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How to buy Helix Energy Solutions Group stock | $4.2

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Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. Helix Energy Solutions Group shares (HLX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Helix Energy Solutions Group employs 1,650 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$744.4 million.

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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 Helix Energy Solutions Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HLX. 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 Helix Energy Solutions Group 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$4.2, 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 Helix Energy Solutions Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Helix Energy Solutions Group. 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.

Helix Energy Solutions Group share price

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Helix Energy Solutions Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$4.2
52-week rangeUSD$0.99 - USD$9.86
50-day moving average USD$3.8421
200-day moving average USD$3.5083
Wall St. target priceUSD$5.43
PE ratio 26.6452
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.155

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Helix Energy Solutions Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.2 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-13) -11.95%
1 month (2020-12-18) -0.71%
3 months (2020-10-20) 57.89%
6 months (2020-07-20) 19.32%
1 year (2020-01-17) -52.86%
2 years (2019-01-18) -41.01%
3 years (2018-01-19) 8.14
5 years (2016-01-20) 24.26%

Is Helix Energy Solutions Group under- or over-valued?

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

Helix Energy Solutions Group's P/E ratio

Helix Energy Solutions Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, Helix Energy Solutions Group shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Helix Energy Solutions Group's EBITDA

Helix Energy Solutions Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$139.1 million.

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

Helix Energy Solutions Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$744.4 million
Operating margin TTM 3.17%
Gross profit TTM USD$137.8 million
Return on assets TTM 0.58%
Return on equity TTM 1.41%
Profit margin 3.5%
Book value $11.36
Market capitalisation USD$620.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Helix Energy Solutions Group shares

There are currently 10.0 million Helix Energy Solutions Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Helix Energy Solutions Group's "short interest". This figure is 0.8% up from 10.0 million last month.

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

Helix Energy Solutions Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Helix Energy Solutions Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Helix Energy Solutions Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Helix Energy Solutions Group shares traded daily (recently around 3.3 million). Helix Energy Solutions Group's SIR currently stands at 3.08. In other words for every 100,000 Helix Energy Solutions Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3080 shares are currently held short.

However Helix Energy Solutions Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Helix Energy Solutions Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Helix Energy Solutions Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Helix Energy Solutions Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Helix Energy Solutions Group shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0958% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Helix Energy Solutions Group shares, roughly 96 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 Helix Energy Solutions Group.

Find out more about how you can short Helix Energy Solutions Group stock.

Helix Energy Solutions Group share dividends

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

Have Helix Energy Solutions Group's shares ever split?

Helix Energy Solutions Group's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 9 December 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Helix Energy Solutions Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Helix Energy Solutions Group shares which in turn could have impacted Helix Energy Solutions Group's share price.

Helix Energy Solutions Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Helix Energy Solutions Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.99 up to $9.86. 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 Helix Energy Solutions Group's is 3.7034. This would suggest that Helix Energy Solutions Group's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Helix Energy Solutions Group overview

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., an offshore energy services company, provides specialty services to the offshore energy industry primarily in Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, the Asia Pacific, and West Africa regions. The company operates through three segments: Well Intervention, Robotics, and Production Facilities. The company engineers, manages, and conducts well intervention operations comprising production enhancement and abandonment, and construction in water depths ranging from 200 to 10,000 feet; and offers remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), trenchers, and ROVDrills for offshore construction and well intervention services. It also offers intervention engineering; inspection, repair, and maintenance of production structures, trees, jumpers, risers, pipelines, and subsea equipment; and life of field support services. In addition, the company provides reclamation and remediation services; well plugging and abandonment services; pipeline abandonment services; and site inspections. Further, it engages in the installation of flowlines, control umbilicals, and manifold assemblies and risers; trenching and burial of pipelines; installation and tie-in of riser and manifold assembly; commissioning, testing, and inspection activities; and provision of cable and umbilical lay, and connection services. Additionally, the company offers oil and natural gas processing facilities and services to oil and gas companies; and fast response system. It serves independent oil and gas producers and suppliers, pipeline transmission companies, renewable energy companies, and offshore engineering and construction firms. The company was formerly known as Cal Dive International, Inc. and changed its name to Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. in March 2006. Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1979 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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