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Northern Oil and Gas, Inc is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Northern Oil and Gas shares (NOG) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Northern Oil and Gas employs 24 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$348.7 million.

How to buy shares in Northern Oil and Gas

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Northern Oil and Gas. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NOG. 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 Northern Oil and Gas 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$5.16, 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 Northern Oil and Gas, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Northern Oil and Gas. 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.

Northern Oil and Gas share price

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Northern Oil and Gas shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-26.
Latest market close USD$5.16
52-week range USD$3.345 - USD$24.3
50-day moving average USD$4.8294
200-day moving average USD$7.0354
Wall St. target price USD$12.38
PE ratio 0.93
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.952

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Is it a good time to buy Northern Oil and Gas stock?

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Northern Oil and Gas price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.16 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-20) -8.51%
1 month (2020-10-28) 38.34%
3 months (2020-08-28) 616.57%
6 months (2020-05-28) 541.39%
1 year (2019-11-27) 180.43%
2 years (2018-11-28) 94.72%
3 years (2017-11-28) 265.96%
5 years (2015-11-27) 3.20%

Is Northern Oil and Gas under- or over-valued?

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

Northern Oil and Gas's P/E ratio

Northern Oil and Gas's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1x. In other words, Northern Oil and Gas shares trade at around 1x recent earnings.

Northern Oil and Gas's PEG ratio

Northern Oil and Gas's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 14.8. 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 Northern Oil and Gas's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Northern Oil and Gas's EBITDA

Northern Oil and Gas's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$380.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Northern Oil and Gas's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Northern Oil and Gas financials

Revenue TTM USD$348.7 million
Operating margin TTM 54.99%
Gross profit TTM USD$424.6 million
Return on assets TTM 8.19%
Return on equity TTM -405.15%
Profit margin -250.04%
Book value $3.226
Market capitalisation USD$315.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Northern Oil and Gas shares

There are currently 4.0 million Northern Oil and Gas shares held short by investors – that's known as Northern Oil and Gas's "short interest". This figure is 2% up from 4.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Northern Oil and Gas shares can be evaluated.

Northern Oil and Gas's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Northern Oil and Gas's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Northern Oil and Gas shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Northern Oil and Gas shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Northern Oil and Gas's SIR currently stands at 3.5. In other words for every 100,000 Northern Oil and Gas shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3500 shares are currently held short.

However Northern Oil and Gas's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Northern Oil and Gas shares, or, against the total number of tradable Northern Oil and Gas shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Northern Oil and Gas's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Northern Oil and Gas shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.1187% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Northern Oil and Gas shares, roughly 119 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 Northern Oil and Gas.

Find out more about how you can short Northern Oil and Gas stock.

Northern Oil and Gas share dividends

We're not expecting Northern Oil and Gas to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Northern Oil and Gas's shares ever split?

Northern Oil and Gas's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 21 September 2020. So if you had owned 10 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 Northern Oil and Gas shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Northern Oil and Gas shares which in turn could have impacted Northern Oil and Gas's share price.

Northern Oil and Gas share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Northern Oil and Gas's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.345 up to $24.3. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NOG.US volatility(beta: 2.32)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE MKT average) beta is 1, while Northern Oil and Gas's is 2.3207. This would suggest that Northern Oil and Gas's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Northern Oil and Gas overview

Northern Oil and Gas, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The company primarily holds interests in the Bakken and Three Forks formations in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana. As of December 31, 2019, it owned working interests in 6,156 gross producing wells; and had proved reserves of 163.3 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

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