How to buy Vp shares | 750p

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Vp plc (VP) is a leading rental & leasing services business based in the UK. It opened the day at 750.1901p after a previous close of 750.1901p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 750.1901p to a high of 768p. The latest price was 750p (25 minute delay). Vp is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 2,890 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Vp

  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: VP in this case.
  5. Research Vp shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Vp shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted Vp's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Vp's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 630p, which is 38.83% down on its pre-crash value of 1030p and 26.25% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 499p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Vp shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £512.00 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth £630.00.

Vp share price

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

Vp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Open750.1901p
High768p
Low750.1901p
Close750p
Previous close750.1901p
Change -0.19p
Change % -0.025%
Volume 3,034
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range484.3626p - 1009.4933p
50-day moving average 732.4117p
200-day moving average 691.9085p
Wall St. target price1000p
PE ratio 15.8009
Dividend yield 0.3p (4.03%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 46.2p
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Vp stock?

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Vp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 750p

1 month (2020-12-22) 750
3 months (2020-10-22) 18.54%
6 months (2020-07-22) 7.45%

Is Vp under- or over-valued?

Valuing Vp stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Vp's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Vp's P/E ratio

Vp's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Vp shares trade at around 16x 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.

Vp's EBITDA

Vp's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £69.9 million.

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

Vp financials

Revenue TTM £318.4 million
Operating margin TTM 6.49%
Gross profit TTM £83.4 million
Return on assets TTM 2.55%
Return on equity TTM -4.25%
Profit margin -2.27%
Book value 4.141p
Market capitalisation £303.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Vp share dividends

We're not expecting Vp to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have Vp's shares ever split?

Vp's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 2 August 1988. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Vp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Vp shares which in turn could have impacted Vp's share price.

Vp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vp's shares have ranged in value from as little as 484.3626p up to 1009.4933p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VP.LSE volatility(beta: 1.13)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 Vp's is 1.1302. This would suggest that Vp's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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Vp overview

Vp plc provides equipment rental and associated services in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates through Hire Station, Torrent Trackside, Groundforce, TPA, UK Forks, Airpac Bukom, and TR Group businesses. The Hire Station business engages in the rental of small tools; and climate, lifting, safety, survey, and press fitting equipment to the industry and construction markets, as well as homeowners. The Torrent Trackside business supplies rail infrastructure portable plants and related trackside services to Network Rail, and London Underground and their appointed track renewal and project contractors. The Groundforce business rents excavation support systems, piling equipment, pipe stoppers, trenchless technology, pumps, and temporary bridges for water, civil engineering, and construction industries. The TPA business is involved in the equipment rental and installation of portable roadways, walkways, and stairways to customers in the transmission, construction, rail, and outdoor events markets. The UK Forks business is involved in the rental of telescopic handlers and tracked access platforms, as well as rough terrain material handling equipment for the housebuilding, general construction, and industrial markets. The Airpac Bukom business offers specialist compressed air and steam generation services to various segments, such as well testing, offshore fabric maintenance, product transfer, cuttings transportation, and LNG fabrication. The TR Group business rents test and measurement, communications, calibration, and audio visual solutions. The company was formerly known as Vibroplant plc and changed its name to Vp plc in 2000. Vp plc was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Harrogate, the United Kingdom. Vp plc is a subsidiary of Ackers P Investment Co Ltd.

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