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How to buy Southwest Gas stock

Learn how to easily invest in Southwest Gas stock.

Southwest Gas is an utilities-regulated gas business based in the US. Southwest Gas shares (SWX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Southwest Gas employs 12,720 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.6 billion.

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Southwest Gas stock price (NYSE: SWX)

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Southwest Gas shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-19.
Latest market close$67.07
52-week range$59.51 - $93.94
50-day moving average $66.27
200-day moving average $78.31
Wall St. target price$74.80
PE ratio 28.1277
Dividend yield $2.43 (3.72%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.35

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Is it a good time to buy Southwest Gas stock?

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Southwest Gas price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $67.07 from 2023-01-25

1 week (2023-01-20) 1.39%
1 month (2022-12-27) 7.85%
3 months (2022-10-27) -6.91%
6 months (2022-07-27) -21.62%
1 year (2022-01-27) 0.99%
2 years (2021-01-27) 11.01%
3 years (2020-01-27) 78.27
5 years (2018-01-26) 75.19

Is Southwest Gas stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Southwest Gas's P/E ratio

Southwest Gas's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, Southwest Gas shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Southwest Gas's PEG ratio

Southwest Gas's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.82. 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 Southwest Gas's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Southwest Gas's EBITDA

Southwest Gas's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $843.2 million.

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

Southwest Gas financials

Revenue TTM $4.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.48%
Gross profit TTM $853.4 million
Return on assets TTM 2.09%
Return on equity TTM 4.56%
Profit margin 3.18%
Book value $50.89
Market capitalisation $4.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Southwest Gas share dividends

81%

Dividend payout ratio: 80.78% of net profits

Recently Southwest Gas has paid out, on average, around 80.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Southwest Gas shareholders could enjoy a 3.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Southwest Gas's case, that would currently equate to about $2.43 per share.

Southwest Gas'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.

Southwest Gas's most recent dividend payout was on 1 March 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 February 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Southwest Gas share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Southwest Gas's shares have ranged in value from as little as $59.51 up to $93.9376. 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 Southwest Gas's is 0.2616. This would suggest that Southwest Gas's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Southwest Gas overview

Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, distributes and transports natural gas in Arizona, Nevada, and California. The company operates through Natural Gas Distribution, Utility Infrastructure Services, and Pipeline and Storage segments. It also provides trenching, installation, and replacement of underground pipes, as well as maintenance services for energy distribution systems. As of December 31, 2021, it had 2,159,000 residential, commercial, industrial, and other natural gas customers. Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 1931 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Southwest Gas is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.918% of Southwest Gas shares are held by insiders and 90.209% by institutions.
How many people work for Southwest Gas?
Latest data suggests 12,720 work at Southwest Gas.
When does the fiscal year end for Southwest Gas?
Southwest Gas's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Southwest Gas based?
Southwest Gas's address is: 8360 South Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV, United States, 89193-8510
What is Southwest Gas's ISIN number?
Southwest Gas's international securities identification number is: US8448951025
What is Southwest Gas's CUSIP number?
Southwest Gas's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 844895102

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