How to buy Archrock stock - 14 April

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How to buy Archrock stock

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Archrock, Inc is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. Archrock shares (AROC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Archrock employs 1,250 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$875 million.

How to buy shares in Archrock

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Archrock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AROC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Archrock reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Archrock, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Archrock. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Archrock share price

Use our graph to track the performance of AROC stocks over time.

Archrock shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$3.2211 - USD$10.8
50-day moving average USD$10.0626
200-day moving average USD$8.3724
Wall St. target priceUSD$11.2
PE ratio 5.9295
Dividend yield USD$0.58 (6.05%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.105

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Is it a good time to buy Archrock stock?

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Is Archrock under- or over-valued?

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

Archrock's P/E ratio

Archrock's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Archrock shares trade at around 6x 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.

Archrock's PEG ratio

Archrock's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.56. 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 Archrock's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Archrock's EBITDA

Archrock's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$392.7 million.

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

Archrock financials

Revenue TTM USD$875 million
Operating margin TTM 22.81%
Gross profit TTM USD$497.8 million
Return on assets TTM 4.24%
Return on equity TTM -6.77%
Profit margin -7.82%
Book value $6.116
Market capitalisation USD$1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Archrock shares

There are currently 4.3 million Archrock shares held short by investors – that's known as Archrock's "short interest". This figure is 6.2% down from 4.6 million last month.

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

Archrock's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Archrock's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Archrock shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Archrock shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Archrock's SIR currently stands at 3.6. In other words for every 100,000 Archrock shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3600 shares are currently held short.

However Archrock's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Archrock shares, or, against the total number of tradable Archrock shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Archrock's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Archrock shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0459% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Archrock shares, roughly 46 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 Archrock.

Find out more about how you can short Archrock stock.

Archrock share dividends

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

Archrock share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Archrock's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.2211 up to $10.8. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AROC.US volatility(beta: 2.16)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Archrock's is 2.1605. This would suggest that Archrock's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Archrock overview

Archrock, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Contract Operations and Aftermarket Services. The company engages in the designing, sourcing, owning, installing, operating, servicing, repairing, and maintaining its owned fleet of natural gas compression equipment to provide natural gas compression services to customers in the oil and natural gas industry. It also offers various aftermarket services, such as sale of parts and components; and provision of operation, maintenance, overhaul, and reconfiguration services to customers who own compression equipment. The company was formerly known as Exterran Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Archrock, Inc. in November 2015. Archrock, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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