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How to buy Chaparral Energy stock

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Chaparral Energy, Inc is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Chaparral Energy shares (CHAP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Chaparral Energy employs 121 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$222.2 million.

How to buy shares in Chaparral Energy

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

Chaparral Energy share price

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Chaparral Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week rangeUSD$0.0251 - USD$1.25
50-day moving average USD$0.0361
200-day moving average USD$0.3772
Wall St. target priceUSD$0.75
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.806

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Is it a good time to buy Chaparral Energy stock?

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Is Chaparral Energy under- or over-valued?

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

Chaparral Energy's EBITDA

Chaparral Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$243.4 million.

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

Chaparral Energy financials

Revenue TTM USD$222.2 million
Operating margin TTM 60.53%
Gross profit TTM USD$173.5 million
Return on assets TTM 7.36%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -162.22%
Book value $8.82
Market capitalisation USD$18.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Chaparral Energy shares

There are currently 4.6 million Chaparral Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Chaparral Energy's "short interest". This figure is 2.4% down from 4.7 million last month.

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

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

Chaparral Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Chaparral Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Chaparral Energy shares traded daily (recently around 1.8 million). Chaparral Energy's SIR currently stands at 2.61. In other words for every 100,000 Chaparral Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2610 shares are currently held short.

However Chaparral Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Chaparral Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Chaparral Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Chaparral Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.1% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Chaparral Energy shares in existence, roughly 100 shares are currently held short) or 0.1432% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Chaparral Energy shares, roughly 143 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 Chaparral Energy.

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

Chaparral Energy share dividends

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

Chaparral Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Chaparral Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.0251 up to $1.25. 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 Chaparral Energy's is 2.7456. This would suggest that Chaparral Energy's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Chaparral Energy overview

Chaparral Energy, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and operation of oil and natural gas properties primarily in Oklahoma, the United States. The company sells crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids primarily to refineries and gas processing plant. Its 210,000 net surface acres are located in the Mid-Continent region, approximately 122,000 net acres are located in the STACK play primarily in Canadian, Kingfisher, and Garfield counties. As of December 31, 2019, the company's estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves were 96.6 million barrels of crude oil equivalent; and had an interest in 2,782 gross producing wells, including 866 gross company operated wells. Chaparral Energy, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. On August 16, 2020, Chaparral Energy, Inc., along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

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