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How to buy Hess Corporation stock | $36.6

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Hess Corporation is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Hess Corporation shares (HES) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Hess Corporation employs 1,775 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Hess Corporation

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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 Hess Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HES. 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 Hess Corporation 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$36.6, 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 Hess Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Hess Corporation. 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.

Hess Corporation share price

Use our graph to track the performance of HES stocks over time.

Hess Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$36.6
52-week rangeUSD$25.6623 - USD$70.0291
50-day moving average USD$50.3171
200-day moving average USD$46.8314
Wall St. target priceUSD$57.56
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$1 (1.85%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.165

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Is it a good time to buy Hess Corporation stock?

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Hess Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $36.6 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2021-01-08) -39.25%
1 month (2020-12-15) -35.11%
3 months (2020-10-15) -6.92%
6 months (2020-07-15) -24.78%
1 year (2020-01-15) -47.77%
2 years (2019-01-15) -29.37%
3 years (2018-01-12) 54.54
5 years (2016-01-15) 38.72

Is Hess Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Hess Corporation's EBITDA

Hess Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.8 billion.

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

Hess Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.9 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$4.6 billion
Return on assets TTM -1.2%
Return on equity TTM -35.11%
Profit margin -65.88%
Book value $19.393
Market capitalisation USD$16.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Hess Corporation shares

There are currently 8.2 million Hess Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Hess Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 1.2% down from 8.3 million last month.

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

Hess Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Hess Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Hess Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hess Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.4 million). Hess Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.34. In other words for every 100,000 Hess Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3340 shares are currently held short.

However Hess Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Hess Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Hess Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Hess Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hess Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0401% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hess Corporation shares, roughly 40 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 Hess Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Hess Corporation stock.

Hess Corporation'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 Hess Corporation.

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

Hess Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 36.92

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Hess Corporation's overall score of 36.92 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 65th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Hess Corporation 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.).

Hess Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 22.62/100

Hess Corporation's environmental score of 22.62 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Hess Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Hess Corporation's social score

Social score: 12.92/100

Hess Corporation's social score of 12.92 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Hess Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Hess Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 10.38/100

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

Hess Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Hess Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Hess Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Hess Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 36.92
Total ESG percentile 65.02
Environmental score 22.62
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 12.92
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 10.38
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Hess Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Hess Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Hess Corporation's shares ever split?

Hess Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 1 June 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Hess Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hess Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Hess Corporation's share price.

Hess Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hess Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.6623 up to $70.0291. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HES.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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Hess Corporation's is 2.263. This would suggest that Hess Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Hess Corporation overview

Hess Corporation, an exploration and production company, explores, develops, produces, purchases, transports, and sells crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. It operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream. The company conducts production operations primarily in the United States, Denmark, the Malaysia/Thailand Joint Development Area, and Malaysia; and exploration activities primarily offshore Guyana, Suriname, Canada, and in the Gulf of Mexico. As of December 31, 2019, it had total proved reserves of 1,197 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company is also involved in the gathering, compressing, and processing of natural gas; fractionating NGLs; terminaling, loading, and transporting crude oil and NGLs through rail car; storing and terminaling propane, as well as providing water handling services primarily in the Bakken Shale plays in the Williston Basin area of North Dakota. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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