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How to buy National Fuel Gas Company stock

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National Fuel Gas Company is an oil & gas integrated business based in the US. National Fuel Gas Company shares (NFG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. National Fuel Gas Company employs 2,162 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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National Fuel Gas Company share price

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National Fuel Gas Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$36.81 - $51.39
50-day moving average $49.76
200-day moving average $44.22
Wall St. target price$53.50
PE ratio 51.4625
Dividend yield $1.77 (3.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.80

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Is it a good time to buy National Fuel Gas Company stock?

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Is National Fuel Gas Company under- or over-valued?

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

National Fuel Gas Company's P/E ratio

National Fuel Gas Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 51x. In other words, National Fuel Gas Company shares trade at around 51x 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.

National Fuel Gas Company's PEG ratio

National Fuel Gas Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.05. 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 National Fuel Gas Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

National Fuel Gas Company's EBITDA

National Fuel Gas Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $789.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a National Fuel Gas Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

National Fuel Gas Company financials

Revenue TTM $1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 30.81%
Gross profit TTM $873.9 million
Return on assets TTM 4.32%
Return on equity TTM -6.27%
Profit margin -8.59%
Book value $22.43
Market capitalisation $4.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting National Fuel Gas Company shares

There are currently 2.2 million National Fuel Gas Company shares held short by investors – that's known as National Fuel Gas Company's "short interest". This figure is 0.1% up from 2.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting National Fuel Gas Company shares can be evaluated.

National Fuel Gas Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

National Fuel Gas Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of National Fuel Gas Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of National Fuel Gas Company shares traded daily (recently around 390895.58303887). National Fuel Gas Company's SIR currently stands at 5.66. In other words for every 100,000 National Fuel Gas Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5660 shares are currently held short.

However National Fuel Gas Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of National Fuel Gas Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable National Fuel Gas Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case National Fuel Gas Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 National Fuel Gas Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0281% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable National Fuel Gas Company shares, roughly 28 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against National Fuel Gas Company.

Find out more about how you can short National Fuel Gas Company stock.

National Fuel Gas Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 59.33% of net profits

Recently National Fuel Gas Company has paid out, on average, around 59.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.49% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), National Fuel Gas Company shareholders could enjoy a 3.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In National Fuel Gas Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.77 per share.

National Fuel Gas Company'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.

National Fuel Gas Company's most recent dividend payout was on 14 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have National Fuel Gas Company's shares ever split?

National Fuel Gas Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 9 September 2001. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your National Fuel Gas Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for National Fuel Gas Company shares which in turn could have impacted National Fuel Gas Company's share price.

National Fuel Gas Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, National Fuel Gas Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $36.8116 up to $51.39. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NFG.US volatility(beta: 0.74)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 National Fuel Gas Company's is 0.738. This would suggest that National Fuel Gas Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

National Fuel Gas Company overview

National Fuel Gas Company operates as a diversified energy company. It operates through four segments: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Gathering, and Utility. The Exploration and Production segment explores for, develops, and produces natural gas and oil in California and in the Appalachian region of the United States. As of September 30, 2020, it had proved developed and undeveloped reserves of 22,100 thousand barrels of oil and 3,325,085 million cubic feet of natural gas. The Pipeline and Storage segment provides interstate natural gas transportation and storage services through an integrated gas pipeline systems in Pennsylvania and New York; and owns and operates 31 underground natural gas storage fields. This segment also transports natural gas for National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, as well as for other utilities, industrial companies, and power producers in New York State; and owns and operates the Empire Pipeline. The Gathering segment builds, owns, and operates natural gas processing and pipeline gathering facilities in the Appalachian region, as well as provides gathering services to Seneca Resources Company, LLC.

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