How to buy Hotel Chocolat Group shares

Hotel Chocolat Group shares have fallen -0.27% from their previous closing price (374p). Learn how to easily invest in Hotel Chocolat Group shares.

Hotel Chocolat Group PLC (HOTC) is a publicly traded confectioners business based in the UK which employs around 1,400 staff. Hotel Chocolat Group 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: HOTC 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 Hotel Chocolat 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 Hotel Chocolat Group), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

Hotel Chocolat Group 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 Hotel Chocolat Group 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 HOTC stocks over time.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hotel Chocolat Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 100 up to 375. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HOTC.LSE volatility(beta: 1.95)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 Hotel Chocolat Group's is 1.953. This would suggest that Hotel Chocolat Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Historical closes compared with the last close of 374

3 months (2024-01-11)0.13%
6 months (2023-10-12)162.46%
1 year (2023-04-13)113.71%
2 years (2022-04-13)-10.95%
3 years (2021-04-13)-8.78%
5 years (2019-04-11)7.63%

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 Hotel Chocolat 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 Hotel Chocolat Group P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Hotel Chocolat Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £10.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Hotel Chocolat Group'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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