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How to buy Equinix stock
Learn how to easily invest in Equinix stock.
Equinix Inc is a reit-specialty business based in the US. Equinix shares (EQIX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Equinix employs 11,451 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $6.6 billion.
How to buy shares in Equinix
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – EQIX – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- EQIX shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is EQIX stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is EQIX suitable for ethical investing?
- Are EQIX shares over-valued?
- Equinix's financials
- How volatile are EQIX shares?
- Does Equinix pay a dividend?
- Have EQIX shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Equinix stock price (NASDAQ: EQIX)Use our graph to track the performance of EQIX stocks over time.
Equinix shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$568.84|
|52-week range||$590.21 - $842.01|
|50-day moving average||$662.60|
|200-day moving average||$702.40|
|Wall St. target price||$804.77|
|Dividend yield||$11.94 (2.09%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.02|
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Is it a good time to buy Equinix stock?
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Equinix price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-26)||-2.19%|
|1 month (2022-08-30)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-06-30)||-13.42%|
|6 months (2022-03-30)||N/A|
|1 year (2021-10-01)||-27.93%|
|2 years (2020-10-02)||-26.88%|
|3 years (2019-10-03)||575.75|
|5 years (2017-10-03)||28.59%|
Is Equinix stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Equinix stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Equinix's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Equinix's P/E ratio
Equinix's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 84x. In other words, Equinix shares trade at around 84x 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's PEG ratio
Equinix's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.8363. 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'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's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.5 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Equinix's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$6.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.3%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.63%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.01%|
|Market capitalisation||$54 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Equinix'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.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Equinix's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 19.65
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Equinix's overall score of 19.65 (as at 12/31/2018) 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 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's environmental score
Environmental score: 10.42/100
Equinix'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 is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Equinix's social score
Social score: 9.24/100
Equinix'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 is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Equinix's governance score
Governance score: 7.48/100
Equinix's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Equinix is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Equinix's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Equinix scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Equinix has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||19.65|
|Total ESG percentile||14.3|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||1|
Equinix share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 1.73% of net profits
Recently Equinix has paid out, on average, around 1.73% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Equinix shareholders could enjoy a 2.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Equinix's case, that would currently equate to about $11.94 per share.
While Equinix's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Equinix is investing more in its future growth.
Equinix's most recent dividend payout was on 20 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Equinix's shares ever split?
Equinix's shares were split on a 1:32 basis on 30 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 shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 3100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Equinix shares which in turn could have impacted Equinix's share price.
Equinix share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Equinix's shares have ranged in value from as little as $590.21 up to $842.007. 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's is 0.493. This would suggest that Equinix's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) is the world's digital infrastructure company, enabling digital leaders to harness a trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure that powers their success. Equinix enables today's businesses to access all the right places, partners and possibilities they need to accelerate advantage. With Equinix, they can scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences and multiply their value. .
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Equinix is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.322% of Equinix shares are held by insiders and 97.338% by institutions. How many people work for Equinix?
Latest data suggests 11,451 work at Equinix. When does the fiscal year end for Equinix?
Equinix's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Equinix based?
Equinix's address is: One Lagoon Drive, Redwood City, CA, United States, 94065 What is Equinix's ISIN number?
Equinix's international securities identification number is: US29444U7000 What is Equinix's CUSIP number?
Equinix's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 29444U106
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