How to buy Standard Chartered (STAN) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Standard Chartered shares.

Standard Chartered PLC
+ p0.70 ( + 0.16%)

Standard Chartered PLC (STAN) is a leading banks-diversified business based in the UK. It opened the day at 447.1p after a previous close of 446p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 445.1p to a high of 454.2p. The latest price was 454.1p (25 minute delay). Standard Chartered is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 84,740 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 that started in February 2020, Standard Chartered's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 442p, which is 29.51% down on its pre-crash value of 627p and 10.28% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 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 £700.92.

Standard Chartered share price (LSE:STAN)

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

Standard Chartered shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close446p
Change %1.8161%
Information last updated 2021-09-18.
52-week range334.168p - 533.1657p
50-day moving average452.1343p
200-day moving average476.463p
Wall St. target price8.78p
PE ratio15.8993
Dividend yield12p (2.72%)
Earnings per share (TTM)27.8p
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Fees for buying 100x Standard Chartered shares with popular platforms

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 £0.00
£454.10 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £0.00
£454.10 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.81
£455.91 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£466.05 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£462.09 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£454.10 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£463.60 total
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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 454.1p

1 week (2021-09-13) 1.00%
1 month (2021-08-20) 1.43%
3 months (2021-06-18) -3.11%
6 months (2021-03-19) -7.44%
1 year (2020-09-18) 26.35%
2 years (2019-09-19) -34.25%
3 years (2018-09-19) -26.46%
5 years (2016-09-19) -27.92%

Is Standard Chartered 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

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 16x. In other words, Standard Chartered shares trade at around 16x 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.

PEG ratio

Standard Chartered's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.1256. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.

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.


Revenue TTM £13.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.69%
Gross profit TTM £12.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.21%
Return on equity TTM 3.14%
Profit margin 11.69%
Book value 16.356p
Market capitalisation £13.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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.

Total ESG risk score

Standard Chartered's 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.).

Environmental score

Standard Chartered's 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.

Social score

Standard Chartered's 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.

Governance score

Standard Chartered's 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.

Controversy score

Standard Chartered's 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 yield: 2.72% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 1.94% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 21.82% of net profits

Standard Chartered has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.72% of its share value annually.

Standard Chartered has paid out, on average, around 21.82% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.94% 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 1.94% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Standard Chartered's case, that would currently equate to about 12p per share.

While Standard Chartered's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 August 2021 (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.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Standard Chartered's shares have ranged in value from as little as 334.168p up to 533.1657p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

STAN.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 Standard Chartered's is 1.2702. 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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