How to buy Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust shares

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Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC (SMT) is a leading other business based in the UK. Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust

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

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust share price

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Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-22.
52-week range450.0347p - 1284.436p
50-day moving average 1203.4857p
200-day moving average 1031.1055p
PE ratio 2.1999
Dividend yield 0.03p (0.29%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 61.2p
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
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. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
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. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
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. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
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. 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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Is it a good time to buy Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust stock?

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Is Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust under- or over-valued?

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

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust's P/E ratio

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 2x. In other words, Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust shares trade at around 2x recent earnings.

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

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust financials

Gross profit TTM £951.7 million
Return on assets TTM 0%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 0%
Book value 5.204p
Market capitalisation £18.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust's 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 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 24.52

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust's overall score of 24.52 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust 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.).

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.68/100

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust's environmental score of 0.68 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust's social score

Social score: 11.92/100

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust's social score of 11.92 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust's governance score

Governance score: 8.93/100

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust 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

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 24.52
Total ESG percentile 2
Environmental score 0.68
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 11.92
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 8.93
Governance score percentile 2

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust share dividends

80%

Dividend payout ratio: 80.34% of net profits

Recently Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust has paid out, on average, around 80.34% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.29% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust shareholders could enjoy a 0.29% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust's case, that would currently equate to about 0.03p per share.

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust'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.

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Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust overview

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Baillie Gifford & Co Ltd. The fund is co-managed by Baillie Gifford & Co. It invests in public equity markets of countries across the globe. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. The fund invests in growth stocks of companies. It focuses on factors such as strength of management, competitive position, customer perspective, prospects for sales and margins, current and potential valuation to create its portfolio. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the FTSE All World Index. Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC was formed in 1909 and is domiciled in the United Kingdom.

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