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How to buy Southwest Gas (SWX) stocks
Learn how to easily invest in Southwest Gas stocks.
Southwest Gas is an utilities-regulated gas business based in the US. Southwest Gas stocks (SWX.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $67.25 – an increase of 4.28% over the previous week. Southwest Gas employs 13,359 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.3 billion.
How to buy Southwest Gas stock
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- Open an account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
- Fund your account. Deposit funds unto your account by linking your banking information or transfer funds from another trading account.
- Search for the stock name – SWX. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol.
- Buy the stock. Place your order. It's that simple.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Southwest Gas?
- Has coronavirus impacted Southwest Gas shares?
- Southwest Gas shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Southwest Gas stock a buy or sell?
- Southwest Gas performance over time
- Are Southwest Gas shares over-valued?
- Southwest Gas's financials
- How volatile are Southwest Gas shares?
- Does Southwest Gas pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Southwest Gas stock price (NYSE:SWX)Use our graph to track the performance of SWX stocks over time.
Southwest Gas shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$62.44|
|52-week range||$53.20 - $91.44|
|50-day moving average||$58.16|
|200-day moving average||$66.20|
|Wall St. target price||$69.00|
|Dividend yield||$2.48 (4.24%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-4.14|
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Is it a good time to buy Southwest Gas stock?
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Southwest Gas price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $62.44 from 2023-06-08
|1 week (2023-06-02)||4.28%|
|1 month (2023-05-10)||9.12%|
|3 months (2023-03-10)||5.31%|
|6 months (2022-12-09)||-11.65%|
|1 year (2022-06-10)||-32.05%|
|2 years (2021-06-10)||-6.76%|
|3 years (2020-06-10)||71.06|
|5 years (2018-06-08)||73.89|
Is Southwest Gas stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Southwest Gas stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Southwest Gas's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Southwest Gas's PEG ratio
Southwest Gas's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.82. 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 Southwest Gas's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Southwest Gas's EBITDA
Southwest Gas's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $933.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Southwest Gas's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Southwest Gas financials
|Revenue TTM||$5.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.94%|
|Gross profit TTM||$994.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.36%|
|Return on equity TTM||-7.02%|
|Market capitalisation||$4.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Southwest Gas share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 81.85% of net profits
Recently Southwest Gas has paid out, on average, around 81.85% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.24% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Southwest Gas shareholders could enjoy a 4.24% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Southwest Gas's case, that would currently equate to about $2.48 per share.
Southwest Gas'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.
Southwest Gas's most recent dividend payout was on 31 August 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 August 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Southwest Gas share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Southwest Gas's shares have ranged in value from as little as $53.1996 up to $91.4372. 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 Southwest Gas's is 0.2723. This would suggest that Southwest Gas's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Southwest Gas overview
Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, distributes and transports natural gas in Arizona, Nevada, and California. It operates through Natural Gas Distribution, Utility Infrastructure Services, and Pipeline and Storage segments. The company also provides trenching, installation, and replacement of underground pipes, as well as maintenance services for energy distribution systems. As of December 31, 2022, it had 2,197,000 residential, commercial, industrial, and other natural gas customers. The company was incorporated in 1931 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. .
Southwest Gas in the news
Southwest Gas (SWX) Up 9.6% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?
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Southwest Gas (SWX) Rides on Investments, New Customers
Frequently asked questions
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