How to buy Worldwide Healthcare shares

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Worldwide Healthcare (WWH) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. Worldwide Healthcare is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Worldwide Healthcare

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

Worldwide Healthcare share price

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Worldwide Healthcare shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-24.
52-week range2144.3558p - 3950p
50-day moving average 35.65p
200-day moving average 35.65p
PE ratio 4.3642
Dividend yield 0.25p (0.66%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 890.2p
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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 Worldwide Healthcare stock?

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Is Worldwide Healthcare under- or over-valued?

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

Worldwide Healthcare's P/E ratio

Worldwide Healthcare's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Worldwide Healthcare shares trade at around 4x 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.

Worldwide Healthcare financials

Revenue TTM £537.1 million
Operating margin TTM 94.38%
Gross profit TTM £115.1 million
Return on assets TTM 17.95%
Return on equity TTM 28.21%
Profit margin 91.35%
Book value 35.146p
Market capitalisation £2.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Worldwide Healthcare'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 Worldwide Healthcare.

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

Worldwide Healthcare's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 33.56

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Worldwide Healthcare's overall score of 33.56 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Worldwide Healthcare 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.).

Worldwide Healthcare's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.04/100

Worldwide Healthcare's environmental score of 6.04 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Worldwide Healthcare is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Worldwide Healthcare's social score

Social score: 14.29/100

Worldwide Healthcare's social score of 14.29 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Worldwide Healthcare is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Worldwide Healthcare's governance score

Governance score: 10.5/100

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

Worldwide Healthcare was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 33.56
Total ESG percentile 7
Environmental score 6.04
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 14.29
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 10.5
Governance score percentile 7

Worldwide Healthcare share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 284.74% of net profits

Recently Worldwide Healthcare has paid out, on average, around 284.74% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.66% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Worldwide Healthcare shareholders could enjoy a 0.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Worldwide Healthcare's case, that would currently equate to about 0.25p per share.

Worldwide Healthcare's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Worldwide Healthcare share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Worldwide Healthcare's shares have ranged in value from as little as 2144.3558p up to 3950p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WWH.LSE volatility(beta: 0.51)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 Worldwide Healthcare's is 0.5085. This would suggest that Worldwide Healthcare's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Worldwide Healthcare overview

Worldwide Healthcare Trust PLC is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched by Frostrow Capital LLP. The fund is managed by OrbiMed Capital LLC. It invests in public equity markets across the globe. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating in the healthcare sector, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. It primarily invests in growth stocks of large-cap companies with a market capitalization of at least $5 billion. The fund employs fundamental analysis with a bottom-up stock picking approach to create its portfolio. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the MSCI World Healthcare Index. The fund employs internal research to make its investments. It was formerly known as Finsbury Worldwide Pharmaceutical Trust plc. Worldwide Healthcare Trust PLC was formed in April 1995 and is domiciled in the United Kingdom.

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