How to buy Balfour Beatty shares

Balfour Beatty shares have fallen 1.92% from their previous closing price (346.8p). Learn how to easily invest in Balfour Beatty shares.

Balfour Beatty plc (BBY) is a publicly traded engineering and construction business based in the UK which employs around 26,150 staff. Balfour Beatty is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and traded in sterling. Its current price of 346.8p is 10.0% down on its price a month ago (385.4p).

How to buy shares in Balfour Beatty

  1. Open a brokerage account. Choose from our top broker picks or compare brokers in depth. Then, complete an application.
  2. Fund your account. Add money to your account via bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  3. Search the platform by ticker symbol. BBY in this case.
  4. Choose an order type. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares or dollar amount.
  5. Submit the order. 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 Balfour Beatty

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

Balfour Beatty 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).

Fund5-year performance (to May 2024)Link to invest
Invesco S&P 500 (SPXP)Invesco icon102.77%Invest with XTBCapital at risk
Xtrackers S&P 500 Swap (XSPX)DWS Xtrackers icon102.19%Invest with XTBCapital at risk
Vanguard S&P 500 (VUSA)Vanguard icon100.35%Invest with XTBCapital at risk
iShares Core S&P 500 (CSP1)iShares icon100.34%Invest with XTBCapital at risk
SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPX5)SPDR icon100.01%Invest with XTBCapital at risk
HSBC S&P 500 (HSPX)HSBC icon101.10%Invest with XTBCapital at risk
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Vanguard FTSE 250 UCITS ETF Distributing (VMID)Vanguard icon22.84%Invest with XTBCapital at risk
Invesco FTSE 250 UCITS ETF (S250)Invesco icon21.86%Invest with HLCapital at risk
Xtrackers FTSE 250 UCITS ETF 1D (XMCX)DWS Xtrackers icon20.95%Invest with XTBCapital at risk
HSBC FTSE 250 UCITS ETF GBP (HMCX)HSBC icon20.80%Invest with XTBCapital at risk
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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 it a good time to buy Balfour Beatty stock?

Review technicals and fundamentals to help you determine if now's a good time for you to invest.

Technical analysis

View Balfour Beatty's price performance, share price volatility, historical data and technicals.

Use our graph to track the performance of BBY stock over time.

Historical closes compared with the last close of 346.8

1 week (2024-06-06)-3.77%
1 month (2024-05-13)-10.02%
3 months (2024-03-13)-8.74%
6 months (2023-12-13)6.38%
1 year (2023-06-13)-3.24%
2 years (2022-06-13)33.38%
3 years (2021-06-13)13.41%
5 years (2019-06-13)45.47%

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 Balfour Beatty 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 Balfour Beatty P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA.

Balfour Beatty's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Balfour Beatty's shares trade at around 10x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United Kingdom stock market as of 09 November, 2023 (10).

Balfour Beatty's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 9.71. 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 Balfour Beatty's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Balfour Beatty's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £186 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of Balfour Beatty'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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