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How to buy Berry Corporation stock

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Berry Corporation is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Berry Corporation shares (BRY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Berry Corporation employs 355 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$468.7 million.

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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 Berry Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BRY. 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 Berry Corporation 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 Berry Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Berry Corporation. 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.

Berry Corporation share price

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Berry Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$1.82 - USD$6.3485
50-day moving average USD$4.4412
200-day moving average USD$3.8001
Wall St. target priceUSD$5.68
PE ratio 6.8868
Dividend yield USD$0.24 (4.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.203

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Is it a good time to buy Berry Corporation stock?

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Is Berry Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Berry Corporation's P/E ratio

Berry Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Berry Corporation shares trade at around 7x 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.

Berry Corporation's EBITDA

Berry Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$256.2 million.

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

Berry Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$468.7 million
Operating margin TTM 14.13%
Gross profit TTM USD$351.5 million
Return on assets TTM 2.58%
Return on equity TTM -23.26%
Profit margin -43.96%
Book value $9.696
Market capitalisation USD$388.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Berry Corporation shares

There are currently 554,101 Berry Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Berry Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 13.3% down from 638,936 last month.

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

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

Berry Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Berry Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Berry Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 282704.59183673). Berry Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.96. In other words for every 100,000 Berry Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1960 shares are currently held short.

However Berry Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Berry Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Berry Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Berry Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Berry Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0102% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Berry Corporation shares, roughly 10 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 Berry Corporation.

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

Berry Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 21.05% of net profits

Recently Berry Corporation has paid out, on average, around 21.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 21.43% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Berry Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 21.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Berry Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 per share.

While Berry Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Berry Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Berry Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 15 April 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Berry Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Berry Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.82 up to $6.3485. 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 Berry Corporation's is 760.0476. This would suggest that Berry Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Berry Corporation overview

Berry Corporation, an independent upstream energy company, engages in the development and production of conventional oil reserves located in the western United States. The company's properties are located in the San Joaquin and Ventura basins, California; Uinta basin, Utah; and Piceance basin, Colorado. As of December 31, 2019, it had a total of 3,541 net producing wells. The company was formerly known as Berry Petroleum Corporation and changed its name to Berry Corporation in February 2020. Berry Corporation was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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