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How to buy Chevron stock
Learn how to easily invest in Chevron stock.
Chevron Corp is an oil & gas integrated business based in the US. Chevron shares (CVX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Chevron employs 42,595 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $206.1 billion.
How to buy shares in Chevron
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – CVX – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- CVX shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is CVX stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is CVX suitable for ethical investing?
- Are CVX shares over-valued?
- Chevron's financials
- How volatile are CVX shares?
- Does Chevron pay a dividend?
- Have CVX shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Chevron stock price (NYSE: CVX)Use our graph to track the performance of CVX stocks over time.
Chevron shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$145.78|
|52-week range||$97.55 - $180.76|
|50-day moving average||$155.48|
|200-day moving average||$150.85|
|Wall St. target price||$182.13|
|Dividend yield||$5.52 (3.92%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$14.99|
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Chevron price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-23)||0.70%|
|1 month (2022-08-30)||-9.24%|
|3 months (2022-06-30)||0.69%|
|6 months (2022-03-26)||N/A|
|1 year (2021-09-29)||41.08%|
|2 years (2020-09-30)||102.47%|
|3 years (2019-09-30)||22.92%|
|5 years (2017-09-29)||24.07%|
Is Chevron stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Chevron stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Chevron's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Chevron's P/E ratio
Chevron's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Chevron shares trade at around 10x 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.
Chevron's PEG ratio
Chevron's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.4372. 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 Chevron's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Chevron's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $47.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Chevron's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$206.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||15.13%|
|Gross profit TTM||$66.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.78%|
|Return on equity TTM||20.24%|
|Market capitalisation||$283.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Chevron'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 Chevron.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Chevron's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 43.79
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Chevron's overall score of 43.79 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 91st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Chevron 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.).
Chevron's environmental score
Environmental score: 24.34/100
Chevron's environmental score of 24.34 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Chevron is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Chevron's social score
Social score: 15.98/100
Chevron's social score of 15.98 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Chevron is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Chevron's governance score
Governance score: 13.98/100
Chevron's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Chevron is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Chevron's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Chevron scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Chevron hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||43.79|
|Total ESG percentile||91.1|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||3|
Chevron share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 38.1% of net profits
Recently Chevron has paid out, on average, around 38.1% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.92% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Chevron shareholders could enjoy a 3.92% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Chevron's case, that would currently equate to about $5.52 per share.
While Chevron's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Chevron may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Chevron's most recent dividend payout was on 11 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Chevron's shares ever split?
Chevron's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 September 2004. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Chevron shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Chevron shares which in turn could have impacted Chevron's share price.
Chevron share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Chevron's shares have ranged in value from as little as $97.5526 up to $180.7576. 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 Chevron's is 1.141. This would suggest that Chevron's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy and chemicals operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The Upstream segment is involved in the exploration, development, production, and transportation of crude oil and natural gas; processing, liquefaction, transportation, and regasification associated with liquefied natural gas; transportation of crude oil through pipelines; and transportation, storage, and marketing of natural gas, as well as operates a gas-to-liquids plant. The Downstream segment engages in refining crude oil into petroleum products; marketing crude oil, refined products, and lubricants; manufacturing and marketing of renewable fuels; transporting crude oil and refined products by pipeline, marine vessel, motor equipment, and rail car; and manufacturing and marketing of commodity petrochemicals, plastics for industrial uses, and fuel and lubricant additives. It is also involved in the cash management and debt financing activities; insurance operations; real estate activities; and technology businesses. The company was formerly known as ChevronTexaco Corporation and changed its name to Chevron Corporation in 2005. Chevron Corporation was founded in 1879 and is based in San Ramon, California.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Chevron is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.08% of Chevron shares are held by insiders and 71.682% by institutions. How many people work for Chevron?
Latest data suggests 42,595 work at Chevron. When does the fiscal year end for Chevron?
Chevron's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Chevron based?
Chevron's address is: 6001 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA, United States, 94583-2324 What is Chevron's ISIN number?
Chevron's international securities identification number is: US1667641005 What is Chevron's CUSIP number?
Chevron's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 166751107
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