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How to buy Crestwood Equity Partners stock | $20.21

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Crestwood Equity Partners LP is an oil & gas midstream business based in the US. Crestwood Equity Partners shares (CEQP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Crestwood Equity Partners employs 899 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.4 billion.

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  3. Search for Crestwood Equity Partners. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CEQP. 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 Crestwood Equity Partners 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. At last close price of USD$20.21, 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 Crestwood Equity Partners, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Crestwood Equity Partners. 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.

Crestwood Equity Partners share price

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Crestwood Equity Partners shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$20.21
52-week rangeUSD$2.315 - USD$28.1755
50-day moving average USD$17.7203
200-day moving average USD$14.8413
Wall St. target priceUSD$17.3
PE ratio 6.6453
Dividend yield USD$2.5 (12.51%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.464

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Crestwood Equity Partners price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $20.21 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-13) -6.35%
1 month (2020-12-18) 20.21
3 months (2020-10-20) 37.39%
6 months (2020-07-20) 47.63%
1 year (2020-01-17) -37.41%
2 years (2019-01-18) -37.33%
3 years (2018-01-19) 27.75
5 years (2016-01-20) 69.12%

Is Crestwood Equity Partners under- or over-valued?

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

Crestwood Equity Partners's P/E ratio

Crestwood Equity Partners's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Crestwood Equity Partners shares trade at around 7x 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.

Crestwood Equity Partners's EBITDA

Crestwood Equity Partners's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$446.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Crestwood Equity Partners's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Crestwood Equity Partners financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.73%
Gross profit TTM USD$637 million
Return on assets TTM 2.52%
Return on equity TTM 0.18%
Profit margin -1.5%
Book value $14.508
Market capitalisation USD$1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Crestwood Equity Partners shares

There are currently 3.5 million Crestwood Equity Partners shares held short by investors – that's known as Crestwood Equity Partners's "short interest". This figure is 3.6% down from 3.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Crestwood Equity Partners shares can be evaluated.

Crestwood Equity Partners's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Crestwood Equity Partners's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Crestwood Equity Partners shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Crestwood Equity Partners shares traded daily (recently around 655875.79737336). Crestwood Equity Partners's SIR currently stands at 5.33. In other words for every 100,000 Crestwood Equity Partners shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5330 shares are currently held short.

However Crestwood Equity Partners's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Crestwood Equity Partners shares, or, against the total number of tradable Crestwood Equity Partners shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Crestwood Equity Partners's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Crestwood Equity Partners shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0598% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Crestwood Equity Partners shares, roughly 60 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 Crestwood Equity Partners.

Find out more about how you can short Crestwood Equity Partners stock.

Crestwood Equity Partners share dividends

We're not expecting Crestwood Equity Partners to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Crestwood Equity Partners's shares ever split?

Crestwood Equity Partners's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 24 November 2015. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Crestwood Equity Partners shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Crestwood Equity Partners shares which in turn could have impacted Crestwood Equity Partners's share price.

Crestwood Equity Partners share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Crestwood Equity Partners's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.315 up to $28.1755. 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 Crestwood Equity Partners's is 3.6682. This would suggest that Crestwood Equity Partners's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Crestwood Equity Partners overview

Crestwood Equity Partners LP provides infrastructure solutions to liquids-rich natural gas and crude oil shale plays in the United States. It operates through three segments: Gathering and Processing (G&P); Storage and Transportation (S&T); and Marketing, Supply and Logistics (MS&L). The G&P segment offers gathering and transportation services for natural gas, crude oil, and produced water; and processing, treating, and compression services for natural gas. The S&T segment provides crude oil and natural gas storage and transportation services to producers, utilities, and other customers. The MS&L segment offers natural gas liquid (NGL), crude oil, and natural gas marketing, storage, and transportation services to producers, refiners, marketers, and other customers. The company owns and operates natural gas facilities with approximately 3.3 billion cubic feet of natural gas/day (Bcf/d) of gathering capacity and 1.0 Bcf/d of processing capacity; with approximately 2.6 MMBbls of storage capacity, as well as portfolio of transportation assets with a capacity of transporting approximately 1.3 MBbls/day of NGLs; and crude oil facilities with approximately 150,000 Bbls/d of gathering capacity, 1.9 million barrels of storage capacity, 20,000 Bbls/d of transportation capacity, and 180,000 Bbls/d of rail loading capacity. It also has ownership interests in natural gas facilities with approximately 3.3 Bcf/d of gathering capacity, 1.0 Bcf/d of processing capacity, 75.8 Bcf of certificated working storage capacity, and 1.8 Bcf/d of transportation capacity; and crude oil facilities with approximately 1.9 MMBbls of working storage capacity. Crestwood Equity GP LLC serves as the general partner of Crestwood Equity Partners LP. The company was formerly known as Inergy L.P. and changed its name to Crestwood Equity Partners LP in October 2013. Crestwood Equity Partners LP was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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