How to buy Realty Income (O) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Realty Income shares.

Realty Income Corp (O) is a publicly traded reit-retail business based in the US. It opened the day at $68.06 after a previous close of $67.99. During the day the price has varied from a low of $67.91 to a high of $69.375. The latest price was $69.19 (25 minute delay). Realty Income is listed on the NYSE and employs 367 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Realty Income

  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: O in this case.
  5. Research Realty Income shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Realty Income shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 10x Realty Income shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and 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.

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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £2.82
£566.58 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £2.54
£566.30 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £5.64
£569.40 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £11.01
£574.77 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £17.59
£581.35 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.56
£564.32 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £16.45
£580.21 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £2.82
£566.58 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £16.55
£580.31 total
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Realty Income share price (NYSE:O)

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Is it a good time to buy Realty Income stock?

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Is Realty Income 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

Realty Income's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 67x. In other words, Realty Income shares trade at around 67x recent earnings.

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

PEG ratio

Realty Income's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7568. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value 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 Realty Income's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Realty Income's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2.2 billion (£1.8 billion).

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

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 Realty Income.

Total ESG risk score

Realty Income's total ESG risk: 17.35

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Realty Income's overall score of 17.35 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Realty Income 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

Realty Income's environmental score: 4.77/100

Realty Income's environmental score of 4.77 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Realty Income is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Realty Income's social score: 7.34/100

Realty Income's social score of 7.34 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Realty Income is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Realty Income's governance score: 6.73/100

Realty Income's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Realty Income is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Realty Income Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 17.35
Total ESG percentile 11.94
Environmental score 4.77
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 7.34
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 6.73
Governance score percentile 3

Realty Income shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-24.
Previous close$67.99
Change %1.765%
Information last updated 2022-06-23.
52-week range$60.8873 - $74.8718
50-day moving average$68.477
200-day moving average$68.2385
Wall St. target price$76
PE ratio67.401
Dividend yield$2.881 (4.54%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$0.985

Do Realty Income shares pay dividends?


Dividend yield: 4.54% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 4.54% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 47.52% of net profits

Realty Income has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 4.54% of its share value annually.

Realty Income has paid out, on average, around 47.52% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.54% 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 4.54% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Realty Income's case, that would currently equate to about $2.881 per share.

While Realty Income'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.

Realty Income's most recent dividend payout was on 14 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Realty Income's shares have ranged in value from as little as $60.8873 up to $74.8718. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

O.US volatility(beta: 0.75)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 Realty Income's is 0.7473. This would suggest that Realty Income's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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