How to buy Weir Group (WEIR) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Weir Group shares.

Weir Group PLC (WEIR) is a publicly traded specialty industrial machinery business based in the UK. It opened the day at 1724p after a previous close of 1758.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 1708p to a high of 1745.5p. The latest price was 1708.5p (25 minute delay). Weir Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 11,994 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in 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 Weir Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Weir 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 20x Weir 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.

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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £0.00
£341.70 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£349.70 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £0.00
£341.70 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£341.70 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£353.65 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.80
£343.50 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£349.69 total
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iWeb logo £0 £1 £0.00
£341.70 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£351.20 total
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Weir Group share price (LSE:WEIR)

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Weir Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 1708.5p

1 week (2023-01-23) -6.43%
1 month (2022-12-30) 2.37%
3 months (2022-10-28) 10.65%
6 months (2022-07-29) 2.31%
1 year (2022-01-27) -1.41%
2 years (2021-01-29) -9.84%
3 years (2020-01-30) 23.31%
5 years (2018-01-29) -24.27%

Is it a good time to buy Weir Group stock?

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Is Weir 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

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 28x. In other words, Weir Group shares trade at around 28x 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

Weir Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5861. 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 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.

EBITDA

Weir Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £348.8 million.

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

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 Weir Group.

Total ESG risk score

Weir Group's total ESG risk: 33.43

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and 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 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.).

Environmental score

Weir Group's environmental score: 13.12/100

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 Weir Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Weir Group's social score: 21.71/100

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 Weir Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Weir Group's governance score: 12.11/100

Weir Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that 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

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

Weir Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-10.
Open1724p
High1745.5p
Low1708p
Close1708.5p
Previous close1758.5p
Change-50p
Change %-2.8433%
Volume264,944
Information last updated 2023-01-25.
52-week range1300.2468p - 1904.6036p
50-day moving average1738.18p
200-day moving average1574.26p
Wall St. target price1927.5p
PE ratio27.5758
Dividend yield25.8p (1.41%)
Earnings per share (TTM)0.66p

Do Weir Group shares pay dividends?

1.4%

Dividend yield: 1.41% of stock value

1.4%

Forward annual dividend yield: 1.41% of stock value

36.2%

Dividend payout ratio: 36.19% of net profits

Weir Group has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.41% of its share value annually.

Weir Group has paid out, on average, around 36.19% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.41% 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 1.41% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Weir Group's case, that would currently equate to about 25.8p per share.

While Weir Group'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 6 October 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Weir Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1300.2468p up to 1904.6036p. 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 Weir Group's is 1.5867. This would suggest that 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).

Frequently asked questions

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