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How to buy China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation stock | $44.91

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China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation is an oil & gas integrated business based in the US. China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation shares (SNP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation employs 402,206 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$70.5 billion.

How to buy shares in China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation

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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 China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SNP. 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 China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation 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$44.91, 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 China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation. 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.

China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation share price

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China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-31.
Latest market closeUSD$44.91
52-week rangeUSD$38.0666 - USD$57.3348
50-day moving average USD$45.3747
200-day moving average USD$43.5091
Wall St. target priceUSD$52.92
PE ratio 4.9692
Dividend yield USD$4.37 (9.7%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$9.1

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Is it a good time to buy China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation stock?

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China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation price performance over time

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Is China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation's P/E ratio

China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation shares trade at around 5x 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.

China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation's PEG ratio

China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.5682. 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 China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation financials

Gross profit TTM USD$475.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.8%
Return on equity TTM 5.6%
Profit margin 1.65%
Book value $90.6
Market capitalisation USD$70.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation shares

There are currently 277,948 China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 7.6% up from 258,359 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation shares can be evaluated.

China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 224151.61290323). China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.24. In other words for every 100,000 China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1240 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation stock.

China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 67.1% of net profits

Recently China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation has paid out, on average, around 67.1% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 9.7% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 9.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $4.37 per share.

China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 13 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation's shares ever split?

China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation's shares were split on a 13:10 basis on 2 July 2013. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 13 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 23.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation's share price.

China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $38.0666 up to $57.3348. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SNP.US volatility(beta: 1.07)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation's is 1.0749. This would suggest that China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation'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).

China Petroleum-and-Chemical Corporation overview

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, an energy and chemical company, engages in oil and gas, and chemical operations in the People's Republic of China. It operates through five segments: Exploration and Production, Refining, Marketing and Distribution, Chemicals, and Corporate and Others. The company explores for and develops oil fields; produces crude oil and natural gas; processes and purifies crude oil; and manufactures and sells petroleum products. It also owns and operates oil depots and service stations; and distributes and sells refined petroleum products, including gasoline and diesel through wholesale and retail sales networks. In addition, the company manufactures and sells petrochemical and derivative petrochemical products; and other chemical products, such as basic organic chemicals, synthetic resins, synthetic fiber monomers and polymers, synthetic fibers, synthetic rubber, and chemical fertilizers. Further, it is involved in the pipeline transportation and sale of petroleum and natural gas; production, sale, storage, and transportation of refinery, petrochemical, and coal chemical products; import and export of petroleum products, natural gas, petrochemical and chemical products, and other commodities and technologies; research, development, and application of technologies and information; production and sale of catalyst products, lubricant base oil, polyester chips and fibers, plastics, and intermediate petrochemical products; research, development, production, and sale of ethylene and downstream byproducts; provision of geophysical and drilling services, as well as well testing and measurement services; manufacturing production equipment; and coal chemical industry investment management activities. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of China Petrochemical Corporation.

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