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How to buy APA stock
Learn how to easily invest in APA stock.
APA Corporation is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. APA shares (APA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. APA employs 2,253 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $11.2 billion.
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APA stock price (NASDAQ: APA)Use our graph to track the performance of APA stocks over time.
APA shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$34.67|
|52-week range||$20.27 - $51.76|
|50-day moving average||$36.39|
|200-day moving average||$36.81|
|Wall St. target price||$55.33|
|Dividend yield||$0.438 (3.04%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$8.88|
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APA price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-23)||5.48%|
|1 month (2022-08-30)||-11.83%|
|3 months (2022-06-30)||-0.66%|
|6 months (2022-03-30)||-15.85%|
|1 year (2021-09-28)||59.84%|
|2 years (2020-09-30)||266.10%|
|3 years (2019-09-30)||35.43%|
|5 years (2017-09-29)||45.8|
Is APA stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing APA stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of APA's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
APA's P/E ratio
APA's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, APA shares trade at around 4x 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.
APA's PEG ratio
APA's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.1414. 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 APA's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
APA's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $7.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a APA's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$11.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||50.94%|
|Gross profit TTM||$5.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||26.9%|
|Return on equity TTM||31.56%|
|Market capitalisation||$10.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
APA'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 APA.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
APA's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 45.73
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and APA's overall score of 45.73 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 89th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like APA 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.).
APA's environmental score
Environmental score: 25.98/100
APA's environmental score of 25.98 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that APA is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
APA's social score
Social score: 12.88/100
APA's social score of 12.88 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that APA is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
APA's governance score
Governance score: 12.87/100
APA's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that APA is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
APA's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. APA scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that APA has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||45.73|
|Total ESG percentile||88.65|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||2|
APA share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 9.53% of net profits
Recently APA has paid out, on average, around 9.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.04% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), APA shareholders could enjoy a 3.04% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In APA's case, that would currently equate to about $0.438 per share.
While APA's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that APA is investing more in its future growth.
APA's most recent dividend payout was on 21 November 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 October 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have APA's shares ever split?
APA's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 14 January 2004. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your APA shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for APA shares which in turn could have impacted APA's share price.
APA share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, APA's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.274 up to $51.7645. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while APA's is 3.8138. This would suggest that APA's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
APA Corporation, through its subsidiaries, explores for, develops, and produces oil and gas properties. It has operations in the United States, Egypt, and the United Kingdom, as well as has exploration activities offshore Suriname. The company also operates gathering, processing, and transmission assets in West Texas, as well as holds ownership in four Permian-to-Gulf Coast pipelines. APA Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas. .
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of APA is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.357% of APA shares are held by insiders and 84.204% by institutions. How many people work for APA?
Latest data suggests 2,253 work at APA. When does the fiscal year end for APA?
APA's fiscal year ends in December. Where is APA based?
APA's address is: 2000 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX, United States, 77056-4000 What is APA's ISIN number?
APA's international securities identification number is: US03743Q1085 What is APA's CUSIP number?
APA's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 037411105
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