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How to buy MGE Energy stock

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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.

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MGE Energy share price

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MGE Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$55.04 - $75.56
50-day moving average $71.49
200-day moving average $68.74
Wall St. target price$68.50
PE ratio 28.9171
Dividend yield $1.445 (1.93%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.60

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Is it a good time to buy MGE Energy stock?

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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 29x. In other words, MGE Energy shares trade at around 29x 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.


MGE Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $192.2 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 $524.5 million
Operating margin TTM 23.47%
Gross profit TTM $204.3 million
Return on assets TTM 3.55%
Return on equity TTM 10.09%
Profit margin 17.62%
Book value $26.99
Market capitalisation $2.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting MGE Energy shares

There are currently 410,381 MGE Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as MGE Energy's "short interest". This figure is 3.2% down from 423,826 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 122501.79104478). MGE Energy's SIR currently stands at 3.35. In other words for every 100,000 MGE Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3350 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 0.0126% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable MGE Energy shares, roughly 13 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: 56.23% of net profits

Recently MGE Energy has paid out, on average, around 56.23% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.97% 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 1.97% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In MGE Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $1.445 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 14 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have MGE Energy's shares ever split?

MGE Energy's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 9 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 $55.0356 up to $75.555. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MGEE.US volatility(beta: 0.54)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.5433. 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-fired, gas-fired, and renewable energy sources, as well as purchases power under short and long-term commitments. As of February 24, 2021, the company generated and distributed electricity to 157,000 customers in Dane County, Wisconsin; and purchased and distributed natural gas to 166,000 customers in seven south-central and western Wisconsin counties. MGE Energy, Inc.

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