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Standard Chartered PLC (STAN) is a leading banks-diversified business based in the UK. It opened the day at 480.5p after a previous close of 477.7p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 467.2p to a high of 482p. The latest price was 475.3p (25 minute delay). Standard Chartered is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 82,494 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Standard Chartered

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

How has Coronavirus impacted Standard Chartered's share price?

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

Its last market close was 369.8p, which is 41.02% down on its pre-crash value of 627p and 8.38% down on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 400.8p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Standard Chartered shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £667.78 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 £586.43.

Standard Chartered share price

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

Standard Chartered shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Previous close477.7p
Change -2.4p
Change % -0.502%
Volume 4,883,006
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range334.25p - 723.7407p
50-day moving average 459.6324p
200-day moving average 412.5789p
Wall St. target price8.78p
PE ratio 20.5478
Dividend yield 0.21p (1.66%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 23p
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Share dealing platform comparison

Table: sorted by promoted deals first
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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
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
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
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
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.

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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
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
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
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
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
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
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
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
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
Over 2,000 funds
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
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
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
No minimum
4 portfolios
Moneybox Pension
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 Standard Chartered stock?

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Standard Chartered price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 475.3p

1 week (2021-01-08) -6.51%
1 month (2020-12-15) -0.94%
3 months (2020-10-16) 28.53%
6 months (2020-07-17) 7.29%
1 year (2020-01-15) -32.41%
2 years (2019-01-15) -22.58%
3 years (2018-01-15) -41.76%
5 years (2016-01-15) -4.23%

Is Standard Chartered under- or over-valued?

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

Standard Chartered's P/E ratio

Standard Chartered's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Standard Chartered shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71).

Standard Chartered's PEG ratio

Standard Chartered's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1108. 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 Standard Chartered's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Standard Chartered financials

Revenue TTM £12.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.42%
Gross profit TTM £14.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.17%
Return on equity TTM 2.57%
Profit margin 9.8%
Book value 11.813p
Market capitalisation £14.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Standard Chartered'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 Standard Chartered.

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

Standard Chartered's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 32.19

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Standard Chartered's overall score of 32.19 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 58th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Standard Chartered's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.03/100

Standard Chartered's environmental score of 8.03 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Standard Chartered is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Standard Chartered's social score

Social score: 18.28/100

Standard Chartered's social score of 18.28 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Standard Chartered is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Standard Chartered's governance score

Governance score: 17.37/100

Standard Chartered's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Standard Chartered is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Standard Chartered's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Standard Chartered scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Standard Chartered hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Standard Chartered PLC was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 32.19
Total ESG percentile 58.34
Environmental score 8.03
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 18.28
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 17.37
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 3

Standard Chartered share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 68.97% of net profits

Recently Standard Chartered has paid out, on average, around 68.97% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.66% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Standard Chartered shareholders could enjoy a 1.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Standard Chartered's case, that would currently equate to about 0.21p per share.

Standard Chartered'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 5 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Standard Chartered's shares ever split?

Standard Chartered's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 6 May 1994. So if you had owned 1 share 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 Standard Chartered shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Standard Chartered shares which in turn could have impacted Standard Chartered's share price.

Standard Chartered share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Standard Chartered's shares have ranged in value from as little as 334.25p up to 723.7407p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

STAN.LSE volatility(beta: 1.31)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 Standard Chartered's is 1.3085. This would suggest that Standard Chartered's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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Standard Chartered overview

Standard Chartered PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides various banking products and services primarily in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. The company operates through Corporate & Institutional Banking, Retail banking, Commercial Banking, and Private Banking segments. It offers retail products, such as deposits, savings, mortgages, credit cards, and personal loans; wealth management products and services that include investments, portfolio management, insurance and advices, and planning services; and transaction banking services, such as cash management, payments and transactions, securities services, and trade financing products. The company also provides corporate finance products and services that comprise structured and project financing, strategic advising, and mergers and acquisitions; and financial market services, such as investment, risk management, and debt capital markets. In addition, it offers digital banking solutions. The company serves corporations, financial institutions, governments, investors, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and individuals. It operates through approximately 1,026 branches. The company was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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