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How to buy Equinix IncREIT stock | $763.46

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Equinix, Inc. (REIT) is a reit—specialty business based in the US. Equinix IncREIT shares (EQIX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Equinix IncREIT employs 9,181 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.6 billion.

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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 Equinix IncREIT Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EQIX. 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 Equinix IncREIT 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$763.46, 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 Equinix IncREIT, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Equinix IncREIT. 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.

Equinix IncREIT share price

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Equinix IncREIT shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-24.
Latest market closeUSD$763.46
52-week rangeUSD$496.66 - USD$805.81
50-day moving average USD$769.832
200-day moving average USD$698.0011
Wall St. target priceUSD$829.26
PE ratio 126.8524
Dividend yield USD$10.64 (1.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$5.764

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Is it a good time to buy Equinix IncREIT stock?

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Equinix IncREIT price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $763.46 from 2020-09-29

1 week (2020-09-24) 4.05%
1 month (2020-09-01) -3.34%
3 months (2020-07-01) 4.85%
6 months (2020-04-01) 28.21%
1 year (2019-10-01) 34.04%
2 years (2018-10-01) 76.99%
3 years (2017-09-29) 71.06%
5 years (2015-10-01) 176.16%

Is Equinix IncREIT under- or over-valued?

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

Equinix IncREIT's P/E ratio

Equinix IncREIT's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 127x. In other words, Equinix IncREIT shares trade at around 127x 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.

Equinix IncREIT's PEG ratio

Equinix IncREIT's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.8948. 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 Equinix IncREIT's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Equinix IncREIT's EBITDA

Equinix IncREIT's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.4 billion.

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

Equinix IncREIT financials

Revenue TTM USD$5.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.72%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.61%
Return on equity TTM 5.2%
Profit margin 8.81%
Book value $117.316
Market capitalisation USD$65 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Equinix IncREIT shares

There are currently 996,850 Equinix IncREIT shares held short by investors – that's known as Equinix IncREIT's "short interest". This figure is 2.6% up from 971,434 last month.

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

Equinix IncREIT's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Equinix IncREIT's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Equinix IncREIT shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Equinix IncREIT shares traded daily (recently around 347334.49477352). Equinix IncREIT's SIR currently stands at 2.87. In other words for every 100,000 Equinix IncREIT shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2870 shares are currently held short.

However Equinix IncREIT's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Equinix IncREIT shares, or, against the total number of tradable Equinix IncREIT shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Equinix IncREIT's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Equinix IncREIT shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.013% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Equinix IncREIT shares, roughly 13 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 Equinix IncREIT.

Find out more about how you can short Equinix IncREIT stock.

Equinix IncREIT'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 Equinix IncREIT.

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

Equinix IncREIT's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 21.12

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Equinix IncREIT's overall score of 21.12 (as at 08/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 14th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Equinix IncREIT's environmental score

Environmental score: 10.42/100

Equinix IncREIT's environmental score of 10.42 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Equinix IncREIT is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Equinix IncREIT's social score

Social score: 9.24/100

Equinix IncREIT's social score of 9.24 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Equinix IncREIT is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Equinix IncREIT's governance score

Governance score: 8.46/100

Equinix IncREIT's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Equinix IncREIT is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Equinix, Inc. (REIT) was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 21.12
Total ESG percentile 14.2
Environmental score 10.42
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 9.24
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 8.46
Governance score percentile 6

Equinix IncREIT share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 177.78% of net profits

Recently Equinix IncREIT has paid out, on average, around 177.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Equinix IncREIT shareholders could enjoy a 1.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Equinix IncREIT's case, that would currently equate to about $10.64 per share.

Equinix IncREIT'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.

Equinix IncREIT's most recent dividend payout was on 23 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Equinix IncREIT's shares ever split?

Equinix IncREIT's shares were split on a 1:32 basis on 31 December 2002. So if you had owned 32 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 Equinix IncREIT shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 3100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Equinix IncREIT shares which in turn could have impacted Equinix IncREIT's share price.

Equinix IncREIT share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Equinix IncREIT's shares have ranged in value from as little as $496.66 up to $805.81. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Equinix IncREIT's is 0.379. This would suggest that Equinix IncREIT's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Equinix IncREIT overview

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most-interconnected data centers. On this global platform for digital business, companies come together across more than 55 markets on five continents to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone and integrate everything they need to create their digital futures.

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