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How to buy Cimarex Energy (XEC) stock
Learn how to easily invest in Cimarex Energy stock.
Cimarex Energy Co is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Cimarex Energy shares (XEC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cimarex Energy employs 747 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – XEC – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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What's in this guide?
- XEC shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is XEC stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short XEC shares?
- Is XEC suitable for ethical investing?
- Are XEC shares over-valued?
- Cimarex Energy's financials
- How volatile are XEC shares?
- Does Cimarex Energy pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Cimarex Energy stock price (NYSE: XEC)Use our graph to track the performance of XEC stocks over time.
Cimarex Energy shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$67.30|
|52-week range||$21.87 - $76.39|
|50-day moving average||$69.82|
|200-day moving average||$61.71|
|Wall St. target price||$82.56|
|Dividend yield||$0.93 (1.44%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-10.73|
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Is it a good time to buy Cimarex Energy stock?
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Cimarex Energy price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-15)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-25)||-7.87%|
|3 months (2021-04-26)||7.37%|
|6 months (2021-01-22)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-22)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-22)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-22)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-22)||N/A|
Is Cimarex Energy under- or over-valued?
Valuing Cimarex Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Cimarex Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Cimarex Energy's PEG ratio
Cimarex Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.43. 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 Cimarex 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.
Cimarex Energy's EBITDA
Cimarex Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $602.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Cimarex Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Cimarex Energy financials
|Revenue TTM||$1.8 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0%|
|Return on equity TTM||-46.6%|
|Market capitalisation||$6.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Cimarex Energy shares
There are currently 2.4 million Cimarex Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Cimarex Energy's "short interest". This figure is 7.5% up from 2.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Cimarex Energy shares can be evaluated.
Cimarex Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Cimarex Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cimarex Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cimarex Energy shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). Cimarex Energy's SIR currently stands at 1.84. In other words for every 100,000 Cimarex Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1840 shares are currently held short.
However Cimarex Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cimarex Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cimarex Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cimarex Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cimarex Energy shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0268% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cimarex Energy shares, roughly 27 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 Cimarex Energy.
Find out more about how you can short Cimarex Energy stock.
Cimarex 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 Cimarex Energy.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Cimarex Energy's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 53.4
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Cimarex Energy's overall score of 53.4 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 102nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Cimarex 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.).
Cimarex Energy's environmental score
Environmental score: 28.48/100
Cimarex Energy's environmental score of 28.48 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cimarex Energy is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Cimarex Energy's social score
Social score: 18.23/100
Cimarex Energy's social score of 18.23 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cimarex Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Cimarex Energy's governance score
Governance score: 11.19/100
Cimarex Energy's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Cimarex Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Cimarex Energy's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Cimarex Energy scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Cimarex Energy has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||53.4|
|Total ESG percentile||101.58|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||2|
Cimarex Energy share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 37.53% of net profits
Recently Cimarex Energy has paid out, on average, around 37.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.64% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cimarex Energy shareholders could enjoy a 1.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cimarex Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $0.93 per share.
While Cimarex Energy's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Cimarex Energy may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Cimarex Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 31 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Cimarex Energy share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Cimarex Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.8676 up to $76.39. 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 Cimarex Energy's is 2.5914. This would suggest that Cimarex Energy's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Cimarex Energy overview
Cimarex Energy Co. operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company primarily in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. As of December 31, 2020, it had a total proved reserves of 531. 0 million barrels of oil equivalent; 1. 36 trillion cubic feet of proved gas reserves; 144. 1 million barrels (MMBbls) of proved oil reserves; and 159. 8 MMBbls of natural gas liquids reserves primarily located in the Permian Basin and Mid-Continent regions.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Cimarex Energy is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.272% of Cimarex Energy shares are held by insiders and 102.225% by institutions. How many people work for Cimarex Energy?
Latest data suggests 747 work at Cimarex Energy. When does the fiscal year end for Cimarex Energy?
Cimarex Energy's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Cimarex Energy based?
Cimarex Energy's address is: 1700 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO, United States, 80203-4537 What is Cimarex Energy's ISIN number?
Cimarex Energy's international securities identification number is: US1717981013 What is Cimarex Energy's CUSIP number?
Cimarex Energy's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 171798101
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