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How to buy TransAlta Corporation stock | $11.31

Learn how to easily invest in TransAlta Corporation stock.

TransAlta Corporation is an utilities-independent power producers business based in the US. TransAlta Corporation shares (TAC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. TransAlta Corporation employs 1,476 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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TransAlta Corporation stock price (NYSE: TAC)

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TransAlta Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-25.
Latest market close$11.31
52-week range$5.79 - $11.80
50-day moving average $10.58
200-day moving average $9.99
Wall St. target price$12.03
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.175 (1.51%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-1.02

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Is it a good time to buy TransAlta Corporation stock?

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TransAlta Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.31 from 2021-10-25

1 week (2021-10-20) -1.82%
1 month (2021-09-27) 8.96%
3 months (2021-07-27) 14.24%
6 months (2021-04-27) 14.71%
1 year (2020-10-27) 77.27%
2 years (2019-10-25) 88.19%
3 years (2018-10-26) 111.80%
5 years (2016-10-27) 153.02%

Is TransAlta Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

TransAlta Corporation's EBITDA

TransAlta Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $849 million.

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

TransAlta Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $2.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.85%
Gross profit TTM $661 million
Return on assets TTM 0.44%
Return on equity TTM -6.45%
Profit margin -13.19%
Book value $4.62
Market capitalisation $3.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting TransAlta Corporation shares

There are currently 306,019 TransAlta Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as TransAlta Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 13.5% down from 353,958 last month.

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

TransAlta Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

TransAlta Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of TransAlta Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of TransAlta Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 193682.91139241). TransAlta Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.58. In other words for every 100,000 TransAlta Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1580 shares are currently held short.

However TransAlta Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of TransAlta Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable TransAlta Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case TransAlta Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 TransAlta Corporation shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0011% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable TransAlta Corporation shares, roughly 1 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 TransAlta Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short TransAlta Corporation stock.

TransAlta Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting TransAlta Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

TransAlta Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, TransAlta Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.7939 up to $11.8. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TAC.US volatility(beta: 1.33)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 TransAlta Corporation's is 1.3331. This would suggest that TransAlta Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

TransAlta Corporation overview

TransAlta Corporation owns, operates, and develops a diverse fleet of electrical power generation assets in Canada, the United States, and Australia. It operates through six segments: Hydro, Wind and Solar, North American Gas, Australian Gas, Alberta Thermal, and Centralia. The company owns and operates hydro, wind and solar, natural gas-fired, and coal-fired facilities. It also engages in wholesale trading of electricity and other energy-related commodities and derivatives; and related mining operations and natural gas pipeline operations. The company serves municipalities, medium and large industries, businesses, and utility customers. TransAlta Corporation was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of TransAlta Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.259% of TransAlta Corporation shares are held by insiders and 72.86% by institutions.
How many people work for TransAlta Corporation?
Latest data suggests 1,476 work at TransAlta Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for TransAlta Corporation?
TransAlta Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is TransAlta Corporation based?
TransAlta Corporation's address is: 110-12th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, Canada, T2P 2M1
What is TransAlta Corporation's ISIN number?
TransAlta Corporation's international securities identification number is: CA89346D1078
What is TransAlta Corporation's CUSIP number?
TransAlta Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 89346D107

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