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How to buy SP Plus (SP) stocks
Learn how to easily invest in SP Plus stocks.
SP Plus is a specialty business services business based in the US. SP Plus stocks (SP.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $29.32 – a decrease of 1.03% over the previous week. SP Plus employs 12,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $826.3 million.
How to buy SP Plus 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 – SP. 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 SP Plus?
- Has coronavirus impacted SP Plus shares?
- SP Plus shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is SP Plus stock a buy or sell?
- SP Plus performance over time
- Are SP Plus shares over-valued?
- SP Plus's financials
- How volatile are SP Plus shares?
- Does SP Plus pay a dividend?
- Have SP Plus shares ever split?
- Other common questions
SP Plus stock price (NASDAQ:SP)Use our graph to track the performance of SP stocks over time.
SP Plus shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$36.68|
|52-week range||$28.19 - $39.60|
|50-day moving average||$34.40|
|200-day moving average||$34.58|
|Wall St. target price||$54.00|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.10|
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Is it a good time to buy SP Plus stock?
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SP Plus price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $36.68 from 2023-05-30
|1 week (2023-05-24)||-0.43%|
|1 month (2023-05-01)||6.78%|
|3 months (2023-02-28)||7.82%|
|6 months (2022-12-01)||2.60%|
|1 year (2022-05-27)||14.63%|
|2 years (2021-05-28)||12.21%|
|3 years (2020-05-29)||80.07%|
|5 years (2018-05-31)||1.89%|
Is SP Plus stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing SP Plus stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of SP Plus's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
SP Plus's P/E ratio
SP Plus's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, SP Plus shares trade at around 18x 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.
SP Plus's PEG ratio
SP Plus's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.91. 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 SP Plus's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
SP Plus's EBITDA
SP Plus's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $115.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a SP Plus's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
SP Plus financials
|Revenue TTM||$826.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||10.2%|
|Gross profit TTM||$219.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.76%|
|Return on equity TTM||20.02%|
|Market capitalisation||$723.2 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
SP Plus share dividends
We're not expecting SP Plus to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have SP Plus's shares ever split?
SP Plus's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 January 2008. 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 SP Plus shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for SP Plus shares which in turn could have impacted SP Plus's share price.
SP Plus share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, SP Plus's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.185 up to $39.6. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while SP Plus's is 1.3589. This would suggest that SP Plus's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
SP Plus overview
SP Plus Corporation provides mobility solutions, parking management, ground transportation, baggage, and other ancillary services in North America. The company operates in Commercial and Aviation segments. It provides on-site parking management, valet parking, ground transportation, facility maintenance, event logistics, remote airline check-in, security, municipal meter revenue collection and enforcement, and consulting services, as well as shuttle bus vehicles and drivers; baggage services, including delivery of delayed luggage and baggage handling services; wheelchair assist services; baggage repair and replacement services; and on-street parking meter collection and other forms of parking enforcement services. The company also offers facility maintenance services, including power sweeping and washing, painting and general repairs, and cleaning and seasonal services; security services comprising training and hiring of security officers and patrol, as well as customized services and technology; and an online and mobile app consumer platform through parking. com website. In addition, it provides multi-platform marketing services, including SP+, AeroParker, and KMP Digitata branded websites that offer clients a platform for marketing their facilities, mobile applications, search marketing, email marketing, and social media campaigns. The company offers its services primarily under the SP+, Sphere, Bags, AeroParker, MetroParker, and KMP Digitata brands.
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