How to buy Vectura Group (VEC) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Vectura Group shares.

Vectura Group plc (VEC) is a publicly traded drug manufacturers-general business based in the UK. It opened the day at 164.7995p after a previous close of 165p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 164.632p to a high of 165p. The latest price was 164.8p (25 minute delay). Vectura Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 502 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Vectura Group

  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: VEC in this case.
  5. Research Vectura Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Vectura Group 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 100x Vectura Group 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
£164.80 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£172.80 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£164.80 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£176.75 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.77
£166.57 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£172.79 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£174.30 total
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Vectura Group share price (LSE:VEC)

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

Vectura Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 164.8p

1 year (2021-09-28) 0.12%
2 years (2020-09-29) 31.80%
3 years (2019-09-27) 59.88%
5 years (2017-09-29) 29.07%

Is it a good time to buy Vectura Group stock?

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Is Vectura 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

Vectura 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, Vectura 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

Vectura Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £55.3 million.

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

Vectura Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-18.
Open164.7995p
High165p
Low164.632p
Close164.8p
Previous close165p
Change-0.2p
Change %-0.1212%
Volume203,762
Information last updated 2021-11-17.
52-week range164.6p - 170.4p
50-day moving average164.6138p
200-day moving average145.483p
Wall St. target price173.4p
PE ratio8.199
Dividend yield38p (23.06%)
Earnings per share (TTM)20.1p

Do Vectura Group shares pay dividends?

23.1%

Dividend yield: 23.06% of stock value

23.1%

Forward annual dividend yield: 23.06% of stock value

1.1%

Dividend payout ratio: 1.06% of net profits

Vectura Group has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 23.06% of its share value annually.

Vectura Group has paid out, on average, around 1.06% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 23.06% 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 23.06% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Vectura Group's case, that would currently equate to about 38p per share.

While Vectura 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 1 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vectura Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 164.6p up to 170.4p. 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 Vectura Group's is 0.4468. This would suggest that Vectura Group'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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