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How to buy TEGNA stock | $19.11

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TEGNA Inc
NYSE: TGNA - USD
BROADCASTING
$17.72
+$0.08 (+0.45%)

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 6,430 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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TEGNA stock price (NYSE: TGNA)

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TEGNA shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-28.
Latest market close$19.11
52-week range$11.11 - $21.41
50-day moving average $18.32
200-day moving average $18.64
Wall St. target price$22.63
PE ratio 7.6397
Dividend yield $0.28 (1.6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.31

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TEGNA price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $19.11 from 2021-06-08

1 week (2021-07-20) N/A
1 month (2021-07-01) 0.58%
3 months (2021-04-30) -4.74%
6 months (2021-01-27) N/A
1 year (2020-07-27) N/A
2 years (2019-07-27) N/A
3 years (2018-07-27) N/A
5 years (2016-07-27) N/A

Is TEGNA under- or over-valued?

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 8x. In other words, TEGNA shares trade at around 8x 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 0.827. 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

TEGNA's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.1 billion.

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

TEGNA financials

Revenue TTM $3 billion
Operating margin TTM 30.77%
Gross profit TTM $1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.34%
Return on equity TTM 26.62%
Profit margin 17.08%
Book value $9.69
Market capitalisation $3.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting TEGNA shares

There are currently 5.2 million TEGNA shares held short by investors – that's known as TEGNA's "short interest". This figure is 23.2% down from 6.8 million last month.

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

TEGNA's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

TEGNA's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of TEGNA shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of TEGNA shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). TEGNA's SIR currently stands at 4.37. In other words for every 100,000 TEGNA shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4370 shares are currently held short.

However TEGNA's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of TEGNA shares, or, against the total number of tradable TEGNA shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case TEGNA's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 TEGNA shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0237% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable TEGNA shares, roughly 24 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 TEGNA.

Find out more about how you can short TEGNA stock.

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

TEGNA Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 18.11
Total ESG percentile 9.72
Environmental score 3
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 3
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 3
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 1

TEGNA share dividends

13%

Dividend payout ratio: 12.76% of net profits

Recently TEGNA has paid out, on average, around 12.76% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.18% 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 2.18% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In TEGNA's case, that would currently equate to about $0.28 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 30 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 September 2021 (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 $11.1077 up to $21.409. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TGNA.US volatility(beta: 1.32)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 TEGNA's is 1.3188. This would suggest that TEGNA's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

TEGNA overview

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 content and information to consumers across various platforms, including online, mobile, and social platforms; and owns and operates two multicast networks, True Crime Network that focuses on true-crime genre, and Quest that features factual-entertainment programs, such as science, history, and adventure-reality series. 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 March 1, 2021, it operated 64 television stations in 51 markets.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of TEGNA is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.628% of TEGNA shares are held by insiders and 90.808% by institutions.
How many people work for TEGNA?
Latest data suggests 6,430 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
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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