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How to buy National Fuel Gas Company stock | $42.51

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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 USD$1.5 billion.

How to buy shares in National Fuel Gas Company

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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 National Fuel Gas Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NFG. 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 National Fuel Gas Company 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$42.51, 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 National Fuel Gas Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of National Fuel Gas Company. 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.

National Fuel Gas Company share price

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National Fuel Gas Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-09.
Latest market closeUSD$42.51
52-week rangeUSD$30.5256 - USD$45.6792
50-day moving average USD$41.3346
200-day moving average USD$42.0253
Wall St. target priceUSD$52.25
PE ratio 51.4625
Dividend yield USD$1.78 (4.29%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.796

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

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National Fuel Gas Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $42.51 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-07) -3.56%
1 month (2020-12-17) -1.46%
3 months (2020-10-16) 2.06%
6 months (2020-07-16) 4.06%
1 year (2020-01-16) -6.28%
2 years (2019-01-16) -22.96%
3 years (2018-01-16) 55.75
5 years (2016-01-15) 2.68%

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 USD$760.7 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 USD$1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 29.4%
Gross profit TTM USD$873.9 million
Return on assets TTM 4.23%
Return on equity TTM -6.02%
Profit margin -8%
Book value $21.681
Market capitalisation USD$3.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting National Fuel Gas Company shares

There are currently 2.1 million National Fuel Gas Company shares held short by investors – that's known as National Fuel Gas Company's "short interest". This figure is 25.1% down from 2.8 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 497432.77108434). National Fuel Gas Company's SIR currently stands at 4.15. In other words for every 100,000 National Fuel Gas Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4150 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 0.0297% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable National Fuel Gas Company shares, roughly 30 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 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: 59.66% of net profits

Recently National Fuel Gas Company has paid out, on average, around 59.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.29% 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 4.29% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In National Fuel Gas Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.78 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 15 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 September 2020 (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 10 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 $30.5256 up to $45.6792. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NFG.US volatility(beta: 0.68)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 0.6835. 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. The Utility segment sells natural gas or provides natural gas transportation services to approximately 747,000 customers in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Jamestown, New York; and Erie and Sharon, Pennsylvania. The company markets gas to industrial, wholesale, commercial, public authority, and residential customers primarily in western and central New York, and northwestern Pennsylvania. As of September 30, 2020, the company also owned approximately 95,000 acres of timber property; and managed approximately 2,500 additional acres of timber cutting rights. National Fuel Gas Company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Williamsville, New York.

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