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How to buy Star Group L-P (SGU) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Star Group L-P stock.

Star Group, L.P
NYSE: SGU - USD
OIL & GAS MIDSTREAM
$11.61
-$0.13 (-1.11%)

Star Group, L.P is an oil & gas midstream business based in the US. Star Group L-P shares (SGU) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Star Group L-P employs 3,157 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Star Group L-P stock price (NYSE: SGU)

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Star Group L-P shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$10.45
52-week range$8.65 - $11.75
50-day moving average $11.26
200-day moving average $10.52
Wall St. target price$13.00
PE ratio 6.4521
Dividend yield $0.54 (4.72%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.82

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Star Group L-P price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.45 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-16) N/A
1 month (2021-06-25) -7.11%
3 months (2021-04-27) -4.83%
6 months (2021-01-23) N/A
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2 years (2019-07-23) N/A
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Is Star Group L-P under- or over-valued?

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

Star Group L-P's P/E ratio

Star Group L-P's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Star Group L-P shares trade at around 6x 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.

Star Group L-P's EBITDA

Star Group L-P's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $168.6 million.

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

Star Group L-P financials

Revenue TTM $1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.76%
Gross profit TTM $475 million
Return on assets TTM 9.11%
Return on equity TTM 28.41%
Profit margin 6.61%
Book value $8.44
Market capitalisation $471.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Star Group L-P shares

There are currently 26,777 Star Group L-P shares held short by investors – that's known as Star Group L-P's "short interest". This figure is 84.9% down from 177,067 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Star Group L-P shares can be evaluated.

Star Group L-P's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Star Group L-P's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Star Group L-P shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Star Group L-P shares traded daily (recently around 70465.789473684). Star Group L-P's SIR currently stands at 0.38. In other words for every 100,000 Star Group L-P shares traded daily on the market, roughly 380 shares are currently held short.

However Star Group L-P's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Star Group L-P shares, or, against the total number of tradable Star Group L-P shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Star Group L-P's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Star Group L-P shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0008% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Star Group L-P shares, roughly 1 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 Star Group L-P.

Find out more about how you can short Star Group L-P stock.

Star Group L-P share dividends

15%

Dividend payout ratio: 15.15% of net profits

Recently Star Group L-P has paid out, on average, around 15.15% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.98% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Star Group L-P shareholders could enjoy a 4.98% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Star Group L-P's case, that would currently equate to about $0.54 per share.

While Star Group L-P's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Star Group L-P is investing more in its future growth.

Star Group L-P's most recent dividend payout was on 2 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Star Group L-P's shares ever split?

Star Group L-P's shares were split on a 20:1 basis on 22 December 2013. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 20 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Star Group L-P shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 95% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Star Group L-P shares which in turn could have impacted Star Group L-P's share price.

Star Group L-P share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Star Group L-P's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.6527 up to $11.75. 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 Star Group L-P's is 0.3966. This would suggest that Star Group L-P's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Star Group L-P overview

Star Group, L. P. sells home heating and air conditioning products and services to residential and commercial home heating oil and propane customers in the United States. It also sells diesel, gasoline, and home heating oil on a delivery only basis, as well as provide plumbing services; and installs, maintains, and repairs heating and air conditioning equipment. As of September 30, 2020, the company served approximately 440,100 full service residential and commercial home heating oil and propane customers and 64,400 customers on a delivery only basis. It also sells gasoline and diesel fuel to approximately 26,400 customers. Kestrel Heat, LLC operates as the general partner of the company.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Star Group L-P is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 5.296% of Star Group L-P shares are held by insiders and 41.265% by institutions.
How many people work for Star Group L-P?
Latest data suggests 3,157 work at Star Group L-P.
When does the fiscal year end for Star Group L-P?
Star Group L-P's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Star Group L-P based?
Star Group L-P's address is: 9 West Broad Street, Stamford, CT, United States, 06902
What is Star Group L-P's ISIN number?
Star Group L-P's international securities identification number is: US85512C1053
What is Star Group L-P's CUSIP number?
Star Group L-P's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 85512C105

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