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How to buy Plains All American Pipeline L-P stock

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Plains All American Pipeline, L.P is an oil & gas midstream business based in the US. Plains All American Pipeline L-P shares (PAA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Plains All American Pipeline L-P employs 4,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$23.3 billion.

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  3. Search for Plains All American Pipeline L-P. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PAA. 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 Plains All American Pipeline L-P 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. 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 Plains All American Pipeline L-P, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Plains All American Pipeline L-P. 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.

Plains All American Pipeline L-P share price

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Plains All American Pipeline L-P shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-16.
52-week rangeUSD$4.9967 - USD$11.4667
50-day moving average USD$9.2576
200-day moving average USD$8.3477
Wall St. target priceUSD$11.63
PE ratio 2.6868
Dividend yield USD$0.72 (7.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.567

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Is Plains All American Pipeline L-P under- or over-valued?

Valuing Plains All American Pipeline L-P stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Plains All American Pipeline L-P's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Plains All American Pipeline L-P's P/E ratio

Plains All American Pipeline L-P's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, Plains All American Pipeline L-P shares trade at around 3x 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.

Plains All American Pipeline L-P's PEG ratio

Plains All American Pipeline L-P's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.2621. 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 Plains All American Pipeline L-P's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Plains All American Pipeline L-P's EBITDA

Plains All American Pipeline L-P's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.7 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Plains All American Pipeline L-P's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Plains All American Pipeline L-P financials

Revenue TTM USD$23.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.69%
Gross profit TTM USD$2 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.57%
Return on equity TTM -22.45%
Profit margin -11.12%
Book value $10.107
Market capitalisation USD$6.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Plains All American Pipeline L-P shares

There are currently 15.7 million Plains All American Pipeline L-P shares held short by investors – that's known as Plains All American Pipeline L-P's "short interest". This figure is 2.8% down from 16.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Plains All American Pipeline L-P shares can be evaluated.

Plains All American Pipeline L-P's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Plains All American Pipeline L-P's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Plains All American Pipeline L-P shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Plains All American Pipeline L-P shares traded daily (recently around 5.0 million). Plains All American Pipeline L-P's SIR currently stands at 3.13. In other words for every 100,000 Plains All American Pipeline L-P shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3130 shares are currently held short.

However Plains All American Pipeline L-P's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Plains All American Pipeline L-P shares, or, against the total number of tradable Plains All American Pipeline L-P shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Plains All American Pipeline L-P's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Plains All American Pipeline L-P shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0335% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Plains All American Pipeline L-P shares, roughly 34 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 Plains All American Pipeline L-P.

Find out more about how you can short Plains All American Pipeline L-P stock.

Plains All American Pipeline L-P share dividends

46%

Dividend payout ratio: 46.45% of net profits

Recently Plains All American Pipeline L-P has paid out, on average, around 46.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Plains All American Pipeline L-P shareholders could enjoy a 7.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Plains All American Pipeline L-P's case, that would currently equate to about $0.72 per share.

While Plains All American Pipeline L-P's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Plains All American Pipeline L-P may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Plains All American Pipeline L-P's most recent dividend payout was on 13 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Plains All American Pipeline L-P's shares ever split?

Plains All American Pipeline L-P's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 October 2012. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Plains All American Pipeline L-P shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Plains All American Pipeline L-P shares which in turn could have impacted Plains All American Pipeline L-P's share price.

Plains All American Pipeline L-P share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Plains All American Pipeline L-P's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.9967 up to $11.4667. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PAA.US volatility(beta: 2.29)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 Plains All American Pipeline L-P's is 2.2879. This would suggest that Plains All American Pipeline L-P's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Plains All American Pipeline L-P overview

Plains All American Pipeline, L. P. , through its subsidiaries, engages in the pipeline transportation, terminalling, storage, and gathering of crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) in the United States and Canada. The company operates through three segments: Transportation, Facilities, and Supply and Logistics. The Transportation segment transports crude oil and NGL through pipelines, gathering systems, and trucks. As of December 31, 2020, this segment owned and leased 18,370 miles of active crude oil and NGL pipelines and gathering systems; 35 million barrels of active and above-ground tank capacity; and 815 trailers. The Facilities segment provides storage, terminalling, and throughput services for crude oil, NGL, and natural gas; and NGL fractionation and isomerization, and natural gas and condensate processing services.

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