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How to buy Hess Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Hess Corporation stock.

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 1,621 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Hess Corporation stock price (NYSE: HES)

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Hess Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$87.69
52-week range$52.74 - $93.37
50-day moving average $79.49
200-day moving average $78.87
Wall St. target price$107.38
PE ratio 144.9921
Dividend yield $1 (1.09%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.63

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Hess Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $87.69 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-13) -3.22%
1 month (2021-12-22) 18.32%
3 months (2021-10-19) -2.67%
6 months (2021-07-22) 16.94%
1 year (2021-01-22) 46.32%
2 years (2020-01-22) 30.49%
3 years (2019-01-22) 69.06%
5 years (2017-01-20) 51.24%

Is Hess Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 P/E ratio

Hess Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 145x. In other words, Hess Corporation shares trade at around 145x 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.

Hess Corporation's EBITDA

Hess Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.3 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 $6.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.06%
Gross profit TTM $3.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.01%
Return on equity TTM 7.72%
Profit margin 3.08%
Book value $18.22
Market capitalisation $28.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 12/31/2018) 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

Dividend payout ratio: 131.58% of net profits

Recently Hess Corporation has paid out, on average, around 131.58% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Hess Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hess Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

Hess Corporation'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.

Hess Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 29 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Hess Corporation's shares ever split?

Hess Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 31 May 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 $52.7371 up to $93.37. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HES.US volatility(beta: 2)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 2.0046. 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. The company operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Marketing and Refining. It 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, 2020, the company had total proved reserves of 1,077 million barrels of oil equivalent. It is also involved in the gathering, compressing, and processing of natural gas; fractionating NGLs; gathering, 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 incorporated in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, New York. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Hess Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 10.17% of Hess Corporation shares are held by insiders and 85.984% by institutions.
How many people work for Hess Corporation?
Latest data suggests 1,621 work at Hess Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Hess Corporation?
Hess Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Hess Corporation based?
Hess Corporation's address is: 1185 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States, 10036
What is Hess Corporation's ISIN number?
Hess Corporation's international securities identification number is: US42809H1077
What is Hess Corporation's CUSIP number?
Hess Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 023551104

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