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How to buy Key Energy Services stock

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Key Energy Services, Inc is an other business based in the US. Key Energy Services shares (KEG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Key Energy Services employs 2,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$446 million.

How to buy shares in Key Energy Services

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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 Key Energy Services. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: KEG. 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 Key Energy Services 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. 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 Key Energy Services, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Key Energy Services. 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.

Key Energy Services share price

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Key Energy Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-08-13.
52-week range USD$4 - USD$6.2
50-day moving average USD$0.16
200-day moving average USD$0.7493
Wall St. target price USD$0.63
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-4.363

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Is it a good time to buy Key Energy Services stock?

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Is Key Energy Services under- or over-valued?

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

Key Energy Services's PEG ratio

Key Energy Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.11. 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 Key Energy Services's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Key Energy Services's EBITDA

Key Energy Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$825,000.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Key Energy Services's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Key Energy Services financials

Revenue TTM USD$446 million
Gross profit TTM USD$115.3 million
Return on assets TTM -9.3%
Return on equity TTM -368.41%
Profit margin -20.25%
Book value $2.235
Market capitalisation USD$5.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Key Energy Services shares

There are currently 1.6 million Key Energy Services shares held short by investors – that's known as Key Energy Services's "short interest". This figure is 8.3% up from 1.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Key Energy Services shares can be evaluated.

Key Energy Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Key Energy Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Key Energy Services shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Key Energy Services shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Key Energy Services's SIR currently stands at 1.53. In other words for every 100,000 Key Energy Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1530 shares are currently held short.

However Key Energy Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Key Energy Services shares, or, against the total number of tradable Key Energy Services shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Key Energy Services's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Key Energy Services shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.2127% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Key Energy Services shares, roughly 213 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 Key Energy Services.

Find out more about how you can short Key Energy Services stock.

Key Energy Services share dividends

We're not expecting Key Energy Services to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Key Energy Services's shares ever split?

Key Energy Services's shares were split on a 1:200 basis on 16 December 2016. So if you had owned 200 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Key Energy Services shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 19900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Key Energy Services shares which in turn could have impacted Key Energy Services's share price.

Key Energy Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Key Energy Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4 up to $6.2. 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 Key Energy Services's is 4.3813. This would suggest that Key Energy Services's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Key Energy Services overview

Key Energy Services, Inc. operates as an onshore rig-based well servicing contractor in the United States. It operates through Rig Services, Fishing and Rental Services, Coiled Tubing Services, and Fluid Management Services segments. The Rig Services segment is involved in the completion of newly drilled wells; workover and recompletion of existing oil and natural gas wells; well maintenance activities; and plugging and abandonment of wells at the end of their useful lives, as well as provision of specialty drilling services to oil and natural gas producers. The Fishing and Rental Services segment provides fishing services that involve recovering lost or stuck equipment in the wellbore utilizing fishing tools; and rents drill pipes, tubulars, handling tools, pressure-control equipment, pumps, power swivels, reversing units, and foam air units. The Coiled Tubing Services segment offers services for wellbore clean-outs, nitrogen jet lifts, through-tubing fishing, and formation stimulations; mills temporary isolation plugs that separate frac zones; and other pre- and post-hydraulic fracturing well preparation services. The Fluid Management Services segment offers transportation and well-site storage services for fluids utilized in drilling, completions, workover, and maintenance activities; and disposal services for fluids produced subsequent to well completion. It also operates a fleet of hot oilers used to clear soluble restrictions in a wellbore. The company was formerly known as Key Energy Group, Inc. and changed its name to Key Energy Services, Inc. in December 1998. Key Energy Services, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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