How to buy TalkTalk shares | 1508.5p

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SSE plc (SSE) is a leading utilities-diversified business based in the UK. It opened the day at 1522p after a previous close of 1520.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 1502.5p to a high of 1526.5p. The latest price was 1508.5p (25 minute delay). TalkTalk is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 11,676 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in TalkTalk

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

How has Coronavirus impacted TalkTalk's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, TalkTalk's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 1344p, which is 20.28% down on its pre-crash value of 1686p and 26.38% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 1063.5p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of TalkTalk shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £696.48 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 £872.79.

TalkTalk share price

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TalkTalk shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-21.
Open1522p
High1526.5p
Low1502.5p
Close1508.5p
Previous close1520.5p
Change -12p
Change % -0.789%
Volume 1,791,734
Information last updated 2021-01-21.
52-week range1000.2897p - 1610.8685p
50-day moving average 1493.4706p
200-day moving average 1350.1737p
Wall St. target price1324p
PE ratio 16.9283
Dividend yield 0.8p (5.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 89.2p
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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 TalkTalk stock?

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TalkTalk price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 1508.5p

1 month (2020-12-22) 1.55%
3 months (2020-10-22) 14.45%
6 months (2020-07-22) 5.67%

Is TalkTalk under- or over-valued?

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

TalkTalk's P/E ratio

TalkTalk's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, TalkTalk shares trade at around 17x 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.

However, TalkTalk's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the utilities-diversified industry or those of similar companies.

TalkTalk's PEG ratio

TalkTalk's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.8144. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into TalkTalk'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 TalkTalk's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

    TalkTalk's EBITDA

    TalkTalk's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £1.7 billion.

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

    To put TalkTalk's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

      TalkTalk financials

      Revenue TTM £6.6 billion
      Operating margin TTM 23.06%
      Gross profit TTM £2 billion
      Return on assets TTM 4.58%
      Return on equity TTM 22.1%
      Profit margin 14.82%
      Book value 4.997p
      Market capitalisation £15.7 billion

      TTM: trailing 12 months

      TalkTalk'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 TalkTalk.

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

      TalkTalk's total ESG risk score

      Total ESG risk: 34.8

      Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and TalkTalk's overall score of 34.8 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 72nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

      ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like TalkTalk 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 TalkTalk's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

        TalkTalk's environmental score

        Environmental score: 20.8/100

        TalkTalk's environmental score of 20.8 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that TalkTalk is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

        TalkTalk's social score

        Social score: 11.84/100

        TalkTalk's social score of 11.84 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that TalkTalk is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

        TalkTalk's governance score

        Governance score: 9.16/100

        TalkTalk's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that TalkTalk is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

        TalkTalk's controversy score

        Controversy score: 2/5

        ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, TalkTalk scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that TalkTalk 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

          SSE plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

          Total ESG score 34.8
          Total ESG percentile 71.62
          Environmental score 20.8
          Environmental score percentile 6
          Social score 11.84
          Social score percentile 6
          Governance score 9.16
          Governance score percentile 6
          Level of controversy 2

          TalkTalk share dividends

          Dividend payout ratio: 7882.35% of net profits

          Recently TalkTalk has paid out, on average, around 7882.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.3% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), TalkTalk shareholders could enjoy a 5.3% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In TalkTalk's case, that would currently equate to about 0.8p per share.

          TalkTalk'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 14 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

          TalkTalk's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

          Have TalkTalk's shares ever split?

          TalkTalk's shares were split on a 1000:1019 basis on 22 January 2014. So if you had owned 1019 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your TalkTalk shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1.9% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for TalkTalk shares which in turn could have impacted TalkTalk's share price.

          TalkTalk share price volatility

          Over the last 12 months, TalkTalk's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1000.2897p up to 1610.8685p. 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 TalkTalk's is 0.4806. This would suggest that TalkTalk's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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

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          TalkTalk overview

          SSE plc engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and supply of electricity. The company operates through three segments: Wholesale, Networks, and Retail. It generates electricity from water, water, gas, coal, oil, and multi fuel. The company distributes electricity to approximately 3.8 million homes and businesses across the north of the central belt of Scotland and also central southern England; and owns and operates 132 kilovolts (KV), 275kV, and 400kV electricity transmission network using high voltage overhead lines, and underground and subsea cables. It also produces, stores, distributes, and supplies gas. In addition, it engages in electricity and utility contracting, telecommunications, energy trading, insurance, and property holding businesses, as well as provision of corporate and maintenance services. The company was formerly known as Scottish and Southern Energy plc and changed its name to SSE plc in September 2011. SSE plc was incorporated in 1989 and is based in Perth, the United Kingdom.

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