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How to buy Tegna stock
Learn how to easily invest in Tegna stock.
Tegna Inc is a broadcasting business based in the US. Tegna shares (TGNA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Tegna employs 6,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.1 billion.
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – TGNA – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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What's in this guide?
- TGNA shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is TGNA stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is TGNA suitable for ethical investing?
- Are TGNA shares over-valued?
- Tegna's financials
- How volatile are TGNA shares?
- Does Tegna pay a dividend?
- Have TGNA shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Tegna stock price (NYSE: TGNA)Use our graph to track the performance of TGNA stocks over time.
Tegna shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$21.13|
|52-week range||$17.71 - $22.76|
|50-day moving average||$21.36|
|200-day moving average||$21.08|
|Wall St. target price||$24.00|
|Dividend yield||$0.38 (1.76%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.34|
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Tegna price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-19)||-3.30%|
|1 month (2022-08-24)||-1.45%|
|3 months (2022-06-24)||-1.40%|
|6 months (2022-03-28)||-6.09%|
|1 year (2021-09-28)||0.43%|
|2 years (2020-09-28)||76.97%|
|3 years (2019-09-27)||41.05%|
|5 years (2017-09-28)||57.22%|
Is Tegna stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Tegna stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Tegna's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Tegna's P/E ratio
Tegna's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Tegna shares trade at around 9x 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.
Tegna's PEG ratio
Tegna's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9557. 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 Tegna's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Tegna's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $999.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Tegna's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$3.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||28.28%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.91%|
|Return on equity TTM||20.85%|
|Market capitalisation||$4.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Tegna's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Tegna.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Tegna's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 18.11
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Tegna's overall score of 18.11 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 10th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Tegna is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Tegna's environmental score
Environmental score: 3/100
Tegna's environmental score of 3 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Tegna is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Tegna's social score
Social score: 3/100
Tegna's social score of 3 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Tegna is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Tegna's governance score
Governance score: 3/100
Tegna's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Tegna is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Tegna's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Tegna scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Tegna has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||18.11|
|Total ESG percentile||9.72|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||1|
Tegna share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 16.45% of net profits
Recently Tegna has paid out, on average, around 16.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Tegna shareholders could enjoy a 1.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Tegna's case, that would currently equate to about $0.38 per share.
While Tegna's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Tegna is investing more in its future growth.
Tegna's most recent dividend payout was on 2 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Tegna's shares ever split?
Tegna's shares were split on a 15625:1000 basis on 31 May 2017. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 15625 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Tegna shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 93.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Tegna shares which in turn could have impacted Tegna's share price.
Tegna share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Tegna's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.7083 up to $22.7578. 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 Tegna's is 0.7887. This would suggest that Tegna's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
TEGNA Inc. operates as a media company in the United States. The company operates television stations that deliver television programming and digital content. It offers news content to consumers across various platforms, including online, mobile, and social platforms; owns and operates multicast networks under the names True Crime Network, Quest, and Twist that offer on-demand episodes of shows; and operates VAULT Studios, which provides true crime and investigative content in the form of podcasts and original television programs. The company also provides solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS delivers results for advertisers across television and digital platforms, as well as over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion OTT advertising network. As of February 28, 2022, it operated 64 television stations in 51 markets.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Tegna is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.767% of Tegna shares are held by insiders and 92.825% by institutions. How many people work for Tegna?
Latest data suggests 6,200 work at Tegna. When does the fiscal year end for Tegna?
Tegna's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Tegna based?
Tegna's address is: 8350 Broad Street, Tysons, VA, United States, 22102-5151 What is Tegna's ISIN number?
Tegna's international securities identification number is: US87901J1051 What is Tegna's CUSIP number?
Tegna's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 364730101
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