How to buy Snap (SNAP) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Snap shares.

Snap Inc
+ $3.74 ( + 4.71%)

Snap Inc (SNAP) is a leading internet content and information business based in the US. It opened the day at $72.42 after a previous close of $72.48. During the day the price has varied from a low of $72.4 to a high of $75.63. The latest price was $74.76 (25 minute delay). Snap is listed on the NYSE and employs 4,667 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Snap

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

How has coronavirus impacted Snap's share price?

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

Its last market close was $83.11, which is 79.91% up on its pre-crash value of $16.7 and 953.36% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $7.89.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Snap shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $584.15 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 $4,558.58.

Snap share price (NYSE:SNAP)

Use our graph to track the performance of SNAP stocks over time.

Snap shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Previous close$72.48
Change %3.1457%
Information last updated 2021-09-24.
52-week range$25.21 - $83.338
50-day moving average$74.3656
200-day moving average$64.6108
Wall St. target price$86.05
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$-0.501
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Fees for buying 10x Snap 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 Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £2.46
£549.26 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £2.73
£549.53 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £5.47
£552.26 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.01
£547.80 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £2.76
£549.56 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £17.45
£564.24 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £16.22
£563.02 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £16.36
£563.16 total
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Is it a good time to buy Snap stock?

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Snap price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $74.76

1 month (2021-08-25) 0.09%
3 months (2021-06-25) 10.48%
6 months (2021-03-25) 45.42%
1 year (2020-09-25) 202.79%
2 years (2019-09-25) 336.94%
3 years (2018-09-25) 726.08%


Revenue TTM $3.3 billion
Gross profit TTM $1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM -8.15%
Return on equity TTM -29.46%
Profit margin -22.49%
Book value $1.844
Market capitalisation $131.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Snap shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "SNAP.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 44.2 million Snap shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 6.8% down from 47.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Snap shares can be evaluated.

Short interest ratio (SIR)

Snap's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Snap shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Snap shares traded daily (recently around 12.5 million). Snap's SIR currently stands at 3.53. In other words for every 100,000 Snap shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3530 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare Snap's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However Snap's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Snap shares, or, against the total number of tradable Snap shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Snap's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Snap shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0372% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Snap shares, roughly 37 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Snap.

Find out more about how you can short Snap stock.

Snap share dividends

We're not expecting Snap to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. Typically it's companies that have been around for longer that pay dividends (Snap had its IPO on 1 March 2017). However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Snap's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.21 up to $83.338. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SNAP.US volatility(beta: 1.27)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Snap's is 1.2684. This would suggest that Snap's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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

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