How to buy Shell shares

Shell shares have increased 0.33% from their previous closing price (2851p). Learn how to easily invest in Shell shares.

Shell plc (SHEL) is a publicly traded oil and gas integrated business based in the UK which employs around 103,000 staff. Shell is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and traded in sterling. Its current price of 2851p is 8.3% up on its price a month ago (2632p).

How to buy shares in Shell

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share trading platform picks below can help you choose.
  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: SHEL 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 Shell

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

Shell 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

Latest updates for Shell

April 17, 2024: Shell has urged investors to reject a shareholder group's climate demands to set tighter targets, stating that these measure would be bad for business and shareholders.

Is it a good time to buy Shell 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 SHEL stocks over time.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Shell's shares have ranged in value from as little as 2213.1154 up to 2952. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SHEL.LSE volatility(beta: 0.57)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 Shell's is 0.571. This would suggest that Shell's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Historical closes compared with the last close of 2851

1 week (2024-04-14)-1.33%
1 month (2024-03-21)8.32%
3 months (2024-01-21)20.73%
6 months (2023-10-19)4.53%
1 year (2023-04-20)16.23%
2 years (2022-04-21)30.30%
3 years (2021-04-21)109.14%
5 years (2019-04-17)15.59%

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 Shell 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 Shell P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Shell's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, Shell shares trade at around 12x 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, Shell's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the industry or those of similar companies.

Shell's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.2423. 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 Shell'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 Shell's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Shell's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping Β£46.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Shell'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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