How to buy Rolls-Royce shares

Rolls-Royce shares have fallen -0.47% from their previous closing price (406.9p). Learn how to easily invest in Rolls-Royce shares.

Rolls Royce Holdings PLC is a British aerospace and defence company which is best known for its luxury cars. The company’s engines made history in 1933 by being the first to reach 272mph. Here in the 21st century, the company is still breaking records, with its electric plane becoming the fastest electric vehicle ever created. Here is all you need to know about investing in Rolls Royce.

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  4. Search the platform for stock code: RR 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.
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Alternative ways to invest in Rolls-Royce

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

Rolls-Royce 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).

Latest updates for Rolls-Royce

April 9, 2024: Rolls-Royce shares dipped by around 4% in the past week after analysts suggested the aerospace sector has reached a peak.

Is it a good time to buy Rolls-Royce 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 RR stocks over time.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Rolls-Royce's shares have ranged in value from as little as 142.4807 up to 435. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RR.LSE volatility(beta: 1.76)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 Rolls-Royce's is 1.755. This would suggest that Rolls-Royce's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Historical closes compared with the last close of 405

1 week (2024-04-04)-3.82%
1 month (2024-03-11)3.37%
3 months (2024-01-11)32.79%
6 months (2023-10-11)91.22%
1 year (2023-04-11)174.39%
2 years (2022-04-11)351.05%
3 years (2021-04-11)274.24%
5 years (2019-04-11)-53.94%

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 Rolls-Royce 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 Rolls-Royce P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Rolls-Royce's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Rolls-Royce shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

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

However, Rolls-Royce's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the industry or those of similar companies.

Rolls-Royce's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.2635. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued 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 Rolls-Royce'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 Rolls-Royce's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Rolls-Royce's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £2.3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Rolls-Royce'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.

Dividend history

Financial Year Type Amount Ex-dividend date Payment date
31/12/2019 Final 7.10p 23/04/2020 01/07/2020
Interim 4.60p 24/10/2019 03/01/2020
31/12/2018 Final 7.10p 25/04/2019 25/04/2019
Interim 4.60p 25/10/2018 03/01/2019
31/12/2017 Final 7.10p 26/04/2018 02/07/2018
Interim 4.60p 26/10/2017 03/01/2018

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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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