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How to buy Cheniere Energy Partners L-P stock

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Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P is an oil & gas midstream business based in the US. Cheniere Energy Partners L-P shares (CQP) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Cheniere Energy Partners L-P

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Cheniere Energy Partners L-P. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CQP. 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 Cheniere Energy 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 Cheniere Energy Partners L-P, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cheniere Energy 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.

Cheniere Energy Partners L-P share price

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Cheniere Energy Partners L-P shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$19.5587 - USD$42.17
50-day moving average USD$39.4738
200-day moving average USD$36.8006
Wall St. target priceUSD$40.06
PE ratio 18.5809
Dividend yield USD$2.59 (6.32%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.202

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Is it a good time to buy Cheniere Energy Partners L-P stock?

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Is Cheniere Energy Partners L-P under- or over-valued?

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

Cheniere Energy Partners L-P's P/E ratio

Cheniere Energy 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 19x. In other words, Cheniere Energy Partners L-P shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.

Cheniere Energy Partners L-P's PEG ratio

Cheniere Energy Partners L-P's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8898. 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 Cheniere Energy 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.

Cheniere Energy Partners L-P's EBITDA

Cheniere Energy Partners L-P's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.7 billion.

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

Cheniere Energy Partners L-P financials

Revenue TTM USD$6.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 34.54%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.91%
Return on equity TTM 188.68%
Profit margin 19.18%
Book value $1.475
Market capitalisation USD$19.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cheniere Energy Partners L-P shares

There are currently 1.5 million Cheniere Energy Partners L-P shares held short by investors – that's known as Cheniere Energy Partners L-P's "short interest". This figure is 13.9% up from 1.4 million last month.

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

Cheniere Energy Partners L-P's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cheniere Energy Partners L-P's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cheniere Energy Partners L-P shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cheniere Energy Partners L-P shares traded daily (recently around 168512.26725082). Cheniere Energy Partners L-P's SIR currently stands at 9.13. In other words for every 100,000 Cheniere Energy Partners L-P shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9130 shares are currently held short.

However Cheniere Energy Partners L-P's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cheniere Energy Partners L-P shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cheniere Energy 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 Cheniere Energy Partners L-P's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cheniere Energy Partners L-P shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0087% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cheniere Energy Partners L-P shares, roughly 9 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 Cheniere Energy Partners L-P.

Find out more about how you can short Cheniere Energy Partners L-P stock.

Cheniere Energy Partners L-P share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 104.02% of net profits

Recently Cheniere Energy Partners L-P has paid out, on average, around 104.02% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.34% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cheniere Energy Partners L-P shareholders could enjoy a 6.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cheniere Energy Partners L-P's case, that would currently equate to about $2.59 per share.

Cheniere Energy 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.

Cheniere Energy Partners L-P's most recent dividend payout was on 12 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Cheniere Energy Partners L-P share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cheniere Energy Partners L-P's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.5587 up to $42.17. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CQP.US volatility(beta: 1.08)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE MKT average) beta is 1, while Cheniere Energy Partners L-P's is 1.0779. This would suggest that Cheniere Energy Partners L-P's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Cheniere Energy Partners L-P overview

Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates regasification facilities at the Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana on the Sabine-Neches Waterway. The company's regasification facilities include infrastructure of five LNG storage tanks with capacity of approximately 17 billion cubic feet equivalent; two marine berths that accommodate vessels of up to 266,000 cubic meters; and vaporizers with regasification capacity of approximately 4.0 billion cubic feet per day. It also owns the Creole Trail Pipeline, a 94-mile pipeline interconnecting the Sabine Pass LNG terminal with various interstate pipelines. Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC serves as the general partner of the company. Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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