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$8.69
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$8.65
Now: $8.69
$8.95
50-Day Range
$8.36
MA: $8.94
$9.71
52-Week Range
$3.63
Now: $8.69
$9.78
Volume286,377 shs
Average Volume287,982 shs
Market Capitalization$2.35 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield1.46%
Beta1.2

Competitors

TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) Vs. AQN, NRG, ENIA, VST, BEPC, and PNW

Should you be buying TAC stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "electric services" are considered alternatives and competitors to TransAlta, including Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN), NRG Energy (NRG), Enel Américas (ENIA), Vistra (VST), Brookfield Renewable (BEPC), and Pinnacle West Capital (PNW).

TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) and Algonquin Power & Utilities (NYSE:AQN) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares TransAlta and Algonquin Power & Utilities' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
TransAlta-2.23%-4.95%-1.60%
Algonquin Power & Utilities27.73%7.87%3.10%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares TransAlta and Algonquin Power & Utilities' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
TransAlta$1.77 billion1.33$61.79 million($0.09)-96.56
Algonquin Power & Utilities$1.62 billion5.70$530.88 million$0.6324.54

Algonquin Power & Utilities has lower revenue, but higher earnings than TransAlta. TransAlta is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Algonquin Power & Utilities, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

58.1% of TransAlta shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.9% of Algonquin Power & Utilities shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for TransAlta and Algonquin Power & Utilities, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
TransAlta03502.63
Algonquin Power & Utilities14402.33

TransAlta presently has a consensus target price of $11.50, indicating a potential upside of 32.34%. Algonquin Power & Utilities has a consensus target price of $16.5278, indicating a potential upside of 6.91%. Given TransAlta's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe TransAlta is more favorable than Algonquin Power & Utilities.

Risk and Volatility

TransAlta has a beta of 1.2, meaning that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Algonquin Power & Utilities has a beta of 0.39, meaning that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

TransAlta pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Algonquin Power & Utilities pays an annual dividend of $0.62 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. TransAlta pays out -144.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Algonquin Power & Utilities pays out 98.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. TransAlta has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Algonquin Power & Utilities has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years. Algonquin Power & Utilities is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

Algonquin Power & Utilities beats TransAlta on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) and NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares TransAlta and NRG Energy's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
TransAlta-2.23%-4.95%-1.60%
NRG Energy43.90%50.32%6.93%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares TransAlta and NRG Energy's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
TransAlta$1.77 billion1.33$61.79 million($0.09)-96.56
NRG Energy$9.82 billion0.91$4.44 billion$3.969.22

NRG Energy has higher revenue and earnings than TransAlta. TransAlta is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NRG Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

58.1% of TransAlta shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.7% of NRG Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of NRG Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for TransAlta and NRG Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
TransAlta03502.63
NRG Energy10702.75

TransAlta presently has a consensus target price of $11.50, indicating a potential upside of 32.34%. NRG Energy has a consensus target price of $45.3125, indicating a potential upside of 24.11%. Given TransAlta's higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe TransAlta is more favorable than NRG Energy.

Risk and Volatility

TransAlta has a beta of 1.2, meaning that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NRG Energy has a beta of 1, meaning that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.

Dividends

TransAlta pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. NRG Energy pays an annual dividend of $1.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. TransAlta pays out -144.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. NRG Energy pays out 32.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. TransAlta has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and NRG Energy has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Summary

NRG Energy beats TransAlta on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) and Enel Américas (NYSE:ENIA) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares TransAlta and Enel Américas' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
TransAlta-2.23%-4.95%-1.60%
Enel Américas10.43%11.67%4.70%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares TransAlta and Enel Américas' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
TransAlta$1.77 billion1.33$61.79 million($0.09)-96.56
Enel Américas$14.31 billion0.61$1.61 billionN/AN/A

Enel Américas has higher revenue and earnings than TransAlta.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

58.1% of TransAlta shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.0% of Enel Américas shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Enel Américas shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for TransAlta and Enel Américas, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
TransAlta03502.63
Enel Américas00203.00

TransAlta presently has a consensus target price of $11.50, indicating a potential upside of 32.34%. Enel Américas has a consensus target price of $9.20, indicating a potential upside of 21.69%. Given TransAlta's higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe TransAlta is more favorable than Enel Américas.

Risk and Volatility

TransAlta has a beta of 1.2, meaning that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enel Américas has a beta of 1.1, meaning that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

TransAlta pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Enel Américas pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. TransAlta pays out -144.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. TransAlta has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. TransAlta is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) and Vistra (NYSE:VST) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Dividends

TransAlta pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Vistra pays an annual dividend of $0.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. TransAlta pays out -144.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Vistra pays out 26.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. TransAlta has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Vistra has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares TransAlta and Vistra's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
TransAlta-2.23%-4.95%-1.60%
Vistra4.98%8.57%2.57%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares TransAlta and Vistra's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
TransAlta$1.77 billion1.33$61.79 million($0.09)-96.56
Vistra$11.81 billion0.71$928 million$2.078.33

Vistra has higher revenue and earnings than TransAlta. TransAlta is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Vistra, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

TransAlta has a beta of 1.2, meaning that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vistra has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for TransAlta and Vistra, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
TransAlta03502.63
Vistra01502.83

TransAlta presently has a consensus target price of $11.50, indicating a potential upside of 32.34%. Vistra has a consensus target price of $27.1667, indicating a potential upside of 57.49%. Given Vistra's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Vistra is more favorable than TransAlta.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

58.1% of TransAlta shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.2% of Vistra shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Vistra shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Vistra beats TransAlta on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) and Brookfield Renewable (NYSE:BEPC) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Dividends

TransAlta pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Brookfield Renewable pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. TransAlta pays out -144.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. TransAlta has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares TransAlta and Brookfield Renewable's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
TransAlta-2.23%-4.95%-1.60%
Brookfield RenewableN/AN/AN/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares TransAlta and Brookfield Renewable's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
TransAlta$1.77 billion1.33$61.79 million($0.09)-96.56
Brookfield RenewableN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

TransAlta has higher revenue and earnings than Brookfield Renewable.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for TransAlta and Brookfield Renewable, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
TransAlta03502.63
Brookfield Renewable10001.00

TransAlta currently has a consensus target price of $11.50, indicating a potential upside of 32.34%. Brookfield Renewable has a consensus target price of $48.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.94%. Given TransAlta's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe TransAlta is more favorable than Brookfield Renewable.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

58.1% of TransAlta shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.2% of Brookfield Renewable shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

TransAlta beats Brookfield Renewable on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) and Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE:PNW) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Dividends

TransAlta pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Pinnacle West Capital pays an annual dividend of $3.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. TransAlta pays out -144.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Pinnacle West Capital pays out 69.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. TransAlta has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Pinnacle West Capital has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years. Pinnacle West Capital is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares TransAlta and Pinnacle West Capital's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
TransAlta-2.23%-4.95%-1.60%
Pinnacle West Capital18.03%11.16%3.33%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares TransAlta and Pinnacle West Capital's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
TransAlta$1.77 billion1.33$61.79 million($0.09)-96.56
Pinnacle West Capital$3.47 billion2.27$538.32 million$4.7714.66

Pinnacle West Capital has higher revenue and earnings than TransAlta. TransAlta is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Pinnacle West Capital, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

TransAlta has a beta of 1.2, suggesting that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pinnacle West Capital has a beta of 0.25, suggesting that its stock price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for TransAlta and Pinnacle West Capital, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
TransAlta03502.63
Pinnacle West Capital16402.27

TransAlta currently has a consensus target price of $11.50, indicating a potential upside of 32.34%. Pinnacle West Capital has a consensus target price of $86.25, indicating a potential upside of 23.34%. Given TransAlta's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe TransAlta is more favorable than Pinnacle West Capital.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

58.1% of TransAlta shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.8% of Pinnacle West Capital shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Pinnacle West Capital shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Pinnacle West Capital beats TransAlta on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


TransAlta Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Algonquin Power & Utilities logo
AQN
Algonquin Power & Utilities
1.7$15.46-2.8%$9.26 billion$1.62 billion18.63Upcoming Earnings
Gap Down
NRG Energy logo
NRG
NRG Energy
2.5$36.51-2.9%$8.92 billion$9.82 billion2.33Upcoming Earnings
High Trading Volume
Enel Américas logo
ENIA
Enel Américas
1.3$7.56-1.9%$8.69 billion$14.31 billion9.57News Coverage
Vistra logo
VST
Vistra
2.5$17.25-31.9%$8.44 billion$11.81 billion14.74Dividend Increase
Analyst Report
High Trading Volume
Unusual Options Activity
News Coverage
Gap Down
BEPC
Brookfield Renewable
0.9$46.18-1.4%$7.95 billionN/A0.00
Pinnacle West Capital logo
PNW
Pinnacle West Capital
2.1$69.93-4.4%$7.87 billion$3.47 billion12.44Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Gap Down
EBR
Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. - Eletrobrás
1.3$5.78-4.2%$7.82 billion$6.74 billion5.16Gap Down
OGE Energy logo
OGE
OGE Energy
2.0$29.27-1.2%$5.85 billion$2.23 billion-30.49Earnings Announcement
Dividend Announcement
News Coverage
Clearway Energy logo
CWEN
Clearway Energy
1.1$27.46-1.2%$5.54 billion$1.03 billion76.28Upcoming Earnings
NextEra Energy Partners logo
NEP
NextEra Energy Partners
1.9$72.64-0.2%$5.51 billion$855 million-50.44
Huaneng Power International logo
HNP
Huaneng Power International
1.5$13.22-3.6%$5.19 billion$24.94 billion9.87Gap Down
Enel Chile logo
ENIC
Enel Chile
0.9$3.60-5.0%$4.98 billion$3.45 billion-32.73Upcoming Earnings
Gap Down
Ormat Technologies logo
ORA
Ormat Technologies
1.6$85.67-5.5%$4.78 billion$746.04 million56.74Earnings Announcement
Dividend Increase
News Coverage
Gap Down
IDACORP logo
IDA
IDACORP
2.2$86.24-2.3%$4.35 billion$1.35 billion17.67Gap Down
PNM Resources logo
PNM
PNM Resources
1.9$48.01-0.3%$4.12 billion$1.46 billion19.60Earnings Announcement
News Coverage
Hawaiian Electric Industries logo
HE
Hawaiian Electric Industries
1.9$34.96-0.7%$3.82 billion$2.87 billion17.84High Trading Volume
Portland General Electric logo
POR
Portland General Electric
2.0$42.16-1.6%$3.77 billion$2.12 billion23.04Analyst Upgrade
Gap Down
Black Hills logo
BKH
Black Hills
2.3$59.16-1.8%$3.71 billion$1.73 billion16.66News Coverage
Gap Down
Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure logo
AY
Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure
1.8$36.15-0.5%$3.67 billion$1.01 billion61.27Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
CEMIG logo
CIG
CEMIG
0.5$2.11-1.4%$3.20 billion$6.32 billion0.00Analyst Downgrade
Gap Down
Companhia Paranaense de Energia - COPEL logo
ELP
Companhia Paranaense de Energia - COPEL
1.6$10.62-2.6%$2.91 billion$3.95 billion4.28Gap Down
Otter Tail logo
OTTR
Otter Tail
2.0$40.52-2.1%$1.68 billion$919.50 million16.88Gap Down
Kenon logo
KEN
Kenon
0.5$27.50-5.8%$1.48 billion$373 million0.00Gap Down
Azure Power Global logo
AZRE
Azure Power Global
1.3$30.32-0.2%$1.46 billion$171.90 million-48.13
Pampa Energía logo
PAM
Pampa Energía
1.0$13.33-0.7%$776.07 million$2.84 billion7.89News Coverage
Central Puerto logo
CEPU
Central Puerto
1.4$2.20-0.9%$333.08 million$606.52 million3.44
Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima logo
EDN
Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima
0.8$3.93-2.8%$178.11 million$1.52 billion-5.61News Coverage
Gap Up
OPTT
Ocean Power Technologies
0.6$3.67-0.5%$113.03 million$1.68 million-3.82
This page was last updated on 2/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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