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How to buy Liberty Oilfield Services stock

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Liberty Oilfield Services Inc is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. Liberty Oilfield Services shares (LBRT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Liberty Oilfield 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 Liberty Oilfield Services. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LBRT. 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 Liberty Oilfield 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 Liberty Oilfield Services, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Liberty Oilfield 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.

Liberty Oilfield Services share price

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Liberty Oilfield Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$2.17 - USD$13.63
50-day moving average USD$11.9994
200-day moving average USD$9.4304
Wall St. target priceUSD$12.59
PE ratio 18.1556
Dividend yield USD$0.1 (0.91%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.265

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Is it a good time to buy Liberty Oilfield Services stock?

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Is Liberty Oilfield Services under- or over-valued?

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

Liberty Oilfield Services's P/E ratio

Liberty Oilfield Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Liberty Oilfield Services shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Liberty Oilfield Services's EBITDA

Liberty Oilfield Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$22.6 million.

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

Liberty Oilfield Services financials

Revenue TTM USD$965.8 million
Gross profit TTM USD$107.8 million
Return on assets TTM -6.16%
Return on equity TTM -15.36%
Profit margin -11.97%
Book value $12.641
Market capitalisation USD$2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Liberty Oilfield Services shares

There are currently 6.8 million Liberty Oilfield Services shares held short by investors – that's known as Liberty Oilfield Services's "short interest". This figure is 6.8% down from 7.3 million last month.

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

Liberty Oilfield Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Liberty Oilfield Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Liberty Oilfield Services shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Liberty Oilfield Services shares traded daily (recently around 654345.55984556). Liberty Oilfield Services's SIR currently stands at 10.36. In other words for every 100,000 Liberty Oilfield Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10360 shares are currently held short.

However Liberty Oilfield Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Liberty Oilfield Services shares, or, against the total number of tradable Liberty Oilfield Services shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Liberty Oilfield Services's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Liberty Oilfield Services shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.049% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Liberty Oilfield Services shares, roughly 49 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Liberty Oilfield Services.

Find out more about how you can short Liberty Oilfield Services stock.

Liberty Oilfield Services share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 69.56% of net profits

Recently Liberty Oilfield Services has paid out, on average, around 69.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.06% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Liberty Oilfield Services shareholders could enjoy a 8.06% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Liberty Oilfield Services's case, that would currently equate to about $0.1 per share.

Liberty Oilfield Services'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.

Liberty Oilfield Services's most recent dividend payout was on 20 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Liberty Oilfield Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Liberty Oilfield Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.17 up to $13.63. 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 Liberty Oilfield Services's is 3.2747. This would suggest that Liberty Oilfield Services's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Liberty Oilfield Services overview

Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. provides hydraulic fracturing services to onshore oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in North America. The company offers its services primarily in the Permian Basin, the Eagle Ford Shale, the Denver-Julesburg Basin, the Williston Basin, and the Powder River Basin. Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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