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How to buy Sempra (SRE) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Sempra stocks.
Sempra (SRE) is a leading utilities-diversified business based in the US. It opened the day at $132.28 after a previous close of $131.93. During the day the price has varied from a low of $131.3097 to a high of $133.15. The latest price was $132.86 (25 minute delay). Sempra is listed on the NYSE and employs 15,390 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – SRE – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of stocks with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Sempra?
- Has coronavirus impacted Sempra shares?
- Sempra shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Sempra stock a buy or sell?
- Sempra performance over time
- Is Sempra suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Sempra shares over-valued?
- Sempra's financials
- How volatile are Sempra shares?
- Does Sempra pay a dividend?
- Have Sempra shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Sempra stock price (NYSE:SRE)Use our graph to track the performance of SRE stocks over time.
Sempra shares at a glance
|52-week range||$117.69 - $173.28|
|50-day moving average||$162.13|
|200-day moving average||$138.71|
|Wall St. target price||$174.06|
|Dividend yield||$4.4 (2.89%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.01|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Sempra stock?
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Sempra price performance over time
|1 week (2022-05-08)||N/A|
|1 month (2022-04-19)||-21.97%|
|3 months (2022-02-18)||-1.96%|
|6 months (2021-11-19)||8.23%|
|1 year (2021-05-19)||-2.27%|
|2 years (2020-05-19)||5.36%|
|3 years (2019-05-17)||1.85%|
|5 years (2017-05-19)||19.16%|
Is Sempra under- or over-valued?
Valuing Sempra stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sempra's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Sempra's P/E ratio
Sempra's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 40x. In other words, Sempra shares trade at around 40x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Sempra's PEG ratio
Sempra's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.2783. 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 Sempra's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Sempra's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Sempra's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$12.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||21.65%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.51%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.59%|
|Market capitalisation||$49.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Sempra'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 Sempra.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Sempra's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 32.96
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Sempra's overall score of 32.96 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 62nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Sempra 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.).
Sempra's environmental score
Environmental score: 16.57/100
Sempra's environmental score of 16.57 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sempra is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Sempra's social score
Social score: 12.28/100
Sempra's social score of 12.28 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sempra is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Sempra's governance score
Governance score: 11.11/100
Sempra's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Sempra is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Sempra's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Sempra scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Sempra hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Sempra share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 52.92% of net profits
Recently Sempra has paid out, on average, around 52.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sempra shareholders could enjoy a 2.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sempra's case, that would currently equate to about $4.4 per share.
Sempra'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.
Sempra's most recent dividend payout was on 15 April 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 March 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Sempra's shares ever split?
Sempra's shares were split on a 1385:921 basis on 29 June 1998. So if you had owned 921 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1385 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Sempra shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sempra shares which in turn could have impacted Sempra's share price.
Sempra share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Sempra's shares have ranged in value from as little as $117.6853 up to $173.28. 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 Sempra's is 0.6451. This would suggest that Sempra's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Sempra operates as an energy-services holding company in the United States and internationally. The company's San Diego Gas & Electric Company segment provides electric services; and supplies natural gas. It offers electric services to approximately 3. 6 million population and natural gas services to approximately 3. 3 million population that covers 4,100 square miles. Its Southern California Gas Company segment owns and operates a natural gas distribution, transmission, and storage system that supplies natural gas to a population of approximately 22 million covering an area of 24,000 square miles. The company's Sempra Texas Utilities segment engages in the regulated transmission and distribution of electricity serving 3.
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