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Eversource Energy is an utilities—regulated electric business based in the US. Eversource Energy shares (ES) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Eversource Energy employs 8,234 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Eversource Energy

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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 Eversource Energy Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ES. 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 Eversource Energy 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$83.01, 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 Eversource Energy, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Eversource Energy. 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.

Eversource Energy share price

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Eversource Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
Latest market closeUSD$83.01
52-week rangeUSD$60.69 - USD$99.42
50-day moving average USD$84.6357
200-day moving average USD$83.7862
Wall St. target priceUSD$90.24
PE ratio 22.4327
Dividend yield USD$2.27 (2.84%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.483

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Is it a good time to buy Eversource Energy stock?

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Eversource Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $83.01 from 2020-09-29

1 week (2020-09-24) 3.83%
1 month (2020-09-01) -0.78%
3 months (2020-07-01) -2.47%
6 months (2020-04-01) 9.24%
1 year (2019-10-01) -2.75%
2 years (2018-10-01) 34.93%
3 years (2017-09-29) 37.34%
5 years (2015-10-01) 66.29%

Is Eversource Energy under- or over-valued?

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

Eversource Energy's P/E ratio

Eversource Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Eversource Energy shares trade at around 22x 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.

Eversource Energy's PEG ratio

Eversource Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6236. 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 Eversource Energy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Eversource Energy's EBITDA

Eversource Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.9 billion.

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

Eversource Energy financials

Revenue TTM USD$8.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 22.99%
Gross profit TTM USD$4.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.03%
Return on equity TTM 8.93%
Profit margin 13.51%
Book value $40.292
Market capitalisation USD$27.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Eversource Energy shares

There are currently 3.7 million Eversource Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Eversource Energy's "short interest". This figure is 56.9% down from 8.5 million last month.

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

Eversource Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Eversource Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Eversource Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Eversource Energy shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). Eversource Energy's SIR currently stands at 2.8. In other words for every 100,000 Eversource Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2800 shares are currently held short.

However Eversource Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Eversource Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Eversource Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Eversource Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Eversource Energy shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0121% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Eversource Energy shares, roughly 12 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 Eversource Energy.

Find out more about how you can short Eversource Energy stock.

Eversource Energy'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 Eversource Energy.

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

Eversource Energy's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 27.33

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Eversource Energy's overall score of 27.33 (as at 08/01/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 35th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Eversource Energy's environmental score

Environmental score: 12.61/100

Eversource Energy's environmental score of 12.61 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Eversource Energy is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Eversource Energy's social score

Social score: 14.12/100

Eversource Energy's social score of 14.12 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Eversource Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Eversource Energy's governance score

Governance score: 9.6/100

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

Eversource Energy's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Eversource Energy was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 27.33
Total ESG percentile 35.1
Environmental score 12.61
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 14.12
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 9.6
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 2

Eversource Energy share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 63.18% of net profits

Recently Eversource Energy has paid out, on average, around 63.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.84% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Eversource Energy shareholders could enjoy a 2.84% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Eversource Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $2.27 per share.

Eversource Energy'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.

Eversource Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 May 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Eversource Energy's shares ever split?

Eversource Energy's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 30 April 2013. 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 Eversource Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Eversource Energy shares which in turn could have impacted Eversource Energy's share price.

Eversource Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Eversource Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $60.69 up to $99.42. 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 Eversource Energy's is 0.3055. This would suggest that Eversource Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Eversource Energy overview

Eversource Energy, a public utility holding company, engages in the energy delivery business. The company operates in four segments: Electric Distribution, Electric Transmission, Natural Gas Distribution, and Water Distribution. It is involved in the transmission and distribution of electricity; and distribution of natural gas. The company operates regulated water utilities. It also provides water services to approximately 229,000 customers. It serves residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal and fire protection customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, the United States. The company was formerly known as Northeast Utilities and changed its name to Eversource Energy in April 2015. Eversource Energy was founded in 1927 and is based in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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