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How to buy Noble Corporation stock

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Noble Corporation plc is an oil & gas drilling business based in the US. Noble Corporation shares (NE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Noble Corporation employs 2,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Noble Corporation

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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 Noble Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NE. 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 Noble Corporation 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 Noble Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Noble Corporation. 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.

Noble Corporation share price

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Noble Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-21.
52-week rangeUSD$0.02 - USD$1.03
50-day moving average USD$0.0246
200-day moving average USD$0.1362
Wall St. target priceUSD$0.45
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.362

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Is it a good time to buy Noble Corporation stock?

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Is Noble Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Noble Corporation's EBITDA

Noble Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$493.6 million.

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

Noble Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.77%
Gross profit TTM USD$547.7 million
Return on assets TTM 0.45%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -136.16%
Book value $10.347
Market capitalisation USD$51.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Noble Corporation shares

There are currently 14.7 million Noble Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Noble Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 28.7% down from 20.6 million last month.

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

Noble Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Noble Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Noble Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Noble Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 12.3 million). Noble Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.19. In other words for every 100,000 Noble Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1190 shares are currently held short.

However Noble Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Noble Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Noble Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Noble Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Noble Corporation shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0704% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Noble Corporation shares, roughly 70 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 Noble Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Noble Corporation stock.

Noble Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Noble Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Noble Corporation's shares ever split?

Noble Corporation's shares were split on a 1144:1000 basis on 4 August 2014. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1144 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Noble Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 12.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Noble Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Noble Corporation's share price.

Noble Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Noble Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.02 up to $1.03. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NE.US volatility(beta: 2.45)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 Noble Corporation's is 2.4504. This would suggest that Noble Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Noble Corporation overview

Noble Corporation plc operates as an offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry worldwide. It provides contract drilling services using mobile offshore drilling units. As of February 18, 2020, the company operated a fleet of 25 drilling rigs consisted of 12 floaters and 13 jackups. Noble Corporation plc was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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