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How to buy MGE Energy stock | $70.45

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MGE Energy, Inc is an utilities-diversified business based in the US. MGE Energy shares (MGEE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in MGE 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 MGE Energy. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MGEE. 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 MGE 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$70.45, 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 MGE Energy, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of MGE 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.

MGE Energy share price

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MGE Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-01.
Latest market closeUSD$70.45
52-week rangeUSD$46.4358 - USD$81.5561
50-day moving average USD$68.866
200-day moving average USD$65.8888
Wall St. target priceUSD$65
PE ratio 26.3959
Dividend yield USD$1.48 (2.09%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.647

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Is it a good time to buy MGE Energy stock?

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MGE Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $70.45 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-12) 4.88%
1 month (2020-12-22) 2.03%
3 months (2020-10-22) 3.09%
6 months (2020-07-18) N/A
1 year (2020-01-18) N/A
2 years (2019-01-18) 15.72%
3 years (2018-01-19) 18.30%
5 years (2016-01-19) 48.16%

Is MGE Energy under- or over-valued?

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

MGE Energy's P/E ratio

MGE 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 26x. In other words, MGE Energy shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).


MGE Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$192.1 million.

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

MGE Energy financials

Revenue TTM USD$529.2 million
Operating margin TTM 23.41%
Gross profit TTM USD$202.3 million
Return on assets TTM 3.63%
Return on equity TTM 10.22%
Profit margin 17.63%
Book value $26.922
Market capitalisation USD$2.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting MGE Energy shares

There are currently 230,905 MGE Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as MGE Energy's "short interest". This figure is 19.4% down from 286,473 last month.

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

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

MGE Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of MGE Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of MGE Energy shares traded daily (recently around 97428.270042194). MGE Energy's SIR currently stands at 2.37. In other words for every 100,000 MGE Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2370 shares are currently held short.

However MGE Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of MGE Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable MGE Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case MGE Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 MGE Energy shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0071% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable MGE Energy shares, roughly 7 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 MGE Energy.

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

MGE Energy share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 54.7% of net profits

Recently MGE Energy has paid out, on average, around 54.7% 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), MGE Energy shareholders could enjoy a 2.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In MGE Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $1.48 per share.

MGE 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.

MGE Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have MGE Energy's shares ever split?

MGE Energy's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 10 February 2014. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your MGE Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for MGE Energy shares which in turn could have impacted MGE Energy's share price.

MGE Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, MGE Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $46.4358 up to $81.5561. 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 MGE Energy's is 0.4622. This would suggest that MGE Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

MGE Energy overview

MGE Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a public utility holding company primarily in Wisconsin. It operates through five segments: Regulated Electric Utility Operations; Regulated Gas Utility Operations; Nonregulated Energy Operations; Transmission Investments; and All Other. The company generates, purchases, and distributes electricity; owns or leases electric generation facilities located in Wisconsin and Iowa; and plans, constructs, operates, maintains, and expands transmission facilities to provide transmission services. It also generates electricity from coal, natural gas, and renewable energy sources, as well as purchases power under short and long-term commitments. As of February 26, 2020, the company distributed electricity to 155,000 customers in Dane County, Wisconsin; and purchased and distributed natural gas to 163,000 customers in seven south-central and western Wisconsin counties. MGE Energy, Inc. was founded in 1855 and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.

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