How to buy International Distributions Services shares

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International Distributions Services PLC (IDS) is a publicly traded integrated freight and logistics business based in the UK. On 16 April International Distributions Services shares leapt 28.85% to a closing position of 276p. Over the last 12 months, International Distributions Services's share price has risen by 11.59% from 246.8p. International Distributions Services is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 162,511 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in International Distributions Services

  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: IDS in this case.
  5. Research International Distributions Services shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your International Distributions Services 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 International Distributions Services 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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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 International Distributions Services

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

International Distributions Services 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 International Distributions Services 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 International Distributions Services 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 International Distributions Services P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

International Distributions Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £100 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a International Distributions Services'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.

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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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