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How to buy Noble Energy stock

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Noble Energy, Inc is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Noble Energy shares (NBL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Noble Energy employs 2,282 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Noble Energy

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

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Noble Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-29.
52-week rangeUSD$2.7186 - USD$15.0866
50-day moving average USD$38.6055
200-day moving average USD$17.7388
Wall St. target priceUSD$12.43
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.28 (3.31%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.926

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Is it a good time to buy Noble Energy stock?

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Is Noble Energy under- or over-valued?

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

Noble Energy's EBITDA

Noble Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.9 billion.

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

Noble Energy financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.9 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM -4.16%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -143.04%
Book value $8.344
Market capitalisation USD$4.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Noble Energy shares

There are currently 15.4 million Noble Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Noble Energy's "short interest". This figure is 67.1% up from 9.2 million last month.

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

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

Noble Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Noble Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Noble Energy shares traded daily (recently around 16.8 million). Noble Energy's SIR currently stands at 0.92. In other words for every 100,000 Noble Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 920 shares are currently held short.

However Noble Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Noble Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Noble Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Noble Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Noble Energy shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0418% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Noble Energy shares, roughly 42 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 Energy.

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

Noble Energy's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Noble Energy.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Noble Energy's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 40.26

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Noble Energy's overall score of 40.26 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 83rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Noble Energy is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Noble Energy's environmental score

Environmental score: 24.02/100

Noble Energy's environmental score of 24.02 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Noble Energy is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Noble Energy's social score

Social score: 12.08/100

Noble Energy's social score of 12.08 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Noble Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Noble Energy's governance score

Governance score: 11.16/100

Noble Energy's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Noble Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Noble Energy's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Noble Energy scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Noble Energy has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Noble Energy, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 40.26
Total ESG percentile 83.12
Environmental score 24.02
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 12.08
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 11.16
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 2

Noble Energy share dividends

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

Have Noble Energy's shares ever split?

Noble Energy's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 29 May 2013. 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 Noble Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Noble Energy shares which in turn could have impacted Noble Energy's share price.

Noble Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Noble Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.7186 up to $15.0866. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Noble Energy's is 2.6332. This would suggest that Noble Energy's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Noble Energy overview

Noble Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas worldwide. The company also owns, operates, develops, and acquires domestic midstream infrastructure assets in the DJ and Delaware Basins. Its assets are located in the US onshore unconventional basins and various global offshore conventional basins in the Eastern Mediterranean and off the west coast of Africa. As of December 31, 2019, the company had 2,050 million barrels oil equivalent of total proved reserves. Noble Energy, Inc. was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. As of October 5, 2020, Noble Energy, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation.

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