How to buy Hiscox shares

Hiscox shares have increased 1.02% from their previous closing price (1174p). Learn how to easily invest in Hiscox shares.

Hiscox Ltd (HSX) is a publicly traded insurance - property and casualty business based in the UK which employs around 3,000 staff. Hiscox is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and traded in sterling. Its current price of 1186p is 3.9% down on its price a month ago (1234p).

How to buy shares in Hiscox

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share trading platform picks below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
  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: HSX in this case.
  5. Research shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your shares. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of 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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Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs estimated here should be considered as a guide only. They don't factor in spreads, which can be hard to pin down. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing.

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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 Hiscox

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 Hiscox), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

Hiscox 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).

IconFund5-year performanceLink to invest
Vanguard iconVanguard FTSE 250 UCITS ETF Distributing (VMID)1.77%Capital at risk
Invesco iconInvesco FTSE 250 UCITS ETF (S250)1.20%Capital at risk
DWS Xtrackers iconXtrackers FTSE 250 UCITS ETF 1D (XMCX)1.08%Capital at risk
HSBC iconHSBC FTSE 250 UCITS ETF GBP (HMCX)0.22%Capital at risk
iShares iconiShares FTSE 250 UCITS ETF (MIDD)0.16%Invest with eToroCapital at risk

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 it a good time to buy Hiscox stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.

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

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hiscox's shares have ranged in value from as little as 926.035 up to 1251. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HSX.LSE volatility(beta: 0.69)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 Hiscox's is 0.686. This would suggest that Hiscox's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Historical closes compared with the last close of 1186

1 week (2024-04-15)1.45%
1 month (2024-03-21)-3.89%
3 months (2024-01-22)14.26%
6 months (2023-10-22)23.48%
1 year (2023-04-20)3.13%
2 years (2022-04-21)29.67%
3 years (2021-04-22)43.93%
5 years (2019-04-22)-27.86%

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 Hiscox 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 Hiscox P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Hiscox's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Hiscox shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United Kingdom stock market as of 09 November, 2023 (10). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Hiscox's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is Β£723.2 million.

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

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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.

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