How to buy Sage shares

Sage shares have increased 0.55% from yesterday's closing price (871p). Learn how to easily invest in Sage shares.

Sage Group PLC (SGE) is a publicly traded software-application business based in the UK. It opened the day at 691.2p after a previous close of 690p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 688.7862p to a high of 694.6p. The latest price was 693.8p (25 minute delay). Sage is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 11,574 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Sage

  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: SGE in this case.
  5. Research Sage shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Sage 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.
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Fees for buying 100x Sage 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 Customer rating Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
Freetrade logo ★★★★★ £0 - £9.99 No minimum £0.00
£693.80 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo ★★★★★ £0 $50 £0.00
£693.80 total
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IG Share Dealing logo ★★★★★ £0 £250 £8.00
£701.80 total
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CMC Invest share dealing account logo Not yet rated £0 No minimum £0.00
£693.80 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo ★★★★★ £0 £1 £11.95
£705.75 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo ★★★★★ £0 No minimum £1.82
£695.62 total
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Is it a good time to buy Sage stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap. The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

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Invest in Sage shares

  • Start investing from $50
  • Pay no stamp duty on UK shares
  • Commission-free trading. Other fees may apply.

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 Sage 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. Check out the Sage P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Sage's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 42x. In other words, Sage shares trade at around 42x 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.

Sage's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.376. 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 Sage's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Sage's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £386 million.

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

What's Sage's ESG 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 Sage.

Overall Sage ESG score

Sage's total ESG risk: 22.34

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Sage's overall score of 22.34 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Sage 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.).

Sage's environmental score: 5.77/100

Sage's environmental score of 5.77 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sage is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Sage's social score: 15.75/100

Sage's social score of 15.75 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sage is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Sage's governance score: 11.82/100

Sage's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Sage is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Sage's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Sage scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Sage has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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