Guide to Spread Betting on GKN Shares with Analysis, Broker Ratings, Live Charts & Prices
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GKN Spread Betting

GKN Spread Betting

Where Can I Spread Bet on GKN?

You can speculate with no brokers' fees and zero commissions on GKN, and a variety of other spread betting markets, via providers like:

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GKN Broker Ratings

A look at the latest GKN broker ratings:

DateBroker Rating Broker Last Price Target Price Potential Upside / Downside
11-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets280.733519.30%
10-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets280.933519.30%
08-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets287.333516.60%
24-Feb-16Brokers Tips - HoldHoldSociete Generale258.730016.00%
23-Feb-16Brokers Tips - HoldHoldSociete Generale280.735526.50%
15-Feb-16Brokers Tips - Strong BuyStrong BuyRaymond James265.844065.50%
12-Feb-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyNumis250.835039.60%
11-Feb-16Brokers Tips - HoldHoldInvestec248.32604.70%
09-Feb-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets253.635038.00%
08-Feb-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyCanaccord Genuity26844566.00%
22-Jan-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets292.133514.70%
20-Jan-16Brokers Tips - BuyBuyPanmure Gordon & Co Limited275.937535.90%
15-Jan-16Brokers Tips - HoldHoldInvestec285.53005.10%
06-Jan-16Brokers Tips - Strong BuyStrong BuyRaymond James287.644053.00%
18-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets299.833511.70%
11-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets288.833516.00%
16-Nov-15Brokers Tips - Strong BuyStrong BuyRaymond James284.538033.60%
23-Oct-15Brokers Tips - HoldHoldInvestec294.33001.90%
22-Oct-15Brokers Tips - OverweightOverweightJ.P. Morgan28338034.30%
16-Oct-15Brokers Tips - HoldHoldLiberum278.53007.70%
08-Oct-15Brokers Tips - AddAddNumis288.534017.90%
06-Oct-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyCanaccord Genuity280.344558.80%
28-Sep-15Brokers Tips - AddAddNumis259.630015.60%
22-Sep-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyJefferies263.241557.70%
16-Sep-15Brokers Tips - Sector PerformSector PerformRBC Capital Markets28332013.10%

For the latest UK broker ratings see Daily Trading Tips.

This is Not Investment Advice

Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for GKN?

This CFDs chart will give you a useful look at the GKN market.

The chart above is provided by Plus 500 and usually follows the near-term GKN futures price.

If you'd like to access live spread trading charts/prices for GKN, you will normally need a financial spread betting account.

In addition, a spreads account would let you trade on the shorter-term spot prices. Note: Opening an account is normally dependent on status, credit and suitability checks.

Should your new account be accepted then, after logging in, you will be able to access the real-time trading prices/charts. These are normally free. What's the catch? You will probably get an occasional sales letter or call from your spread trading firm.

If you do decide to trade then remember that spread betting and CFD trading do carry a significant level of risk and you could lose more than your initial deposit.

See below for more on advanced GKN charts.

GKN Analysis & News

Date Trading Update
03-Oct-17 [11:49am]

GKN Share Price Update:

Rising Share Price The stock is currently trading above the 20 DMA of 343.8p and above the 50 DMA of 330.1p.
  • Current Price(i): 355.1p
  • Closing Price: 356.3p
  • Rising Share Price 1 Day Change: Up 0.51%
  • Rising Share Price 5 Day Change: Up 2.98%

Long-Term GKN.L Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: 379.3p
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: 295.2p
  • EPS(i): £0.29
  • PE Ratio(i): 12.18
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 0.484m / 4.975m
  • Market Cap(i): £6,099m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 1,717m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live GKN.L Share Price & Charts and About GKN for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
25-Feb-14 [10:10am]

GKN Engineer a Dividend Payment

The board has recommended a final dividend of 5.3p per share, up from 4.8p per share in 2012.

If the dividend is approved, the total dividend for 2013 will be 7.9p, up from 7.2p in 2012.

Update by Jacob Wood, Editor, CleanFinancial
07-Nov-13 [10:45am] New GKN Plc Stock Recommendation

Numis initiates the stock with "Buy" rating and a target price of 467.00p

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
23-Oct-13 [9:23am] According to a report in the FT, "GKN's quarterly profits have risen more than a third, on the back of a booming commercial aerospace sector and resurgent demand from carmakers in the US and China".

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
03-Sep-13 [8:49am] The GKN stock is up 1.41% to 360.70

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial

Readers please note:

About GKN

Advanced Charting Packages for GKN Shares

Whilst charting software/packages tend to vary between providers, to help you with your trading, the charts often have valuable features and tools, including:
  • Many different time periods such as 3 minutes, 15 minutes, 2 hours etc.
  • A variety of views such as line and candlestick charts
  • Tools for drawing and adding features such as Fibonacci Retracements and Trendlines

The charts with CapitalSpreads also come with:
  • Back Testing, Tailored Indicators and Optimisation functions
  • Overlays such as Moving Averages, Ichimoku Kinko Hyo, Envelopes etc.
  • More than 30 indicators such as Chaikin Money Flow, Stochastics, Commodity Channel Index etc.
  • Automated alerts when a market hits a pre-set price

Example trading chart

GKN Trading Guide - Example Chart

The following spread betting companies give their clients access to live trading prices/charts:

Where Can I Spread Bet on GKN for Free?

By its very nature, speculating is not without its risks, however, if you'd like to open a free Demo Account, that lets you try out spread trading, then see below for further details.

When considering which investment option is right for you, also remember that in the UK, financial spread betting is currently exempt from income tax, stamp duty and capital gains tax*.

If you want a free financial spread betting platform, you should note that you can take a view on GKN with zero commissions and no brokers' fees through companies such as:

Free Demo Account

If you would like to open a Demo Account where users can try out spread betting, and trading markets such as GKN, then you could always have a look at: Each of the firms listed above provide a free Test Account that lets investors review professional level charts, gain experience with a variety of orders and try out new trading ideas.

How to Spread Bet on GKN

How to Spread Bet on GKN?

If an investor is looking to speculate on firms like GKN then one solution could be to spread trade on the GKN share price.

Looking at a spread trading site like Selftrade Markets, we can see they are offering the GKN Rolling Daily market at 211.4p - 211.9p. Therefore, you can spread bet on the GKN share price:

  GKN Trading Example Increasing higher than 211.9p, or
  GKN Spread Betting Example Decreasing lower than 211.4p

Whilst financial spread trading on UK shares you trade in x per penny. As a result, if you chose to have a stake of 2 per penny and the GKN shares move 36p then that would alter your profits (or losses) by 72. 2 per penny x 36p = 72.

Rolling Daily Shares Markets

You should note that this is a 'Rolling Daily Market', therefore there is no set settlement date for this market. As a result, if your trade is still open at the end of the trading day, it just rolls over into the next day.

If you do let your bet roll over into the next day and are spread betting on the market to:

  GKN Spread Betting Example Rise - then you would normally pay a small financing fee, or
  GKN Spread Betting Example Fall - then you'll usually receive a small credit to your account

If you would like a fully worked example then see Rolling Daily Spread Betting.

GKN Rolling Daily - Shares Spread Betting Example

So, if we continue with the above spread of 211.4p - 211.9p and make the assumptions:
  • You have analysed the company, and
  • You feel that the GKN share price will rise above 211.9p
Then you might choose to buy a spread bet at 211.9p for a stake of 15 per penny.

So, you gain 15 for every penny that the GKN shares move higher than 211.9p. However, such a bet also means that you will make a loss of 15 for every penny that the GKN market goes below 211.9p.

Put another way, if you buy a spread bet then your profits (or losses) are found by taking the difference between the final price of the market and the price you bought the market at. You then multiply that difference in price by the stake.

If after a few sessions the share price moved higher then you could consider closing your position and therefore lock in your profits. If that happened then the spread, set by the spread trading company, might change to 218.3p - 218.8p. In order to close/settle your position you would sell at 218.3p. So, with the same 15 stake your profit would be calculated as:

Profit = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
Profit = (218.3p - 211.9p) x 15 per penny stake
Profit = 6.4p x 15 per penny stake
Profit = 96.00 profit

Trading equities, whether by spread betting or otherwise, is not always easy. In the above example, you wanted the share price to increase. Of course, the share price can also fall.

If the GKN stock weakened, against your expectations, then you could close your trade to stop any further losses.

So if the market dropped to 204.7p - 205.2p then you would close your spread bet by selling at 204.7p. If so, this would result in a loss of:

Loss = (Closing Price - Initial Price) x stake
Loss = (204.7p - 211.9p) x 15 per penny stake
Loss = -7.2p x 15 per penny stake
Loss = -108.00 loss

Note - GKN Rolling Daily equities market accurate as of 19-Oct-12.

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'GKN Spread Betting' edited by Jenna Cutly, updated 03-Oct-17

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