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How to buy Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P stock

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Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P is an utilities-diversified business based in the US. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P shares (BIP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P

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  3. Search for Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BIP. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P. Optimize 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.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P share price

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Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-18.
52-week rangeUSD$22.07 - USD$54.21
50-day moving average USD$52.41
200-day moving average USD$49.68
Wall St. target priceUSD$58.50
PE ratio 111.2971
Dividend yield USD$2.018 (3.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.48

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Is Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P under- or over-valued?

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

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's P/E ratio

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 111x. In other words, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P shares trade at around 111x recent earnings.

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

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's PEG ratio

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.18. 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 Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's EBITDA

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3.7 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P financials

Revenue TTM USD$8.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 22.79%
Gross profit TTM USD$4 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.15%
Return on equity TTM 4.12%
Profit margin 1.59%
Book value $14.33
Market capitalisation USD$15.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P shares

There are currently 1.9 million Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P shares held short by investors – that's known as Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's "short interest". This figure is 3.3% up from 1.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P shares can be evaluated.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P shares traded daily (recently around 390000). Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's SIR currently stands at 4.81. In other words for every 100,000 Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4810 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P stock.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 577.94% of net profits

Recently Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P has paid out, on average, around 577.94% 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), Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P shareholders could enjoy a 3.83% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's case, that would currently equate to about $2.018 per share.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P'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.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's shares ever split?

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's shares were split on a 112:100 basis on 30 March 2020. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 112 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 10.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P shares which in turn could have impacted Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's share price.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.0651 up to $54.2107. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BIP.US volatility(beta: 0.82)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's is 0.8191. This would suggest that Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L-P overview

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L. P. owns and operates utilities, transport, energy, and data infrastructure businesses in North and South America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The Utilities segment operates approximately 2,000 kilometers (km) of natural gas transportation pipelines in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Minas Gerais; approximately 2,200 km of electricity transmission lines; and approximately 6. 7 million electricity and natural gas connections, as well as operates coal export terminals. The Transport segment offers transportation and storage services for freight, bulk commodities, and passengers through a network of 10,300 km of rails and 4,200 km of toll roads, as well as 37 port terminals. The Energy segment offers natural gas midstream and storage services through approximately 16,500 km of natural gas transmission pipelines; and 600 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage.

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