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How to buy S-and-P Global stock | $339.62

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S&P Global Inc is a financial data & stock exchanges business based in the US. S-and-P Global shares (SPGI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. S-and-P Global employs 22,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7.2 billion.

How to buy shares in S-and-P Global

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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 S-and-P Global. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SPGI. 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 S-and-P Global 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$339.62, 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 S-and-P Global, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of S-and-P Global. 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.

S-and-P Global share price

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S-and-P Global shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$339.62
52-week range USD$186.06 - USD$379.87
50-day moving average USD$354.3303
200-day moving average USD$330.913
Wall St. target price USD$383.15
PE ratio 32.7474
Dividend yield USD$2.68 (0.79%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$10.605

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S-and-P Global price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $339.62 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) 0.47%
1 month (2020-11-06) -4.16%
3 months (2020-09-04) -1.61%
6 months (2020-06-05) 1.87%
1 year (2019-12-05) 25.07%
2 years (2018-12-04) 91.21%
3 years (2017-12-05) 102.29%
5 years (2015-12-04) 245.39%

Is S-and-P Global under- or over-valued?

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

S-and-P Global's P/E ratio

S-and-P Global's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, S-and-P Global shares trade at around 33x 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.

S-and-P Global's PEG ratio

S-and-P Global's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.8653. 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 S-and-P Global's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

S-and-P Global's EBITDA

S-and-P Global's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3.9 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a S-and-P Global's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

S-and-P Global financials

Revenue TTM USD$7.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 52.34%
Gross profit TTM USD$4.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 21.98%
Return on equity TTM 108.32%
Profit margin 36.2%
Book value $0.871
Market capitalisation USD$82.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting S-and-P Global shares

There are currently 2.5 million S-and-P Global shares held short by investors – that's known as S-and-P Global's "short interest". This figure is 18.3% up from 2.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting S-and-P Global shares can be evaluated.

S-and-P Global's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

S-and-P Global's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of S-and-P Global shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of S-and-P Global shares traded daily (recently around 824649.01960784). S-and-P Global's SIR currently stands at 3.06. In other words for every 100,000 S-and-P Global shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3060 shares are currently held short.

However S-and-P Global's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of S-and-P Global shares, or, against the total number of tradable S-and-P Global shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case S-and-P Global's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 S-and-P Global shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0105% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable S-and-P Global 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 S-and-P Global.

Find out more about how you can short S-and-P Global stock.

S-and-P Global'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 S-and-P Global.

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

S-and-P Global's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 13.53

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and S-and-P Global's overall score of 13.53 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like S-and-P Global 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.).

S-and-P Global's environmental score

Environmental score: 2.91/100

S-and-P Global's environmental score of 2.91 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that S-and-P Global is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

S-and-P Global's social score

Social score: 7.61/100

S-and-P Global's social score of 7.61 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that S-and-P Global is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

S-and-P Global's governance score

Governance score: 7.01/100

S-and-P Global's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that S-and-P Global is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

S-and-P Global's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. S-and-P Global scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that S-and-P Global hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

S&P Global Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 13.53
Total ESG percentile 5.42
Environmental score 2.91
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 7.61
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 7.01
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 3

S-and-P Global share dividends

23%

Dividend payout ratio: 23.2% of net profits

Recently S-and-P Global has paid out, on average, around 23.2% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.79% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), S-and-P Global shareholders could enjoy a 0.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In S-and-P Global's case, that would currently equate to about $2.68 per share.

While S-and-P Global's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that S-and-P Global is investing more in its future growth.

S-and-P Global's most recent dividend payout was on 10 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have S-and-P Global's shares ever split?

S-and-P Global's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 May 2005. 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 S-and-P Global shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for S-and-P Global shares which in turn could have impacted S-and-P Global's share price.

S-and-P Global share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, S-and-P Global's shares have ranged in value from as little as $186.06 up to $379.87. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SPGI.US volatility(beta: 0.99)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 S-and-P Global's is 0.9906. This would suggest that S-and-P Global's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

S-and-P Global overview

S&P Global Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides ratings, benchmarks, analytics, and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The company operates through four segments: S&P Global Ratings (Ratings), S&P Global Market Intelligence (Market Intelligence), S&P Global Platts (Platts), and S&P Dow Jones Indices (Indices). The Ratings segment offers credit ratings, research, and analytics to investors, corporations, governments, municipalities, commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, asset managers, and other debt issuers. The Market Intelligence segment provides multi-asset-class data, research, and analytical capabilities, which integrate cross-asset analytics and desktop services to investment managers, investment banks, private equity firms, insurance companies, commercial banks, corporations, professional services firms, government agencies, and regulators. The Platts segment offers essential price data, analytics, and industry insights for the commodity and energy markets. It serves producers, traders, and intermediaries within the energy, petrochemicals, metals, and agriculture markets. The Indices segment provides index that maintains various valuation and index benchmarks for investment advisors, wealth managers, and institutional investors. The company also offers analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data visualization systems to Wall Street's premier global banks and investment institutions, as well as the National Security community; subscription and custom reports on bank deposits, loans, fees and other product data to the financial services industry; and insights on global supply chains. The company was formerly known as McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. and changed its name to S&P Global Inc. in April 2016. S&P Global Inc. was founded in 1860 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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