How to buy Stagecoach Group shares | 78.3p

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Stagecoach Group plc (SGC) is a leading railroads business based in the UK. It opened the day at 75.75p after a previous close of 76.1p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 75.1349p to a high of 78.4p. The latest price was 78.3p (25 minute delay). Stagecoach Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 24,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Stagecoach Group

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

How has Coronavirus impacted Stagecoach Group's share price?

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

Its last market close was 37.5p, which is 73.50% down on its pre-crash value of 141.5p and 37.87% down on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 51.7p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Stagecoach Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £483.96 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 £273.32.

Stagecoach Group share price

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Stagecoach Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Open75.75p
High78.4p
Low75.1349p
Close78.3p
Previous close76.1p
Change 2.2p
Change % 2.891%
Volume 1,516,152
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range32.28p - 160.1031p
50-day moving average 66.7721p
200-day moving average 52.3018p
Wall St. target price172.67p
PE ratio 11.4297
Dividend yield 0.08p (5.13%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 6.4p
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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.
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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 Stagecoach Group stock?

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Stagecoach Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 78.3p

1 month (2020-12-22) 6.53%
3 months (2020-10-22) 92.86%
6 months (2020-07-22) 42.11%

Is Stagecoach Group under- or over-valued?

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

Stagecoach Group's P/E ratio

Stagecoach Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Stagecoach Group shares trade at around 11x 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, Stagecoach Group's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the railroads industry or those of similar companies.

Stagecoach Group's EBITDA

Stagecoach Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £93 million.

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

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

Stagecoach Group financials

Revenue TTM £1.1 billion
Gross profit TTM £337.6 million
Return on assets TTM -0.78%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -1.36%
Book value 0.088p
Market capitalisation £427.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Stagecoach Group share dividends

We're not expecting Stagecoach Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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Have Stagecoach Group's shares ever split?

Stagecoach Group's shares were split on a 4:5 basis on 10 October 2011. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Stagecoach Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 25% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Stagecoach Group shares which in turn could have impacted Stagecoach Group's share price.

Stagecoach Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Stagecoach Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 32.28p up to 160.1031p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SGC.LSE volatility(beta: 1.72)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 Stagecoach Group's is 1.7158. This would suggest that Stagecoach Group'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 Stagecoach Group's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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Stagecoach Group overview

Stagecoach Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides public transportation services in the United Kingdom. It operates through three segments: UK Bus (Regional Operations), UK Bus (London), and UK Rail. The company offers bus, coach, rail, and tram services. It operates city buses primarily in Liverpool, Newcastle, Hull, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield, Cambridge, and Exeter through a fleet of approximately 7,100 buses and coaches; inter-urban services linking major towns within its regional operating areas, as well as megabus.com, an inter-city coach service; and buses from 10 depots with a fleet of approximately 1,150 buses serving routes in and around east and south-east London. The company also operates Sheffield Supertram, a 28 km light rail network with three routes in the city of Sheffield. It serves individuals, local authorities, transport authorities, and the United Kingdom department for transport. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Perth, the United Kingdom.

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