How to buy Universal Music Group shares

Universal Music Group shares have fallen 1.89% from their previous closing price ($15.34). Learn how to easily invest in Universal Music Group shares in the UK.

Universal Music Group is the world's largest music company. It's the label behind Elton John, Lady Gaga, Bob Dylan and Taylor Swift. Universal Music Group has completed its IPO, valuing it at €45 billion (about £39 billion). Its listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

How to buy shares in Universal Music Group

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  2. Fund your account. Add money to your account via bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  3. Search the platform by ticker symbol. UNVGY 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 Universal Music Group

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

Universal Music Group 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 Universal Music Group stock?

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

Technical analysis

View Universal Music Group's price performance, share price volatility, historical data and technicals.

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

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Universal Music Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.4582 up to $15.73. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UNVGY.US volatility(beta: 0.92)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 Universal Music Group's is 0.916. This would suggest that Universal Music Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Historical closes compared with the last close of $15.05

1 week (2024-05-22)-1.95%
1 month (2024-04-29)2.66%
3 months (2024-02-29)0.94%
6 months (2023-11-29)14.36%
1 year (2023-05-29)50.05%
2 years (2022-05-26)35.71%
3 years (2021-05-23)N/A

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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Is Universal Music Group 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 Universal Music Group P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA.

Universal Music Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 42x. In other words, Universal Music Group's shares trade at around 42x recent earnings.

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

Universal Music Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5865. 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 Universal Music Group'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 Universal Music Group's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Universal Music Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.5 billion (£1.2 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of Universal Music Group'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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