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How to buy Pinnacle West Capital stock

Learn how to easily invest in Pinnacle West Capital stock.

Pinnacle West Capital is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. Pinnacle West Capital shares (PNW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Pinnacle West Capital employs 5,872 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.1 billion.

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Pinnacle West Capital stock price (NYSE: PNW)

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Pinnacle West Capital shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-26.
Latest market close$74.07
52-week range$58.28 - $80.60
50-day moving average $76.05
200-day moving average $73.31
Wall St. target price$72.27
PE ratio 15.592
Dividend yield $3.4 (4.67%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.73

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Pinnacle West Capital price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $74.07 from 2023-01-27

1 week (2023-01-23) 0.42%
1 month (2022-12-30) -2.59%
3 months (2022-10-28) 8.45%
6 months (2022-07-29) 0.82%
1 year (2022-01-28) 4.56%
2 years (2021-01-29) -1.57%
3 years (2020-01-30) 98.78
5 years (2018-01-30) 79.33

Is Pinnacle West Capital stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Pinnacle West Capital's P/E ratio

Pinnacle West Capital'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, Pinnacle West Capital 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.

Pinnacle West Capital's PEG ratio

Pinnacle West Capital's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 39.1495. 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 Pinnacle West Capital's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Pinnacle West Capital's EBITDA

Pinnacle West Capital's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Pinnacle West Capital's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Pinnacle West Capital financials

Revenue TTM $4.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.6%
Gross profit TTM $1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.39%
Return on equity TTM 8.8%
Profit margin 13.01%
Book value $55.23
Market capitalisation $8.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Pinnacle West Capital'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 Pinnacle West Capital.

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

Pinnacle West Capital's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 34.34

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Pinnacle West Capital's overall score of 34.34 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 56th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Pinnacle West Capital 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.).

Pinnacle West Capital's environmental score

Environmental score: 18.23/100

Pinnacle West Capital's environmental score of 18.23 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Pinnacle West Capital is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Pinnacle West Capital's social score

Social score: 13.79/100

Pinnacle West Capital's social score of 13.79 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Pinnacle West Capital is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Pinnacle West Capital's governance score

Governance score: 12.83/100

Pinnacle West Capital's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Pinnacle West Capital is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Pinnacle West Capital's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Pinnacle West Capital Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 34.34
Total ESG percentile 56.32
Environmental score 18.23
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 13.79
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 12.83
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

Pinnacle West Capital share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 72.67% of net profits

Recently Pinnacle West Capital has paid out, on average, around 72.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.67% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Pinnacle West Capital shareholders could enjoy a 4.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Pinnacle West Capital's case, that would currently equate to about $3.4 per share.

Pinnacle West Capital'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.

Pinnacle West Capital's most recent dividend payout was on 28 February 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 January 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Pinnacle West Capital's shares ever split?

Pinnacle West Capital's shares were split on 26 November 2006.

Pinnacle West Capital share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pinnacle West Capital's shares have ranged in value from as little as $58.2824 up to $80.6. 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 Pinnacle West Capital's is 0.4454. This would suggest that Pinnacle West Capital's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Pinnacle West Capital overview

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, through its subsidiary, Arizona Public Service Company, provides retail and wholesale electric services primarily in the state of Arizona. The company engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity using coal, nuclear, gas, oil, and solar generating facilities. Its transmission facilities include approximately 5,814 pole miles of overhead lines and approximately 74 miles of underground lines; and distribution facilities comprise approximately 11,258 miles of overhead lines and approximately 22,821 miles of underground primary cable, as well as owns and maintains 475 transmission and distribution substations. The company also owns or leases approximately 6,323 megawatts of regulated generation capacity. It serves approximately 1. 3 million customers. Pinnacle West Capital Corporation was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Pinnacle West Capital is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.564% of Pinnacle West Capital shares are held by insiders and 90.935% by institutions.
How many people work for Pinnacle West Capital?
Latest data suggests 5,872 work at Pinnacle West Capital.
When does the fiscal year end for Pinnacle West Capital?
Pinnacle West Capital's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Pinnacle West Capital based?
Pinnacle West Capital's address is: 400 North Fifth Street, Phoenix, AZ, United States, 85072-3999
What is Pinnacle West Capital's ISIN number?
Pinnacle West Capital's international securities identification number is: US7234841010
What is Pinnacle West Capital's CUSIP number?
Pinnacle West Capital's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 723484101

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