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To buy shares in Taylor Wimpey (LON:TW), you need a trading or share dealing account. Follow these three steps if you want to buy shares in Taylor Wimpey:

  1. Decide if you want to buy Taylor Wimpey shares in the short-term or invest in the long-term
  2. Compare share dealing and trading fees in our comparison tables
  3. Choose which broker is right for you and open an account

How much does it cost to buy Taylor Wimpey shares (LON:TW)?

Buying one LON:TW share costs 102.82p. However, as well as the 102.82p cost of buying the shares you will also have to pay stamp duty, dealing and custody account fees for holding your shares with a broker. You also have to consider the difference between the bid price (the price at which you sell shares) and the offer price (the price at which you buy shares). These fees vary depending on what sort of account you open, and with what broker.  You can compare the different costs associated with the different types of trading and investing accounts in our comparison tables below.

It’s also important to remember that share prices can move quickly, for example, the current LON:TW share price is 102.82p which is a change of -1.18 or -1.14% from the last closing price of 102.82 with 9418996 shares traded giving LON:TW a market capitalisation of £. The most recent daily high has been 104.15 and daily low 101.9. The LON:TW share price 52 week high has been 179.7 and the 52 week low 80.64. Based on the most recent LON:TW share price opening of 102.82, the current LON:TW EPS (earnings per share) are 0.16 and the PE (price earnings ratio) is 6.44.

Pricing data automatically updates every 15 minutes

Compare investment accounts for buying Taylor Wimpey (LON:TW) shares:

If you are based in the UK you need a stockbroker that will allow you to invest or trade in UK-listed shares. You can compare the cost for investing and trading in Taylor Wimpey shares in the below comparison tables:

UK Share Dealing PlatformShare Account FeeUK Share Dealing CommissionGeneral Investment AccountISASIPPJunior ISAJunior SIPPLifetime ISAMore Info
Interactive Investor UK share dealing£9.99 pm£5.99✔️✔️✔️✔️See Offers
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Hargreaves Lansdown UK share dealing£0£11.95✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️See Offers
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AJ Bell UK share dealing0.25%£9.95✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️See Offers
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Bestinvest UK share dealing0.4%£4.95✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️See Offers
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IG UK share dealing£0£8✔️✔️✔️See Offers
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Saxo Markets UK share dealing£00.10%✔️✔️✔️See Offers
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Interactive Brokers UK share dealing£00.05%✔️✔️✔️See Offers
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Compare brokers for trading Taylor Wimpey (LON:TW) shares:

UK Share Trading PlatformCosts & SpreadsUK SharesOvernight FinancingShare CFDsSpread BettingDMAInvestingMore InfoRisk Warning
City Index UK Share Trading
City Index
0.08%5,0002.5% +/- SONIA✔️✔️See Platform69% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider
Interactive Brokers UK Share Trading
Interactive Brokers
0.02%5001.5% +/- SONIA✔️✔️✔️See Platform60% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider
CMC Markets UK Share Trading
CMC Markets
0.1%7452.9% +/- SONIA✔️✔️See Platform76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider
Pepperstone UK Share Trading
Pepperstone
0.1%1922.5% +/- SONIA✔️✔️See Platform74% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider
IG UK Share Trading
IG
0.1%3,9252.5% +/- SONIA✔️✔️✔️✔️See Platform73% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider
Saxo Markets UK Share Trading
Saxo Markets
0.05%3,5002.5% +/- SAXO Rate✔️✔️✔️See Platform70% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider
Spreadex  UK Share Trading
Spreadex
0.2%1,5753% +/- SONIA✔️✔️See Platform69% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider
eToro UK Share Trading
eToro
0.15%292+6.4%/-2.9% SONIA✔️✔️See Platform77% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider

Taylor Wimpey share price FAQ (LON:TW):

The answers to our frequently asked questions by people interested in buying Taylor Wimpey shares about Taylor Wimpey’s share price are automatically updated every 15 minutes.

What is the live Taylor Wimpey share price?

The current Taylor Wimpey share price is 102.82p

How much has Taylor Wimpey’s share price moved today?

Taylor Wimpey’s share price has moved -1.18p or -1.14% today.

How much was Taylor Wimpey’s share price yesterday?

Yesterday, Taylor Wimpey’s share price closed at 102.82p

How many Taylor Wimpey shares are traded each day?

There were 9418996 shares traded in Taylor Wimpey yesterday.

What is Taylor Wimpey’s market capitalisation (market cap)?

Taylor Wimpey has market cap of £3631465215

What has been Taylor Wimpey’s share price most recent daily high?

Taylor Wimpey’s most recent daily high has been 104.15p

What has been Taylor Wimpey’s share price most recent daily low?

Taylor Wimpey’s most recent daily low has been 101.9p

How high has the Taylor Wimpey share price been in the last year?

The Taylor Wimpey share price 52 week high has been 179.7p

How low has the Taylor Wimpey share price been in the last year?

The Taylor Wimpey share price 52 week high has been 80.64p

What is Taylor Wimpey’s earnings per share?

Taylor Wimpey’s current earnings per share (EPS) is 0.16

What is Taylor Wimpey’s price-earnings ratio (PE)?

Taylor Wimpey’s current price-earnings ratio (PE) is 6.44

Is Taylor Wimpey (LON:TW) a good investment in the long term?

Property is one of the cornerstones of the UK economy. The asset is so deeply entrenched in the social psyche of the nation that buying a house is often referred to as ‘climbing the housing ladder’. Against the backdrop of a secular rise in house prices, you can see why.

Average UK House Prices

Source: Morningstar 

The average UK house price now stands above £290,000. This is near the record high. While prices have retraced somewhat in October, the current house price level is still far above the lows recorded just two years ago. No wonder many had put their hard-earned money in bricks-and-mortar.

But is Taylor Wimpey a good investment? Yes and no.

Unlike buying a physical property, buying a developer’s shares as an investment depends on more than just property prices. To make money, a buoyant stock market and a competent management are required too. And you will need to know which developer to buy as different firms will have different strategies. Lastly, you are buying a stock rather than a property. As we all know, the stock market is much more volatile. These are added factors to consider when analysing developers’ stock.

When looking at Taylor Wimpey’s share price, it is one of the largest developers on the London Stock Exchange worth around £3.3 billion. Its operating profit totalled around £900 million a year, and the order book stands at around 10,000 homes. Its long-term financial position appears good, but the firm has not been tested since 2008.

When is the best time to buy Taylor Wimpey’s shares (LON:TW)?

Property is cyclical. Good and bad times interchange like clockwork. When a real estate boom is underway, nothing is more lucrative than buying and selling properties. A telling example comes from one couple in Kent who managed to buy 707 houses just before the GFC. After the crisis, the ex-CEO of Persimmon bagged a £100 million bonus in 2018. And Taylor Wimpey’s own share price soared from 5p in 2008 to 225p just before the pandemic. That’s a ’45-bagger.’

Taylor Wimpey (LON:TW) share price

In other words, outsized rewards are to be found in the property market if you get the timing right.

The best time to buy housebuilder shares is when the economic conditions are very tough. When defaults are surging; unemployment near double digits; and housebuilders struggle to offload their newly build properties. That’s the time to strike.

Are we there yet? I don’t think so. But even if we’re not at that nadir, we are certainly heading there. Patience is the key.

Is (LON:TW) Taylor Wimpey’s share price overvalued or undervalued at the moment?

‘Cheap’ is the first reaction when we glance at Taylor Wimpey’s financial ratios. The housebuilder’s price-earning ratio is at a lowly 6; while its dividend yield is in excess of 9 percent. Under normal circumstances, investors would snap up stocks like this.

But we are in unchartered economic territory. Inflation is at generational high; war has come to Europe for the first time in decades. Economic uncertainty is high and rising.

As such, housebuilders could stay cheap for some time. Perhaps investors are expecting a potential cut in dividends, or its profits to decelerate.

Look at this chart from the building society Nationwide. The recent surge in mortgage cost pushed First-Time Buyers’ (a large segment of Taylor’s customer base) mortgage payments to 45% of their take-home pay. This is the highest level in 15 years – and often precedes a market crash.

UK FTB Mortgage Payments

Source: Nationwide 

In the stock market, what is cheap often becomes cheaper.  We would not be in a rush to buy the sector just yet.

Why has Taylor Wimpey’s share price (LON:TW) dropped recently?

Taylor Wimpey’s share price is in a poor shape this year because of several reasons:

  • A persistent rise in borrowing cost – eg, mortgage costs rising at an accelerating rate
  • A spike in Inflation – which erodes the purchasing power of buyers
  • Economic uncertainty – arising from the war in Ukraine
  • Surging energy cost – creating a ‘cost-of-living’ crisis

Against this backdrop, it is not surprising to see house prices fall back. In today’s trading update, even the firm has admitted that sales and conversion rates are up, while the cancellation rate is down (cancellation rate for the second half of the year to date was 24% (2021: 14%), with a year to date cancellation rate of 18% (2021:14%)).

What is Taylor Wimpey’s share price prediction? (LON:TW forecasts)

In these challenging economic conditions, analysts would be brave to put a positive rating on Taylor’s shares.  According to the Financial Times, a good number of brokers have de-rated Taylor Wimpey from ‘Outperform’ (14 to 7). This exerts downward pressure on the stock.

However, if we look at their price predictions, many are expecting a modest rise from the current price level. Perhaps the City assumes that Taylor’s multi-quarter decline is far enough. A rebound from oversold conditions is a distinct possibility.

Taylor Wimpey (LON:TW) share price recommendations

Taylor Wimpey (LON:TW) share price forecasts

Source: Financial Times 

Latest Taylor Wimpey (LON:TW) analyst price targets

Date Broker name New Price at time TW price target
20-Oct-22 Deutsche  Buy 89.78 115.00
21-Sep-22 JP Morgan Cazenove  Overweight 106.95 170.00
12-Sep-22 Berenberg Bank  Hold 110.65 122.00
04-Aug-22 JP Morgan Cazenove  Overweight 127.85 180.00
04-Aug-22 Deutsche  Buy 127.85 189.00
21-Jul-22 JP Morgan Cazenove  Overweight 125.9 180
26-May-22 JP Morgan Cazenove  Overweight 131.15 180
25-May-22 Liberum Capital  Buy 127.15 165
Averages 118.41 162.63

 

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