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How to buy BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust stock | $2.46

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BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in the US. BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust shares (BPT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  3. Search for BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BPT. 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 BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust 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. At last close price of USD$2.46, 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 BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust. 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.

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust share price

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BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$2.46
52-week range USD$1.43 - USD$9.4767
50-day moving average USD$1.6254
200-day moving average USD$3.1009
Wall St. target price USD$6
PE ratio 1.1543
Dividend yield USD$1.7 (32.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.279

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BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $2.46 from 2020-12-04

1 week (2020-11-25) 13.89%
1 month (2020-11-05) 84.96%
3 months (2020-09-04) 35.16%
6 months (2020-06-05) -41.43%
1 year (2019-12-05) -61.56%
2 years (2018-12-04) -90.58%
3 years (2017-12-05) -88.09%
5 years (2015-12-04) -91.84%

Is BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust under- or over-valued?

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

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust's P/E ratio

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1x. In other words, BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust shares trade at around 1x 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.

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust financials

Revenue TTM USD$28.8 million
Operating margin TTM 95.17%
Gross profit TTM USD$49 million
Return on assets TTM 2201.82%
Return on equity TTM 6380.65%
Profit margin 95.17%
Book value $0.006
Market capitalisation USD$31 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust shares

There are currently 1.1 million BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust's "short interest". This figure is 4.4% down from 1.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust shares can be evaluated.

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust shares traded daily (recently around 144418.08650066). BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust's SIR currently stands at 7.63. In other words for every 100,000 BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7630 shares are currently held short.

However BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust.

Find out more about how you can short BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust stock.

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 32.38% of net profits

Recently BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust has paid out, on average, around 32.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 32.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust shareholders could enjoy a 32.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $1.7 per share.

While BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 21 January 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 January 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.43 up to $9.4767. 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 BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust's is -0.1517. This would suggest that BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust has bucked the trend.

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust overview

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust operates as a grantor trust in the United States. The company holds overriding royalty interest comprising a non-operational interest in minerals in the Prudhoe Bay oil field located on the North Slope of Alaska. The Prudhoe Bay field extends approximately 12 miles by 27 miles and contains approximately 150,000 gross productive acres. As of December 31, 2019, its estimated proved reserves were 4.465 million barrels of oil and condensate of which 4.394 million barrels are proved developed reserves; and 0.070 million barrels are proved undeveloped reserves. BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust was founded in 1989 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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