How to buy Hornby shares

Learn how to easily invest in Hornby shares.

Hornby PLC (HRN) is a publicly traded leisure business based in the UK which employs around 200 staff. Hornby is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and traded in sterling. Its current price of 37p is 1.3% down on its price a month ago (37.5p).

How to buy shares in Hornby

  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: HRN 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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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 Hornby

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

Hornby 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 Hornby 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 HRN stocks over time.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hornby's shares have ranged in value from as little as 14 up to 41.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HRN.LSE volatility(beta: 0.6)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 Hornby's is 0.601. This would suggest that Hornby's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Historical closes compared with the last close of 37

1 week (2024-04-04)-3.90%
1 month (2024-03-13)-1.33%
3 months (2024-01-11)131.25%
6 months (2023-10-12)131.25%
1 year (2023-04-12)57.45%
2 years (2022-04-13)7.25%
3 years (2021-04-13)-33.93%
5 years (2019-04-11)-1.07%

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 Hornby 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 Hornby P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Hornby's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is Β£1.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Hornby'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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