How to buy Vesuvius shares

Vesuvius shares have fallen -0.61% from yesterday's closing price (395p). Learn how to easily invest in Vesuvius shares.

Vesuvius PLC (VSVS) is a publicly traded steel business based in the UK. In the week up to 15 March Vesuvius shares plunged 10.13% to a closing position of 390.2p. However, over the last 12 months, Vesuvius's share price has risen by 15.82% from 365.4p. Vesuvius is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Vesuvius

  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: VSVS in this case.
  5. Research Vesuvius shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Vesuvius 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 Vesuvius 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 £1 £0.00
£423.20 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo ★★★★★ £0 $50 £0.00
£423.20 total
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IG Share Dealing logo ★★★★★ £0 £250 £8.00
£431.20 total
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CMC Invest logo Not yet rated £0 No minimum £0.00
£423.20 total
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Fineco logo ★★★★★ £0 No minimum £0.00
£423.20 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo ★★★★★ £0 £1 £11.95
£435.15 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo ★★★★★ £0 £0.01 £1.81
£425.01 total
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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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Is it a good time to buy Vesuvius 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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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 Vesuvius 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 Vesuvius P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Vesuvius's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Vesuvius shares trade at around 6x 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.

Vesuvius's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £281.3 million.

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

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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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