Alliant Energy Corporation (LNT) is a leading utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. Alliant Energy Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 3,597 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$36.8606 - $59.0003|
|50-day moving average||$50.4709|
|200-day moving average||$52.7588|
|Wall St. target price||$57|
|Dividend yield||$1.61 (3.26%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.686|
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Valuing Alliant Energy Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Alliant Energy Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Alliant Energy Corporation'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, Alliant Energy Corporation 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.
Alliant Energy Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.3984. 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 Alliant Energy Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Alliant Energy Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.4 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Alliant Energy Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$3.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||21.75%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.78%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.94%|
|Market capitalisation||$12.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.2 million Alliant Energy Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Alliant Energy Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 10.6% down from 2.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Alliant Energy Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Alliant Energy Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Alliant Energy Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Alliant Energy Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Alliant Energy Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.78. In other words for every 100,000 Alliant Energy Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1780 shares are currently held short.
However Alliant Energy Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Alliant Energy Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Alliant Energy Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Alliant Energy Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Alliant Energy Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0099% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Alliant Energy Corporation shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Alliant Energy Corporation.
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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 Alliant Energy Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 33.44
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Alliant Energy Corporation's overall score of 33.44 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 56th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Alliant Energy Corporation 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.).
Environmental score: 18.76/100
Alliant Energy Corporation's environmental score of 18.76 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Alliant Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 13.22/100
Alliant Energy Corporation's social score of 13.22 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Alliant Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 10.46/100
Alliant Energy Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Alliant Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Alliant Energy Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Alliant Energy Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||33.44|
|Total ESG percentile||56.2|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 58.43% of net profits
Recently Alliant Energy Corporation has paid out, on average, around 58.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Alliant Energy Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Alliant Energy Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.61 per share.
Alliant Energy Corporation'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.
Alliant Energy Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 16 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Alliant Energy Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 20 May 2016. 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 Alliant Energy Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Alliant Energy Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Alliant Energy Corporation's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Alliant Energy Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $36.8606 up to $59.0003. 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 Alliant Energy Corporation's is 0.2847. This would suggest that Alliant Energy Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Alliant Energy Corporation operates as a utility holding company that provides regulated electricity and natural gas services in the Midwest region of the United States. It operates through three segments: Utility Electric Operations, Utility Gas Operations, and Utility Other. The company, through its subsidiary, Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), primarily generates and distributes electricity, and distributes and transports natural gas to retail customers in Iowa; sells electricity to wholesale customers in Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa; and generates and distributes steam in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Alliant Energy Corporation, through its other subsidiary, Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL), generates and distributes electricity, and distributes and transports natural gas to retail customers in Wisconsin; and sells electricity to wholesale customers in Wisconsin. As of December 31, 2019, IPL supplied electricity to 490,000 retail customers and natural gas to 225,000 retail customers; and WPL supplied electricity to 480,000 retail customers and natural gas to 195,000 retail customers. It offers electric utility services to retail customers in the farming, agriculture, industrial manufacturing, chemical, and packaging industries. In addition, the company holds investments in various businesses, which provide freight services through a short-line railway between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa; a barge terminal and hauling services on the Mississippi River; customized supply chain solutions; freight and logistics brokering services; and other transfer and storage services. Further, it owns a 347 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired electric generating unit near Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin; and a 225 MW wind farm located in Oklahoma. Alliant Energy Corporation was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.
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