How to buy Weir Group shares
Weir Group PLC (WEIR) is a publicly traded specialty industrial machinery business based in the UK which employs around 12,650 staff. Weir Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and traded in sterling. Its current price of 1899.5p is 8.5% up on its price a month ago (1750.5p).
How to buy shares in Weir Group online
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share trading table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: WEIR in this case.
- Research shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your shares. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares. It's that simple.
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Alternative ways to invest in Weir Group
Buying shares in just one company is generally considered a riskier bet than investing in a range of investments - AKA a "diversified portfolio". Experts generally recommend holding a mix of investments in specific assets and funds. Funds are ready-made portfolios of multiple companies' shares (potentially including Weir Group), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.
Weir Group is a major part of the London stock exchange, so it's included in many global funds and investment trusts, as well as tracker-style exchange traded funds (ETFs).
|Icon||Fund||5-year performance||1-year performance (to October 2023)||Link to invest|
|Vanguard FTSE 250 UCITS ETF Distributing (VMID)||1.77%||-0.53%||Capital at risk|
|Invesco FTSE 250 UCITS ETF (S250)||1.20%||-0.66%||Invest with IGCapital at risk|
|Xtrackers FTSE 250 UCITS ETF 1D (XMCX)||1.08%||-0.67%||Invest with IGCapital at risk|
|HSBC FTSE 250 UCITS ETF GBP (HMCX)||0.22%||-0.74%||Invest with IGCapital at risk|
|iShares FTSE 250 UCITS ETF (MIDD)||0.16%||-0.78%||Invest with eToroCapital at risk|
Is it a good time to buy Weir Group stock?
Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.
Share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Weir Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 1583.0737 up to 2031.6684. 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 Weir Group's is 1.513. 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).
|1 week (2023-11-26)||1.55%|
|1 month (2023-11-03)||8.51%|
|3 months (2023-09-03)||2.90%|
|6 months (2023-06-03)||7.39%|
|1 year (2022-12-03)||10.10%|
|2 years (2021-12-03)||14.75%|
|3 years (2020-12-03)||15.63%|
|5 years (2018-12-03)||42.00%|
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.
Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.
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. Check out the Weir Group P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA
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 20x. In other words, Weir Group shares trade at around 20x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United Kingdom stock market as of 10 November, 2023 (10). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
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.
Weir Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £420.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Weir Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
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