How to buy TalkTalk Telecom Group (TALK) shares

Learn how to easily invest in TalkTalk Telecom Group shares.

TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC (TALK) is a publicly traded telecom services business based in the UK. TalkTalk Telecom Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 2,077 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

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  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: TALK in this case.
  5. Research TalkTalk Telecom Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your TalkTalk Telecom Group shares. It's that simple.
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TalkTalk Telecom Group share price (LSE:TALK)

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Is TalkTalk Telecom 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

TalkTalk Telecom 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 8x. In other words, TalkTalk Telecom Group shares trade at around 8x 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.

EBITDA

TalkTalk Telecom Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £317 million.

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

TalkTalk Telecom Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-11.
52-week range0p - 0p
50-day moving average84.0542p
200-day moving average90.6954p
Wall St. target price119p
PE ratio7.5703
Dividend yield1.5p (1.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM)12.8p

Do TalkTalk Telecom Group shares pay dividends?

1.6%

Dividend yield: 1.55% of stock value

2.6%

Forward annual dividend yield: 2.58% of stock value

10.5%

Dividend payout ratio: 10.5% of net profits

TalkTalk Telecom Group has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.55% of its share value annually.

TalkTalk Telecom Group has paid out, on average, around 10.5% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.58% 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 2.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In TalkTalk Telecom Group's case, that would currently equate to about 1.5p per share.

While TalkTalk Telecom 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 8 July 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, TalkTalk Telecom Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 0p up to 0p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while TalkTalk Telecom Group's is 0.4676. This would suggest that TalkTalk Telecom Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Frequently asked questions

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