How to buy Nextera Energy (NEE) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Nextera Energy shares.
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Nextera Energy Inc (NEE) is a leading utilities-regulated electric business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$78.33 after a previous close of US$77.46. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD78.09 to a high of USD80.64. The latest price was USD80.56 (25 minute delay). Nextera Energy is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Nextera Energy
- 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.
- 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 Nextera Energy. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: NEE. 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 Nextera Energy 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$77.46, 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 Nextera Energy, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Nextera Energy. 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.
What's in this guide?
- Nextera Energy key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Nextera Energy stock a buy or sell?
- Nextera Energy performance over time
- Is Nextera Energy suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Nextera Energy shares over-valued?
- Nextera Energy's financials
- How volatile are Nextera Energy shares?
- Does Nextera Energy pay a dividend?
- Have Nextera Energy shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Nextera Energy stock price (NYSE:NEE)Use our graph to track the performance of NEE stocks over time.
Nextera Energy shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$66.8393 - US$92.6858|
|50-day moving average||US$74.0712|
|200-day moving average||US$80.9337|
|Dividend yield||US$1.58 (2.01%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$0.74|
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Nextera Energy price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-24)||3.26%|
|1 month (2022-06-03)||2.38%|
|3 months (2022-04-01)||-6.01%|
|6 months (2022-01-04)||-11.16%|
|1 year (2021-07-02)||8.45%|
|2 years (2020-07-02)||30.78%|
|3 years (2019-07-03)||54.38%|
|5 years (2017-07-03)||130.80%|
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Is Nextera Energy under- or over-valued?
Valuing Nextera Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Nextera Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Nextera Energy's P/E ratio
Nextera 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 109x. In other words, Nextera Energy shares trade at around 109x 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.
Nextera Energy's PEG ratio
Nextera Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1859. 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 Nextera 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.
Nextera Energy's EBITDA
Nextera Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$6 billion (£5 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Nextera Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Nextera Energy financials
|Revenue TTM||US$16.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.02%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$8.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.81%|
|Return on equity TTM||1.41%|
|Market capitalisation||US$158.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Nextera Energy'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 Nextera Energy.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Nextera Energy's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 28.95
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Nextera Energy's overall score of 28.95 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 55th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Nextera 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.).
Nextera Energy's environmental score
Environmental score: 15.14/100
Nextera Energy's environmental score of 15.14 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Nextera Energy is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Nextera Energy's social score
Social score: 6.78/100
Nextera Energy's social score of 6.78 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Nextera Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Nextera Energy's governance score
Governance score: 6.52/100
Nextera Energy's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Nextera Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Nextera Energy's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Nextera Energy scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Nextera Energy has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||28.95|
|Total ESG percentile||55.4|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||2|
Nextera Energy share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 62.07% of net profits
Recently Nextera Energy has paid out, on average, around 62.07% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.01% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Nextera Energy shareholders could enjoy a 2.01% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nextera Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $1.58 per share.
Nextera 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.
Nextera Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 15 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Nextera Energy's shares ever split?
Nextera Energy's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 27 October 2020. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Nextera Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Nextera Energy shares which in turn could have impacted Nextera Energy's share price.
Nextera Energy share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Nextera Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$66.8393 up to US$92.6858. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Nextera Energy's is 0.4859. This would suggest that Nextera Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Nextera Energy overview
NextEra Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power to retail and wholesale customers in North America. The company generates electricity through wind, solar, nuclear, coal, and natural gas facilities. It also develops, constructs, and operates long-term contracted assets that consists of clean energy solutions, such as renewable generation facilities, battery storage projects, and electric transmission facilities; sells energy commodities; and owns, develops, constructs, manages and operates electric generation facilities in wholesale energy markets. As of December 31, 2021, the company had approximately 28,564 megawatts of net generating capacity; approximately 77,000 circuit miles of transmission and distribution lines; and 696 substations. It serves approximately 11 million people through approximately 5.7 million customer accounts in the east and lower west coasts of Florida. The company was formerly known as FPL Group, Inc. and changed its name to NextEra Energy, Inc. in 2010. The company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida.
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