How to buy QinetiQ Group shares | 311p

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QinetiQ Group plc (QQ) is a leading aerospace & defense business based in the UK. It opened the day at 307.8p after a previous close of 300.6p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 305.8p to a high of 315.8p. The latest price was 311p (25 minute delay). QinetiQ Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 6,787 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in QinetiQ Group

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

How has Coronavirus impacted QinetiQ Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, QinetiQ Group's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 259p, which is 33.21% down on its pre-crash value of 387.8p and 11.25% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 232.8p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of QinetiQ Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £759.12 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 £727.12.

QinetiQ Group share price

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QinetiQ Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Open307.8p
High315.8p
Low305.8p
Close311p
Previous close300.6p
Change 10.4p
Change % 3.46%
Volume 2,204,266
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range229.2359p - 383.2415p
50-day moving average 301.1647p
200-day moving average 290.262p
Wall St. target price289.25p
PE ratio 15.3301
Dividend yield 0.07p (2.09%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 20.6p
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Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
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Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
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Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
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£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy QinetiQ Group stock?

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QinetiQ Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 311p

1 month (2020-12-22) 1.57%
3 months (2020-10-22) 17.62%
6 months (2020-07-22) -2.08%

Is QinetiQ Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing QinetiQ Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of QinetiQ Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

QinetiQ Group's P/E ratio

QinetiQ Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, QinetiQ Group shares trade at around 15x 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.

QinetiQ Group's EBITDA

QinetiQ Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £178.7 million.

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

QinetiQ Group financials

Revenue TTM £1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.02%
Gross profit TTM £170.9 million
Return on assets TTM 5.88%
Return on equity TTM 13.33%
Profit margin 9.94%
Book value 1.625p
Market capitalisation £1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

QinetiQ Group share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 4190.48% of net profits

Recently QinetiQ Group has paid out, on average, around 4190.48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), QinetiQ Group shareholders could enjoy a 2.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In QinetiQ Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.07p per share.

QinetiQ Group'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 7 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

QinetiQ Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, QinetiQ Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 229.2359p up to 383.2415p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

QQ.LSE volatility(beta: 0.61)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 QinetiQ Group's is 0.6078. This would suggest that QinetiQ Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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QinetiQ Group overview

QinetiQ Group plc operates as a science and engineering company primarily in the defence, security, and aerospace markets in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company operates through EMEA Services and Global Products segments. Its product includes advanced materials and manufacturing products, such as aircraft impact protection materials and stealth wind turbines; artificial intelligence, analytics, and advanced computing products comprises satellite based tracking systems; and cyber and electromagnetic technologies consist of electromagnetic disruption detection, as well as SyBard Diode, a secure cross-domain data flow. The company's product comprises human protection and performance products, including stand-off threat detection and vehicle arrest systems; laser technologies for naval systems, weapons, and effects; marine design software for platform, and system design and assessment; power sources, and energy storage and distribution products, such as electric propulsions and vehicle drive technologies; and robot and autonomous systems, including medium-sized tactical, small unmanned ground, and squad-packable utility robots, as well as modular advanced armed robotic systems. It also offers secure communication and navigation products, such as global navigation satellite system receivers, military and intelligence messaging systems, secure mobiles, iridium tactical SATCOM radios, mobile app security testing, and software defined radio platform; and sensing, processing, and data fusion products consist of airborne communications electronic surveillances, counter drone systems, stand-off laser microphones, modular electronic warfare systems, and software designed multifunction light detection and ranging solutions, as well as POINTER, a network cueing systems; and airborne track, locate, and rebroadcast solutions. The company provides training and advisory services. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Farnborough, the United Kingdom.

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