How to buy UDG Healthcare (UDG) shares

Learn how to easily invest in UDG Healthcare shares.

UDG Healthcare plc (UDG) is a publicly traded medical care facilities business based in the UK. It opened the day at 1099p after a previous close of 1075p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 1071p to a high of 1099p. The latest price was 1074p (25 minute delay). UDG Healthcare is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 9,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in UDG Healthcare

  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: UDG in this case.
  5. Research UDG Healthcare shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your UDG Healthcare 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.

Fees for buying 50x UDG Healthcare 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 $10 £0.00
£537.00 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£545.00 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£537.00 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£548.95 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.83
£538.83 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£544.99 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£546.50 total
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UDG Healthcare share price (LSE:UDG)

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UDG Healthcare price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 1074p

2 years (2020-09-29) 38.94%
3 years (2019-09-27) 42.25%
5 years (2017-09-29) 26.43%

Is it a good time to buy UDG Healthcare stock?

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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 UDG Healthcare 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

UDG Healthcare'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, UDG Healthcare 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.

PEG ratio

UDG Healthcare's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.21. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into UDG Healthcare's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


UDG Healthcare's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £193.2 million.

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

UDG Healthcare shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close1075p
Change %-0.093%
Information last updated 2021-09-15.
52-week range0p - 0p
50-day moving average891.5842p
200-day moving average896.4959p
Wall St. target price10.26p
PE ratio42.4803
Dividend yield12.5p (1.16%)
Earnings per share (TTM)25.4p

Do UDG Healthcare shares pay dividends?


Dividend yield: 1.16% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 1.17% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 48.34% of net profits

UDG Healthcare has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.16% of its share value annually.

UDG Healthcare has paid out, on average, around 48.34% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.17% 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 1.17% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In UDG Healthcare's case, that would currently equate to about 12.5p per share.

While UDG Healthcare's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, UDG Healthcare'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".

UDG.LSE volatility(beta: 0.65)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 UDG Healthcare's is 0.651. This would suggest that UDG Healthcare's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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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