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How to buy Genie Energy stock | $7.21

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Genie Energy Ltd is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. Genie Energy shares (GNE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Genie Energy employs 286 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$358.4 million.

How to buy shares in Genie Energy

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Genie Energy. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GNE. 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 Genie 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$7.21, 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 Genie Energy, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Genie 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.

Genie Energy share price

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Genie Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$7.21
52-week rangeUSD$4.4122 - USD$9.5024
50-day moving average USD$8.4262
200-day moving average USD$8.3609
Wall St. target priceUSD$7.5
PE ratio 15.5422
Dividend yield USD$0.34 (4.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.498

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Is it a good time to buy Genie Energy stock?

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Genie Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $7.21 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-08) -7.21%
1 month (2020-12-15) -9.54%
3 months (2020-10-15) -19.62%
6 months (2020-07-15) -10.66%
1 year (2020-01-15) -4.76%
2 years (2019-01-15) -20.94%
3 years (2018-01-12) 56.74%
5 years (2016-01-15) 7.75

Is Genie Energy under- or over-valued?

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

Genie Energy's P/E ratio

Genie 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 16x. In other words, Genie Energy shares trade at around 16x 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.

Genie Energy's EBITDA

Genie Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$27.7 million.

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

Genie Energy financials

Revenue TTM USD$358.4 million
Operating margin TTM 6.88%
Gross profit TTM USD$82.9 million
Return on assets TTM 10.3%
Return on equity TTM 14.36%
Profit margin 4.14%
Book value $3.133
Market capitalisation USD$202.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Genie Energy shares

There are currently 995,598 Genie Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Genie Energy's "short interest". This figure is 2% up from 975,839 last month.

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

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

Genie Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Genie Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Genie Energy shares traded daily (recently around 56121.645997745). Genie Energy's SIR currently stands at 17.74. In other words for every 100,000 Genie Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 17740 shares are currently held short.

However Genie Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Genie Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Genie Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Genie Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Genie Energy shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0482% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Genie Energy shares, roughly 48 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Genie Energy.

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

Genie Energy share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 66.09% of net profits

Recently Genie Energy has paid out, on average, around 66.09% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Genie Energy shareholders could enjoy a 4.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Genie Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $0.34 per share.

Genie 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.

Genie Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 11 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Genie Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Genie Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.4122 up to $9.5024. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GNE.US volatility(beta: 0.71)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 Genie Energy's is 0.7071. This would suggest that Genie Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Genie Energy overview

Genie Energy Ltd., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retail energy provider, and an oil and gas exploration company. The company operates through four segments: Genie Retail Energy (GRE); GRE International; Genie Energy Services; and Genie Oil and Gas, Inc. It resells electricity and natural gas to residential and small business customers primarily in the Eastern and Midwestern United States, as well as in the United Kingdom, Japan, and Finland. The company also engages in the provision of energy advisory and brokerage services; and solar panel manufacturing, and solar installation design and project management activities. In addition, it holds an 86.1% interest in the southern portion of the Golan Heights in Northern Israel, as well as owns an interest in a contracted drilling services operation. Genie Energy Ltd. is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

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