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How to buy Suburban Propane Partners L-P stock | $14.68

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Suburban Propane Partners, L.P is an utilities-regulated gas business based in the US. Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares (SPH) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Suburban Propane Partners L-P employs 3,169 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

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  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$14.68, 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 Suburban Propane Partners L-P, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Suburban Propane Partners L-P. 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.

Suburban Propane Partners L-P share price

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Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-14.
Latest market closeUSD$14.68
52-week rangeUSD$7.9438 - USD$20.4701
50-day moving average USD$15.0464
200-day moving average USD$14.8736
Wall St. target priceUSD$19.33
PE ratio 15.3299
Dividend yield USD$1.2 (8.19%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.97

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Suburban Propane Partners L-P price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.68 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-07) -1.48%
1 month (2020-12-14) -3.74%
3 months (2020-10-14) -15.49%
6 months (2020-07-14) 4.11%
1 year (2020-01-14) -33.78%
2 years (2019-01-14) -32.81%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-14) 24

Is Suburban Propane Partners L-P under- or over-valued?

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

Suburban Propane Partners L-P's P/E ratio

Suburban Propane Partners 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 15x. In other words, Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares trade at around 15x 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.

Suburban Propane Partners L-P's PEG ratio

Suburban Propane Partners L-P's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6933. 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 Suburban Propane Partners L-P's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Suburban Propane Partners L-P's EBITDA

Suburban Propane Partners L-P's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$256 million.

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

Suburban Propane Partners L-P financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.56%
Gross profit TTM USD$323 million
Return on assets TTM 4.3%
Return on equity TTM 15.46%
Profit margin 5.48%
Book value $5.831
Market capitalisation USD$929.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares

There are currently 274,061 Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares held short by investors – that's known as Suburban Propane Partners L-P's "short interest". This figure is 61.5% down from 711,265 last month.

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

Suburban Propane Partners L-P's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Suburban Propane Partners L-P's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares traded daily (recently around 338346.91358025). Suburban Propane Partners L-P's SIR currently stands at 0.81. In other words for every 100,000 Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares traded daily on the market, roughly 810 shares are currently held short.

However Suburban Propane Partners L-P's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares, or, against the total number of tradable Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Suburban Propane Partners L-P's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0051% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares, roughly 5 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 Suburban Propane Partners L-P.

Find out more about how you can short Suburban Propane Partners L-P stock.

Suburban Propane Partners L-P share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 187.5% of net profits

Recently Suburban Propane Partners L-P has paid out, on average, around 187.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.19% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Suburban Propane Partners L-P shareholders could enjoy a 8.19% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Suburban Propane Partners L-P's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.

Suburban Propane Partners L-P'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.

Suburban Propane Partners L-P's most recent dividend payout was on 10 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Suburban Propane Partners L-P's shares ever split?

Suburban Propane Partners L-P's shares were split on 19 January 2001.

Suburban Propane Partners L-P share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Suburban Propane Partners L-P's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.9438 up to $20.4701. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SPH.US volatility(beta: 0.66)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 Suburban Propane Partners L-P's is 0.6644. This would suggest that Suburban Propane Partners L-P's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Suburban Propane Partners L-P overview

Suburban Propane Partners, L.P., through its subsidiaries, engages in the retail marketing and distribution of propane, fuel oil, and refined fuels. The company operates in four segments: Propane, Fuel Oil and Refined Fuels, Natural Gas and Electricity, and All Other. The Propane segment is involved in the retail distribution of propane to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers, as well as in the wholesale distribution to industrial end users. It offers propane primarily for space heating, water heating, cooking, and clothes drying in the residential and commercial markets; for use as a motor fuel in internal combustion engines to power over-the-road vehicles, forklifts, and stationary engines, as well as to fire furnaces, as a cutting gas to the industrial customers, and in other process applications; and for tobacco curing, crop drying, poultry brooding, and weed control in the agricultural markets. The Fuel Oil and Refined Fuels segment engages in the retail distribution of fuel oil, diesel, kerosene, and gasoline to residential and commercial customers for use primarily as a source of heat in homes and buildings. The Natural Gas and Electricity segment markets natural gas and electricity to residential and commercial customers in the deregulated energy markets in New York and Pennsylvania. The All Other segment sells, installs, and services a range of home comfort equipment, including whole-house heating products, air cleaners, humidifiers, and space heaters. As of September 26, 2020, the company served approximately 1.0 million residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers through 700 locations in 41 states primarily in the east and west coast regions of the United States, as well as portions of the midwest region of the United States and Alaska. Suburban Energy Services Group LLC serves as a general partner of Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Whippany, New Jersey.

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