foods's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the packaged foods industry or those of similar companies.


Premier Foods's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £163 million.

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

How has coronavirus impacted Premier Foods's share price?

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

Its last market close was 120.6p, which is 71.27% up on its pre-crash value of 34.65p and 575.25% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 17.86p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Premier Foods shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £604.02 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 £3,460.54.

Premier Foods shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close109p
Change %-0.1835%
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range86.6361p - 127p
50-day moving average107.688p
200-day moving average108.7557p
Wall St. target price125.78p
PE ratio11.7685
Dividend yield1p (0.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM)9.6p

Do Premier Foods shares pay dividends?


Dividend yield: 0.89% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 0.89% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 11.11% of net profits

Premier Foods has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.89% of its share value annually.

Premier Foods has paid out, on average, around 11.11% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.89% 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 0.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Premier Foods's case, that would currently equate to about 1p per share.

While Premier Foods's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Premier Foods's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Premier Foods dividend history

Dividend Type Ex-dividend date Payment date
£0.01 Final 01/07/2021 30/07/2021
£0.022 Final 04/06/2008 04/07/2008
£0.055 Interim 01/01/1970 23/02/2007
£0.0255 Final 06/06/2007 06/07/2007
£0.0395 Interim 16/08/2006 05/01/2007
£0.095 Final 07/06/2006 07/07/2006
£0.0475 Interim 26/10/2005 25/11/2005
£0.09 Final 04/05/2005 31/05/2005

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Premier Foods's shares have ranged in value from as little as 86.6361p up to 127p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PFD.LSE volatility(beta: 1.34)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 Premier Foods's is 1.3418. This would suggest that Premier Foods's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

To put Premier Foods's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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