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How to buy Equinor ASA stock | $16.76

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Equinor ASA is an oil & gas integrated business based in the US. Equinor ASA shares (EQNR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Equinor ASA employs 21,412 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$48.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Equinor ASA

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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 Equinor ASA. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EQNR. 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 Equinor ASA 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$16.76, 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 Equinor ASA, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Equinor ASA. 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.

Equinor ASA share price

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Equinor ASA shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$16.76
52-week rangeUSD$7.9829 - USD$19.674
50-day moving average USD$15.8626
200-day moving average USD$15.2001
Wall St. target priceUSD$19.26
PE ratio 24.2727
Dividend yield USD$0.36 (2.21%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.635

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Is it a good time to buy Equinor ASA stock?

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Equinor ASA price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $16.76 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-08) -9.41%
1 month (2020-12-16) -0.36%
3 months (2020-10-15) 17.20%
6 months (2020-07-15) 9.40%
1 year (2020-01-15) -16.66%
2 years (2019-01-15) -25.28%
3 years (2018-01-12) 23.52
5 years (2016-01-15) 41.67%

Is Equinor ASA under- or over-valued?

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

Equinor ASA's P/E ratio

Equinor ASA's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Equinor ASA shares trade at around 24x 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.

Equinor ASA's PEG ratio

Equinor ASA's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5482. 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 Equinor ASA's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Equinor ASA's EBITDA

Equinor ASA's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$13.2 billion.

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

Equinor ASA financials

Revenue TTM USD$48.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.7%
Gross profit TTM USD$23.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.56%
Return on equity TTM -8.81%
Profit margin -6.82%
Book value $10.494
Market capitalisation USD$53.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Equinor ASA shares

There are currently 6.5 million Equinor ASA shares held short by investors – that's known as Equinor ASA's "short interest". This figure is 6.3% up from 6.1 million last month.

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

Equinor ASA's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Equinor ASA's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Equinor ASA shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Equinor ASA shares traded daily (recently around 6.1 million). Equinor ASA's SIR currently stands at 1.07. In other words for every 100,000 Equinor ASA shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1070 shares are currently held short.

However Equinor ASA's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Equinor ASA shares, or, against the total number of tradable Equinor ASA shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Equinor ASA's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Equinor ASA shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Equinor ASA shares, roughly 0 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 Equinor ASA.

Find out more about how you can short Equinor ASA stock.

Equinor ASA share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 88.95% of net profits

Recently Equinor ASA has paid out, on average, around 88.95% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.21% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Equinor ASA shareholders could enjoy a 2.21% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Equinor ASA's case, that would currently equate to about $0.36 per share.

Equinor ASA's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Equinor ASA's most recent dividend payout was on 25 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Equinor ASA share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Equinor ASA's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.9829 up to $19.674. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EQNR.US volatility(beta: 0.79)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 Equinor ASA's is 0.7876. This would suggest that Equinor ASA's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Equinor ASA overview

Equinor ASA, an energy company, explores for, produces, transports, refines, and markets petroleum and petroleum-derived products, and other forms of energy in Norway and internationally. The company operates through Development & Production Norway; Development & Production Brazil; Development & Production International; Marketing, Midstream & Processing; New Energy Solutions; Technology, Projects & Drilling; Exploration; and Global Strategy & Business Development segments. It also transports, processes, manufactures, markets, and trades in oil and gas commodities, such as crude and condensate products, gas liquids, natural gas, and liquefied natural gas; markets and trades in electricity and emission rights; and operates refineries, processing and power plants, and terminals. In addition, the company develops wind, and carbon capture and storage projects, as well as offers other renewable energy and low-carbon energy solutions. As of December 31, 2019, it had proved oil and gas reserves of 6,004 million barrels of oil equivalent. Equinor ASA has a strategic collaboration agreement with SINTEF. The company was formerly known as Statoil ASA and changed its name to Equinor ASA in May 2018. Equinor ASA was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway.

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