How to buy StJamess Place (STJ) shares

Learn how to easily invest in StJamess Place shares.

St. James's Place plc (STJ) is a publicly traded asset management business based in the UK. In the week up to 14 January StJamess Place shares surged 10.00% to a closing position of 1243p. Over the last 12 months, StJamess Place's share price has risen by 2.17% from 1476.5p. StJamess Place is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 2,673 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in StJamess Place

  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: STJ in this case.
  5. Research StJamess Place shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your StJamess Place 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.

Fees for buying 20x StJamess Place shares with popular platforms

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£301.70 total
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£309.70 total
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£301.70 total
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£301.70 total
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£313.65 total
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£309.69 total
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£311.20 total
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StJamess Place share price (LSE:STJ)

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StJamess Place price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 1508.5p

1 week (2023-01-20) 22.15%
1 month (2022-12-28) 37.57%
3 months (2022-10-28) 41.51%
6 months (2022-07-28) 25.45%
1 year (2022-01-28) 2.17%
2 years (2021-01-28) 25.60%
3 years (2020-01-28) 33.44%
5 years (2018-01-26) 23.24%

Is it a good time to buy StJamess Place stock?

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Is StJamess Place 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

StJamess Place's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, StJamess Place shares trade at around 18x 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

StJamess Place's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £83.1 million.

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

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 StJamess Place.

Total ESG risk score

StJamess Place's total ESG risk: 29.07

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and StJamess Place's overall score of 29.07 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 48th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Environmental score

StJamess Place's environmental score: 8.61/100

StJamess Place's environmental score of 8.61 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that StJamess Place is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

StJamess Place's social score: 14.58/100

StJamess Place's social score of 14.58 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that StJamess Place is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

StJamess Place's governance score: 12.88/100

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

Controversy score

StJamess Place's controversy score: 1/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

St. James's Place plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.07
Total ESG percentile 47.92
Environmental score 8.61
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 14.58
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 12.88
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 1

StJamess Place shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-02.
Open1491p
High1508.5p
Low1490p
Close1508.5p
Previous close1491.5p
Change17p
Change %1.1398%
Volume576,089
Information last updated 2023-01-26.
52-week range904.6p - 1514.1668p
50-day moving average1157.47p
200-day moving average1154.2623p
Wall St. target price1396.29p
PE ratio17.7132
Dividend yield56p (4.67%)
Earnings per share (TTM)0.68p

Do StJamess Place shares pay dividends?

4.7%

Dividend yield: 4.67% of stock value

4.7%

Forward annual dividend yield: 4.67% of stock value

82.4%

Dividend payout ratio: 82.35% of net profits

StJamess Place has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 4.67% of its share value annually.

StJamess Place has paid out, on average, around 82.35% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.67% 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 4.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In StJamess Place's case, that would currently equate to about 56p per share.

StJamess Place'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 24 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, StJamess Place's shares have ranged in value from as little as 904.6p up to 1514.1668p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

STJ.LSE 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 (LSE average) beta is 1, while StJamess Place's is 1.2702. This would suggest that StJamess Place's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Frequently asked questions

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