How to buy CVR Energy stock - 13 April

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How to buy CVR Energy stock

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CVR Energy, Inc is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in the US. CVR Energy shares (CVI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CVR Energy employs 1,423 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.9 billion.

How to buy shares in CVR 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 CVR Energy. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CVI. 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 CVR 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 CVR Energy, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of CVR 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.

CVR Energy share price

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CVR Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-07.
52-week rangeUSD$9.81 - USD$27.02
50-day moving average USD$22.2849
200-day moving average USD$16.6592
Wall St. target priceUSD$24.6
PE ratio 14.3571
Dividend yield USD$0.4 (2.05%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.706

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Is it a good time to buy CVR Energy stock?

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Is CVR Energy under- or over-valued?

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

CVR Energy's P/E ratio

CVR 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 14x. In other words, CVR Energy shares trade at around 14x 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.


CVR Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$188 million.

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

CVR Energy financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.9 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$87 million
Return on assets TTM -4.52%
Return on equity TTM -22.17%
Profit margin -6.51%
Book value $10.136
Market capitalisation USD$1.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting CVR Energy shares

There are currently 1.4 million CVR Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as CVR Energy's "short interest". This figure is 13.3% down from 1.7 million last month.

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

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

CVR Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of CVR Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of CVR Energy shares traded daily (recently around 703569.11764706). CVR Energy's SIR currently stands at 2.04. In other words for every 100,000 CVR Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2040 shares are currently held short.

However CVR Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of CVR Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable CVR Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case CVR Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CVR Energy shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0489% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CVR Energy shares, roughly 49 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 CVR Energy.

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

CVR Energy share dividends

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

CVR Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CVR Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.81 up to $27.02. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CVI.US volatility(beta: 1.98)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 CVR Energy's is 1.9835. This would suggest that CVR Energy's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

CVR Energy overview

CVR Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing activities in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Petroleum and Nitrogen Fertilizer. The Petroleum segment refines and markets gasoline, diesel fuel, and other refined products. It owns and operates a coking medium-sour crude oil refinery in southeast Kansas; and a crude oil refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, as well as supporting logistics assets. This segment primarily serves retailers, railroads, farm co-operatives, and other refiners/marketers. The Nitrogen Fertilizer segment owns and operates a nitrogen fertilizer plant in North America that utilizes a pet coke gasification process to produce nitrogen fertilizer products; and a nitrogen fertilizer facility in East Dubuque, Illinois that produces nitrogen fertilizers in the form of ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate (UAN). It primarily markets UAN products to agricultural customers; and ammonia products to agricultural and industrial customers. CVR Energy, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas. CVR Energy, Inc. is a subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises L.P.

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