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CONSOL Energy Inc is a thermal coal business based in the US. CONSOL Energy shares (CEIX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CONSOL Energy employs 1,792 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

How to buy shares in CONSOL Energy

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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 CONSOL Energy. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CEIX. 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 CONSOL 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. At last close price of USD$4.78, 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 CONSOL Energy, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of CONSOL 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.

How has coronavirus impacted CONSOL Energy's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, CONSOL Energy's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$4.78, which is 18.71% down on its pre-crash value of USD$5.88 and 30.60% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$3.66.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of CONSOL Energy shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$543.09 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$588.66.

CONSOL Energy share price

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CONSOL Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-18.
Latest market close USD$4.78
52-week range USD$3.35 - USD$15.24
50-day moving average USD$4.6521
200-day moving average USD$5.6012
Wall St. target price USD$8
PE ratio 34.25
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.102

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Is it a good time to buy CONSOL Energy stock?

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CONSOL Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.78 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-18) -3.63%
1 month (2020-10-23) 2.14%
3 months (2020-08-25) -5.35%
6 months (2020-05-22) -31.02%
1 year (2019-11-25) -63.87%
2 years (2018-11-23) -86.36%
3 years (2017-11-22) N/A
5 years (2015-11-22) N/A

Is CONSOL Energy under- or over-valued?

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

CONSOL Energy's P/E ratio

CONSOL 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 34x. In other words, CONSOL Energy shares trade at around 34x 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.

CONSOL Energy's EBITDA

CONSOL Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$199.6 million.

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

CONSOL Energy financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$448.2 million
Return on assets TTM -0.11%
Return on equity TTM 1%
Profit margin 0.25%
Book value $16.408
Market capitalisation USD$107 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting CONSOL Energy shares

There are currently 3.2 million CONSOL Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as CONSOL Energy's "short interest". This figure is 8% down from 3.4 million last month.

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

CONSOL Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

CONSOL Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of CONSOL Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of CONSOL Energy shares traded daily (recently around 422948.06408545). CONSOL Energy's SIR currently stands at 7.49. In other words for every 100,000 CONSOL Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7490 shares are currently held short.

However CONSOL Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of CONSOL Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable CONSOL Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case CONSOL Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.12% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CONSOL Energy shares in existence, roughly 120 shares are currently held short) or 0.1797% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CONSOL Energy shares, roughly 180 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against CONSOL Energy.

Find out more about how you can short CONSOL Energy stock.

CONSOL Energy share dividends

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

CONSOL Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CONSOL Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.35 up to $15.24. 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 CONSOL Energy's is 2.7284. This would suggest that CONSOL Energy's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

CONSOL Energy overview

CONSOL Energy Inc. produces and exports bituminous coal. It owns and operates its mining operations in the Northern Appalachian Basin. The company owns and operates the Pennsylvania Mining Complex (PAMC), which comprises the Bailey Mine, the Enlow Fork Mine, the Harvey Mine, and the Central Preparation Plant; and CONSOL Marine Terminal located in the port of Baltimore. As of December 31, 2019, the company had 669.4 million tons of proven and probable coal reserves at PAMC. In addition, it owns approximately 1.5 billion tons of Greenfield reserves located in the Northern Appalachian, Central Appalachian, and Illinois basins. The company was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

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