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Nabors Industries Ltd is an oil & gas drilling business based in the US. Nabors Industries shares (NBR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Nabors Industries employs 14,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.4 billion.

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  3. Search for Nabors Industries. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NBR. 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 Nabors Industries 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$27.43, 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 Nabors Industries, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Nabors Industries. 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.

Nabors Industries share price

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Nabors Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-01.
Latest market closeUSD$27.43
52-week rangeUSD$9.79 - USD$167.4238
50-day moving average USD$36.0477
200-day moving average USD$37.1654
Wall St. target priceUSD$26.77
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$2 (14.52%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.892

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Is it a good time to buy Nabors Industries stock?

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Nabors Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $27.43 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2021-01-07) -59.71%
1 month (2020-12-17) -59.68%
3 months (2020-10-16) 27.43
6 months (2020-07-17) -9.23%
1 year (2020-01-16) 826.69%
2 years (2019-01-16) 890.25%
3 years (2018-01-16) 233.29%
5 years (2016-01-15) 330.61%

Is Nabors Industries under- or over-valued?

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

Nabors Industries's EBITDA

Nabors Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$658.3 million.

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

Nabors Industries financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.4 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM -2.03%
Return on equity TTM -41.38%
Profit margin -39.92%
Book value $172.124
Market capitalisation USD$416.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Nabors Industries shares

There are currently 1.4 million Nabors Industries shares held short by investors – that's known as Nabors Industries's "short interest". This figure is 3.4% down from 1.5 million last month.

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

Nabors Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Nabors Industries's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Nabors Industries shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Nabors Industries shares traded daily (recently around 435330.74534161). Nabors Industries's SIR currently stands at 3.22. In other words for every 100,000 Nabors Industries shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3220 shares are currently held short.

However Nabors Industries's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Nabors Industries shares, or, against the total number of tradable Nabors Industries shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Nabors Industries's short interest could be expressed as 0.19% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Nabors Industries shares in existence, roughly 190 shares are currently held short) or 0.2425% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Nabors Industries shares, roughly 243 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 Nabors Industries.

Find out more about how you can short Nabors Industries stock.

Nabors Industries share dividends

We're not expecting Nabors Industries to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Nabors Industries's shares ever split?

Nabors Industries's shares were split on a 1:50 basis on 23 April 2020. So if you had owned 50 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 Nabors Industries shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Nabors Industries shares which in turn could have impacted Nabors Industries's share price.

Nabors Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Nabors Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.79 up to $167.4238. 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 Nabors Industries's is 3.3675. This would suggest that Nabors Industries's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Nabors Industries overview

Nabors Industries Ltd. provides drilling and drilling-related services for land-based and offshore oil and natural gas wells. It operates through five segments: U.S. Drilling, Canada Drilling, International Drilling, Drilling Solutions, and Rig Technologies. The company offers tubular running, wellbore placement, directional drilling, measurement-while-drilling (MWD), equipment manufacturing, and rig instrumentation services; logging-while-drilling systems and services; and an optimization software. Its drilling tools include Acculine MWD tool for well-site handling; AccuSteer tool for downhole drilling dynamics measurements, and annular and bore pressure applications; and AccuMP MWD tool that provides accurate survey, gamma, and continuous inclination data; In addition, the company offers AccuWave, an electromagnetic MWD system for use in various drilling fluid environments; Navigator collaborative guidance and advisory platform that delivers automated directional drilling information and instructions; ROCKit, a directional steering control system; and REVit, an automated real time stick-slip mitigation system. Further, it manufactures and sells top drives, catwalks, wrenches, draw works, and other drilling related equipment, such as robotic systems and downhole tools; and provides automated tubular and tool handling equipment. As of December 31, 2019, the company marketed approximately 366 rigs for land-based drilling operations in the United States and Canada, as well as in 16 other countries worldwide; and 33 rigs for offshore drilling operations in the United States and internationally. Nabors Industries Ltd. was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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