How to buy The Weir Group shares

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The Weir Group PLC (WEIR) is a leading specialty industrial machinery business based in the UK. The Weir Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 13,500 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

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

The Weir Group share price

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The Weir Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week range585.6702p - 2130p
50-day moving average 1956.6029p
200-day moving average 1521.8733p
Wall St. target price1957.11p
PE ratio 58.5443
Dividend yield 0.61p (5.95%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 1.5p
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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.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
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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 The Weir Group stock?

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Is The Weir Group under- or over-valued?

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

The Weir Group's P/E ratio

The Weir 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 59x. In other words, The Weir Group shares trade at around 59x 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.

The Weir Group's PEG ratio

The Weir Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5861. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

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

The Weir Group's EBITDA

The Weir Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £330.8 million.

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

The Weir Group financials

Revenue TTM £2.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.21%
Gross profit TTM £874.2 million
Return on assets TTM 3.16%
Return on equity TTM -20.78%
Profit margin -15.94%
Book value 6.158p
Market capitalisation £5.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

The Weir Group's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The Weir Group.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

The Weir Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 33.43

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Weir Group's overall score of 33.43 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 54th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Weir Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

The Weir Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 13.12/100

The Weir Group's environmental score of 13.12 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Weir Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Weir Group's social score

Social score: 21.71/100

The Weir Group's social score of 21.71 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Weir Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

The Weir Group's governance score

Governance score: 12.11/100

The Weir Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Weir Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Weir Group PLC was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 33.43
Total ESG percentile 53.96
Environmental score 13.12
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 21.71
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 12.11
Governance score percentile 7

The Weir Group share dividends

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

Have The Weir Group's shares ever split?

The Weir Group's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 28 June 1993. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Weir Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Weir Group shares which in turn could have impacted The Weir Group's share price.

The Weir Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Weir Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 585.6702p up to 2130p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WEIR.LSE volatility(beta: 1.59)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 Weir Group's is 1.5873. This would suggest that The Weir Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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The Weir Group overview

The Weir Group PLC produces and sells highly-engineered equipment worldwide. It operates through three segments: Minerals, ESCO, and Oil & Gas. The Minerals segment offers slurry handling equipment and associated aftermarket support services for abrasive high-wear applications used in the mining and oil sands markets. The ESCO segment provides ground engaging tools for surface mining and infrastructure. The Oil & Gas segment offers products and service solutions to upstream, production, transportation, and related industries. The Weir Group PLC was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Glasgow, the United Kingdom.

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