How to buy Galliford Try shares

Galliford Try shares have increased 2.92% from their previous closing price (247p). Learn how to easily invest in Galliford Try shares.

Galliford Try PLC (GFRD) is a publicly traded engineering and construction business based in the UK which employs around 3,900 staff. Galliford Try is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and traded in sterling. Its current price of 247p is 2.5% up on its price a month ago (241p).

How to buy shares in Galliford Try

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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: GFRD 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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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 Galliford Try

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

Galliford Try 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).

Is it a good time to buy Galliford Try 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 GFRD stocks over time.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Galliford Try's shares have ranged in value from as little as 152.0826 up to 260.18. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GFRD.LSE volatility(beta: 0.98)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 Galliford Try's is 0.982. This would suggest that Galliford Try's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Historical closes compared with the last close of 247

1 week (2024-02-25)-0.60%
1 month (2024-02-01)2.49%
3 months (2023-12-03)12.27%
6 months (2023-09-03)25.76%
1 year (2023-03-02)41.14%
2 years (2022-03-02)34.39%
3 years (2021-03-03)80.27%
5 years (2019-03-03)200.48%

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 Galliford Try 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 Galliford Try P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Galliford Try's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Galliford Try shares trade at around 30x 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.

Galliford Try's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £22.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Galliford Try'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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