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NYSE:SR

Spire - SR Stock Forecast, Price & News

$73.42
+1.11 (+1.54%)
(As of 08/8/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$72.83
$73.61
50-Day Range
$69.57
$78.67
52-Week Range
$59.60
$79.24
Volume
289,608 shs
Average Volume
355,061 shs
Market Capitalization
$3.83 billion
P/E Ratio
18.73
Dividend Yield
3.79%
Price Target
$72.33

Spire MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
1.86 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
2.2% Downside
$71.83 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
4.20% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.07mentions of Spire in the last 14 days
Based on 20 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$164,388 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
12.02%
From $3.91 to $4.38 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.38 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

26th out of 107 stocks

Natural Gas Distribution Industry

4th out of 14 stocks

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About Spire (NYSE:SR) Stock

Spire Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the purchase, retail distribution, and sale of natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and other end-users of natural gas in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Gas Utility and Gas Marketing. It is also involved in the marketing of natural gas. In addition, the company engages in the transportation of propane through its propane pipeline; compression of natural gas; risk management; and other activities. Further, it provides physical natural gas storage services. The company was formerly known as The Laclede Group, Inc. and changed its name to Spire Inc. in April 2016. Spire Inc. was founded in 1857 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Spire Stock Performance

Shares of NYSE:SR traded down $0.85 on Monday, hitting $72.31. The company's stock had a trading volume of 11,915 shares, compared to its average volume of 355,501. Spire has a 12 month low of $59.60 and a 12 month high of $79.24. The company has a market capitalization of $3.77 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.70 and a beta of 0.29. The stock's 50-day moving average is $73.49 and its two-hundred day moving average is $71.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.23, a quick ratio of 0.55 and a current ratio of 0.72.

Spire (NYSE:SR - Get Rating) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The utilities provider reported $0.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.01. Spire had a return on equity of 9.34% and a net margin of 10.02%. The company had revenue of $448.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $323.58 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.03 earnings per share. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 36.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Spire will post 3.91 EPS for the current year.

Spire Dividend Announcement

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 4th. Investors of record on Monday, September 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.685 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 9th. This represents a $2.74 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.79%. Spire's dividend payout ratio is currently 69.90%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on SR shares. Morgan Stanley cut their target price on Spire from $78.00 to $77.00 and set an "equal weight" rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. StockNews.com raised Spire from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 11th. Mizuho upped their price target on Spire from $74.00 to $77.00 and gave the company a "neutral" rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 25th. Wells Fargo & Company upped their price target on Spire from $70.00 to $81.00 and gave the company an "equal weight" rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 19th. Finally, Sidoti lowered Spire from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have assigned a hold rating to the company's stock. According to data from MarketBeat, Spire has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $72.33.

Insider Activity at Spire

In other news, EVP Steven P. Rasche bought 1,703 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 10th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $24.09 per share, with a total value of $41,025.27. Following the completion of the purchase, the executive vice president now directly owns 9,500 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $228,855. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. In related news, EVP Steven P. Rasche bought 1,703 shares of Spire stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 10th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $24.09 per share, with a total value of $41,025.27. Following the completion of the acquisition, the executive vice president now directly owns 9,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $228,855. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Treasurer Adam W. Woodard sold 2,211 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.35, for a total value of $164,387.85. Following the sale, the treasurer now directly owns 1,327 shares of the company's stock, valued at $98,662.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 2.97% of the company's stock.

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SR Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 7/5 Dividend
6/09/2022
Dividend Payable
7/05/2022
Last Earnings
8/04/2022
Today
8/08/2022
Ex-Dividend for 10/4 Dividend
9/09/2022
Fiscal Year End
9/30/2022
Dividend Payable
10/04/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/28/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Natural gas distribution
Sub-Industry
N/A
Sector
Utilities
Employees
3,710
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$71.83
High Stock Price Forecast
$78.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$58.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-1.5%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
1.86
Research Coverage
7 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$271.70 million
Pretax Margin
12.64%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.24 billion
Cash Flow
$9.41 per share
Book Value
$46.75 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
50,574,000
Market Cap
$3.83 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.29

Key Executives

  • Ms. Suzanne Sitherwood (Age 61)
    Pres, CEO & Director
    Comp: $2.43M
  • Mr. Steven P. Rasche (Age 62)
    Exec. VP & CFO
    Comp: $912.38k
  • Mr. Steven L. Lindsey (Age 56)
    Exec. VP & COO
    Comp: $1.19M
  • Mr. Mark C. Darrell (Age 64)
    Sr. VP and Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
    Comp: $757.67k
  • Mr. Michael C. Geiselhart (Age 63)
    Sr. VP and Chief Strategy & Corp. Devel. Officer
    Comp: $746.52k
  • Mr. Timothy W. Krick
    Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Mr. Ryan L. Hyman
    Chief Information Officer & VP of Information Technology Services
  • Mr. Scott W. Dudley Jr.
    Managing Director of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Jessica B. Willingham
    VP of Communications & Marketing
  • Gerard J. Gorla
    VP of HR













SR Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Spire stock right now?

7 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Spire in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 6 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" SR shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in SR, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Spire's stock price forecast for 2022?

7 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for Spire's shares. Their SR share price forecasts range from $58.00 to $78.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $71.83 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.2%.
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How has Spire's stock performed in 2022?

Spire's stock was trading at $65.22 at the beginning of the year. Since then, SR stock has increased by 12.6% and is now trading at $73.42.
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When is Spire's next earnings date?

Spire is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, November 28th 2022.
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How were Spire's earnings last quarter?

Spire Inc. (NYSE:SR) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 4th. The utilities provider reported $0.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.01. The utilities provider earned $448 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $323.58 million. Spire had a net margin of 10.02% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 9.34%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 36.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.03 EPS.

How often does Spire pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Spire?

Spire announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 4th. Investors of record on Monday, September 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.685 per share on Tuesday, October 4th. This represents a $2.74 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 9th.
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Is Spire a good dividend stock?

Spire (NYSE:SR) pays an annual dividend of $2.74 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.79%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 19 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 69.90%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, SR will have a dividend payout ratio of 62.56% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Spire issued on next quarter's earnings?

Spire updated its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 4th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.75-$3.95 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.90. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Suzanne Sitherwood's approval rating as Spire's CEO?

27 employees have rated Spire Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Sitherwood on Glassdoor.com. Suzanne Sitherwood has an approval rating of 64% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Spire own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Spire investors own include AT&T (T), Intel (INTC), Starbucks (SBUX), Walt Disney (DIS), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Coca-Cola (KO), Lockheed Martin (LMT), Verizon Communications (VZ), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Home Depot (HD).

What is Spire's stock symbol?

Spire trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SR."

Who are Spire's major shareholders?

Spire's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. (1.12%), ProShare Advisors LLC (0.81%), Leeward Investments LLC MA (0.28%), Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC (0.24%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.17%) and Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.13%). Insiders that own company stock include Adam W Woodard, John P Stupp Jr, Steven P Rasche and Steven P Rasche.
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How do I buy shares of Spire?

Shares of SR stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Spire's stock price today?

One share of SR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $73.42.

How much money does Spire make?

Spire (NYSE:SR) has a market capitalization of $3.83 billion and generates $2.24 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $271.70 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.92 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Spire have?

Spire employs 3,710 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Spire?

Spire's mailing address is 700 MARKET STREET, ST LOUIS MO, 63101. The official website for the company is www.spireenergy.com. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at (314) 342-0500, via email at scott.dudley@spireenergy.com, or via fax at 314-421-1979.

This page (NYSE:SR) was last updated on 8/9/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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