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How to buy TransAlta stock

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TransAlta Corp
NYSE: TAC - USD
$8.83
- $0.07 ( - 0.79%)
UTILITIES-INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS

TransAlta Corp is an utilities-independent power producers business based in the US. TransAlta shares (TAC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. TransAlta employs 1,282 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.7 billion.

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TransAlta stock price (NYSE: TAC)

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TransAlta shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-26.
Latest market close$8.83
52-week range$8.91 - $12.03
50-day moving average $10.19
200-day moving average $10.59
Wall St. target price$12.40
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.2 (1.6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-1.03

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Is it a good time to buy TransAlta stock?

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TransAlta price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $8.83 from 2022-09-30

1 week (2022-09-23) -6.06%
1 month (2022-08-28) N/A
3 months (2022-06-30) -22.54%
6 months (2022-03-29) -12.49%
1 year (2021-10-01) -16.30%
2 years (2020-10-01) 40.38%
3 years (2019-10-01) 34.19%
5 years (2017-09-29) 50.94%

Is TransAlta stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

TransAlta's EBITDA

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

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

TransAlta financials

Revenue TTM $2.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.15%
Gross profit TTM $970 million
Return on assets TTM 3.7%
Return on equity TTM -10.76%
Profit margin -14.66%
Book value $2.34
Market capitalisation $2.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

TransAlta share dividends

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

TransAlta share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, TransAlta's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.91 up to $12.0274. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TAC.US volatility(beta: 1.15)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's is 1.1452. This would suggest that TransAlta's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

TransAlta 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 four segments: Hydro, Wind and Solar, Gas, and Energy Transition. owns and operates hydro, wind and solar, natural gas-fired, and coal-fired facilities. The company also engages in wholesale trading of electricity and other energy-related commodities and derivatives; and related mining operations and natural gas pipeline operations. It serves municipalities, medium and large industries, businesses, and utility customers. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of TransAlta is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.185% of TransAlta shares are held by insiders and 72.18% by institutions.
How many people work for TransAlta?
Latest data suggests 1,282 work at TransAlta.
When does the fiscal year end for TransAlta?
TransAlta's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is TransAlta based?
TransAlta's address is: 110-12th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, Canada, T2P 2M1
What is TransAlta's ISIN number?
TransAlta's international securities identification number is: CA89346D1078
What is TransAlta's CUSIP number?
TransAlta's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 89346D107

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