How to buy Workday (WDAY) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Workday shares.

Workday Inc (WDAY) is a leading software-application business based in the US. In the week up to 8 January Workday shares plunged 9.50% to a closing position of $250.24. However, over the last 12 months, Workday's share price has risen by 12.13% from $226.79. Workday is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 12,500 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Workday

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

Fees for buying 5x Workday shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and 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 Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £4.68
£940.03 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £2.34
£937.69 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £4.68
£940.03 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £12.07
£947.42 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £21.30
£956.66 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £22.02
£957.37 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £9.35
£944.71 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £21.19
£956.54 total
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Workday share price (NASDAQ:WDAY)

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

Is it a good time to buy Workday stock?

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Is Workday 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

Workday's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 2174x. In other words, Workday shares trade at around 2174x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). 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

Workday's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5378. 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 Workday's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


Workday's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $399.3 million (£0.0 million).

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

How has coronavirus impacted Workday's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Workday's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $249.46, which is 26.30% up on its pre-crash value of $183.86 and 131.52% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $107.75.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Workday shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $673.90 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 $1,322.14.

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 Workday.

Total ESG risk score

Workday's total ESG risk: 18.25

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Workday's overall score of 18.25 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Workday 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

Workday's environmental score: 4.18/100

Workday's environmental score of 4.18 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Workday is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Workday's social score: 11.83/100

Workday's social score of 11.83 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Workday is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Workday's governance score: 11.73/100

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

Workday Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 18.25
Total ESG percentile 11.86
Environmental score 4.18
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 11.83
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 11.73
Governance score percentile 7

Workday shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-14.
Previous close$249.41
Change %1.9646%
Information last updated 2022-01-18.
52-week range$217.6 - $307.81
50-day moving average$275.5416
200-day moving average$255.2399
Wall St. target price$329.48
PE ratio2173.5898
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$0.117

Do Workday shares pay dividends?

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

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Workday's shares have ranged in value from as little as $217.6 up to $307.81. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WDAY.US volatility(beta: 1.33)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Workday's is 1.331. This would suggest that Workday'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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