How to buy Volkswagen shares

Volkswagen shares have fallen -0.08% from their previous closing price ($12.87). Learn how to easily invest in Volkswagen shares in the UK.

Volkswagen AG Pref 1/10 ADR (VWAPY) is a publicly traded auto manufacturers business based in the US which employs around 684,050 staff. Volkswagen is listed on the PINK and traded in US dollars. Its current price of $12.87 is 1.2% up on its price a month ago ($12.715).

How to buy shares in Volkswagen

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  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: VWAPY 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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Alternative ways to invest in Volkswagen

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

Volkswagen is a major part of the PINK, 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 Volkswagen 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 VWAPY stocks over time.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Volkswagen's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.37 up to $14.297. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VWAPY.US volatility(beta: 1.26)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (PINK average) beta is 1, while Volkswagen's is 1.259. This would suggest that Volkswagen'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 $12.87

1 week (2024-04-14)-0.91%
1 month (2024-03-21)1.22%
3 months (2024-01-21)10.00%
6 months (2023-10-19)19.39%
1 year (2023-04-20)-3.79%
2 years (2022-04-21)-21.70%
3 years (2021-04-21)-53.67%
5 years (2019-04-21)-29.91%

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 Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Volkswagen'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, Volkswagen shares trade at around 4x recent earnings.

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

Volkswagen's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7032. 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 Volkswagen'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 Volkswagen's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Volkswagen's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $34.8 billion (£28.1 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Volkswagen'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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2 Responses

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    WachaFebruary 10, 2019

    I would like to know whether I’m eligible to use the above brokers to buy VW stock. I am Ugandan and I currently live in Uganda.
    Thank you.
    Wacha

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      JoshuaFebruary 11, 2019Finder

      Hi Wacha,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      Typically, the trading platforms or brokers listed here are available only for people in Europe. You might want to check each broker and see if they are also available in Uganda. If not, you would need to directly check your own country’s list of brokers.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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