How to buy Pinnacle West Capital Corporation shares

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Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (PNW) is a leading utilities-regulated electric business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$87.89 after a previous close of US$88.12. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD87.425 to a high of USD88.315. The latest price was USD87.68 (25 minute delay). Pinnacle West Capital Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Pinnacle West Capital Corporation

  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 Pinnacle West Capital Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PNW. 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 Pinnacle West Capital Corporation 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$87.03, 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 Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Pinnacle West Capital 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.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation share price

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Pinnacle West Capital Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
OpenUS$87.89
HighUS$88.315
LowUS$87.425
CloseUS$87.68
Previous closeUS$88.12
Change US$-0.44
Change % -0.4993%
Volume 605,959
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$67.1828 - US$89.9828
50-day moving average US$85.2714
200-day moving average US$80.6246
Target priceUS$87.15
PE ratio 17.8467
Dividend yield US$3.225 (3.7%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$4.918

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Is it a good time to buy Pinnacle West Capital Corporation stock?

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Pinnacle West Capital Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $87.68

1 week (2021-06-02) 2.38%
1 month (2021-05-12) 4.82%
3 months (2021-03-12) 11.94%
6 months (2020-12-11) 9.98%
1 year (2020-06-12) 15.98%
2 years (2019-06-12) -9.13%
3 years (2018-06-12) 17.57%
5 years (2016-06-10) 14.27%

Is Pinnacle West Capital Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's P/E ratio

Pinnacle West Capital 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, Pinnacle West Capital 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.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's PEG ratio

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.8311. 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 Pinnacle West Capital 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.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's EBITDA

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$3.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.9%
Gross profit TTM US$1.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.79%
Return on equity TTM 10.1%
Profit margin 15.36%
Book value 50.4
Market capitalisation US$9.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Pinnacle West Capital Corporation shares

There are currently 4.2 million Pinnacle West Capital Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 47.3% up from 2.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Pinnacle West Capital Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.71. In other words for every 100,000 Pinnacle West Capital Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3710 shares are currently held short.

However Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Pinnacle West Capital Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Pinnacle West Capital Corporation shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0419% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Pinnacle West Capital Corporation shares, roughly 42 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 Pinnacle West Capital Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Pinnacle West Capital Corporation stock.

Pinnacle West Capital 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 Pinnacle West Capital Corporation.

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

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 34.34

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's overall score of 34.34 (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 Pinnacle West Capital 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.).

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 18.23/100

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's environmental score of 18.23 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Pinnacle West Capital Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's social score

Social score: 13.79/100

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's social score of 13.79 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Pinnacle West Capital Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 12.83/100

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

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Pinnacle West Capital Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Pinnacle West Capital Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 34.34
Total ESG percentile 56.32
Environmental score 18.23
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 13.79
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 12.83
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation share dividends

66%

Dividend payout ratio: 66.38% of net profits

Recently Pinnacle West Capital Corporation has paid out, on average, around 66.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.81% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Pinnacle West Capital Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.81% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $3.225 per share.

Pinnacle West Capital 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.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's shares ever split?

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's shares were split on a 10:1 basis on 27 April 2011. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Pinnacle West Capital Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Pinnacle West Capital Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's share price.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$67.1828 up to US$89.9828. 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 Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's is 0.2918. This would suggest that Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation overview

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, through its subsidiary, Arizona Public Service Company, provides retail and wholesale electric services primarily in the state of Arizona. The company engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity using coal, nuclear, gas, oil, and solar generating facilities. Its transmission facilities include approximately 5,728 pole miles of overhead lines and approximately 74 miles of underground lines; and distribution facilities comprise approximately 11,225 miles of overhead lines and approximately 22,453 miles of underground primary cable, as well as owns and maintains 80 transmission substations and 443 distribution substations. The company also owns or leases approximately 6,321 megawatts of regulated generation capacity. It serves approximately 1.3 million customers. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

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