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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 987 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2 billion.

How to buy shares in Cimarex Energy

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

Cimarex Energy share price

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Cimarex Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
52-week rangeUSD$12.15 - USD$55.29
50-day moving average USD$26.9689
200-day moving average USD$24.4057
Wall St. target priceUSD$40.58
PE ratio 8.2258
Dividend yield USD$0.88 (3.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.943

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Cimarex Energy price performance over time

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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 P/E ratio

Cimarex 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 8x. In other words, Cimarex Energy shares trade at around 8x 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.

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 USD$1.3 billion.

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 USD$2 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.01%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.59%
Return on equity TTM -66.7%
Profit margin -98.47%
Book value $18.537
Market capitalisation USD$2.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cimarex Energy shares

There are currently 2.7 million Cimarex Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Cimarex Energy's "short interest". This figure is 33.7% down from 4.1 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 1.4 million). Cimarex Energy's SIR currently stands at 1.87. In other words for every 100,000 Cimarex Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1870 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 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cimarex Energy shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0303% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cimarex Energy shares, roughly 30 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 08/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 101st 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

Cimarex Energy Co was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 53.4
Total ESG percentile 101.44
Environmental score 28.48
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 18.23
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 11.19
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

Cimarex Energy share dividends

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

Cimarex Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cimarex Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.15 up to $55.29. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

XEC.US volatility(beta: 2.4)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 Cimarex Energy's is 2.3986. 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, 2019, it had a total proved reserves of 619.6 million barrels of oil equivalent, consisting of 1.53 trillion cubic feet of natural gas; 169.8 million barrels (MMBbls) of oil; and 194.5 MMBbls of natural gas liquids primarily located in the Permian Basin and Mid-Continent regions. The company also owned interests in 2,782 net productive oil and gas wells. Cimarex Energy Co. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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