How to buy Reach (RCH) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Reach shares.

Reach plc
+ p8.50 ( + 2.60%)

Reach plc (RCH) is a leading publishing business based in the UK. It opened the day at 285p after a previous close of 282p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 280p to a high of 285p. The latest price was 282.5p (25 minute delay). Reach is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 4,184 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Reach

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

How has coronavirus impacted Reach's share price?

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

Its last market close was 327p, which is 48.80% up on its pre-crash value of 167.44p (accounting for the 23 October 2020 split) and 313.30% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 79.12p (accounting for the 23 October 2020 split).

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Reach shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £661.11 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 £2,367.97.

Reach share price (LSE:RCH)

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Reach shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-02.
Previous close282p
Change %0.1773%
Information last updated 2021-10-24.
52-week range97.9751p - 428.5p
50-day moving average363.1857p
200-day moving average308.3287p
Wall St. target price338.33p
Dividend yield7p (2.1%)
Earnings per share (TTM)-19.1p
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Fees for buying 100x Reach shares with popular platforms

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Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£282.50 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £0.00
£282.50 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£282.50 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.79
£284.29 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£294.45 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£290.49 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£292.00 total
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Is it a good time to buy Reach stock?

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Is Reach 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.


Reach's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £148.7 million.

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


Revenue TTM £611.7 million
Operating margin TTM 21.38%
Gross profit TTM £297 million
Return on assets TTM 5.89%
Return on equity TTM -9.23%
Profit margin -9.66%
Book value 2.02p
Market capitalisation £1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Reach share dividends


Dividend yield: 2.1% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.11% of stock value

Reach has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.10% of its share value annually.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Reach's shares ever split?

Reach's shares were split on a 24:23 basis on 23 October 2020. So if you had owned 23 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 24 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Reach shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Reach shares which in turn could have impacted Reach's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Reach's shares have ranged in value from as little as 97.9751p up to 428.5p. 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 Reach's is 0.3506. This would suggest that Reach's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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