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South Jersey Industries, Inc is an utilities—diversified business based in the US. South Jersey Industries shares (SJI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. South Jersey Industries employs 1,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.5 billion.

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  3. Search for South Jersey Industries. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SJI. 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 South Jersey Industries 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. At last close price of USD$23.26, 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 South Jersey Industries, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of South Jersey Industries. 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.

South Jersey Industries share price

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South Jersey Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-27.
Latest market close USD$23.26
52-week range USD$18.24 - USD$32.2217
50-day moving average USD$21.24
200-day moving average USD$23.0604
Wall St. target price USD$26.89
PE ratio 17.7083
Dividend yield USD$1.21 (4.91%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.344

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South Jersey Industries price performance over time

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Is South Jersey Industries under- or over-valued?

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

South Jersey Industries's P/E ratio

South Jersey Industries's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, South Jersey Industries shares trade at around 18x 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.

South Jersey Industries's PEG ratio

South Jersey Industries's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.64. 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 South Jersey Industries's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

South Jersey Industries's EBITDA

South Jersey Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$406.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a South Jersey Industries's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

South Jersey Industries financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.19%
Gross profit TTM USD$321.1 million
Return on assets TTM 2.62%
Return on equity TTM 8.38%
Profit margin 8.39%
Book value $16.223
Market capitalisation USD$2.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting South Jersey Industries shares

There are currently 6.4 million South Jersey Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as South Jersey Industries's "short interest". This figure is 15.9% up from 5.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting South Jersey Industries shares can be evaluated.

South Jersey Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

South Jersey Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of South Jersey Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of South Jersey Industries shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). South Jersey Industries's SIR currently stands at 6.04. In other words for every 100,000 South Jersey Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6040 shares are currently held short.

However South Jersey Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of South Jersey Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable South Jersey Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case South Jersey Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 South Jersey Industries shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.1001% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable South Jersey Industries shares, roughly 100 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against South Jersey Industries.

Find out more about how you can short South Jersey Industries stock.

South Jersey Industries share dividends

77%

Dividend payout ratio: 76.65% of net profits

Recently South Jersey Industries has paid out, on average, around 76.65% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.91% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), South Jersey Industries shareholders could enjoy a 4.91% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In South Jersey Industries's case, that would currently equate to about $1.21 per share.

South Jersey Industries'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.

South Jersey Industries's most recent dividend payout was on 29 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have South Jersey Industries's shares ever split?

South Jersey Industries's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 11 May 2015. 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 South Jersey Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for South Jersey Industries shares which in turn could have impacted South Jersey Industries's share price.

South Jersey Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, South Jersey Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.24 up to $32.2217. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SJI.US volatility(beta: 0.77)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 South Jersey Industries's is 0.7683. This would suggest that South Jersey Industries's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

South Jersey Industries overview

South Jersey Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides energy-related products and services. The company engages in the purchase, transmission, and sale of natural gas. It also sells natural gas and pipeline transportation capacity on a wholesale basis to residential, commercial, and industrial customers on the interstate pipeline system, as well as transports natural gas purchased directly from producers or suppliers to customers. As of December 31, 2019, the company had approximately 146 miles of mains in the transmission system and 6,701 miles of mains in the distribution system; and served 397,090 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in southern New Jersey. In addition, it markets natural gas storage, commodity, and transportation assets on a wholesale basis for energy marketers, electric and gas utilities, power plants, and natural gas producers in the mid-Atlantic, Appalachian, and southern regions of the United States. Further, the company develops, owns, and operates energy related projects, including natural gas fueled combined heating, cooling and power, and landfill gas-to-energy production facilities, as well as solar-generation sites. Additionally, it owns oil, gas, and mineral rights in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania; acquires and markets natural gas and electricity to retail end users, as well as provides total energy management, fuel management, and procurement and cost reduction services. South Jersey Industries, Inc. was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Folsom, New Jersey.

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