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Enterprise Products Partners L.P is an oil & gas midstream business based in the US. Enterprise Products Partners L-P shares (EPD) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Enterprise Products 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 Enterprise Products Partners L-P. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EPD. 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 Enterprise Products 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. At last close price of USD$17.12, 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 Enterprise Products Partners L-P, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Enterprise Products 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Enterprise Products Partners L-P's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Enterprise Products Partners L-P's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$17.12, which is 34.03% down on its pre-crash value of USD$25.95 and 66.70% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$10.27.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Enterprise Products Partners L-P shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$523.49 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$674.36.

Enterprise Products Partners L-P share price

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Enterprise Products Partners L-P shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$17.12
52-week range USD$11.71 - USD$29.22
50-day moving average USD$16.7094
200-day moving average USD$17.6672
Wall St. target price USD$24.5
PE ratio 8.5317
Dividend yield USD$1.78 (10.4%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.043

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Is it a good time to buy Enterprise Products Partners L-P stock?

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Enterprise Products Partners L-P price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.12 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-19) -11.71%
1 month (2020-10-27) -0.81%
3 months (2020-08-27) -1.27%
6 months (2020-05-26) -11.57%
1 year (2019-11-26) -35.23%
2 years (2018-11-26) -34.83%
3 years (2017-11-24) -28.55%
5 years (2015-11-25) -33.98%

Is Enterprise Products Partners L-P under- or over-valued?

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

Enterprise Products Partners L-P's P/E ratio

Enterprise Products 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 9x. In other words, Enterprise Products Partners L-P shares trade at around 9x 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.

Enterprise Products Partners L-P's PEG ratio

Enterprise Products Partners L-P's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 11.8002. 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 Enterprise Products 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.

Enterprise Products Partners L-P's EBITDA

Enterprise Products Partners L-P's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$7.4 billion.

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

Enterprise Products Partners L-P financials

Revenue TTM USD$29.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.37%
Gross profit TTM USD$5.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.56%
Return on equity TTM 18.09%
Profit margin 15.41%
Book value $11.381
Market capitalisation USD$37.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Enterprise Products Partners L-P shares

There are currently 34.9 million Enterprise Products Partners L-P shares held short by investors – that's known as Enterprise Products Partners L-P's "short interest". This figure is 17.4% up from 29.7 million last month.

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

Enterprise Products Partners L-P's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Enterprise Products Partners L-P's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Enterprise Products Partners L-P shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Enterprise Products Partners L-P shares traded daily (recently around 8.3 million). Enterprise Products Partners L-P's SIR currently stands at 4.2. In other words for every 100,000 Enterprise Products Partners L-P shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4200 shares are currently held short.

However Enterprise Products Partners L-P's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Enterprise Products Partners L-P shares, or, against the total number of tradable Enterprise Products 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 Enterprise Products Partners L-P's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Enterprise Products Partners L-P shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0236% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Enterprise Products Partners L-P shares, roughly 24 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 Enterprise Products Partners L-P.

Find out more about how you can short Enterprise Products Partners L-P stock.

Enterprise Products Partners L-P share dividends

87%

Dividend payout ratio: 87.25% of net profits

Recently Enterprise Products Partners L-P has paid out, on average, around 87.25% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 10.4% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Enterprise Products Partners L-P shareholders could enjoy a 10.4% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Enterprise Products Partners L-P's case, that would currently equate to about $1.78 per share.

Enterprise Products 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.

Enterprise Products Partners L-P's most recent dividend payout was on 12 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Enterprise Products Partners L-P's shares ever split?

Enterprise Products Partners L-P's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 22 August 2014. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Enterprise Products Partners L-P shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Enterprise Products Partners L-P shares which in turn could have impacted Enterprise Products Partners L-P's share price.

Enterprise Products Partners L-P share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Enterprise Products Partners L-P's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.71 up to $29.22. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EPD.US volatility(beta: 1.36)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 Enterprise Products Partners L-P's is 1.3602. This would suggest that Enterprise Products Partners L-P's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Enterprise Products Partners L-P overview

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. provides midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil, petrochemicals, and refined products. The company operates through four segments: NGL Pipelines & Services, Crude Oil Pipelines & Services, Natural Gas Pipelines & Services, and Petrochemical & Refined Products Services. The NGL Pipelines & Services segment offers natural gas processing and related NGL marketing services. It operates approximately 19,900 miles of NGL pipelines; NGL and related product storage facilities; 16 NGL fractionators; 22 natural gas processing facilities; and liquefied petroleum gas and ethane export terminals, and related operations. The Crude Oil Pipelines & Services segment operates approximately 5,300 miles of crude oil pipelines; and crude oil storage and marine terminals located in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas, as well as a fleet of 310 tractor-trailer tank trucks used to transport crude oil. It also engages in crude oil marketing activities. The Natural Gas Pipelines & Services segment operates approximately 19,400 miles of natural gas pipeline systems to gather, treat, and transport natural gas in Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming. It is also involved in natural gas marketing activities. The Petrochemical & Refined Products Services segment operates propylene production facilities; butane isomerization complex and related deisobutanizer units; isobutane dehydrogenation, octane enhancement, and high purity isobutylene production facilities; refined products pipelines aggregating approximately 3,300 miles, terminals, and associated marketing activities; ethylene export terminal and related operations; and marine transportation. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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