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TSE:FTS

Fortis (FTS) Stock Price, News & Analysis

C$53.81
+0.02 (+0.04%)
(As of 02/22/2024 ET)
Today's Range
C$53.16
C$53.84
50-Day Range
C$52.23
C$56.07
52-Week Range
C$49.82
C$62.00
Volume
2.01 million shs
Average Volume
1.53 million shs
Market Capitalization
C$26.40 billion
P/E Ratio
17.36
Dividend Yield
4.39%
Price Target
C$57.54

Fortis MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
6.9% Upside
C$57.54 Price Target
Short Interest
N/A
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
-0.07mentions of Fortis in the last 14 days
Based on 4 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
N/A

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

0.88 out of 5 stars


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About Fortis Stock (TSE:FTS)

Fortis Inc. operates as an electric and gas utility company in Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean countries. It generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to approximately 447,000 retail customers in southeastern Arizona; and 103,000 retail customers in Arizona's Mohave and Santa Cruz counties with an aggregate capacity of 3,408 megawatts (MW), including 68 MW of solar capacity and 250 MV of wind capacity. The company also sells wholesale electricity to other entities in the western United States; owns gas-fired and hydroelectric generating capacity totaling 65 MW; and distributes natural gas to approximately 1,087,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in British Columbia, Canada. In addition, it owns and operates the electricity distribution system that serves approximately 592,000 customers in southern and central Alberta; owns four hydroelectric generating facilities with a combined capacity of 225 MW; and provides operation, maintenance, and management services to five hydroelectric generating facilities. Further, the company distributes electricity in the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador with an installed generating capacity of 145 MW; and on Prince Edward Island with a generating capacity of 90 MW. Additionally, it provides integrated electric utility service to approximately 69,000 customers in Ontario; approximately 275,000 customers in Newfoundland and Labrador; approximately 34,000 customers on Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; and approximately 17,000 customers on certain islands in Turks and Caicos. It also holds long-term contracted generation assets in Belize consisting of 3 hydroelectric generating facilities with a combined capacity of 51 MW; and the Aitken Creek natural gas storage facility. It also owns and operates approximately 90,500 circuit Kilometers (km) of distribution lines; and approximately 51,600 km of natural gas pipelines. Fortis Inc. was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in St. John's, Canada.

FTS Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/02/2018
Ex-Dividend for 3/1 Dividend
2/15/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/1 Dividend
2/15/2024
Today
2/22/2024
Dividend Payable
3/01/2024
Dividend Payable
3/01/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/01/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Utilities
Industry
Utilities - Regulated Electric
Sub-Industry
N/A
CIK
N/A
Fax
N/A
Employees
9,598
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
C$57.54
High Stock Price Target
C$62.00
Low Stock Price Target
C$50.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+7.2%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
8 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
C$1.51 billion
Pretax Margin
N/A

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
C$11.52 billion
Cash Flow
C$0.82 per share
Book Value
C$40.53 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
N/A
Market Cap
C$26.34 billion
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
0.18
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Key Executives

  • Mr. David Gerard Hutchens (Age 57)
    President, CEO & Director
    Comp: $4.81M
  • Mr. Gary J. Smith (Age 62)
    Executive Vice President of Operations & Innovation
    Comp: $1.55M
  • Mr. James R. Reid
    Executive VP of Sustainability & Chief Legal Officer
  • Mr. Stuart I. Lochray
    Senior Vice President of Capital Markets & Business Development
  • Mr. Kevin D. Woodbury
    Vice President of Innovation & Technology
  • Mr. Ronald J. Hinsley
    Chief Information Officer & VP
  • Ms. Stephanie A. Amaimo
    Vice President of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Karen M. McCarthy BPR
    M.Ed, Vice President of Communications and Government Relations
  • Ms. Tanya Nicole Finlay
    Vice President of People & Culture
  • Mr. Regan P. O'Dea
    VP & General Counsel

Should I Buy Fortis Stock? FTS Pros and Cons Explained

These insights were generated using artificial intelligence. They are based on proprietary MarketBeat data, news articles, and custom LLM A.I. algorithms. This analysis of Fortis was last updated on Monday, February 19, 2024 at 8:38 PM.

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Fortis Inc.:

  • Fortis Inc. operates as an electric and gas utility company in Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean countries, providing a stable and essential service.
  • With a long history dating back to 1885, Fortis Inc. has established itself as a reliable player in the utility industry.
  • Fortis Inc. has a diverse portfolio of assets, including electricity generation, transmission, and distribution lines, as well as natural gas pipelines.
  • Recent developments show that Fortis Inc. has been expanding its infrastructure, which could lead to increased revenue and growth opportunities.
  • Investors may find Fortis Inc. appealing due to its consistent dividend payments and potential for long-term returns.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in Fortis Inc. for these reasons:

  • While Fortis Inc. offers stability, the utility industry is highly regulated, which could limit potential growth opportunities.
  • As a utility company, Fortis Inc. may be susceptible to changes in energy policies and regulations, impacting its operations and profitability.
  • One consideration for investors is the current stock price of Fortis Inc., which may not present an immediate buying opportunity.
  • Despite its long history, Fortis Inc. faces competition from other utility companies, which could affect its market share and financial performance.
  • Investors should carefully assess the risks associated with investing in a utility company like Fortis Inc., including potential economic downturns and industry challenges.














FTS Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Fortis stock right now?

8 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Fortis in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" FTS shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in FTS, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Fortis' stock price target for 2024?

8 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Fortis' stock. Their FTS share price targets range from C$50.00 to C$62.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach C$57.54 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.9% from the stock's current price.
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How have FTS shares performed in 2024?

Fortis' stock was trading at C$54.51 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, FTS shares have decreased by 1.3% and is now trading at C$53.81.
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When is Fortis' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 1st 2024.
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.

How were Fortis' earnings last quarter?

Fortis Inc. (TSE:FTS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November, 2nd. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.65. The firm earned $2.04 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.14 billion. Fortis had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.41% and a net margin of 13.66%.

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

Fortis declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 17th will be given a dividend of 0.59 per share on Saturday, June 1st. This represents a $2.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 16th.
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Is Fortis a good dividend stock?

Fortis (TSE:FTS) pays an annual dividend of C$2.36 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.45%. FTS has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio is 76.13%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable.
Read our dividend analysis for FTS.

What other stocks do shareholders of Fortis own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Fortis investors own include Enbridge (ENB), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), Royal Bank of Canada (RY), Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), TELUS (T), BCE (BCE), Bank of Montreal (BMO), Emera (EMA), TC Energy (TRP) and Canadian National Railway (CNR).

How do I buy shares of Fortis?

Shares of FTS stock and other Canadian stocks can be purchased through an online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the Canadian stock market include BMO InvestorLine, CIBC Investor's Edge, Desjardins Online Brokerage, HSBC InvestDirect, Laurentian Bank Discount Brokerage, National Bank Direct Brokerage, Qtrade Investor, Questrade, RBC Direct Investing, Scotia iTrade, TD Direct Investing, and Virtual Brokers.
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This page (TSE:FTS) was last updated on 2/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff