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How to buy Algonquin Power-and-Utilities stock

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Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is an utilities-renewable business based in the US. Algonquin Power-and-Utilities shares (AQN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Algonquin Power-and-Utilities employs 3,441 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Algonquin Power-and-Utilities share price

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Algonquin Power-and-Utilities shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$12.08 - $17.69
50-day moving average $16.08
200-day moving average $16.19
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 11.7664
Dividend yield $0.606 (3.74%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.37

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Is it a good time to buy Algonquin Power-and-Utilities stock?

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Is Algonquin Power-and-Utilities under- or over-valued?

Valuing Algonquin Power-and-Utilities stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's P/E ratio

Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, Algonquin Power-and-Utilities shares trade at around 12x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's EBITDA

Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $669.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Algonquin Power-and-Utilities financials

Revenue TTM $1.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.18%
Gross profit TTM $755.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.84%
Return on equity TTM 13.57%
Profit margin 46.66%
Book value $8.41
Market capitalisation $9.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Algonquin Power-and-Utilities shares

There are currently 6.2 million Algonquin Power-and-Utilities shares held short by investors – that's known as Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's "short interest". This figure is 24.8% down from 8.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Algonquin Power-and-Utilities shares can be evaluated.

Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Algonquin Power-and-Utilities shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Algonquin Power-and-Utilities shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's SIR currently stands at 5.5. In other words for every 100,000 Algonquin Power-and-Utilities shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5500 shares are currently held short.

However Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Algonquin Power-and-Utilities shares, or, against the total number of tradable Algonquin Power-and-Utilities shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Algonquin Power-and-Utilities shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Algonquin Power-and-Utilities shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Algonquin Power-and-Utilities.

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Algonquin Power-and-Utilities share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 96.94% of net profits

Recently Algonquin Power-and-Utilities has paid out, on average, around 96.94% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.83% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Algonquin Power-and-Utilities shareholders could enjoy a 3.83% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's case, that would currently equate to about $0.606 per share.

Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's most recent dividend payout was on 14 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Algonquin Power-and-Utilities share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.0816 up to $17.6859. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's is 0.2152. This would suggest that Algonquin Power-and-Utilities's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Algonquin Power-and-Utilities overview

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. , through its subsidiaries, owns and operates a portfolio of regulated and non-regulated generation, distribution, and transmission utility assets in Canada, the United States, Chile, and Bermuda. It generates and sells electrical energy through non-regulated renewable and clean energy power generation facilities. The company also owns and operates hydroelectric, wind, solar, and thermal facilities with generating capacity of approximately 2. 1 gigawatt; and regulated electric, natural gas, water distribution, and wastewater collection utility systems. It serves approximately 306,000 electric connections; 371,000 natural gas connections; and 409,000 regulated water distribution and wastewater collection utility systems in the states of California, New Hampshire, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, New York, Arizona, Texas, and the Province of New Brunswick. The company was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Oakville, Canada.

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