How to buy HomeServe shares

HomeServe shares have fallen 0.00% from their previous closing price (1198p). Learn how to easily invest in HomeServe shares.

HomeServe PLC (HSV) is a publicly traded professional and commercial services business based in the UK which employs around 9,000 staff. HomeServe is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and traded in sterling.

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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: HSV 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 HomeServe

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

HomeServe 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
HSBC iconHSBC FTSE 100 (HUKX)22.16%Capital at risk
Vanguard iconVanguard FTSE 100 (VUKE)22.05%Capital at risk
iShares iconiShares Core FTSE 100 (CUKX)21.95%Invest with eToroCapital at risk
Xtrackers iconXtrackers FTSE 100 (XDUK)21.88%Capital at risk
Lyxor iconLyxor FTSE 100 (100D)21.18%Capital at risk
Invesco iconInvesco FTSE 100 (S100)21.09%Capital at risk

Is it a good time to buy HomeServe stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.

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 HomeServe 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 HomeServe P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

HomeServe'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, HomeServe 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.

HomeServe's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.48. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into HomeServe's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

HomeServe's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £258.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a HomeServe'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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