How to buy Service Properties Trust shares

Learn how to easily invest in Service Properties Trust shares.

Service Properties Trust (SVC) is a publicly traded reit-hotel and motel business based in the US. In the week up to 3 June Service Properties Trust shares surged 9.83% to a closing position of $8.83. Over the last 12 months, Service Properties Trust's share price has risen by an impressive 88.67% from $6.62. Service Properties Trust is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Service Properties 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: SVC in this case.
  5. Research Service Properties Trust shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Service Properties Trust 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.
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Fees for buying 100x Service Properties Trust 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 Customer rating Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
Freetrade logo ★★★★★ £0 - £9.99 No minimum £5.92
£1,009.74 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo ★★★★★ £0 $50 £5.02
£1,008.84 total
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IG Share Dealing logo ★★★★★ £0 £250 £13.10
£1,016.92 total
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CMC Invest share dealing account logo Not yet rated £0 No minimum £5.02
£1,008.84 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo ★★★★★ £0 £1 £21.99
£1,025.81 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo ★★★★★ £0 No minimum £1.00
£1,004.83 total
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Is it a good time to buy Service Properties Trust stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap. The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

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Invest in Service Properties Trust shares

  • Start investing from $50
  • Pay no stamp duty on UK shares
  • Commission-free trading. Other fees may apply.

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 Service Properties Trust 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. Check out the Service Properties Trust P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Service Properties 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 88x. In other words, Service Properties Trust shares trade at around 88x 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.

Service Properties Trust's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $602.1 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Service Properties Trust's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

What's Service Properties Trust's ESG 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 Service Properties Trust.

Overall Service Properties Trust ESG score

Service Properties Trust's total ESG risk: 26.86

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Service Properties Trust's overall score of 26.86 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 33rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Service Properties 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.).

Service Properties Trust's environmental score: 11.6/100

Service Properties Trust's environmental score of 11.6 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Service Properties Trust is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Service Properties Trust's social score: 12.6/100

Service Properties Trust's social score of 12.6 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Service Properties Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Service Properties Trust's governance score: 12.66/100

Service Properties Trust's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Service Properties Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Service Properties Trust's controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Service Properties Trust scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Service Properties Trust has managed to keep its nose clean.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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