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How to buy Sunoco stock | $29.29

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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.

How to buy shares in Sunoco

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Sunoco. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SUN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Sunoco reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$29.29, 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 Sunoco, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Sunoco. 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.

Sunoco share price

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Sunoco shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-30.
Latest market closeUSD$29.29
52-week rangeUSD$9.5033 - USD$29.5799
50-day moving average USD$26.3224
200-day moving average USD$25.494
Wall St. target priceUSD$30
PE ratio 18.1195
Dividend yield USD$3.3 (11.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.59

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Is it a good time to buy Sunoco stock?

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Sunoco price performance over time

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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 18x. In other words, Sunoco shares trade at around 18x 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 USD$596 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 USD$12.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.33%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.8%
Return on equity TTM 30.35%
Profit margin 1.73%
Book value $7.642
Market capitalisation USD$2.9 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 7.2% up from 2.4 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 419324.59283388). Sunoco's SIR currently stands at 6.14. In other words for every 100,000 Sunoco shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6140 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 0.0645% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sunoco shares, roughly 65 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: 210.32% of net profits

Recently Sunoco has paid out, on average, around 210.32% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 11.46% 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 11.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sunoco's case, that would currently equate to about $3.3 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 19 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Sunoco share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sunoco's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.5033 up to $29.5799. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SUN.US volatility(beta: 1.9)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 1.9008. 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, engages in the distribution and retailing of motor fuels in the United States. It operates through two segments, Fuel Distribution and Marketing, and All Other. The Fuel Distribution and Marketing segment purchases motor fuel from independent refiners and major 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 car washes, lottery, automated teller machines, money orders, prepaid phone cards, and wireless services. It also leases and rents real estate properties. Sunoco GP LLC serves as the general partner of the company. The company was formerly known as Susser Petroleum Partners LP and changed its name to Sunoco LP in October 2014. Sunoco LP was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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