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How to buy Interstate Power and Light Company stock | $25.91

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Interstate Power and Light Company is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. Interstate Power and Light Company shares (IPLDP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Interstate Power and Light Company employs 1,418 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2 billion.

How to buy shares in Interstate Power and Light Company

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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 Interstate Power and Light Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: IPLDP. 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 Interstate Power and Light Company 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$25.91, 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 Interstate Power and Light Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Interstate Power and Light Company. 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.

Interstate Power and Light Company share price

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Interstate Power and Light Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$25.91
52-week rangeUSD$18.8385 - USD$26.57
50-day moving average USD$26.3785
200-day moving average USD$25.7959
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 1.0594
Dividend yield USD$1.27 (4.8%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$25.062

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Interstate Power and Light Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $25.91 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-14) -1.18%
1 month (2020-12-24) -2.41%
3 months (2020-10-23) -0.23%
6 months (2020-07-23) 1.93%
1 year (2020-01-23) 1.49%
2 years (2019-01-23) 5.03%
3 years (2018-01-23) 3.64%
5 years (2016-01-22) 1.29%

Is Interstate Power and Light Company under- or over-valued?

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

Interstate Power and Light Company's P/E ratio

Interstate Power and Light Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1x. In other words, Interstate Power and Light Company shares trade at around 1x 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.

Interstate Power and Light Company's EBITDA

Interstate Power and Light Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$764.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Interstate Power and Light Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Interstate Power and Light Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$2 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.81%
Gross profit TTM USD$790.4 million
Return on assets TTM 2.72%
Return on equity TTM 9.37%
Profit margin 17.26%
Book value $278.966
Market capitalisation USD$355 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Interstate Power and Light Company shares

There are currently 30,709 Interstate Power and Light Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Interstate Power and Light Company's "short interest". This figure is 10% down from 34,117 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Interstate Power and Light Company shares can be evaluated.

Interstate Power and Light Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Interstate Power and Light Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Interstate Power and Light Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Interstate Power and Light Company shares traded daily (recently around 5624.358974359). Interstate Power and Light Company's SIR currently stands at 5.46. In other words for every 100,000 Interstate Power and Light Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5460 shares are currently held short.

However Interstate Power and Light Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Interstate Power and Light Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Interstate Power and Light Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Interstate Power and Light Company's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Interstate Power and Light Company shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Interstate Power and Light Company shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Interstate Power and Light Company.

Find out more about how you can short Interstate Power and Light Company stock.

Interstate Power and Light Company share dividends

6%

Dividend payout ratio: 5.87% of net profits

Recently Interstate Power and Light Company has paid out, on average, around 5.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.8% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Interstate Power and Light Company shareholders could enjoy a 4.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Interstate Power and Light Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.27 per share.

While Interstate Power and Light Company's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Interstate Power and Light Company is investing more in its future growth.

Interstate Power and Light Company's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Interstate Power and Light Company overview

Interstate Power and Light Company, a public utility company, generates and distributes electricity, and distributes and transports natural gas to retail customers in Iowa. The company operates through three segments: Electric Operations, Gas Operations, and Other. It generates electricity from coal, natural gas, and wind energy; and purchases electricity from wholesale energy markets. The company also sells electricity to wholesale customers, including municipalities and rural electric cooperatives in Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa. In addition, it generates and distributes steam for customers in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and owns overhead electric distribution lines, underground electric distribution cables, and substation distribution transformers, as well as gas mains in Iowa. The company provides utility services to incorporated communities. It offers electric utility services to retail customers in various industries, such as farming, agriculture, industrial manufacturing, chemical, and packaging industries, as well as gas utility services for various industries comprising research, education, hospitality, manufacturing, and chemicals. As of December 31, 2019, Interstate Power and Light Company supplied electric service to approximately 490,000 retail customers and natural gas service to approximately 225,000 retail customers. The company was formerly known as Iowa Railway and Light Corporation. Interstate Power and Light Company was incorporated in 1925 and is based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Interstate Power and Light Company is a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation.

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