How to buy Comstock Resources stock - 15 April

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How to buy Comstock Resources stock

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Comstock Resources, Inc is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Comstock Resources shares (CRK) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Comstock Resources employs 204 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$858.2 million.

How to buy shares in Comstock Resources

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

Comstock Resources share price

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Comstock Resources shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$4.08 - USD$8.48
50-day moving average USD$5.7514
200-day moving average USD$5.142
Wall St. target priceUSD$7.67
PE ratio 124
Dividend yield USD$0.125 (2.26%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.049

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Is it a good time to buy Comstock Resources stock?

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Is Comstock Resources under- or over-valued?

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

Comstock Resources's P/E ratio

Comstock Resources's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 124x. In other words, Comstock Resources shares trade at around 124x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Comstock Resources's EBITDA

Comstock Resources's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$580.2 million.

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

Comstock Resources financials

Revenue TTM USD$858.2 million
Operating margin TTM 19%
Gross profit TTM USD$613 million
Return on assets TTM 2.2%
Return on equity TTM -3.54%
Profit margin -6.11%
Book value $5.45
Market capitalisation USD$1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Comstock Resources shares

There are currently 4.7 million Comstock Resources shares held short by investors – that's known as Comstock Resources's "short interest". This figure is 20.5% up from 3.9 million last month.

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

Comstock Resources's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Comstock Resources's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Comstock Resources shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Comstock Resources shares traded daily (recently around 3.8 million). Comstock Resources's SIR currently stands at 1.21. In other words for every 100,000 Comstock Resources shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1210 shares are currently held short.

However Comstock Resources's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Comstock Resources shares, or, against the total number of tradable Comstock Resources shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Comstock Resources's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Comstock Resources shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0748% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Comstock Resources shares, roughly 75 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 Comstock Resources.

Find out more about how you can short Comstock Resources stock.

Comstock Resources share dividends

We're not expecting Comstock Resources to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Comstock Resources's shares ever split?

Comstock Resources's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 31 July 2016. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Comstock Resources shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Comstock Resources shares which in turn could have impacted Comstock Resources's share price.

Comstock Resources share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Comstock Resources's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.08 up to $8.48. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CRK.US volatility(beta: 1.84)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 Comstock Resources's is 1.8397. This would suggest that Comstock Resources's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Comstock Resources overview

Comstock Resources, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration for, development, and production of oil and natural gas primarily in Texas, Louisiana, and North Dakota. As of December 31, 2020, the company had 5.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent and 17 million barrels of oil equivalent of proved reserves. It also owns interests in 2,864 producing oil and natural gas wells. Comstock Resources, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Frisco, Texas.

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