NYSE:SR - Spire Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $77.35 +0.08 (+0.10 %) (As of 02/21/2019 02:43 PM ET)Previous Close$77.27Today's Range$76.50 - $77.7852-Week Range$64.70 - $81.13Volume77,118 shsAverage Volume830,794 shsMarket Capitalization$3.92 billionP/E Ratio20.79Dividend Yield3.08%Beta0.22 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Spire Inc., through 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 through two segments, Gas Utility and Gas Marketing. It is also involved in marketing natural gas; and provision of energy services on non-regulated basis to on-system utility transportation customers, as well as to retail and wholesale customers. 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. Receive SR News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for SR and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Natural gas distribution Sub-IndustryN/A SectorUtilities Current SymbolNYSE:SR Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A Webwww.spireenergy.com Phone314-342-0500Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.87 Current Ratio0.58 Quick Ratio0.44Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio20.79 Forward P/E Ratio20.68 P/E Growth5.23 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.97 billion Price / Sales2.00 Cash Flow$6.9937 per share Price / Cash Flow11.06 Book Value$45.03 per share Price / Book1.72Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.72 Net Income$214.20 million Net Margins8.25% Return on Equity8.52% Return on Assets2.81%Miscellaneous Employees3,366 Outstanding Shares50,740,000Market Cap$3.92 billion OptionableOptionable Spire (NYSE:SR) Frequently Asked Questions What is Spire's stock symbol? Spire trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SR." How often does Spire pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Spire? Spire announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 6th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 11th will be given a dividend of $0.5925 per share on Tuesday, April 2nd. This represents a $2.37 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.06%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 8th. View Spire's Dividend History. How were Spire's earnings last quarter? Spire Inc (NYSE:SR) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 6th. The utilities provider reported $1.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.34 by $0.04. The utilities provider had revenue of $602 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $602.54 million. Spire had a net margin of 8.25% and a return on equity of 8.52%. Spire's quarterly revenue was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.19 earnings per share. View Spire's Earnings History. When is Spire's next earnings date? Spire is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Spire. What guidance has Spire issued on next quarter's earnings? Spire updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 6th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.70-3.80 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.73. Spire also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $3.70-3.80 EPS. What price target have analysts set for SR? 8 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Spire's stock. Their forecasts range from $72.00 to $82.00. On average, they anticipate Spire's share price to reach $74.8571 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.2%. View Analyst Price Targets for Spire. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Spire? 8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Spire in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Spire. Has Spire been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about SR stock have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Spire earned a media sentiment score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the utilities provider a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of Spire's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Spire include Atmos Energy (ATO), Ultrapar Participacoes (UGP), National Fuel Gas (NFG), ONE Gas (OGS), New Jersey Resources (NJR), South Jersey Industries (SJI), New Fortress Energy (NFE), Northwest Natural (NWN), Just Energy Group (JE) and WGL (WGL). What other stocks do shareholders of Spire own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Spire investors own include Starbucks (SBUX), Alphabet (GOOG), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), Home Depot (HD), MONDI/PAR VTG FPD 0.2 (MNDI), Walt Disney (DIS), Texas Instruments (TXN) and Activision Blizzard (ATVI). Who are Spire's key executives? Spire's management team includes the folowing people: Ms. Suzanne Sitherwood, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 54)Mr. Steven P. Rasche, Exec. VP, CFO & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 59)Mr. Steven L. Lindsey, Exec. VP & CEO of Distribution Operations & Gas Utilities (Age 53)Mr. Mark C. Darrell, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer (Age 61)Mr. Michael C. Geiselhart, Sr. VP of Strategic Planning & Corp. Devel. (Age 60) Who are Spire's major shareholders? Spire's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.99%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (2.38%), Northern Trust Corp (1.98%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.85%), Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. (1.84%) and Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. (1.73%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Spire. Which major investors are selling Spire stock? SR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Nordea Investment Management AB, Barclays PLC, Comerica Bank, Hennessy Advisors Inc., Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Spire. Which major investors are buying Spire stock? SR stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Bessemer Group Inc., Macquarie Group Ltd., TD Asset Management Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P., Bank of America Corp DE and Martingale Asset Management L P. View Insider Buying and Selling for Spire. How do I buy shares of Spire? Shares of SR can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Spire's stock price today? One share of SR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $77.37. How big of a company is Spire? Spire has a market capitalization of $3.93 billion and generates $1.97 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $214.20 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.72 on an earnings per share basis. Spire employs 3,366 workers across the globe. What is Spire's official website? The official website for Spire is http://www.spireenergy.com. How can I contact Spire? Spire's mailing address is 700 MARKET STREET, ST LOUIS MO, 63101. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 314-342-0500 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Spire (NYSE SR)Community Ranking: 2.3 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 219 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 262 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 481MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Spire and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SR will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SR will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. 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