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How to buy Entergy Corporation stock

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Entergy Corporation is an utilities—diversified business based in the US. Entergy Corporation shares (ETR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Entergy Corporation employs 13,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$10.4 billion.

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  3. Search for Entergy Corporation Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ETR. 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 Entergy Corporation 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 Entergy Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Entergy Corporation. 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.

Entergy Corporation share price

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Entergy Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
52-week rangeUSD$75.195 - USD$135.55
50-day moving average USD$98.7191
200-day moving average USD$97.8478
Wall St. target priceUSD$113.06
PE ratio 15.4748
Dividend yield USD$3.72 (3.91%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$6.127

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Is it a good time to buy Entergy Corporation stock?

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Entergy Corporation price performance over time

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Is Entergy Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Entergy Corporation's P/E ratio

Entergy 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 15x. In other words, Entergy Corporation shares trade at around 15x 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.

Entergy Corporation's PEG ratio

Entergy Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.9888. 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 Entergy 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.

Entergy Corporation's EBITDA

Entergy Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3.7 billion.

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

Entergy Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$10.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 18%
Gross profit TTM USD$4.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.26%
Return on equity TTM 11.88%
Profit margin 11.77%
Book value $52.075
Market capitalisation USD$19.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Entergy Corporation shares

There are currently 2.0 million Entergy Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Entergy Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 24.7% up from 1.6 million last month.

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

Entergy Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Entergy Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Entergy Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Entergy Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 982700.4950495). Entergy Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.02. In other words for every 100,000 Entergy Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2020 shares are currently held short.

However Entergy Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Entergy Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Entergy Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Entergy Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Entergy Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0113% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Entergy Corporation shares, roughly 11 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 Entergy Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Entergy Corporation stock.

Entergy Corporation'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 Entergy Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Entergy Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 41.95

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Entergy Corporation's overall score of 41.95 (as at 08/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 83rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Entergy Corporation 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.).

Entergy Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 19.89/100

Entergy Corporation's environmental score of 19.89 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Entergy Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Entergy Corporation's social score

Social score: 19.6/100

Entergy Corporation's social score of 19.6 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Entergy Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Entergy Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 11.97/100

Entergy Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Entergy Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Entergy Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Entergy Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Entergy Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Entergy Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 41.95
Total ESG percentile 83.16
Environmental score 19.89
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 19.6
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 11.97
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 2

Entergy Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 60.16% of net profits

Recently Entergy Corporation has paid out, on average, around 60.16% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.91% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Entergy Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.91% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Entergy Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $3.72 per share.

Entergy Corporation'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.

Entergy Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 1 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Entergy Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Entergy Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $75.195 up to $135.55. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ETR.US volatility(beta: 0.51)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 Entergy Corporation's is 0.5089. This would suggest that Entergy Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Entergy Corporation overview

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and distribution of electricity in the United States. The company generates electricity through gas/oil, nuclear, coal, hydro, and solar power sources. It operates in two segments, Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. The company's Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans; and distributes natural gas. Its Entergy Wholesale Commodities segment engages in the ownership, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants located in the northern United States; sale of electric power to wholesale customers; provision of services to other nuclear power plant owners; and owning interests in non-nuclear power plants that sell electric power to wholesale customers. This segment sells energy to retail power providers, utilities, electric power co-operatives, power trading organizations, and other power generation companies. The company's power plants have approximately 30,000 megawatts (MW) of electric generating capacity, including approximately 9,000 MW of nuclear power. The company delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Entergy Corporation was founded in 1949 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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