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How to buy S-and-P Global stock

Learn how to easily invest in S-and-P Global stock.

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 23,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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S-and-P Global stock price (NYSE: SPGI)

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S-and-P Global shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-15.
Latest market close$432.36
52-week range$301.15 - $484.21
50-day moving average $461.55
200-day moving average $426.63
Wall St. target price$511.67
PE ratio 37.2756
Dividend yield $2.98 (0.71%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $11.60

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Is it a good time to buy S-and-P Global stock?

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S-and-P Global price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $432.36 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-10) -0.70%
1 month (2021-12-17) -7.54%
3 months (2021-10-15) -2.60%
6 months (2021-07-17) 3.67%
1 year (2021-01-15) 41.32%
2 years (2020-01-17) 45.68%
3 years (2019-01-17) 133.30%
5 years (2017-01-17) 279.46%

Is S-and-P Global stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 37x. In other words, S-and-P Global shares trade at around 37x 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 3.0852. 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 $4.6 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 $8.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 54.19%
Gross profit TTM $5.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 21.4%
Return on equity TTM 74.77%
Profit margin 34.71%
Book value $7.66
Market capitalisation $104.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 12/31/2018) 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: 2019-01-01.

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


Dividend payout ratio: 23.23% of net profits

Recently S-and-P Global has paid out, on average, around 23.23% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.71% 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 0.71% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In S-and-P Global's case, that would currently equate to about $2.98 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 9 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 November 2021 (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 17 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 $301.1452 up to $484.21. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SPGI.US volatility(beta: 0.98)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 0.9818. 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 that 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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of S-and-P Global is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.217% of S-and-P Global shares are held by insiders and 96.49% by institutions.
How many people work for S-and-P Global?
Latest data suggests 23,000 work at S-and-P Global.
When does the fiscal year end for S-and-P Global?
S-and-P Global's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is S-and-P Global based?
S-and-P Global's address is: 55 Water Street, New York, NY, United States, 10041
What is S-and-P Global's ISIN number?
S-and-P Global's international securities identification number is: US78409V1044
What is S-and-P Global's CUSIP number?
S-and-P Global's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 580645109

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