How to buy Ralph Lauren (RL) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Ralph Lauren shares.

Ralph Lauren Corporation (RL) is a leading apparel manufacturing business based in the US. It opened the day at $115.44 after a previous close of $113.57. During the day the price has varied from a low of $114.53 to a high of $117.59. The latest price was $116.4 (25 minute delay). Ralph Lauren is listed on the NYSE and employs 12,100 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Ralph Lauren

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

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Ralph Lauren share price (NYSE:RL)

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Is it a good time to buy Ralph Lauren stock?

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Is Ralph Lauren 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

Ralph Lauren's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Ralph Lauren shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

PEG ratio

Ralph Lauren's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.383. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Ralph Lauren's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Ralph Lauren's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $947.1 million (£703 million).

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

How has coronavirus impacted Ralph Lauren's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Ralph Lauren's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $108.5, which is 7.63% down on its pre-crash value of $117.46 and 74.97% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $62.01.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Ralph Lauren shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $577.48 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 $958.06.

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 Ralph Lauren.

Total ESG risk score

Ralph Lauren's total ESG risk: 14.58

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ralph Lauren's overall score of 14.58 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Ralph Lauren 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

Ralph Lauren's environmental score: 4.83/100

Ralph Lauren's environmental score of 4.83 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ralph Lauren is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Ralph Lauren's social score: 7.38/100

Ralph Lauren's social score of 7.38 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ralph Lauren is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Ralph Lauren's governance score: 7.37/100

Ralph Lauren's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Ralph Lauren is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Ralph Lauren's controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Ralph Lauren Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 14.58
Total ESG percentile 8.84
Environmental score 4.83
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 7.38
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 7.37
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

Ralph Lauren shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close$113.57
Change %2.4919%
Information last updated 2022-01-18.
52-week range$98.1366 - $139.5245
50-day moving average$120.0656
200-day moving average$120.1779
Wall St. target price$138.05
PE ratio21.2391
Dividend yield$1.375 (2.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$5.407

Do Ralph Lauren shares pay dividends?


Dividend yield: 2.39% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.39% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 29.63% of net profits

Ralph Lauren has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.39% of its share value annually.

Ralph Lauren has paid out, on average, around 29.63% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.39% 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 2.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ralph Lauren's case, that would currently equate to about $1.375 per share.

While Ralph Lauren's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Ralph Lauren's most recent dividend payout was on 6 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ralph Lauren's shares have ranged in value from as little as $98.1366 up to $139.5245. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RL.US volatility(beta: 1.53)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Ralph Lauren's is 1.5251. This would suggest that Ralph Lauren'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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