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Diamondback Energy, Inc is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Diamondback Energy shares (FANG) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Diamondback Energy employs 712 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Diamondback 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 Diamondback Energy. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FANG. 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 Diamondback 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$28.04, 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 Diamondback Energy, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Diamondback 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 Diamondback Energy's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$28.04, which is 63.30% down on its pre-crash value of USD$76.4 and 92.71% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$14.55.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Diamondback Energy shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$278.66 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$383.59.

Diamondback Energy share price

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Diamondback Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$28.04
52-week range USD$14.55 - USD$96.92
50-day moving average USD$31.664
200-day moving average USD$38.749
Wall St. target price USD$57.27
PE ratio 39.5986
Dividend yield USD$1.5 (5.12%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$6.708

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Is it a good time to buy Diamondback Energy stock?

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Diamondback Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $28.04 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-19) -28.90%
1 month (2020-10-27) 5.53%
3 months (2020-08-27) -29.49%
6 months (2020-05-26) -37.55%
1 year (2019-11-26) -63.63%
2 years (2018-11-26) -74.35%
3 years (2017-11-24) -74.58%
5 years (2015-11-25) -64.37%

Is Diamondback Energy under- or over-valued?

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

Diamondback Energy's P/E ratio

Diamondback 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 40x. In other words, Diamondback Energy shares trade at around 40x 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.

Diamondback Energy's PEG ratio

Diamondback Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7513. 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 Diamondback 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.

Diamondback Energy's EBITDA

Diamondback Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.7 billion.

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

Diamondback Energy financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 35.41%
Gross profit TTM USD$3.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.29%
Return on equity TTM -21.22%
Profit margin -86.03%
Book value $67.886
Market capitalisation USD$4.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Diamondback Energy shares

There are currently 9.0 million Diamondback Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Diamondback Energy's "short interest". This figure is 10% up from 8.2 million last month.

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

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

Diamondback Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Diamondback Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Diamondback Energy shares traded daily (recently around 3.0 million). Diamondback Energy's SIR currently stands at 2.95. In other words for every 100,000 Diamondback Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2950 shares are currently held short.

However Diamondback Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Diamondback Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Diamondback Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Diamondback Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Diamondback Energy shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0752% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Diamondback Energy 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 Diamondback Energy.

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

Diamondback Energy share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 26.25% of net profits

Recently Diamondback Energy has paid out, on average, around 26.25% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.12% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Diamondback Energy shareholders could enjoy a 5.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Diamondback Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $1.5 per share.

While Diamondback Energy's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Diamondback Energy may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Diamondback Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 20 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Diamondback Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Diamondback Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.55 up to $96.92. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FANG.US volatility(beta: 2.26)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Diamondback Energy's is 2.2559. This would suggest that Diamondback Energy's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Diamondback Energy overview

Diamondback Energy, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, focuses on the acquisition, development, exploration, and exploitation of unconventional and onshore oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin in West Texas. It primarily focuses on the development of the Spraberry and Wolfcamp formations of the Midland basin; and the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring formations of the Delaware basin, which are part of the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico. As of December 31, 2019, the company's total acreage position was approximately 455,378 gross acres in the Permian Basin; and estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves were 1,127,575 thousand barrels of crude oil equivalent. It also held working interests in 2,656 gross producing wells, as well as royalty interests in 4,161 additional wells. In addition, the company owns mineral interests approximately 814,224 gross acres and 24,304 net royalty acres in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale; and owns, operates, develops, and acquires midstream infrastructure assets, such as 867 miles of crude oil gathering pipelines, natural gas gathering pipelines, and an integrated water system in the Midland and Delaware Basins of the Permian Basin. Diamondback Energy, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas.

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