How to buy Wise shares

Wise is now available to buy, having gone public with its IPO in July 2021.

Wise
LSE: WISE - USD
803.00
- 7.00 ( - 0.87%)
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

Wise is a popular international money transfer app that built a business for itself by undercutting banks on overseas transfers. It was founded in London in 2011 as "TransferWise" and went on to float on the London Stock Exchange in a July 2021 IPO which turned out to be the exchange's largest ever tech listing. Read our full review of the Wise international money transfer app.

How to buy shares in Wise

  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: WISE 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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Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs estimated here should be considered as a guide only. They don't factor in spreads, which can be hard to pin down. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing.

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These providers cover a wide range of stocks, but we can't guarantee they'll all offer this stock.

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 Wise

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

Wise 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 Wise 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 WISE stocks over time.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Wise's shares have ranged in value from as little as 513.2 up to 997.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WISE.LSE volatility(beta: 0.66)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 Wise's is 0.66. This would suggest that Wise's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Historical closes compared with the last close of 801

1 week (2024-04-15)-2.61%
1 month (2024-03-21)-17.69%
3 months (2024-01-22)-4.98%
6 months (2023-10-22)17.04%
1 year (2023-04-19)43.04%
3 years (2021-04-16)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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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 Wise 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 Wise P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Wise's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39x. In other words, Wise shares trade at around 39x 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, Wise's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the industry or those of similar companies.

Wise's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5564. 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 Wise'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 Wise's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Wise's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is Β£318.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Wise'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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