How to buy Severn Trent (SVT) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Severn Trent shares.

Severn Trent Plc (SVT) is a leading utilities-regulated water business based in the UK. It opened the day at 2637p after a previous close of 2644p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 2627p to a high of 2670p. The latest price was 2670p (25 minute delay). Severn Trent is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 7,087 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

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  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: SVT in this case.
  5. Research Severn Trent shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Severn Trent shares. It's that simple.
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Severn Trent share price (LSE:SVT)

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Is Severn Trent 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.

PEG ratio

Severn Trent's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.2881. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Severn Trent's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider Severn Trent's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

EBITDA

Severn Trent's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £843.5 million.

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

How has coronavirus impacted Severn Trent's share price?

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

Its last market close was 2896p, which is 6.98% up on its pre-crash value of 2694p and 45.20% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 1994.5p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Severn Trent shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £784.11 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 £1,116.41.

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 Severn Trent.

Total ESG risk score

Severn Trent's total ESG risk: 16.67

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Severn Trent's overall score of 16.67 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 15th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

To gain some more context, you can compare Severn Trent's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Environmental score

Severn Trent's environmental score: 5.67/100

Severn Trent's environmental score of 5.67 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Severn Trent is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Severn Trent's social score: 7.73/100

Severn Trent's social score of 7.73 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Severn Trent is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Severn Trent's governance score: 2.27/100

Severn Trent's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Severn Trent is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Severn Trent's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Severn Trent scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Severn Trent has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Severn Trent Plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 16.67
Total ESG percentile 14.88
Environmental score 5.67
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 7.73
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 2.27
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 2

Severn Trent shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-22.
Open2637p
High2670p
Low2627p
Close2670p
Previous close2644p
Change26p
Change %0.9834%
Volume406,427
Information last updated 2022-01-18.
52-week range2147.1762p - 3008p
50-day moving average2883.02p
200-day moving average2698.59p
Wall St. target price2695.91p
Dividend yield101.8p (3.52%)
Earnings per share (TTM)-28.7p

Do Severn Trent shares pay dividends?

3.5%

Dividend yield: 3.52% of stock value

3.5%

Forward annual dividend yield: 3.52% of stock value

Severn Trent has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 3.52% of its share value annually.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Severn Trent's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Severn Trent's shares have ranged in value from as little as 2147.1762p up to 3008p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Severn Trent's is 0.2569. This would suggest that Severn Trent's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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

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