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Alliant Energy Corporation (LNT) is a leading utilities-regulated electric business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$58.52 after a previous close of US$58.54. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD58.26 to a high of USD58.63. The latest price was USD58.58 (25 minute delay). Alliant Energy Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Alliant Energy Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: LNT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Alliant Energy Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$58.11, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Alliant Energy Corporation, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Alliant Energy Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
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- Alliant Energy Corporation key stats
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- Is Alliant Energy Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Alliant Energy Corporation performance over time
- Can I short Alliant Energy Corporation shares?
- Is Alliant Energy Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Alliant Energy Corporation shares over-valued?
- Alliant Energy Corporation's financials
- How volatile are Alliant Energy Corporation shares?
- Does Alliant Energy Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Alliant Energy Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Alliant Energy Corporation share priceUse our graph to track the performance of LNT stocks over time.
Alliant Energy Corporation shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$44.8091 - US$58.66|
|50-day moving average||US$56.9863|
|200-day moving average||US$52.5481|
|Dividend yield||US$1.542 (2.64%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$2.452|
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Is it a good time to buy Alliant Energy Corporation stock?
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Alliant Energy Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2021-06-04)||0.81%|
|1 month (2021-05-12)||4.96%|
|3 months (2021-03-12)||14.59%|
|6 months (2020-12-11)||13.30%|
|1 year (2020-06-12)||20.66%|
|2 years (2019-06-12)||19.45%|
|3 years (2018-06-12)||50.01%|
|5 years (2016-06-10)||50.24%|
Is Alliant Energy Corporation under- or over-valued?
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 P/E ratio
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 24x. In other words, Alliant Energy Corporation shares trade at around 24x 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 PEG ratio
Alliant Energy Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.3777. 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
Alliant Energy Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$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.
Alliant Energy Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||US$3.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||21.35%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$1.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.63%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.54%|
|Market capitalisation||US$14.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Alliant Energy Corporation shares
There are currently 4.6 million Alliant Energy Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Alliant Energy Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 20.5% up from 3.8 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)
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 1.8 million). Alliant Energy Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.5. In other words for every 100,000 Alliant Energy Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2500 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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Alliant Energy Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0207% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Alliant Energy Corporation shares, roughly 21 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.
Find out more about how you can short Alliant Energy Corporation stock.
Alliant Energy Corporation's 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 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.
Alliant Energy Corporation's total ESG risk score
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 12/31/2018) 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.).
Alliant Energy Corporation's environmental score
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.
Alliant Energy Corporation's social score
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.
Alliant Energy Corporation's governance score
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.
Alliant Energy Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. 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.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|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|
Alliant Energy Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 65.21% of net profits
Recently Alliant Energy Corporation has paid out, on average, around 65.21% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.76% 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 2.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Alliant Energy Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.542 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 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Alliant Energy Corporation's shares ever split?
Alliant Energy Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 19 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.
Alliant Energy Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Alliant Energy Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$44.8091 up to US$58.66. 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 0.3342. This would suggest that Alliant Energy Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Alliant Energy Corporation overview
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 in 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, 2020, IPL supplied electric and natural gas service to approximately 495,000 and 225,000 retail customers respectively; and WPL supplied electric and natural gas service to approximately 480,000 and 195,000 retail customers, respectively. It serves retail customers in the farming, agriculture, industrial manufacturing, chemical, and packaging and food industries. In addition, the company owns and operates a short-line rail freight service in Iowa; a barge, rail, and truck freight terminal on the Mississippi River; and a rail-served warehouse in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as well as offers freight brokerage and logistics management services. Further, it holds interests in a 347 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired electric generating unit near Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin; and a 225 MW wind farm located in Oklahoma. The company was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.
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