How to buy Plains GP Holdings L-P stock - 18 April

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How to buy Plains GP Holdings L-P stock

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Plains GP Holdings, L.P is an oil & gas midstream business based in the US. Plains GP Holdings L-P shares (PAGP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Plains GP Holdings L-P

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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 Plains GP Holdings L-P. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PAGP. 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 GP Holdings 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 GP Holdings L-P, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Plains GP Holdings 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 GP Holdings L-P share price

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Plains GP Holdings L-P shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-16.
52-week rangeUSD$5.1898 - USD$12.0042
50-day moving average USD$9.4262
200-day moving average USD$8.5352
Wall St. target priceUSD$11.87
PE ratio 3.6429
Dividend yield USD$0.72 (7.64%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.521

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Is it a good time to buy Plains GP Holdings L-P stock?

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Is Plains GP Holdings L-P under- or over-valued?

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

Plains GP Holdings L-P's P/E ratio

Plains GP Holdings 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 4x. In other words, Plains GP Holdings L-P shares trade at around 4x 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 GP Holdings L-P's PEG ratio

Plains GP Holdings L-P's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4161. 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 GP Holdings 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 GP Holdings L-P's EBITDA

Plains GP Holdings L-P's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.5 billion.

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

Plains GP Holdings L-P financials

Revenue TTM USD$23.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.65%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.9%
Return on equity TTM -18.97%
Profit margin -2.44%
Book value $7.544
Market capitalisation USD$1.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Plains GP Holdings L-P shares

There are currently 6.0 million Plains GP Holdings L-P shares held short by investors – that's known as Plains GP Holdings L-P's "short interest". This figure is 24.7% down from 7.9 million last month.

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

Plains GP Holdings L-P's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Plains GP Holdings L-P's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Plains GP Holdings L-P shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Plains GP Holdings L-P shares traded daily (recently around 3.0 million). Plains GP Holdings L-P's SIR currently stands at 1.96. In other words for every 100,000 Plains GP Holdings L-P shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1960 shares are currently held short.

However Plains GP Holdings L-P's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Plains GP Holdings L-P shares, or, against the total number of tradable Plains GP Holdings 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 GP Holdings L-P's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Plains GP Holdings L-P shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0317% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Plains GP Holdings L-P shares, roughly 32 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 GP Holdings L-P.

Find out more about how you can short Plains GP Holdings L-P stock.

Plains GP Holdings L-P share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 70.95% of net profits

Recently Plains GP Holdings L-P has paid out, on average, around 70.95% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Plains GP Holdings L-P shareholders could enjoy a 7.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Plains GP Holdings L-P's case, that would currently equate to about $0.72 per share.

Plains GP Holdings L-P'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.

Plains GP Holdings 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 GP Holdings L-P's shares ever split?

Plains GP Holdings L-P's shares were split on a 375:1000 basis on 15 November 2016. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 375 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Plains GP Holdings L-P shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 166.7% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Plains GP Holdings L-P shares which in turn could have impacted Plains GP Holdings L-P's share price.

Plains GP Holdings L-P share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Plains GP Holdings L-P's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.1898 up to $12.0042. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PAGP.US volatility(beta: 2.18)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 GP Holdings L-P's is 2.1848. This would suggest that Plains GP Holdings L-P's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Plains GP Holdings L-P overview

Plains GP Holdings, L. P. owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure in the United States and Canada. It operates through three segments: Transportation, Facilities, and Supply and Logistics. The Transportation segment engages in the transportation of crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs) on pipelines, gathering systems, and trucks. As of December 31, 2020, this segment owned and leased assets comprising 18,370 miles of crude oil and NGL pipelines and gathering systems; 35 million barrels of above-ground tank capacity; and 815 trailers. The Facilities segment engages in the provision of storage, terminalling, and throughput services primarily for crude oil, NGLs, and natural gas; NGL fractionation and isomerization services; and natural gas and condensate processing services.

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