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How to buy Sunoco stock

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Sunoco LP is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in the US. Sunoco shares (SUN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sunoco employs 2,282 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Sunoco share price

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Sunoco shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-10.
52-week range$9.27 - $32.73
50-day moving average $31.47
200-day moving average $28.06
Wall St. target price$34.00
PE ratio 19.6491
Dividend yield $3.302 (10.53%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.61

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Is it a good time to buy Sunoco stock?

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Is Sunoco under- or over-valued?

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

Sunoco's P/E ratio

Sunoco's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, Sunoco shares trade at around 20x 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.

Sunoco's EBITDA

Sunoco's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $608 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Sunoco's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Sunoco financials

Revenue TTM $10.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.91%
Gross profit TTM $1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.89%
Return on equity TTM 30.5%
Profit margin 1.98%
Book value $7.58
Market capitalisation $3.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sunoco shares

There are currently 2.6 million Sunoco shares held short by investors – that's known as Sunoco's "short interest". This figure is 10.3% up from 2.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Sunoco shares can be evaluated.

Sunoco's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Sunoco's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sunoco shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sunoco shares traded daily (recently around 497020). Sunoco's SIR currently stands at 5.15. In other words for every 100,000 Sunoco shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5150 shares are currently held short.

However Sunoco's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sunoco shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sunoco shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sunoco's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sunoco shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0573% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sunoco shares, roughly 57 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Sunoco.

Find out more about how you can short Sunoco stock.

Sunoco share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 207.67% of net profits

Recently Sunoco has paid out, on average, around 207.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 10.53% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sunoco shareholders could enjoy a 10.53% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sunoco's case, that would currently equate to about $3.302 per share.

Sunoco'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.

Sunoco's most recent dividend payout was on 18 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Sunoco share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sunoco's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.2656 up to $32.73. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SUN.US volatility(beta: 1.79)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 Sunoco's is 1.7909. This would suggest that Sunoco's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Sunoco overview

Sunoco LP, together with its subsidiaries, distributes and retails motor fuels in the United States. It operates in two segments, Fuel Distribution and Marketing, and All Other. The Fuel Distribution and Marketing segment purchases motor fuel from independent refiners and oil companies and supplies it to independently operated dealer stations, distributors and other consumer of motor fuel, and partnership operated stations, as well as to commission agent locations. The All Other segment operates retail stores that offer motor fuel, merchandise, foodservice, and other services that include credit card processing, car washes, lottery, automated teller machines, money orders, prepaid phone cards, and wireless services. It also leases and subleases real estate properties; and operates terminal facilities on the Hawaiian Islands. As of December 31, 2020, the company operated 78 retail stores in Hawaii and New Jersey. Sunoco GP LLC serves as the general partner of the company.

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