How to buy Sempra Energy (SRE) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Sempra Energy shares.

Sempra Energy (SRE) is a publicly traded utilities-diversified business based in the US. In the week up to 27 September Sempra Energy shares plunged 10.86% to a closing position of $154.15. However, over the last 12 months, Sempra Energy's share price has risen by 5.80% from $125.58. Sempra Energy is listed on the NYSE and employs 15,390 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Sempra Energy

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  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: SRE in this case.
  5. Research Sempra Energy shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Sempra Energy shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

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Sempra Energy share price (NYSE:SRE)

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

Sempra Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $132.86

1 month (2022-08-29) -21.05%
3 months (2022-07-01) -13.48%
1 year (2021-10-01) 5.80%
2 years (2020-10-01) 11.53%
3 years (2019-10-01) -9.05%
5 years (2017-09-29) 16.41%

Is it a good time to buy Sempra Energy stock?

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Is Sempra Energy 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.

P/E ratio

Sempra Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 46x. In other words, Sempra Energy shares trade at around 46x 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.

PEG ratio

Sempra Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.4304. 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 Sempra Energy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EBITDA

Sempra Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $4.9 billion (£4.4 billion).

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

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 Energy.

Total ESG risk score

Sempra Energy's total ESG risk: 32.96

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Sempra Energy's overall score of 32.96 (as at 12/31/2018) 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 Energy 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

Sempra Energy's environmental score: 16.57/100

Sempra Energy'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 Energy is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Sempra Energy's social score: 12.28/100

Sempra Energy'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 Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Sempra Energy's governance score: 11.11/100

Sempra Energy's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Sempra Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Sempra Energy's controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Sempra Energy scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Sempra Energy hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Sempra Energy was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 32.96
Total ESG percentile 62.06
Environmental score 16.57
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 12.28
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 11.11
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 3

Sempra Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open$132.28
High$133.15
Low$131.3097
Close$132.86
Previous close$131.93
Change$0.93
Change %0.7049%
Volume1,490,606
Information last updated 2022-09-26.
52-week range$115.9643 - $175.2547
50-day moving average$165.0906
200-day moving average$153.1977
Wall St. target price$175.24
PE ratio45.9618
Dividend yield$4.49 (2.83%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$3.47

Do Sempra Energy shares pay dividends?

2.8%

Dividend yield: 2.83% of stock value

2.8%

Forward annual dividend yield: 2.83% of stock value

51.8%

Dividend payout ratio: 51.83% of net profits

Sempra Energy has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.83% of its share value annually.

Sempra Energy has paid out, on average, around 51.83% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.83% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 2.83% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sempra Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $4.49 per share.

Sempra Energy'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 Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 14 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sempra Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $115.9643 up to $175.2547. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SRE.US volatility(beta: 0.67)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Sempra Energy's is 0.6708. This would suggest that Sempra Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Frequently asked questions

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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