How to buy Croda International shares

Croda International shares have fallen 1.24% from their previous closing price (4049p). Learn how to easily invest in Croda International shares.

Croda International PLC (CRDA) is a publicly traded specialty chemicals business based in the UK which employs around 5,850 staff. Croda International is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and traded in sterling. Its current price of 4049p is 12.5% down on its price a month ago (4629p).

How to buy shares in Croda International

  1. Open a brokerage account. Choose from our top broker picks or compare brokers in depth. Then, complete an application.
  2. Fund your account. Add money to your account via bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  3. Search the platform by ticker symbol. CRDA 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 Croda International

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

Croda International 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).

Fund5-year performance (to May 2024)Link to invest
Xtrackers FTSE 100 (XDUK)Xtrackers icon36.5540%Invest with HLCapital at risk
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Vanguard FTSE 100 (VUKE)Vanguard icon36.28%Invest with XTBCapital at risk
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Is it a good time to buy Croda International stock?

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

Technical analysis

View Croda International's price performance, share price volatility, historical data and technicals.

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

Historical closes compared with the last close of 4049

1 week (2024-06-16)-0.25%
1 month (2024-05-23)-12.53%
3 months (2024-03-21)-20.48%
6 months (2023-12-21)-19.89%
1 year (2023-06-22)-27.23%
2 years (2022-06-23)-35.77%
3 years (2021-06-23)-43.90%
5 years (2019-06-23)-24.25%

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 Croda International 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 Croda International P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA.

Croda International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, Croda International's shares trade at around 33x 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.

Croda International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6207. 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 Croda International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Croda International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £323.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of Croda International'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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