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How to buy Apache Corporation stock

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Apache Corporation is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Apache Corporation shares (APA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Apache Corporation employs 3,163 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5 billion.

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  3. Search for Apache Corporation Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: APA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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Apache Corporation share price

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Apache Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
52-week rangeUSD$3.8 - USD$33.77
50-day moving average USD$13.96
200-day moving average USD$11.8535
Wall St. target priceUSD$16.91
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.1 (0.82%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.865

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Is Apache Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Apache Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Apache Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Apache Corporation's EBITDA

Apache Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Apache Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Apache Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$5 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$4.6 billion
Return on assets TTM -22.73%
Return on equity TTM -186.63%
Profit margin -158.72%
Book value $16.757
Market capitalisation USD$4.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Apache Corporation shares

There are currently 12.2 million Apache Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Apache Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 15% down from 14.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Apache Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Apache Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Apache Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Apache Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Apache Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 7.0 million). Apache Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.74. In other words for every 100,000 Apache Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1740 shares are currently held short.

However Apache Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Apache Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Apache Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Apache Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Apache Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.044% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Apache Corporation shares, roughly 44 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Apache Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Apache Corporation stock.

Apache Corporation'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 Apache Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Apache Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 44.55

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Apache Corporation's overall score of 44.55 (as at 08/01/2020) 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 Apache Corporation 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.).

Apache Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 28.33/100

Apache Corporation's environmental score of 28.33 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Apache Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Apache Corporation's social score

Social score: 12.88/100

Apache Corporation's social score of 12.88 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Apache Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Apache Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 13.85/100

Apache Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Apache Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Apache Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Apache Corporation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Apache Corporation has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Apache Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 44.55
Total ESG percentile 88.58
Environmental score 28.33
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 12.88
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 13.85
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 1

Apache Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Apache Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Apache Corporation's shares ever split?

Apache Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 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 Apache Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Apache Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Apache Corporation's share price.

Apache Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Apache Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.8 up to $33.77. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Apache Corporation's is 4.66. This would suggest that Apache Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Apache Corporation overview

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The company has operations in onshore assets located in the Permian and Midcontinent/Gulf Coast onshore regions; and offshore assets situated in the Gulf of Mexico region. It also holds onshore assets in Egypt's Western desert; and offshore assets in the North Sea region, including the United Kingdom. In addition, the company has an offshore exploration program in Suriname. As of December 31, 2019, it had total estimated proved reserves of 551 million barrels of crude oil, 186 million barrels of NGLs, and 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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