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How to buy Cenovus Energy stock | $11.64

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Cenovus Energy Inc is an oil & gas integrated business based in the US. Cenovus Energy shares (CVE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cenovus Energy employs 2,413 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Cenovus Energy stock price (NYSE: CVE)

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Cenovus Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-17.
Latest market close$11.64
52-week range$3.14 - $12.04
50-day moving average $9.61
200-day moving average $8.70
Wall St. target price$14.23
PE ratio 333.1429
Dividend yield $0.035 (0.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.04

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Is it a good time to buy Cenovus Energy stock?

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Cenovus Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.64 from 2021-10-20

1 week (2021-10-14) -0.85%
1 month (2021-09-21) 37.75%
3 months (2021-07-21) 43.88%
6 months (2021-04-21) 54.17%
1 year (2020-10-21) 224.23%
2 years (2019-10-21) 33.18%
3 years (2018-10-19) 36.94%
5 years (2016-10-21) 15.68

Is Cenovus Energy under- or over-valued?

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

Cenovus Energy's P/E ratio

Cenovus Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 333x. In other words, Cenovus Energy shares trade at around 333x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Cenovus Energy's PEG ratio

Cenovus Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.45. 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 Cenovus Energy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Cenovus Energy's EBITDA

Cenovus Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.1 billion.

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

Cenovus Energy financials

Revenue TTM $26.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.84%
Gross profit TTM $1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.1%
Return on equity TTM 0.47%
Profit margin 0.36%
Book value $11.45
Market capitalisation $23.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cenovus Energy shares

There are currently 9.9 million Cenovus Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Cenovus Energy's "short interest". This figure is 30.5% down from 14.3 million last month.

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

Cenovus Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cenovus Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cenovus Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cenovus Energy shares traded daily (recently around 8.6 million). Cenovus Energy's SIR currently stands at 1.16. In other words for every 100,000 Cenovus Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1160 shares are currently held short.

However Cenovus Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cenovus Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cenovus Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cenovus Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cenovus Energy shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0075% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cenovus Energy shares, roughly 8 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 Cenovus Energy.

Find out more about how you can short Cenovus Energy stock.

Cenovus Energy'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 Cenovus Energy.

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

Cenovus Energy's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 37.69

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Cenovus Energy's overall score of 37.69 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 77th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Cenovus Energy 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.).

Cenovus Energy's environmental score

Environmental score: 22.07/100

Cenovus Energy's environmental score of 22.07 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cenovus Energy is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Cenovus Energy's social score

Social score: 14.44/100

Cenovus Energy's social score of 14.44 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cenovus Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Cenovus Energy's governance score

Governance score: 12.67/100

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

Cenovus Energy's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Cenovus Energy Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 37.69
Total ESG percentile 77.3
Environmental score 22.07
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 14.44
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 12.67
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 1

Cenovus Energy share dividends

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

Cenovus Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cenovus Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.1354 up to $12.04. 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 Cenovus Energy's is 3.7148. This would suggest that Cenovus Energy's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Cenovus Energy overview

Cenovus Energy Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, develops, produces, and markets crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Canada, the United States and the Asia Pacific region. The company operates through Oil Sands, Conventional, and Refining and Marketing segments. The Oil Sands segment develops and produces bitumen in northeast Alberta. Its bitumen assets include Foster Creek, Christina Lake, and Narrows Lake, as well as other projects in the early stages of development. The Conventional segment holds assets primarily located in Elmworth-Wapiti, Kaybob-Edson, and Clearwater operating areas of British Columbia and Alberta, as well as various interests in natural gas processing facilities. The Refining and Marketing segment transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and NGLs.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Cenovus Energy is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 34.715% of Cenovus Energy shares are held by insiders and 45.621% by institutions.
How many people work for Cenovus Energy?
Latest data suggests 2,413 work at Cenovus Energy.
When does the fiscal year end for Cenovus Energy?
Cenovus Energy's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Cenovus Energy based?
Cenovus Energy's address is: 225, 6 Avenue South West, Calgary, AB, Canada, T2P 0M5
What is Cenovus Energy's ISIN number?
Cenovus Energy's international securities identification number is: CA15135U1093
What is Cenovus Energy's CUSIP number?
Cenovus Energy's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 15135U109

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