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How to buy IDACORP (IDA) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in IDACORP stocks.
IDACORP is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. IDACORP stocks (IDA.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $98.09 – a decrease of 1.27% over the previous week. IDACORP employs 1,943 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.4 billion.
How to buy shares in IDACORP
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – IDA – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
Is it a good time to buy IDACORP stock?
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in IDACORP?
- Has coronavirus impacted IDACORP shares?
- IDACORP shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is IDACORP stock a buy or sell?
- IDACORP performance over time
- Are IDACORP shares over-valued?
- IDACORP's financials
- How volatile are IDACORP shares?
- Does IDACORP pay a dividend?
- Have IDACORP shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted IDACORP's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, IDACORP's stock price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $108.92, which is 2.65% down on its pre-crash value of $111.88 and 57.74% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $69.0512.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of IDACORP stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $660.14 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $967.21.
IDACORP stock price (NYSE:IDA)Use our graph to track the performance of IDA stocks over time.
IDACORP shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$108.92|
|52-week range||$83.55 - $114.19|
|50-day moving average||$108.70|
|200-day moving average||$104.17|
|Wall St. target price||$119.75|
|Dividend yield||$2.84 (2.72%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.94|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
IDACORP price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-12)||-1.27%|
|1 month (2021-12-17)||-0.78%|
|3 months (2021-10-19)||5.20%|
|6 months (2021-07-19)||5.96%|
|1 year (2021-01-19)||21.74%|
|2 years (2020-01-17)||-0.18%|
|3 years (2019-01-18)||15.66%|
|5 years (2017-01-19)||38.40%|
Is IDACORP under- or over-valued?
Valuing IDACORP stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of IDACORP's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
IDACORP's P/E ratio
IDACORP's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, IDACORP shares trade at around 22x 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.
IDACORP's PEG ratio
IDACORP's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.7. 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 IDACORP's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
IDACORP's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $498.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a IDACORP's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||22.28%|
|Gross profit TTM||$519.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.83%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.55%|
|Market capitalisation||$5.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
IDACORP share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 58.3% of net profits
Recently IDACORP has paid out, on average, around 58.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), IDACORP shareholders could enjoy a 2.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In IDACORP's case, that would currently equate to about $2.84 per share.
IDACORP'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.
IDACORP's most recent dividend payout was on 29 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have IDACORP's shares ever split?
IDACORP's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 6 June 1985. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your IDACORP shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for IDACORP shares which in turn could have impacted IDACORP's share price.
IDACORP share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, IDACORP's shares have ranged in value from as little as $83.5478 up to $114.19. 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 IDACORP's is 0.518. This would suggest that IDACORP's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
IDACORP, Inc. engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, purchase, and sale of electric energy in the United States. The company operates 17 hydropower generating plants located in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon; three natural gas-fired plants in southern Idaho; and interests in two coal-fired steam electric generating plants located in Wyoming, Nevada, and Oregon. As of December 31, 2020, it had approximately 4,833 pole-miles of high-voltage transmission lines; 23 step-up transmission substations located at power plants; 21 transmission substations; 9 switching stations; 31 mixed-use transmission and distribution substations; 186 energized distribution substations; and 28,201 pole-miles of distribution lines, as well as provides electric utility services to approximately 587,000 retail customers in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. The company serves commercial and industrial customers, which involved in food processing, electronics and general manufacturing, agriculture, health care, government, and education. It also invests in housing and other real estate investments. The company was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.
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