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How to buy Sempra stock | $136.42
Learn how to easily invest in Sempra stock.
Sempra is an utilities-diversified business based in the US. Sempra shares (SRE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sempra employs 19,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
How to buy shares in Sempra
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – SRE – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- SRE shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is SRE stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short SRE shares?
- Is SRE suitable for ethical investing?
- Are SRE shares over-valued?
- Sempra's financials
- How volatile are SRE shares?
- Does Sempra pay a dividend?
- Have SRE shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Sempra stock price (NYSE: SRE)Use our graph to track the performance of SRE stocks over time.
Sempra shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$136.42|
|52-week range||$109.57 - $143.75|
|50-day moving average||$134.98|
|200-day moving average||$131.26|
|Wall St. target price||$150.78|
|Dividend yield||$4.23 (3.19%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$13.14|
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Is it a good time to buy Sempra stock?
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Sempra price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-25)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-07-02)||1.21%|
|3 months (2021-05-05)||0.69%|
|6 months (2021-02-01)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-08-01)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-08-01)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-08-01)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-08-01)||N/A|
Is Sempra under- or over-valued?
Valuing Sempra stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sempra's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Sempra's P/E ratio
Sempra's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Sempra shares trade at around 10x 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.
Sempra's PEG ratio
Sempra's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.617. 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 Sempra's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Sempra's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.4 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Sempra's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$11.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||23.3%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.48%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.7%|
|Market capitalisation||$40.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Sempra shares
There are currently 3.3 million Sempra shares held short by investors – that's known as Sempra's "short interest". This figure is 14.9% down from 3.8 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Sempra shares can be evaluated.
Sempra's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Sempra's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sempra shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sempra shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). Sempra's SIR currently stands at 2.05. In other words for every 100,000 Sempra shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2050 shares are currently held short.
However Sempra's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sempra shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sempra shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sempra's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sempra shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0108% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sempra shares, roughly 11 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 Sempra.
Find out more about how you can short Sempra stock.
Sempra'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 Sempra.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Sempra's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 32.96
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Sempra's overall score of 32.96 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 62nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Sempra 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.).
Sempra's environmental score
Environmental score: 16.57/100
Sempra's environmental score of 16.57 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sempra is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Sempra's social score
Social score: 12.28/100
Sempra's social score of 12.28 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sempra is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Sempra's governance score
Governance score: 11.11/100
Sempra's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Sempra is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Sempra's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Sempra scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Sempra hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||32.96|
|Total ESG percentile||62.06|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||3|
Sempra share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 69.64% of net profits
Recently Sempra has paid out, on average, around 69.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.31% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sempra shareholders could enjoy a 3.31% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sempra's case, that would currently equate to about $4.23 per share.
Sempra'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.
Sempra's most recent dividend payout was on 14 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Sempra's shares ever split?
Sempra's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 27 May 1992. 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 Sempra shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sempra shares which in turn could have impacted Sempra's share price.
Sempra share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Sempra's shares have ranged in value from as little as $109.573 up to $143.7472. 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 Sempra's is 0.6572. This would suggest that Sempra's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Sempra operates as an energy-services holding company in the United States and internationally. The company's San Diego Gas & Electric Company segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity; and supplies natural gas. It offers electric services to approximately 3. 7 million population and natural gas services to approximately 3. 4 million population that covers 4,100 square miles. Its Southern California Gas Company segment owns and operates a natural gas distribution, transmission, and storage system that supplies natural gas to a population of approximately 22 million covering an area of 24,000 square miles. The company's Sempra Texas Utilities segment engages in the regulated transmission and distribution of electricity serving 3.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Sempra is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.051% of Sempra shares are held by insiders and 84.999% by institutions. How many people work for Sempra?
Latest data suggests 19,000 work at Sempra. When does the fiscal year end for Sempra?
Sempra's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Sempra based?
Sempra's address is: 488 8th Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States, 92101 What is Sempra's ISIN number?
Sempra's international securities identification number is: US8168511090 What is Sempra's CUSIP number?
Sempra's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 816851109
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