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How to buy Occidental Petroleum Corporation stock | $10.17

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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 14,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$19.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Occidental Petroleum Corporation

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  3. Search for Occidental Petroleum Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: OXY. 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 Occidental Petroleum 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. At last close price of USD$10.17, 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 Occidental Petroleum Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Occidental Petroleum 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.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation share price

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-20.
Latest market closeUSD$10.17
52-week rangeUSD$8.5155 - USD$42.2298
50-day moving average USD$18.9579
200-day moving average USD$14.3669
Wall St. target priceUSD$18.86
PE ratio 23.9678
Dividend yield USD$0.04 (0.17%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.366

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Is it a good time to buy Occidental Petroleum Corporation stock?

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.17 from 2020-10-22

1 week (2021-01-13) -54.46%
1 month (2020-12-18) -45.09%
3 months (2020-10-20) 0.99%
6 months (2020-07-20) -35.18%
1 year (2020-01-17) -77.81%
2 years (2019-01-18) -84.83%
3 years (2018-01-19) 75.55
5 years (2016-01-20) 59.62

Is Occidental Petroleum Corporation under- or over-valued?

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 24x. In other words, Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares trade at around 24x 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 1.16. 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 USD$7.9 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 USD$19.8 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$12.1 billion
Return on assets TTM -4.57%
Return on equity TTM -44.1%
Profit margin -75.2%
Book value $10.844
Market capitalisation USD$21.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares

There are currently 32.1 million Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Occidental Petroleum Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 9% down from 35.3 million last month.

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

Occidental Petroleum Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Occidental Petroleum Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 28.4 million). Occidental Petroleum Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.13. In other words for every 100,000 Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1130 shares are currently held short.

However Occidental Petroleum Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Occidental Petroleum Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0382% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares, roughly 38 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 Occidental Petroleum Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Occidental Petroleum Corporation stock.

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 01/01/2019) 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

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

Have Occidental Petroleum Corporation's shares ever split?

Occidental Petroleum Corporation's shares were split on a 10000:9983 basis on 25 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 $8.5155 up to $42.2298. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

OXY.US volatility(beta: 2.38)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 2.3834. This would suggest that Occidental Petroleum Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

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, and Latin America. The company operates through three segments: Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Marketing and Midstream. The Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. The 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.

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