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How to buy Spire stock | $71.66
Learn how to easily invest in Spire stock.
Spire Inc is an utilities-regulated gas business based in the US. Spire shares (SR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Spire employs 3,583 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
How to buy shares in Spire
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – SR – 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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Spire stock price (NYSE: SR)Use our graph to track the performance of SR stocks over time.
Spire shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$71.66|
|52-week range||$49.19 - $77.26|
|50-day moving average||$72.58|
|200-day moving average||$71.11|
|Wall St. target price||$81.00|
|Dividend yield||$2.545 (3.55%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.90|
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Spire price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-23)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-07-02)||-1.57%|
|3 months (2021-05-03)||-5.59%|
|6 months (2021-01-30)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-30)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-30)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-30)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-30)||N/A|
Is Spire under- or over-valued?
Valuing Spire stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Spire's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Spire's P/E ratio
Spire's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Spire shares trade at around 25x 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.
Spire's PEG ratio
Spire's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.2117. 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 Spire's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Spire's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $632.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Spire's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$2.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||19.6%|
|Gross profit TTM||$700.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.17%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.09%|
|Market capitalisation||$3.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Spire shares
There are currently 1.5 million Spire shares held short by investors – that's known as Spire's "short interest". This figure is 4.8% up from 1.5 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Spire shares can be evaluated.
Spire's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Spire's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Spire shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Spire shares traded daily (recently around 312509.31174089). Spire's SIR currently stands at 4.94. In other words for every 100,000 Spire shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4940 shares are currently held short.
However Spire's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Spire shares, or, against the total number of tradable Spire shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Spire's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Spire shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0308% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Spire shares, roughly 31 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 Spire.
Find out more about how you can short Spire stock.
Spire share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 54.04% of net profits
Recently Spire has paid out, on average, around 54.04% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Spire shareholders could enjoy a 3.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Spire's case, that would currently equate to about $2.545 per share.
Spire'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.
Spire's most recent dividend payout was on 1 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Spire's shares ever split?
Spire's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 7 March 1994. 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 Spire shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Spire shares which in turn could have impacted Spire's share price.
Spire share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Spire's shares have ranged in value from as little as $49.1886 up to $77.2644. 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 Spire's is 0.3041. This would suggest that Spire's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Spire Inc. , through its subsidiaries, engages in the purchase, retail distribution, and sale of natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and other end-users of natural gas in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Gas Utility and Gas Marketing. It is also involved in the marketing of natural gas; and provision of energy services on non-regulated basis to on-system utility transportation customers, as well as to retail and wholesale customers. In addition, the company engages in the transportation of propane through its propane pipeline; compression of natural gas; risk management; and other activities. Further, it provides physical natural gas storage services. The company was formerly known as The Laclede Group, Inc.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Spire is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.006% of Spire shares are held by insiders and 85.807% by institutions. How many people work for Spire?
Latest data suggests 3,583 work at Spire. When does the fiscal year end for Spire?
Spire's fiscal year ends in September. Where is Spire based?
Spire's address is: 700 Market Street, St. Louis, MO, United States, 63101 What is Spire's ISIN number?
Spire's international securities identification number is: US84857L1017 What is Spire's CUSIP number?
Spire's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 505597104
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