How to buy PZ Cussons (PZC) shares

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PZ Cussons Plc
- p4.50 ( - 1.85%)

PZ Cussons Plc (PZC) is a leading household and personal products business based in the UK. It opened the day at 264p after a previous close of 265p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 261.5p to a high of 267p. The latest price was 264.5p (25 minute delay). PZ Cussons is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in PZ Cussons

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

How has coronavirus impacted PZ Cussons's share price?

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

Its last market close was 239p, which is 17.49% up on its pre-crash value of 197.2p and 60.40% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 149p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of PZ Cussons shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £907.87 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 £1,237.06.

PZ Cussons share price (LSE:PZC)

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PZ Cussons shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close265p
Change %-0.1887%
Information last updated 2021-09-19.
52-week range195.3543p - 279.5p
50-day moving average247.6429p
200-day moving average255.5035p
Wall St. target price253.33p
PE ratio265.5556
Dividend yield5.8p (2.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM)0.9p
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Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£264.50 total
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£264.50 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.79
£266.29 total
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£276.45 total
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£272.49 total
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£264.50 total
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£274.00 total
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Is it a good time to buy PZ Cussons stock?

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PZ Cussons price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 264.5p

1 week (2021-09-13) 6.22%
1 month (2021-08-20) 6.87%
3 months (2021-06-18) 8.62%
6 months (2021-03-19) 2.52%
1 year (2020-09-18) 24.47%
2 years (2019-09-20) 26.56%
3 years (2018-09-20) 16.93%
5 years (2016-09-20) -26.65%

Is PZ Cussons 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

PZ Cussons's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 266x. In other words, PZ Cussons shares trade at around 266x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.


PZ Cussons's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £91.2 million.

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


Revenue TTM £616.1 million
Operating margin TTM 12.51%
Gross profit TTM £227 million
Return on assets TTM 5.66%
Return on equity TTM 4.09%
Profit margin 0.63%
Book value 0.925p
Market capitalisation £1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

PZ Cussons share dividends


Dividend yield: 2.38% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.43% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 96.67% of net profits

PZ Cussons has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.38% of its share value annually.

PZ Cussons has paid out, on average, around 96.67% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.43% 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 2.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PZ Cussons's case, that would currently equate to about 5.8p per share.

PZ Cussons's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have PZ Cussons's shares ever split?

PZ Cussons's shares were split on a 10:1 basis on 26 September 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your PZ Cussons shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for PZ Cussons shares which in turn could have impacted PZ Cussons's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PZ Cussons's shares have ranged in value from as little as 195.3543p up to 279.5p. 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 PZ Cussons's is 0.1819. This would suggest that PZ Cussons's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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