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How to buy Atlantic Power Corporation stock

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Atlantic Power Corporation is an utilities-independent power producers business based in the US. Atlantic Power Corporation shares (AT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Atlantic Power Corporation employs 261 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  5. 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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Atlantic Power Corporation share price

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Atlantic Power Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$1.79 - $3.06
50-day moving average $2.93
200-day moving average $2.51
Wall St. target price$3.09
PE ratio 4.8237
Dividend yield $0.016 (0.53%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.62

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Is it a good time to buy Atlantic Power Corporation stock?

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Is Atlantic Power Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Atlantic Power Corporation's P/E ratio

Atlantic Power Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Atlantic Power Corporation shares trade at around 5x 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.

Atlantic Power Corporation's PEG ratio

Atlantic Power Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.68. 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 Atlantic Power Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Atlantic Power Corporation's EBITDA

Atlantic Power Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $95.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Atlantic Power Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Atlantic Power Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $272 million
Operating margin TTM 13.2%
Gross profit TTM $111.6 million
Return on assets TTM 2.52%
Return on equity TTM 50.08%
Profit margin 27.28%
Book value $0.18
Market capitalisation $266.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Atlantic Power Corporation shares

There are currently 1.5 million Atlantic Power Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Atlantic Power Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 37.3% up from 1.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Atlantic Power Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Atlantic Power Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Atlantic Power Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Atlantic Power Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Atlantic Power Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). Atlantic Power Corporation's SIR currently stands at 0.96. In other words for every 100,000 Atlantic Power Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 960 shares are currently held short.

However Atlantic Power Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Atlantic Power Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Atlantic Power Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Atlantic Power Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Atlantic Power Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0173% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Atlantic Power Corporation shares, roughly 17 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Atlantic Power Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Atlantic Power Corporation stock.

Atlantic Power Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Atlantic Power Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Atlantic Power Corporation's shares ever split?

Atlantic Power Corporation's shares were split on a 31:1 basis on 21 July 2014. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 31 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Atlantic Power Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 96.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Atlantic Power Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Atlantic Power Corporation's share price.

Atlantic Power Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Atlantic Power Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.79 up to $3.06. 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 Atlantic Power Corporation's is 0.0983. This would suggest that Atlantic Power Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Atlantic Power Corporation overview

Atlantic Power Corporation owns and operates a fleet of power generation assets in the United States and Canada. As of December 31, 2020, its portfolio consisted of twenty-one operating projects with an aggregate electric generating capacity of approximately 1,723 megawatts on a gross ownership basis and approximately 1,327 MW on a net ownership basis across eleven states in the United States and two provinces in Canada. The company sells its electricity to utilities and other customers. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Dedham, Massachusetts. .

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