How to buy Standard Life Aberdeen shares | 286.2p

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Standard Life Aberdeen plc (SLA) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. It opened the day at 287.1p after a previous close of 288.3p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 285.3p to a high of 291.2p. The latest price was 286.2p (25 minute delay). Standard Life Aberdeen is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 6,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Standard Life Aberdeen

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

How has Coronavirus impacted Standard Life Aberdeen's share price?

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

Its last market close was 247.2p, which is 23.47% down on its pre-crash value of 323p and 45.16% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 170.3p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Standard Life Aberdeen shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £570.49 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 £810.49.

Standard Life Aberdeen share price

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

Standard Life Aberdeen shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Open287.1p
High291.2p
Low285.3p
Close286.2p
Previous close288.3p
Change -2.1p
Change % -0.728%
Volume 8,991,706
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range154.2764p - 305.201p
50-day moving average 276.6941p
200-day moving average 254.424p
Wall St. target price380.07p
PE ratio 29.9432
Dividend yield 0.22p (7.47%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 11.1p
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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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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is it a good time to buy Standard Life Aberdeen stock?

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Standard Life Aberdeen price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 286.2p

1 month (2020-12-23) -1.04%
3 months (2020-10-23) 18.02%
6 months (2020-07-23) 8.70%
3 years (2018-01-19) inf%
5 years (2016-01-19) inf%

Is Standard Life Aberdeen under- or over-valued?

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

Standard Life Aberdeen's P/E ratio

Standard Life Aberdeen's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Standard Life Aberdeen shares trade at around 30x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Standard Life Aberdeen's EBITDA

Standard Life Aberdeen's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £2 billion.

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

Standard Life Aberdeen financials

Revenue TTM £3.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 53.49%
Gross profit TTM £3.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.51%
Return on equity TTM -13.79%
Profit margin -25.57%
Book value 2.64p
Market capitalisation £6.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Standard Life Aberdeen'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 Life Aberdeen.

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

Standard Life Aberdeen's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 26.41

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Standard Life Aberdeen's overall score of 26.41 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 26th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Standard Life Aberdeen 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 Life Aberdeen's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.87/100

Standard Life Aberdeen's environmental score of 4.87 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Standard Life Aberdeen is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Standard Life Aberdeen's social score

Social score: 14.44/100

Standard Life Aberdeen's social score of 14.44 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Standard Life Aberdeen is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Standard Life Aberdeen's governance score

Governance score: 15.6/100

Standard Life Aberdeen's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Standard Life Aberdeen is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Standard Life Aberdeen'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, Standard Life Aberdeen scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Standard Life Aberdeen has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Standard Life Aberdeen plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 26.41
Total ESG percentile 26.28
Environmental score 4.87
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 14.44
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 15.6
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Standard Life Aberdeen share dividends

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

Have Standard Life Aberdeen's shares ever split?

Standard Life Aberdeen's shares were split on a 7:8 basis on 22 October 2018. So if you had owned 8 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 7 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Standard Life Aberdeen shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 14.3% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Standard Life Aberdeen shares which in turn could have impacted Standard Life Aberdeen's share price.

Standard Life Aberdeen share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Standard Life Aberdeen's shares have ranged in value from as little as 154.2764p up to 305.201p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SLA.LSE volatility(beta: 1.2)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 Life Aberdeen's is 1.201. This would suggest that Standard Life Aberdeen's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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Standard Life Aberdeen overview

Standard Life Aberdeen plc provides asset management services in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America, and Asia. The company offers investment solutions and funds; long-term savings and investment products to individual and corporate customers; and life insurance and savings products. It provides its products through institutional, wholesale, and retail distribution channels. It also makes real estate investments. The company was formerly known as Standard Life plc and changed its name to Standard Life Aberdeen plc in August 2017. Standard Life Aberdeen plc was founded in 1825 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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