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How to buy Alliant Energy stock
Learn how to easily invest in Alliant Energy stock.
Alliant Energy Corp is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. Alliant Energy shares (LNT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Alliant Energy employs 3,313 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4 billion.
How to buy shares in Alliant Energy
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – LNT – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- LNT shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is LNT stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is LNT suitable for ethical investing?
- Are LNT shares over-valued?
- Alliant Energy's financials
- How volatile are LNT shares?
- Does Alliant Energy pay a dividend?
- Have LNT shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Alliant Energy stock price (NASDAQ: LNT)Use our graph to track the performance of LNT stocks over time.
Alliant Energy shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$54.54|
|52-week range||$52.92 - $64.62|
|50-day moving average||$61.16|
|200-day moving average||$60.16|
|Wall St. target price||$65.00|
|Dividend yield||$1.66 (2.87%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.77|
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Alliant Energy price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-21)||-9.54%|
|1 month (2022-08-29)||-12.74%|
|3 months (2022-06-29)||-5.92%|
|6 months (2022-03-28)||-12.03%|
|1 year (2021-09-30)||-2.57%|
|2 years (2020-09-30)||5.60%|
|3 years (2019-09-30)||1.13%|
|5 years (2017-09-29)||31.20%|
Is Alliant Energy stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Alliant Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Alliant Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Alliant Energy's P/E ratio
Alliant Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Alliant Energy shares trade at around 21x 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.
Alliant Energy's PEG ratio
Alliant Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.2977. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Alliant Energy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Alliant Energy's EBITDA
Alliant Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.5 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Alliant Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Alliant Energy financials
|Revenue TTM||$4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||22%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.92%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.41%|
|Market capitalisation||$14.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Alliant Energy's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Alliant Energy.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Alliant Energy's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 33.44
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Alliant Energy's overall score of 33.44 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 56th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Alliant Energy is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Alliant Energy's environmental score
Environmental score: 18.76/100
Alliant Energy's environmental score of 18.76 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Alliant Energy is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Alliant Energy's social score
Social score: 13.22/100
Alliant Energy's social score of 13.22 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Alliant Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Alliant Energy's governance score
Governance score: 10.46/100
Alliant Energy's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Alliant Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Alliant Energy's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Alliant Energy scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Alliant Energy has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||33.44|
|Total ESG percentile||56.2|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
Alliant Energy share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 60.83% of net profits
Recently Alliant Energy has paid out, on average, around 60.83% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.87% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Alliant Energy shareholders could enjoy a 2.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Alliant Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $1.66 per share.
Alliant Energy'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.
Alliant Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 14 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 July 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Alliant Energy's shares ever split?
Alliant Energy's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 19 May 2016. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Alliant Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Alliant Energy shares which in turn could have impacted Alliant Energy's share price.
Alliant Energy share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Alliant Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $52.9164 up to $64.62. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Alliant Energy's is 0.4598. This would suggest that Alliant Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Alliant Energy overview
Alliant Energy Corporation operates as a utility holding company that provides regulated electricity and natural gas services. It operates through three segments: Utility Electric Operations, Utility Gas Operations, and Utility Other. The company, through its subsidiary, Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), primarily generates and distributes electricity, and distributes and transports natural gas to retail customers in Iowa; sells electricity to wholesale customers in Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa; and generates and distributes steam in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Alliant Energy Corporation, through its other subsidiary, Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL), generates and distributes electricity, and distributes and transports natural gas to retail customers in Wisconsin; and sells electricity to wholesale customers in Wisconsin. As of December 31, 2021, IPL supplied electric and natural gas service to approximately 500,000 and 225,000 retail customers respectively; and WPL supplied electric and natural gas service to approximately 485,000 and 200,000 retail customers, respectively. It serves retail customers in the farming, agriculture, industrial manufacturing, chemical, and packaging and food industries. In addition, the company owns and operates a short-line rail freight service in Iowa; a barge, rail, and truck freight terminal on the Mississippi River; and a rail-served warehouse in Iowa, as well as offers freight brokerage services.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Alliant Energy is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.152% of Alliant Energy shares are held by insiders and 76.414% by institutions. How many people work for Alliant Energy?
Latest data suggests 3,313 work at Alliant Energy. When does the fiscal year end for Alliant Energy?
Alliant Energy's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Alliant Energy based?
Alliant Energy's address is: 4902 North Biltmore Lane, Madison, WI, United States, 53718 What is Alliant Energy's ISIN number?
Alliant Energy's international securities identification number is: US0188021085 What is Alliant Energy's CUSIP number?
Alliant Energy's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 018802108
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