How to buy Royal Bank of Canada (RY) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Royal Bank of Canada shares.

Royal Bank of Canada (RY) is a publicly traded banks-diversified business based in Canada. It opened the day at $101.26 after a previous close of $100.35. During the day the price has varied from a low of $100.58 to a high of $101.85. The latest price was $101.45 (25 minute delay). Royal Bank of Canada is listed on the NYSE and employs 86,007 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Royal Bank of Canada

  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: RY in this case.
  5. Research Royal Bank of Canada shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Royal Bank of Canada 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 5x Royal Bank of Canada 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.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £2.10
£422.31 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £10.43
£430.63 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £1.89
£422.10 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £4.20
£424.41 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £16.15
£436.36 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.42
£420.63 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £14.29
£434.50 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £2.10
£422.31 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £14.75
£434.96 total
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Royal Bank of Canada share price (NYSE:RY)

Use our graph to track the performance of RY stocks over time.

Royal Bank of Canada price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $101.45

1 week (2022-07-27) 6.03%
1 month (2022-07-06) 5.40%
3 months (2022-05-05) -0.29%
6 months (2022-02-07) -11.82%
1 year (2021-08-06) -1.32%
2 years (2020-08-07) 42.29%
3 years (2019-08-07) 33.19%
5 years (2017-08-07) 36.16%

Is it a good time to buy Royal Bank of Canada stock?

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Is Royal Bank of Canada 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

Royal Bank of Canada's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Royal Bank of Canada shares trade at around 11x 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

Royal Bank of Canada's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.84. 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 Royal Bank of Canada's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

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 Royal Bank of Canada.

Total ESG risk score

Royal Bank of Canada's total ESG risk: 23.95

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Royal Bank of Canada's overall score of 23.95 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 24th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Royal Bank of Canada 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

Royal Bank of Canada's environmental score: 6.8/100

Royal Bank of Canada's environmental score of 6.8 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Royal Bank of Canada is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Royal Bank of Canada's social score: 16.36/100

Royal Bank of Canada's social score of 16.36 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Royal Bank of Canada is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Royal Bank of Canada's governance score: 8.8/100

Royal Bank of Canada's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Royal Bank of Canada is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Royal Bank of Canada's controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Royal Bank of Canada scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Royal Bank of Canada hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Royal Bank of Canada was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.95
Total ESG percentile 24.4
Environmental score 6.8
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 16.36
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 8.8
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 3

Royal Bank of Canada shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open$101.26
High$101.85
Low$100.58
Close$101.45
Previous close$100.35
Change$1.1
Change %1.0962%
Volume836,794
Information last updated 2022-08-04.
52-week range$89.8054 - $116.1566
50-day moving average$98.3384
200-day moving average$105.0986
Wall St. target price$113.04
PE ratio11.0146
Dividend yield$4.56 (4.12%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$8.93

Do Royal Bank of Canada shares pay dividends?

4.1%

Dividend yield: 4.12% of stock value

4.1%

Forward annual dividend yield: 4.12% of stock value

32.6%

Dividend payout ratio: 32.63% of net profits

Royal Bank of Canada has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 4.12% of its share value annually.

Royal Bank of Canada has paid out, on average, around 32.63% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.12% 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 4.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Royal Bank of Canada's case, that would currently equate to about $4.56 per share.

While Royal Bank of Canada'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.

Royal Bank of Canada's most recent dividend payout was on 23 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 July 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Royal Bank of Canada's shares have ranged in value from as little as $89.8054 up to $116.1566. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RY.US volatility(beta: 0.77)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 Royal Bank of Canada's is 0.7727. This would suggest that Royal Bank of Canada's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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