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Consolidated Edison, Inc (ED) is a leading utilities-regulated electric business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$77.75 after a previous close of US$77.75. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD77.3 to a high of USD78.49. The latest price was USD77.75 (25 minute delay). Consolidated Edison is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Consolidated Edison

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. 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.
  3. Search for Consolidated Edison. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ED. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Consolidated Edison reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$77.24, 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 Consolidated Edison, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Consolidated Edison. 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.

Consolidated Edison share price

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Consolidated Edison shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-15.
OpenUS$77.75
HighUS$78.49
LowUS$77.3
CloseUS$77.75
Previous closeUS$77.75
Change US$0
Change % 0%
Volume 1,905,850
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$64.9147 - US$81.432
50-day moving average US$77.7054
200-day moving average US$73.4671
Target priceUS$75.05
PE ratio 22.7324
Dividend yield US$3.075 (4%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$3.389

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Is it a good time to buy Consolidated Edison stock?

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Consolidated Edison price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $77.75

1 week (2021-06-08) 1.91%
1 month (2021-05-14) -1.54%
3 months (2021-03-15) 8.26%
6 months (2020-12-15) 6.51%
1 year (2020-06-15) 2.84%
2 years (2019-06-14) -12.19%
3 years (2018-06-15) 5.45%
5 years (2016-06-15) 0.57%

Is Consolidated Edison under- or over-valued?

Valuing Consolidated Edison stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Consolidated Edison's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Consolidated Edison's P/E ratio

Consolidated Edison's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Consolidated Edison shares trade at around 23x 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.

Consolidated Edison's PEG ratio

Consolidated Edison's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.9325. 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 Consolidated Edison's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Consolidated Edison's EBITDA

Consolidated Edison's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$4.5 billion.

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

Consolidated Edison financials

Revenue TTM US$12.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.12%
Gross profit TTM US$7.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.63%
Return on equity TTM 6.21%
Profit margin 9.02%
Book value 55.652
Market capitalisation US$26.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Consolidated Edison shares

There are currently 7.0 million Consolidated Edison shares held short by investors – that's known as Consolidated Edison's "short interest". This figure is 4.4% up from 6.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Consolidated Edison shares can be evaluated.

Consolidated Edison's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Consolidated Edison's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Consolidated Edison shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Consolidated Edison shares traded daily (recently around 2.0 million). Consolidated Edison's SIR currently stands at 3.45. In other words for every 100,000 Consolidated Edison shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3450 shares are currently held short.

However Consolidated Edison's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Consolidated Edison shares, or, against the total number of tradable Consolidated Edison shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Consolidated Edison's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Consolidated Edison shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0229% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Consolidated Edison shares, roughly 23 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 Consolidated Edison.

Find out more about how you can short Consolidated Edison stock.

Consolidated Edison'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 Consolidated Edison.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Consolidated Edison's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 30.49

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Consolidated Edison's overall score of 30.49 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 52nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Consolidated Edison 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.).

Consolidated Edison's environmental score

Environmental score: 11.17/100

Consolidated Edison's environmental score of 11.17 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Consolidated Edison is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Consolidated Edison's social score

Social score: 20.03/100

Consolidated Edison's social score of 20.03 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Consolidated Edison is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Consolidated Edison's governance score

Governance score: 10.29/100

Consolidated Edison's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Consolidated Edison is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Consolidated Edison's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Consolidated Edison, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 30.49
Total ESG percentile 52.48
Environmental score 11.17
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 20.03
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 10.29
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 3

Consolidated Edison share dividends

72%

Dividend payout ratio: 72.13% of net profits

Recently Consolidated Edison has paid out, on average, around 72.13% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.03% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Consolidated Edison shareholders could enjoy a 4.03% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Consolidated Edison's case, that would currently equate to about $3.075 per share.

Consolidated Edison'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.

Consolidated Edison's most recent dividend payout was on 14 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Consolidated Edison's shares ever split?

Consolidated Edison's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 July 1989. 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 Consolidated Edison shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Consolidated Edison shares which in turn could have impacted Consolidated Edison's share price.

Consolidated Edison share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Consolidated Edison's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$64.9147 up to US$81.432. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Consolidated Edison's is 0.1549. This would suggest that Consolidated Edison's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Consolidated Edison overview

Consolidated Edison, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the regulated electric, gas, and steam delivery businesses in the United States. The company offers electric services to approximately 3.5 million customers in New York City and Westchester County; gas to approximately 1.1 million customers in Manhattan, the Bronx, parts of Queens, and Westchester County; and steam to approximately 1,576 customers in parts of Manhattan. It also supplies electricity to approximately 0.3 million customers in southeastern New York and northern New Jersey; and gas to approximately 0.1 million customers in southeastern New York. The company operates 533 circuit miles of transmission lines; 15 transmission substations; 64 distribution substations; 89,673 in-service line transformers; 3,729 pole miles of overhead distribution lines; and 2,210 miles of underground distribution lines, as well as 4,341 miles of mains and 377,490 service lines for natural gas distribution. In addition, it owns, operates, and develops renewable and energy infrastructure projects; and provides energy-related products and services to wholesale and retail customers, as well as invests in electric and gas transmission projects. The company primarily sells electricity to industrial, commercial, residential, and government customers. Consolidated Edison, Inc. was founded in 1823 and is based in New York, New York.

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