How to buy Sureserve Group (SUR) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Sureserve Group shares.

Sureserve Group plc (SUR) is a leading engineering and construction business based in the UK. On 20 January Sureserve Group shares plunged 8.10% to a closing position of 96.5p. However, over the last 12 months, Sureserve Group's share price has risen by 24.60% from 63p. Sureserve Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 2,299 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

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

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Sureserve Group share price (LSE:SUR)

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Is it a good time to buy Sureserve Group stock?

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Is Sureserve Group 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

Sureserve 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 22x. In other words, Sureserve Group shares trade at around 22x 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.

EBITDA

Sureserve Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £10.9 million.

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

How has coronavirus impacted Sureserve Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Sureserve Group's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 96.5p, which is 52.54% up on its pre-crash value of 45.7999p and 221.02% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 30.06p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Sureserve Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £654.17 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 £2,010.41.

Sureserve Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-07.
Open76p
High79p
Low75p
Close78.5p
Previous close75.5p
Change3p
Change %3.9735%
Volume246,120
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range60.1159p - 102.32p
50-day moving average92.4p
200-day moving average86.5839p
Wall St. target price104.67p
PE ratio21.6809
Dividend yield1p (1.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM)4.7p

Do Sureserve Group shares pay dividends?

1.0%

Dividend yield: 1.02% of stock value

1.0%

Forward annual dividend yield: 1.02% of stock value

20.8%

Dividend payout ratio: 20.83% of net profits

Sureserve Group has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.02% of its share value annually.

Sureserve Group has paid out, on average, around 20.83% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.02% 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 1.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sureserve Group's case, that would currently equate to about 1p per share.

While Sureserve Group'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 17 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Sureserve Group dividend history

Dividend Type Ex-dividend date Payment date
£0.01 Final 18/02/2021 30/04/2021
£0.005 Final 30/01/2020 30/04/2020
£0.0025 Final 28/02/2019 30/04/2019
£0.005 Final 01/03/2018 06/04/2018
£0.005 Final 09/03/2017 06/04/2017
£0.01 Interim 09/06/2016 04/07/2016

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sureserve Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 60.1159p up to 102.32p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SUR.LSE volatility(beta: 0.79)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 Sureserve Group's is 0.7896. This would suggest that Sureserve Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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