How to buy Quanta Services stock - 03 March

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How to buy Quanta Services stock

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Quanta Services, Inc is an engineering & construction business based in the US. Quanta Services shares (PWR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Quanta Services employs 40,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$11.4 billion.

How to buy shares in Quanta Services

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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 Quanta Services. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PWR. 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 Quanta Services 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 Quanta Services, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Quanta Services. 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.

Quanta Services share price

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Quanta Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$23.6586 - USD$79.86
50-day moving average USD$75.5212
200-day moving average USD$64.1685
Wall St. target priceUSD$77.36
PE ratio 28.9526
Dividend yield USD$0.2 (0.26%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.702

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Is it a good time to buy Quanta Services stock?

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Is Quanta Services under- or over-valued?

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

Quanta Services's P/E ratio

Quanta Services'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, Quanta Services 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.

Quanta Services's PEG ratio

Quanta Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.75. 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 Quanta Services's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Quanta Services's EBITDA

Quanta Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$895.6 million.

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

Quanta Services financials

Revenue TTM USD$11.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.24%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.34%
Return on equity TTM 9.93%
Profit margin 3.45%
Book value $29.904
Market capitalisation USD$10.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Quanta Services shares

There are currently 2.0 million Quanta Services shares held short by investors – that's known as Quanta Services's "short interest". This figure is 0.5% up from 1.9 million last month.

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

Quanta Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Quanta Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Quanta Services shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Quanta Services shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Quanta Services's SIR currently stands at 1.75. In other words for every 100,000 Quanta Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1750 shares are currently held short.

However Quanta Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Quanta Services shares, or, against the total number of tradable Quanta Services shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Quanta Services's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Quanta Services shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.016% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Quanta Services shares, roughly 16 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 Quanta Services.

Find out more about how you can short Quanta Services stock.

Quanta Services'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 Quanta Services.

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

Quanta Services's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 38.4

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Quanta Services's overall score of 38.4 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 80th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Quanta Services 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.).

Quanta Services's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.57/100

Quanta Services's environmental score of 8.57 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Quanta Services is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Quanta Services's social score

Social score: 14.99/100

Quanta Services's social score of 14.99 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Quanta Services is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Quanta Services's governance score

Governance score: 12.35/100

Quanta Services's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Quanta Services is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Quanta Services's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Quanta Services scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Quanta Services has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Quanta Services, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 38.4
Total ESG percentile 80.32
Environmental score 8.57
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 14.99
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 12.35
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 1

Quanta Services share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 8.05% of net profits

Recently Quanta Services has paid out, on average, around 8.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.31% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Quanta Services shareholders could enjoy a 0.31% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Quanta Services's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

While Quanta Services's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Quanta Services is investing more in its future growth.

Quanta Services's most recent dividend payout was on 15 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Quanta Services's shares ever split?

Quanta Services's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 10 April 2000. 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 Quanta Services shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Quanta Services shares which in turn could have impacted Quanta Services's share price.

Quanta Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Quanta Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $23.6586 up to $79.86. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PWR.US volatility(beta: 1.24)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Quanta Services's is 1.2444. This would suggest that Quanta Services's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Quanta Services overview

Quanta Services, Inc. provides specialty contracting services in the United States, Canada, Australia, Latin America, and internationally. Its Electric Power Infrastructure Services segment designs, installs, upgrades, repairs, and maintains electric power transmission and distribution infrastructure, and substation facilities, as well as provides other engineering and technical services; designs, installs, maintains, and repairs commercial and industrial wiring; and operates a postsecondary educational institution. It also offers emergency restoration services, including the repair of infrastructure damaged by inclement weather; installation, maintenance, and upgrade of electric power infrastructure; and installation of smart grid technologies on electric power networks. In addition, this segment provides services related to development of solar, wind, and various natural gas generation facilities, as well as related switchyards and transmission infrastructure; and construction of electric power generation facilities. The company's Pipeline and Industrial Infrastructure Services segment designs, installs, repairs, and maintains pipeline transmission and distribution systems, gathering systems, production systems, storage systems, and compressor and pump stations, as well as offers related trenching, directional boring, and mechanized welding services; and designs, installs, and maintains fueling systems, and water and sewer infrastructure. This segment also provides pipeline protection, integrity testing, and rehabilitation and replacement, as well as pipeline support systems, and related structures and facilities fabrication services; and high-pressure and critical-path turnaround, electrical, piping, fabrication, and storage tank services. It serves electric power, energy, and communications companies, as well as commercial, industrial, and governmental entities. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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