How to buy TClarke (CTO) shares

Learn how to easily invest in TClarke shares.

TClarke plc (CTO) is a leading engineering and construction business based in the UK. On 24 November TClarke shares leapt 8.81% to a closing position of 173p. Over the last 12 months, TClarke's share price has risen by 43.00% from 98.6p. TClarke is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 1,294 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in TClarke

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

How has coronavirus impacted TClarke's share price?

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

Its last market close was 152p, which is 16.28% up on its pre-crash value of 127.2511p and 114.08% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 71p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of TClarke shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £553.03 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 £1,151.52.

TClarke share price (LSE:CTO)

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TClarke shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-07.
Open134.35p
High140p
Low134.35p
Close141p
Previous close140p
Change1p
Change %0.7143%
Volume62,155
Information last updated 2021-11-28.
52-week range83.9224p - 186p
50-day moving average165.95p
200-day moving average139.1995p
Wall St. target price58p
PE ratio18.908
Dividend yield4.4p (2.54%)
Earnings per share (TTM)8.7p
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Fees for buying 100x TClarke 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
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £0.00
£141.00 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£141.00 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.77
£142.77 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£149.00 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£152.95 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£148.99 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£150.50 total
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Is it a good time to buy TClarke stock?

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Is TClarke 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

TClarke's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, TClarke shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71).

EBITDA

TClarke's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £5.9 million.

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

Financials

Revenue TTM £264 million
Operating margin TTM 2.16%
Gross profit TTM £32.9 million
Return on assets TTM 2.48%
Return on equity TTM 22.48%
Profit margin 1.48%
Book value 0.453p
Market capitalisation £70.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

TClarke share dividends

2.5%

Dividend yield: 2.54% of stock value

2.7%

Forward annual dividend yield: 2.67% of stock value

88.0%

Dividend payout ratio: 88% of net profits

TClarke has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.54% of its share value annually.

TClarke has paid out, on average, around 88% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.67% 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 2.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In TClarke's case, that would currently equate to about 4.4p per share.

TClarke'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.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have TClarke's shares ever split?

TClarke's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 8 May 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your TClarke shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for TClarke shares which in turn could have impacted TClarke's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, TClarke's shares have ranged in value from as little as 83.9224p up to 186p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CTO.LSE 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 (LSE average) beta is 1, while TClarke's is 0.9446. This would suggest that TClarke's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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