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How to buy Oasis Petroleum stock

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Oasis Petroleum Inc is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Oasis Petroleum shares (OAS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Oasis Petroleum employs 432 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1 billion.

How to buy shares in Oasis Petroleum

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

Oasis Petroleum share price

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Oasis Petroleum shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-09.
52-week rangeUSD$19.8726 - USD$65.99
50-day moving average USD$59.0632
200-day moving average USD$31.9971
Wall St. target priceUSD$82.4
PE ratio 2.5702
Dividend yield USD$0.375 (0.58%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.541

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Is it a good time to buy Oasis Petroleum stock?

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Is Oasis Petroleum under- or over-valued?

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

Oasis Petroleum's P/E ratio

Oasis Petroleum's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, Oasis Petroleum shares trade at around 3x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Oasis Petroleum's PEG ratio

Oasis Petroleum's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 16.3835. 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 Oasis Petroleum's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Oasis Petroleum's EBITDA

Oasis Petroleum's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$559.4 million.

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

Oasis Petroleum financials

Revenue TTM USD$1 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$538.1 million
Return on assets TTM -58.87%
Return on equity TTM -155.49%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $45.585
Market capitalisation USD$1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Oasis Petroleum shares

There are currently 73,774 Oasis Petroleum shares held short by investors – that's known as Oasis Petroleum's "short interest". This figure is 48.2% up from 49,790 last month.

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

Oasis Petroleum's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Oasis Petroleum's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Oasis Petroleum shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Oasis Petroleum shares traded daily (recently around 223557.57575758). Oasis Petroleum's SIR currently stands at 0.33. In other words for every 100,000 Oasis Petroleum shares traded daily on the market, roughly 330 shares are currently held short.

However Oasis Petroleum's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Oasis Petroleum shares, or, against the total number of tradable Oasis Petroleum shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Oasis Petroleum's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Oasis Petroleum shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0047% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Oasis Petroleum shares, roughly 5 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 Oasis Petroleum.

Find out more about how you can short Oasis Petroleum stock.

Oasis Petroleum share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 0.98% of net profits

Recently Oasis Petroleum has paid out, on average, around 0.98% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.41% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Oasis Petroleum shareholders could enjoy a 2.41% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Oasis Petroleum's case, that would currently equate to about $0.375 per share.

While Oasis Petroleum's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Oasis Petroleum is investing more in its future growth.

Oasis Petroleum's most recent dividend payout was on 21 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Oasis Petroleum share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Oasis Petroleum's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.8726 up to $65.99. 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 Oasis Petroleum's is 3.9391. This would suggest that Oasis Petroleum's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Oasis Petroleum overview

Oasis Petroleum Inc., an independent exploration and production company, focuses on the acquisition and development of onshore unconventional oil and natural gas resources in the United States. It operates through Exploration and Production(E&P), and Midstream segments. The E&P segment engages in the acquisition and development of oil and gas properties. The Midstream segment offers midstream services, such as natural gas gathering, compression, processing and, gas lift supply; crude oil gathering, terminaling, and transportation; produced and flowback water gathering, and disposal; and water distribution. As of December 31, 2020, the company had 401,766 net leasehold acres in the Williston Basin; and 24,396 net leasehold acres in the Permian Basin, as well as approximately 152.2 million barrels of oil equivalent of estimated net proved reserves. The company sells its crude oil and natural gas to refiners, marketers, and other purchasers that have access to pipeline and rail facilities. Oasis Petroleum Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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