Guide to Spread Betting on Marks & Spencer Shares with Analysis, Broker Ratings, Live MKS Charts & Prices
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Marks and Spencer Spread Betting

Marks and Spencer Spread Betting

Where Can I Spread Bet on Marks and Spencer?

Currently, investors are able to financial spread bet with no commissions and no brokers' fees on M&S, as well as a host of other online markets, through firms such as:

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Marks and Spencer Broker Ratings

A look at the latest Marks and Spencer broker ratings:

DateBroker Rating Broker Last Price Target Price Potential Upside / Downside
14-Mar-16Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralExane BNP Paribas404.746514.90%
10-Mar-16Brokers Tips - ReduceReduceAlphaValue415.4408-1.80%
08-Mar-16Brokers Tips - SellSellCantor Fitzgerald417.4400-4.20%
07-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets419.555031.10%
03-Mar-16Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets430.352522.00%
19-Feb-16Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformBernstein4364400.90%
11-Feb-16Brokers Tips - Speculative BuySpeculative BuyCanaccord Genuity402.646014.30%
09-Feb-16Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformBernstein410.850021.70%
27-Jan-16Brokers Tips - HoldHoldNumis420.14507.10%
20-Jan-16Brokers Tips - EqualweightEqualweightBarclays409.848017.10%
19-Jan-16Brokers Tips - UnderweightUnderweightGrupo Santander422.7416-1.60%
08-Jan-16Brokers Tips - HoldHoldGrupo Santander444.64869.30%
07-Jan-16Brokers Tips - Overwt/CautiousOverwt/CautiousMorgan Stanley43350015.50%
06-Jan-16Brokers Tips - HoldHoldNumis438.855025.30%
24-Dec-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyAlphaValue450.553117.90%
23-Dec-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyJefferies449.966046.70%
21-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformRBC Capital Markets453.760032.20%
18-Dec-15Brokers Tips - OutperformOutperformExane BNP Paribas45558027.50%
17-Dec-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyHSBC464.768046.30%
15-Dec-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyInvestec458.359028.70%
14-Dec-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyInvestec464.859026.90%
11-Dec-15Brokers Tips - Market PerformMarket PerformBernstein470.353513.80%
07-Dec-15Brokers Tips - Top PickTop PickRBC Capital Markets501.570039.60%
24-Nov-15Brokers Tips - BuyBuyNomura50360019.30%
13-Nov-15Brokers Tips - NeutralNeutralJ.P. Morgan510.55507.70%

For the latest UK broker ratings see Daily Trading Tips.

This is Not Investment Advice

Where Can I Find Live Prices and Charts for Marks and Spencer?

This CFD chart will give users a good guide to the M&S share price.

The above chart is from Plus500 and normally follows the underlying M&S futures price (not the spot price).

To check real time spread betting prices and charts for M&S, you will generally require a financial spread betting account.

In addition, a spreads account would let you access shorter-term spot markets. Readers should note that such accounts are subject to credit, status and suitability checks.

Should your account application be accepted then you can log on and look at the real-time charts and prices. Usually, these are provided as part of the service. So what's the catch? You're likely to receive the occasional email or sales call from your chosen online spread betting firm.

Of course, if you do trade then, before you start, be aware that spread betting and CFDs involve a significant level of risk to your funds and it's possible to incur losses that exceed your initial deposit.

See below for more on advanced M&S charts.

Marks & Spencer Analysis & News

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

Marks & Spencer Share Price Update:

Rising Share Price The share price is currently trading above the 20 day MA of 342.5p and above the 50 day MA of 330.8p.
  • Current Price(i): 348.7p
  • Closing Price: 348.7p
  • Falling Share Price 1 Day Change: Down -1.52%
  • Falling Share Price 5 Day Change: Down -1.33%

Long-Term MKS.L Data

  • 52 Week High 52 Week High: 397.8p
  • 52 Week Low 52 Week Low: 306.7p
  • EPS(i): £0.07
  • PE Ratio(i): 48.71
  • Volume / Average Volume(i): 0.962m / 5.281m
  • Market Cap(i): £5,665m
  • Shares Outstanding(i): 1,625m
Price data from Google Finance. Also see Live MKS.L Share Price & Charts and About Marks & Spencer for more information.

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial
10-Oct-13 [8:10am] Marks & Spencer rallied 5p to 468.75p yesterday after Nomura finally issued some positive research on the retail firm (full story in The Times).

Update by Jenna Cutly, Editor, CleanFinancial

Readers please note:

About Marks & Spencer

Advanced Charting Packages for M&S

Even though charts normally differ across the various providers, to help you with your trading, the majority of charts have useful tools such as:
  • A variety of time intervals such as 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 4 hours and so on
  • Different displays such as line and candlestick charts
  • Drawing tools and options such as Fibonacci Time Zones, Fans and Arcs

The charts provided by Capital Spreads also offer more advanced features such as:
  • Back Testing, Tailored Indicators and Analysis tools
  • Key overlays such as Bollinger Bands, Parabolic SAR, Linear Regression and so on
  • Technical indicators such as Chaikin's Volatility, MACD, Price and Volume Trend and so on
  • Email alerts that trigger when the markets reach a pre-determined level

Example equities chart from FinancialSpreads

Marks and Spencer Trading Guide - Example Chart

The following spread trading firms let their clients have access to real time trading prices and charts:

Where Can I Spread Bet on Marks and Spencer for Free?

Trading the markets is never risk free. Nevertheless, if you would like to try a free Practice Account, that lets you try out spread betting, please see below for more details.

When looking at which investment option is right for you, also remember that in the UK, spread betting is tax free*, i.e. there is no stamp duty, income tax or capital gains tax.

If you are trying to find a free online spread betting platform then note that investors can take a view on M&S with no brokers' fees or commissions with companies such as:

Free Demo Account

If you're looking for a Demo Account / Test Account that allows you to trial online spread betting, and markets like M&S, then you could look into: Each of the spread trading companies listed above offer a Test Account that allows users to look at professional charts, test new ideas and apply a variety of trading orders, like stop losses and guaranteed stops.

How to Spread Bet on Marks and Spencer

How to Spread Bet on Marks and Spencer?

If you decide to speculate on companies such as M&S then one option could be to spread bet on the M&S share price.

Looking at a site like SelftradeMarkets, we can see that they are currently pricing the M&S Rolling Daily market at 391.9p - 392.5p. Therefore, an investor could put a spread bet on the M&S shares:

  M&S Spread Betting Example Rising above 392.5p, or
  M&S Spread Trading Example Falling below 391.9p

When making a spread bet on FTSE 350 equities you trade in x per penny. So, if you decided to invest 4 per penny and the M&S shares move 34p then that would change your P&L by 136. 4 per penny x 34p = 136.

Rolling Daily Equities Markets

It's important to note that this is a Rolling Daily Market and so in contrast with futures markets, there is no settlement date. As a result, if your trade is still open at the end of the trading day, it just rolls over to the next trading session.

If your bet does roll over and you are speculating on the market to:

  M&S Spread Trading Example Go up - then you are usually charged a small overnight financing fee, or
  M&S Spread Trading Example Go down - then a small payment is often credited to your account

Our article Rolling Daily Spread Betting goes into more detail about Rolling Daily Markets and includes a fully worked example.

M&S Rolling Daily - Equities Spread Trading Example

So, if you consider the spread of 391.9p - 392.5p and make the assumptions:
  • You've completed your market research, and
  • Your analysis suggests the M&S share price is likely to go above 392.5p
Then you may choose to buy a spread bet at 392.5p for a stake of, for the sake of argument, 10 per penny.

With such a bet you make a profit of 10 for every penny that the M&S shares push higher than 392.5p. Having said that, such a bet also means that you will lose 10 for every penny that the M&S market moves below 392.5p.

Considering this from another angle, if you buy a spread bet then your profit/loss is found by taking the difference between the final price of the market and the initial price you bought the market at. You then multiply that price difference by the stake.

As a result, if after a few days the stock started to move upwards then you could choose to close your trade in order to secure your profit. If that happened then the spread, determined by the spread betting company, might change to 402.4p - 403.0p. You would settle your position by selling at 402.4p. As a result, with the same 10 stake:

Profit = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
Profit = (402.4p - 392.5p) x 10 per penny stake
Profit = 9.9p x 10 per penny stake
Profit = 99.00 profit

Speculating on equities, by spread trading or otherwise, can work against you. In this example, you wanted the share price to increase. However, it might decrease.

If the M&S share price had started to drop then you might decide to settle/close your position to stop any further losses.

If the market fell to 380.7p - 381.3p you would settle your trade by selling at 380.7p. As a result, your loss would be:

Loss = (Final Price - Opening Price) x stake
Loss = (380.7p - 392.5p) x 10 per penny stake
Loss = -11.8p x 10 per penny stake
Loss = -118.00 loss

Note: M&S Rolling Daily spread betting price taken as of 19-Oct-12.

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'Marks and Spencer Spread Betting' edited by Jenna Cutly, updated 03-Oct-17

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