How to buy Securities Trust of Scotland shares

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Securities Trust of Scotland plc (STS) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. Securities Trust of Scotland is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Securities Trust of Scotland

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

Securities Trust of Scotland share price

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Securities Trust of Scotland shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-22.
52-week range136.7839p - 210.64p
50-day moving average 203.55p
200-day moving average 193.2807p
PE ratio 9.3084
Dividend yield 0.06p (3.08%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 22.6p
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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 Securities Trust of Scotland stock?

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Is Securities Trust of Scotland under- or over-valued?

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

Securities Trust of Scotland's P/E ratio

Securities Trust of Scotland's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Securities Trust of Scotland shares trade at around 9x 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.

Securities Trust of Scotland financials

Revenue TTM £39,000
Gross profit TTM £-11,935,000
Return on assets TTM -0.46%
Return on equity TTM -0.97%
Profit margin 0%
Book value 1.956p
Market capitalisation £207.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Securities Trust of Scotland'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 Securities Trust of Scotland.

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

Securities Trust of Scotland's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.64

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Securities Trust of Scotland's overall score of 22.64 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Securities Trust of Scotland 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.).

Securities Trust of Scotland's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.07/100

Securities Trust of Scotland's environmental score of 5.07 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Securities Trust of Scotland is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Securities Trust of Scotland's social score

Social score: 11.82/100

Securities Trust of Scotland's social score of 11.82 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Securities Trust of Scotland is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Securities Trust of Scotland's governance score

Governance score: 9.73/100

Securities Trust of Scotland's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Securities Trust of Scotland 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

Securities Trust of Scotland plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 22.64
Total ESG percentile 4
Environmental score 5.07
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 11.82
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 9.73
Governance score percentile 4

Securities Trust of Scotland share dividends

We're not expecting Securities Trust of Scotland to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Securities Trust of Scotland share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Securities Trust of Scotland's shares have ranged in value from as little as 136.7839p up to 210.64p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

STS.LSE volatility(beta: 0.59)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 Securities Trust of Scotland's is 0.5943. This would suggest that Securities Trust of Scotland's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Securities Trust of Scotland overview

Securities Trust of Scotland plc is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Martin Currie Fund Management Limited. It is co-managed by Martin Currie Investment Management Limited. The fund invests in public equity markets across the globe. It seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. The fund invests in stocks of large-cap companies with market capitalizations over £1 billion. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the MSCI World High Dividend Yield Index. Securities Trust of Scotland plc was formed on June 28, 2005 and is domiciled in the United Kingdom.

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