|Bid||1,718.00 x 0|
|Ask||1,718.50 x 0|
|Day's range||1,695.00 - 1,726.50|
|52-week range||1,323.00 - 1,923.00|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.68|
|PE ratio (TTM)||25.09|
|Earnings date||01 Feb 2021|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.38 (2.22%)|
|Ex-dividend date||11 Feb 2021|
|1y target est||1,810.38|
Hargreaves Lansdown plc (HRGLY) might move higher on growing optimism about its earnings prospects, which is reflected by its upgrade to a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
Trading 212 has overtaken Hargreaves Lansdown as the trading site of choice for new investors, research has shown. Boring Money, a research firm, surveyed 6,500 investors and found nearly a quarter who began investing less than a year ago put their cash with Trading 212. One in 10 invested with Moneybox while Hargreaves was the third most popular. Britain’s biggest broker was top choice for savers who began investing between one and 10 years ago. One in 10 of the nascent investors have solely put their money into stocks in the past 12 months, research showed. Holly Mackay, of Boring Money, said this was a concern given these new savers had no experience of stock markets other than through the pandemic. They were being too risky by just investing in stocks, she added. Trading 212 users cannot buy funds, but can purchase stocks, cryptocurrencies and make spread bets via “contracts for difference”, although exchange-traded funds and investment trusts are available. Figures from the company showed eight of the top 10 most-held investments were individual companies, although the other two are ETFs. In comparison, around half of the money with Hargreaves Lansdown is held in funds, not including trusts or ETFs.
Everyone has their own vision of what they want retirement to look like but men and women have particularly differing views, new research has revealed, which could put couples on a collision course in later life. Men typically want to retire earlier, figures from a survey conducted by Opinium for fund shop Hargreaves Lansdown have shown. More than half of men planned to retire before age 65 compared with just 36pc of women. Since 2015 the “pension freedom” rules have given savers a lot more choice over when to finish work, by allowing them to access their private pensions from the age of 55. Women usually have smaller private savings and rely more heavily on the state pension, which is only available at 66 at the earliest, which perhaps explains why they favour a longer working life. Women planned to delay the end of work until an older age but tended to prefer a phased retirement, allowing them to move to part-time work from age 50, the survey found.