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How to buy NiSource (NI) shares

Learn how to easily invest in NiSource shares.

NiSource is an utilities-regulated gas business based in the US. NiSource stocks (NI.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $24.95 – a decrease of 1.38% over the previous week. NiSource employs 7,301 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.7 billion.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – NI – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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NiSource stock price (NYSE:NI)

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NiSource shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-16.
Latest market close$27.94
52-week range$20.35 - $28.44
50-day moving average $26.27
200-day moving average $25.40
Wall St. target price$29.00
PE ratio 25.8721
Dividend yield $0.88 (3.11%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.10

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Is it a good time to buy NiSource stock?

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NiSource price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $27.94 from 2022-01-19

1 week (2022-01-13) -1.38%
1 month (2021-12-20) 3.37%
3 months (2021-10-20) 12.16%
6 months (2021-07-20) 11.01%
1 year (2021-01-20) 24.84%
2 years (2020-01-17) -3.79%
3 years (2019-01-18) 4.84%
5 years (2017-01-20) 24.12%

Is NiSource under- or over-valued?

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

NiSource's P/E ratio

NiSource's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, NiSource shares trade at around 26x 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.

NiSource's PEG ratio

NiSource's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.653. 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 NiSource's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

NiSource's EBITDA

NiSource's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.7 billion.

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

NiSource financials

Revenue TTM $4.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.98%
Gross profit TTM $2 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.84%
Return on equity TTM 8.38%
Profit margin 10.71%
Book value $12.16
Market capitalisation $11.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

NiSource'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 NiSource.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

NiSource's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 34.8

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and NiSource's overall score of 34.8 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 68th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like NiSource 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.).

NiSource's environmental score

Environmental score: 18.2/100

NiSource's environmental score of 18.2 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that NiSource is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

NiSource's social score

Social score: 13.52/100

NiSource's social score of 13.52 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that NiSource is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

NiSource's governance score

Governance score: 6.58/100

NiSource's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that NiSource is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

NiSource's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. NiSource scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that NiSource hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

NiSource share dividends

65%

Dividend payout ratio: 65.19% of net profits

Recently NiSource has paid out, on average, around 65.19% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.11% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), NiSource shareholders could enjoy a 3.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In NiSource's case, that would currently equate to about $0.88 per share.

NiSource'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.

NiSource's most recent dividend payout was on 19 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have NiSource's shares ever split?

NiSource's shares were split on a 2545:1000 basis on 2 July 2015. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2545 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your NiSource shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 60.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for NiSource shares which in turn could have impacted NiSource's share price.

NiSource share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, NiSource's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.3466 up to $28.44. 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 NiSource's is 0.3528. This would suggest that NiSource's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

NiSource overview

NiSource Inc. , an energy holding company, operates as a regulated natural gas and electric utility company in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Gas Distribution Operations and Electric Operations. It provides natural gas services and transportation for residential, commercial, and industrial customers; generates, transmits, and distributes electricity; and wholesale and transmission transaction services. The company owns and operates two coal-fired electric generating stations with a capacity of 2,080 megawatts (MW); combined cycle gas turbine with a capacity of 571 MW; two gas-fired generating units with a capacity of 155 MW; and two hydroelectric generating plants with a capacity of 10 MW. It serves approximately 4 million natural gas customers in six states under the Columbia Gas and NIPSCO brands; and 500,000 electricity customers in the northern part of Indiana. The company was formerly known as NIPSCO Industries, Inc.

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