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How to buy Occidental Petroleum Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Occidental Petroleum Corporation stock.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares (OXY) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Occidental Petroleum Corporation employs 11,678 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $33.7 billion.

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation stock price (NYSE: OXY)

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-27.
Latest market close$62.11
52-week range$25.89 - $76.97
50-day moving average $65.23
200-day moving average $54.33
Wall St. target price$76.74
PE ratio 5.6912
Dividend yield $0.28 (0.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $10.17

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $62.11 from 2022-09-29

1 week (2022-09-23) 5.76%
1 month (2022-08-30) -13.75%
3 months (2022-06-30) 5.49%
6 months (2022-03-30) 8.05%
1 year (2021-09-27) 105.73%
2 years (2020-09-30) 520.48%
3 years (2019-09-30) 39.67%
5 years (2017-09-29) 64.21

Is Occidental Petroleum Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Occidental Petroleum Corporation's P/E ratio

Occidental Petroleum Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares trade at around 6x 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.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation's PEG ratio

Occidental Petroleum Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2175. 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 Occidental Petroleum Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation's EBITDA

Occidental Petroleum Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $18.9 billion.

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

Occidental Petroleum Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $33.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 34.04%
Gross profit TTM $16.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 9.31%
Return on equity TTM 47.85%
Profit margin 32.6%
Book value $19.45
Market capitalisation $53.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Occidental Petroleum Corporation'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 Occidental Petroleum Corporation.

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

Occidental Petroleum Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 44.66

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Occidental Petroleum Corporation's overall score of 44.66 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 93rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Occidental Petroleum Corporation 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.).

Occidental Petroleum Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 26.91/100

Occidental Petroleum Corporation's environmental score of 26.91 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Occidental Petroleum Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation's social score

Social score: 15.82/100

Occidental Petroleum Corporation's social score of 15.82 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Occidental Petroleum Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 11.93/100

Occidental Petroleum Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Occidental Petroleum Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Occidental Petroleum Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 44.66
Total ESG percentile 92.55
Environmental score 26.91
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 15.82
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 11.93
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

Occidental Petroleum Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 5.24% of net profits

Recently Occidental Petroleum Corporation has paid out, on average, around 5.24% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Occidental Petroleum Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Occidental Petroleum Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.28 per share.

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

Occidental Petroleum Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 16 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Occidental Petroleum Corporation's shares ever split?

Occidental Petroleum Corporation's shares were split on a 10000:9983 basis on 24 February 2016. So if you had owned 9983 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 0.2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Occidental Petroleum Corporation's share price.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Occidental Petroleum Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.8868 up to $76.9748. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

OXY.US volatility(beta: 1.86)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 Occidental Petroleum Corporation's is 1.8558. This would suggest that Occidental Petroleum Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Occidental Petroleum Corporation overview

Occidental Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Midstream and Marketing. The company's Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. Its Chemical segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated organics, potassium chemicals, ethylene dichloride, chlorinated isocyanurates, sodium silicates, and calcium chloride; vinyls comprising vinyl chloride monomer, polyvinyl chloride, and ethylene. The Midstream and Marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases, and markets oil, condensate, NGLs, natural gas, carbon dioxide, and power. This segment also trades around its assets consisting of transportation and storage capacity; and invests in entities. Occidental Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Occidental Petroleum Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.176% of Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares are held by insiders and 82.894% by institutions.
How many people work for Occidental Petroleum Corporation?
Latest data suggests 11,678 work at Occidental Petroleum Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Occidental Petroleum Corporation?
Occidental Petroleum Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Occidental Petroleum Corporation based?
Occidental Petroleum Corporation's address is: 5 Greenway Plaza, Houston, TX, United States, 77046-0521
What is Occidental Petroleum Corporation's ISIN number?
Occidental Petroleum Corporation's international securities identification number is: US6745991058
What is Occidental Petroleum Corporation's CUSIP number?
Occidental Petroleum Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 674599105

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