How to buy Starbucks (SBUX) shares in the UK

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22 September 2022: Howard Schultz, Starbucks' interim CEO has announced that the company had its best week of sales in more than 50 years when it rolled out its fall menu, including the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL), on August 30, 2022. The news comes as a surprise, as the cost of a PSL has risen by 4% this year. In 2019, Starbucks estimated that 424 million PSLs has been sold in the US.

22 September 2022: Workers at a Starbucks chain in Boston have declared victory after 64 days of striking. The staff claimed unfair labour pactices and a hostile work environment. The 18 employees involved announced in a letter that the company had agreed to meet their demands and the Starbucks would be able to reopen, however Starbucks has denied this.

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) is a publicly traded restaurants business based in the US. On 22 September Starbucks shares plunged 8.65% to a closing position of $84.17. Over the last 12 months, Starbucks's share price has fallen by 22.82% from $112.17. Starbucks is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 383,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Starbucks

  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: SBUX in this case.
  5. Research Starbucks shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Starbucks 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 10x Starbucks shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and 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
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £3.87
£777.98 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £12.86
£786.97 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £7.74
£781.85 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £19.69
£793.80 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.77
£774.88 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £19.60
£793.71 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.87
£777.98 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £19.18
£793.29 total
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Starbucks share price (NASDAQ:SBUX)

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

Starbucks price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $86.57

1 week (2022-09-23) 2.85%
1 month (2022-08-29) 2.91%
3 months (2022-06-30) 13.33%
6 months (2022-03-30) -4.90%
1 year (2021-09-30) -21.52%
2 years (2020-09-30) 0.76%
3 years (2019-09-30) -2.09%
5 years (2017-09-29) 61.18%

Is it a good time to buy Starbucks stock?

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Is Starbucks 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

Starbucks's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Starbucks shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). 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

Starbucks's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8659. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Starbucks's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Starbucks's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $6.4 billion (£5.7 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Starbucks'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 Starbucks.

Total ESG risk score

Starbucks's total ESG risk: 21.08

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Starbucks's overall score of 21.08 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 28th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Starbucks 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

Starbucks's environmental score: 3.67/100

Starbucks's environmental score of 3.67 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Starbucks is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Starbucks's social score: 13.57/100

Starbucks's social score of 13.57 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Starbucks is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Starbucks's governance score: 6.84/100

Starbucks's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Starbucks is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Starbucks's controversy score: 3/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Starbucks Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 21.08
Total ESG percentile 27.52
Environmental score 3.67
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 13.57
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 6.84
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 3

Starbucks shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-29.
Previous close$87.11
Change %-0.6199%
Information last updated 2022-09-28.
52-week range$68.0026 - $115.7266
50-day moving average$86.1464
200-day moving average$87.6435
Wall St. target price$97.03
PE ratio23.7408
Dividend yield$1.96 (2.33%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$3.55

Do Starbucks shares pay dividends?


Dividend yield: 2.33% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.33% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 62.22% of net profits

Starbucks has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.33% of its share value annually.

Starbucks has paid out, on average, around 62.22% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.33% 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 2.33% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Starbucks's case, that would currently equate to about $1.96 per share.

Starbucks'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.

Starbucks's most recent dividend payout was on 25 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Starbucks's shares have ranged in value from as little as $68.0026 up to $115.7266. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SBUX.US volatility(beta: 0.94)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Starbucks's is 0.9357. This would suggest that Starbucks's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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