How to buy Royal Mail shares | 452.7p

Everything you need to know about buying Royal Mail shares, including the live RMG share price. Share price changes are updated daily.

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Royal Mail plc (RMG) is a leading integrated freight & logistics business based in the UK. It opened the day at 450p after a previous close of 456.7p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 443.3p to a high of 454.9p. The latest price was 452.7p (25 minute delay). Royal Mail is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 109,325 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Royal Mail

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

Royal Mail share price

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

Royal Mail shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-26.
Open450p
High454.9p
Low443.3p
Close452.7p
Previous close456.7p
Change -4p
Change % -0.8758%
Volume 3,106,819
Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week range118.856p - 488.2942p
50-day moving average 409.0143p
200-day moving average 295.3596p
Wall St. target price321.59p
PE ratio 204.9545
Dividend yield 0p (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 2.2p
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Share dealing platform comparison

Table: sorted by promoted deals first
Data updated regularly
Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
UK: £2.95
US: $3.95
EU: €3.95
UK: £2.95
US: $3.95
EU: €3.95
£0
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. The minimum deposit with Fineco is £0. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
£0
£0
£0
0% commission but other fees may apply.
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply. The minimum deposit with eToro is $1,000 (£710).
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. The minimum deposit with HL is £1. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
UK: £1.75 + 0.014% (max £5)
US: €0.50 + $0.004 per share
UK: £1.75 + 0.014% (max £5)
US: €0.50 + $0.004 per share
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. The minimum deposit with Degiro is £0. Capital at risk.
interactive investor Trading Account
£7.99 (with one free trade per month)
£7.99 (with one free trade per month)
£9.99 per month
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. The minimum deposit with ii is £0. 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
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
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
0.35%
£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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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
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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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is it a good time to buy Royal Mail stock?

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Is Royal Mail under- or over-valued?

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

Royal Mail's P/E ratio

Royal Mail's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 205x. In other words, Royal Mail shares trade at around 205x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

However, Royal Mail's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the integrated freight & logistics industry or those of similar companies.

Royal Mail's EBITDA

Royal Mail's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £656.4 million.

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

To put Royal Mail's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

Royal Mail financials

Revenue TTM £11.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.82%
Gross profit TTM £3.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.91%
Return on equity TTM 0.45%
Profit margin 0.19%
Book value 4.822p
Market capitalisation £4.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Royal Mail share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 340.91% of net profits

Recently Royal Mail has paid out, on average, around 340.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 19.71% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Royal Mail shareholders could enjoy a 19.71% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Royal Mail's case, that would currently equate to about 0p per share.

Royal Mail'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 5 December 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

Royal Mail's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Royal Mail share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Royal Mail's shares have ranged in value from as little as 118.856p up to 488.2942p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RMG.LSE volatility(beta: 1.57)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 Royal Mail's is 1.5702. This would suggest that Royal Mail's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

To put Royal Mail's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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Royal Mail overview

Royal Mail plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a universal postal service provider in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, North America, the Western United States, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. It offers parcels and letter delivery services under the Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide brands. The company also provides services for the collection, sorting, and delivery of parcels and letters. In addition, it operates ground-based parcel delivery networks in Europe comprising the GLS network that covers 36 European countries and nation states through wholly-owned and partner companies. Further, the company provides express parcel delivery and logistics services. Additionally, it engages in property holdings activities; and provision of facilities management services. The company serves consumers, sole-traders, small and medium-sized enterprises, large businesses, retailers, and other postal operators, as well as business to business, and business to consumer sectors. Royal Mail plc was incorporated in 2013 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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