How to buy Severfield (SFR) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Severfield shares.

Severfield plc (SFR) is a leading engineering and construction business based in the UK. It opened the day at 81.9888p after a previous close of 82.6p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 80.7447p to a high of 83.3p. The latest price was 82.2p (25 minute delay). Severfield is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,500 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Severfield

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

Fees for buying 200x Severfield shares with popular platforms

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.

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£164.40 total
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£166.17 total
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£172.40 total
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£176.35 total
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£172.39 total
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£173.90 total
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Severfield share price (LSE:SFR)

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Is it a good time to buy Severfield stock?

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Is Severfield 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

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

EBITDA

Severfield's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £31.7 million.

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

How has coronavirus impacted Severfield's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Severfield's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 68.8p, which is 26.02% down on its pre-crash value of 93p and 20.28% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 57.2p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Severfield shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £738.10 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth £819.05.

Severfield shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-08-27.
Open81.9888p
High83.3p
Low80.7447p
Close82.2p
Previous close82.6p
Change-0.4p
Change %-0.4843%
Volume776,836
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range62.7781p - 84.807p
50-day moving average69.532p
200-day moving average75.7735p
Wall St. target price102p
PE ratio12.0859
Dividend yield3p (4.44%)
Earnings per share (TTM)5.6p

Do Severfield shares pay dividends?

4.4%

Dividend yield: 4.44% of stock value

4.4%

Forward annual dividend yield: 4.44% of stock value

50.0%

Dividend payout ratio: 50% of net profits

Severfield has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 4.44% of its share value annually.

Severfield has paid out, on average, around 50% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.44% 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 4.44% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Severfield's case, that would currently equate to about 3p per share.

Severfield'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 8 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Severfield's shares have ranged in value from as little as 62.7781p up to 84.807p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SFR.LSE volatility(beta: 0.94)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 Severfield's is 0.9367. This would suggest that Severfield's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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