How to buy The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C shares

The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C shares have increased 0.61% from their previous closing price (501p). Learn how to easily invest in The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C shares.

Scottish American Investment Co (SAIN) is a publicly traded asset management business based in the UK. The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and traded in sterling. Its current price of 504.055p is 1.4% down on its price a month ago (511p).

How to buy shares in The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C

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  2. Open your account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
  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: SAIN in this case.
  5. Research shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your shares. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares. It's that simple.
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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.

Alternative ways to invest in The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C

Buying shares in just one company is generally considered a riskier bet than investing in a range of investments - AKA a "diversified portfolio". Experts generally recommend holding a mix of investments in specific assets and funds. Funds are ready-made portfolios of multiple companies' shares (potentially including The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C is a major part of the London stock exchange, so it's included in many global funds and investment trusts, as well as tracker-style exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Is it a good time to buy The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.

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

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C's shares have ranged in value from as little as 446.8429 up to 540. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SAIN.LSE volatility(beta: 0.67)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 The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C's is 0.665. This would suggest that The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Historical closes compared with the last close of 504.055

1 week (2024-02-14)0.91%
1 month (2024-01-21)-1.36%
3 months (2023-11-21)-1.55%
6 months (2023-08-21)1.22%
1 year (2023-02-21)0.01%
2 years (2022-02-21)6.57%
3 years (2021-02-21)9.82%
5 years (2019-02-21)32.65%

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.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

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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 The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C 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 The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C shares trade at around 10x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United Kingdom stock market as of 09 November, 2023 (10).

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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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