How to buy BT Group shares

BT Group shares have fallen 0.67% from their previous closing price (141.6p). Learn how to easily invest in BT Group shares.

BT Group Plc (BT.A) is a publicly traded telecom services business based in the UK. In the week up to 17 June BT Group shares surged 10.23% to a closing position of 141.1p. Over the last 12 months, BT Group's share price has risen by 11.06% from 127.5p. BT Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 91,700 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in BT 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: BT.A in this case.
  5. Research BT Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your BT 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.

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Fees for buying 100x BT 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 $100 £0.00
£141.60 total
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£141.60 total
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£141.60 total
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£141.60 total
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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Alternative ways to invest in BT 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 BT Group), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

BT 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).

Is it a good time to buy BT Group stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap. 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.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is BT 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 BT Group P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

BT 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 16x. In other words, BT Group shares trade at around 16x 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.

However, BT Group's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the telecom services industry or those of similar companies.

BT Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5053. 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 BT 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.

However, it's sensible to consider BT Group's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

BT Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £6.5 billion.

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

What's BT Group's ESG 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 BT Group.

Overall BT Group ESG score

BT Group's total ESG risk: 22.54

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and BT Group's overall score of 22.54 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 23rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

To gain some more context, you can compare BT Group's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

BT Group's environmental score: 6.22/100

BT Group's environmental score of 6.22 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BT Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

BT Group's social score: 12.25/100

BT Group's social score of 12.25 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BT Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

BT Group's governance score: 8.58/100

BT Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that BT Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

BT Group's controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, BT Group scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that BT Group hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Frequently asked questions

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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