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How to buy Helmerich-and-Payne stock

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Helmerich & Payne, Inc is an oil & gas drilling business based in the US. Helmerich-and-Payne shares (HP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Helmerich-and-Payne employs 4,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.4 billion.

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Helmerich-and-Payne share price

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Helmerich-and-Payne shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$11.4302 - USD$35.4613
50-day moving average USD$25.9248
200-day moving average USD$20.196
Wall St. target priceUSD$24.42
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$1.46 (5.24%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.693

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Is it a good time to buy Helmerich-and-Payne stock?

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Is Helmerich-and-Payne under- or over-valued?

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

Helmerich-and-Payne's PEG ratio

Helmerich-and-Payne's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5037. 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 Helmerich-and-Payne's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Helmerich-and-Payne's EBITDA

Helmerich-and-Payne's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$198.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Helmerich-and-Payne's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Helmerich-and-Payne financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.4 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$550.5 million
Return on assets TTM -3.01%
Return on equity TTM -16.81%
Profit margin -42.37%
Book value $29.901
Market capitalisation USD$3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Helmerich-and-Payne shares

There are currently 6.6 million Helmerich-and-Payne shares held short by investors – that's known as Helmerich-and-Payne's "short interest". This figure is 6.6% down from 7.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Helmerich-and-Payne shares can be evaluated.

Helmerich-and-Payne's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Helmerich-and-Payne's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Helmerich-and-Payne shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Helmerich-and-Payne shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). Helmerich-and-Payne's SIR currently stands at 4.48. In other words for every 100,000 Helmerich-and-Payne shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4480 shares are currently held short.

However Helmerich-and-Payne's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Helmerich-and-Payne shares, or, against the total number of tradable Helmerich-and-Payne shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Helmerich-and-Payne's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Helmerich-and-Payne shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0856% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Helmerich-and-Payne shares, roughly 86 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 Helmerich-and-Payne.

Find out more about how you can short Helmerich-and-Payne stock.

Helmerich-and-Payne's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Helmerich-and-Payne.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Helmerich-and-Payne's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28.88

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Helmerich-and-Payne's overall score of 28.88 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 46th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Helmerich-and-Payne is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Helmerich-and-Payne's environmental score

Environmental score: 11.28/100

Helmerich-and-Payne's environmental score of 11.28 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Helmerich-and-Payne is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Helmerich-and-Payne's social score

Social score: 12.96/100

Helmerich-and-Payne's social score of 12.96 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Helmerich-and-Payne is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Helmerich-and-Payne's governance score

Governance score: 14.13/100

Helmerich-and-Payne's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Helmerich-and-Payne is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Helmerich-and-Payne's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Helmerich-and-Payne scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Helmerich-and-Payne has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Helmerich & Payne, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 28.88
Total ESG percentile 46.04
Environmental score 11.28
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 12.96
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 14.13
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 1

Helmerich-and-Payne share dividends

We're not expecting Helmerich-and-Payne to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Helmerich-and-Payne's shares ever split?

Helmerich-and-Payne's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 10 July 2006. 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 Helmerich-and-Payne shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Helmerich-and-Payne shares which in turn could have impacted Helmerich-and-Payne's share price.

Helmerich-and-Payne share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Helmerich-and-Payne's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.4302 up to $35.4613. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HP.US volatility(beta: 2.29)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 Helmerich-and-Payne's is 2.285. This would suggest that Helmerich-and-Payne's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Helmerich-and-Payne overview

Helmerich & Payne, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides drilling services and solutions for exploration and production companies. The company operates through three segments: North America Solutions, Offshore Gulf of Mexico, and International Solutions. The North America Solutions segment drills primarily in Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming. It also focuses on developing, promoting, and commercializing technologies designed to enhance the drilling operations, as well as wellbore quality and placement. The Offshore Gulf of Mexico segment has drilling operations in Louisiana and in U.S. federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico. The International Solutions segment conducts drilling operations in Argentina, Bahrain, Colombia, and the United Arab Emirates. As of September 30, 2020, the company operated a fleet of 262 land rigs in North America; 32 international land rigs; and 8 offshore platform rigs. It also owns, develops, and operates commercial real estate properties. The company's real estate investments include a shopping center comprising approximately 389,000 leasable square feet; retail and multi-tenant warehouse space; and approximately 210 acres of undeveloped real estate located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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