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How to buy Fortis (FTS) stocks

Learn how to buy Fortis stock in 6 easy steps.

Fortis
TO: FTS-CAD
About an hour ago

C$51.25

-C$0.07 (-0.14%)

Fortis is an utilities - regulated electric business based in Canada. Fortis shares (FTS.TO) are listed on the Toronto stock Exchange (TSX) and all prices are listed in Canadian dollars. Its last market close was C$51.73 – a decrease of 0.21% over the previous day. Fortis employs 9,598 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around C$11.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Fortis

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  2. Open your account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: FTS in this case.
  5. Research stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your stocks. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares. It's that simple.
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Is it a good time to buy Fortis stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.

Use our graph to track the performance of FTS stocks over time.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Fortis's shares have ranged in value from as little as C$48.7492 up to C$59.4787. 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 (TO average) beta is 1, while Fortis's is 0.174. This would suggest that Fortis's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Historical closes compared with the last close of C$51.73

1 week (2024-04-09)-1.00%
1 month (2024-03-14)-3.85%
3 months (2024-01-16)-5.15%
6 months (2023-10-16)-5.33%
1 year (2023-04-16)-13.00%
2 years (2022-04-13)-18.54%
3 years (2021-04-15)-6.01%
5 years (2019-04-16)3.63%

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

Is Fortis under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the Fortis P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

Fortis's current stock price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Fortis stocks trade at around 17x recent earnings.

Fortis's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.9223. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Fortis's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Fortis's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping C$4.9 billion.

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

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