How to buy Cenovus Energy stock - 09 March

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How to buy Cenovus Energy stock

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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 market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$15 billion.

How to buy shares in Cenovus Energy

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  3. Search for Cenovus Energy. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CVE. 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 Cenovus Energy 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 Cenovus Energy, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cenovus Energy. 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.

Cenovus Energy share price

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Cenovus Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$1.41 - USD$7.72
50-day moving average USD$6.5142
200-day moving average USD$5.1487
Wall St. target priceUSD$10.85
PE ratio 27.0239
Dividend yield USD$0.15 (2.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.424

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Is it a good time to buy Cenovus Energy stock?

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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 27x. In other words, Cenovus Energy shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

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 financials

Gross profit TTM USD$1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM -4.61%
Return on equity TTM -13.25%
Profit margin -17.99%
Book value $11.393
Market capitalisation USD$15 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cenovus Energy shares

There are currently 18.3 million Cenovus Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Cenovus Energy's "short interest". This figure is 5.4% down from 19.3 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 10.9 million). Cenovus Energy's SIR currently stands at 1.68. In other words for every 100,000 Cenovus Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1680 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 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cenovus Energy shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cenovus Energy shares, roughly 0 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 01/01/2019) 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 $1.41 up to $7.72. 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 3.7904. 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. This segment owns a 50% ownership in Wood River and Borger refineries located in the United States; and owns and operates a crude-by-rail terminal in Alberta. Cenovus Energy Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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