How to buy Universal Store shares

Universal Store is now trading publicly on the ASX, here’s what you need to know if you’re looking to buy shares.

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What we know so far

Offer price: $3.80
Proposed code: UNI
Expected raise: $147.8 million
Expected listing: 16 November 2020

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Universal Store shares are now publicly available to purchase on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Here's how you can buy in.

How to invest in the Universal Store IPO

Universal Store has listed on the ASX, so you can now buy shares over the stock market. To do that, you'll need to be signed up to a broker. Your cheapest option is to sign up to an online broker. Check out the steps below:

How to buy shares when Universal Store lists

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in an Australian-listed company, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Our table below can help you choose.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
  3. Search for Universal Store. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: UNI. You can also search for any other shares traded publicly on exchanges available within your chosen platform.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Universal Store reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At price of at you're buying the shares, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Universal Store. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

What we know about the Universal Store IPO

Universal Store lodged its prospectus with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to list on the ASX under the ticker symbol UNI.

J.P. Morgan and UBS were appointed as lead managers with an expected raise of $147.8 million at $3.80 per share. You can check out some of the key dates and figures in the table below:


Universal Store IPO key numbers
Offer price $3.80
Dividend yield 5%
Total number of shares available under the offer 38.9 million
Proposed ASX code ASX: UNI
Target market cap $278.1 million
Retail offer opens 5 November 2020
Retail offer closes 10 November 2020
Expected listing on ASX 16 November 2020
Expected dispatch of holding statements 19 November 2020
Source: Universal Store prospectus

According to latest information available, retail investors (regular investors) have between 5 November 2020 and 10 November 2020 to participate in the Universal Store IPO. After the retail offer close date, you'll need to wait until the stock is publicly available on the ASX to buy shares.

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Name Product Standard brokerage fee Inactivity fee Markets
IG Share Trading
Finder Award
IG Share Trading
AUD 8 or 0.1%
AUD 50 per quarter if you make fewer than three trades in that period
ASX shares, Global shares, Forex, CFDs, Margin trading
$0 brokerage for US and global shares plus get an active trader discount of $5 commission on Australian shares.
Enjoy some of the lowest brokerage fees on the market when trading Australian shares, international shares, forex and CFDs, plus get access to 24-hour customer support.
Bell Direct Share Trading
AUD 15
No
ASX shares, Options trading, mFunds, ETFs, Warrants
Invest in Australian shares, options and managed funds from the one account with no inactivity fee.
Bell Direct offers a one-second placement guarantee on market-to-limit ASX orders or your trade is free, plus enjoy extensive free research reports from top financial experts.
Superhero share trading
AUD 5
No
ASX shares, ETFs
Pay zero brokerage on all Australian ETFs.
Trade ASX stocks with a flat $5 commission fee and a low minimum investment of just $100.
CMC Markets Stockbroking
AUD 11 or 0.1%
No
ASX shares, Global shares, Forex, CFDs, Options trading, mFunds, ETFs, Warrants
$0 brokerage on global shares including US, UK and Japan markets.
Trade up to 9,000 products, including shares, managed funds, forex, commodities and cryptocurrencies, plus access up to 15 major global and Australian stock exchanges.
SelfWealth Share Trading (Basic account)
AUD 9.5
No
ASX shares, US shares
Trade ASX and US shares for a flat fee of $9.50, regardless of the trade size.
New customers receive free access to Community Insights with SelfWealth Premium for the first 90 days. Follow other investors and benchmark your portfolio performance.
ANZ Share Investing
AUD 19.95
No
ASX shares, Global shares, Options trading, mFunds, ETFs, Warrants
Earn 1 Qantas Point per AU$3 spent on brokerage fees on certain instruments.
Access Morningstar reports, company announcements and and live pricing via ANZ’s share investing platform. Available for desktop and mobile.
Westpac Online Investing Account
AUD 19.95 or 0.11%
USD 63.50 per year on the global markets account
ASX shares, Global shares, Options trading, ETFs
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