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Oil States International, Inc is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. Oil States International shares (OIS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Oil States International employs 2,337 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$739.1 million.

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  3. Search for Oil States International. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: OIS. 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 Oil States International 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$5.11, 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 Oil States International, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Oil States International. 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.

Oil States International share price

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Oil States International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-01.
Latest market closeUSD$5.11
52-week rangeUSD$1.52 - USD$17.81
50-day moving average USD$3.3326
200-day moving average USD$4.1346
Wall St. target priceUSD$5.21
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.729

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Is it a good time to buy Oil States International stock?

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Oil States International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.11 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-13) N/A
1 month (2020-12-24) 1.39%
3 months (2020-10-23) 71.48%
6 months (2020-07-20) N/A
1 year (2020-01-20) N/A
2 years (2019-01-20) N/A
3 years (2018-01-20) N/A
5 years (2016-01-20) N/A

Is Oil States International under- or over-valued?

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

Oil States International's PEG ratio

Oil States International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.47. 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 Oil States International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Oil States International's EBITDA

Oil States International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$35.9 million.

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

Oil States International financials

Revenue TTM USD$739.1 million
Gross profit TTM USD$214.8 million
Return on assets TTM -4.21%
Return on equity TTM -58.14%
Profit margin -84.59%
Book value $12.524
Market capitalisation USD$271 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Oil States International shares

There are currently 3.4 million Oil States International shares held short by investors – that's known as Oil States International's "short interest". This figure is 25% up from 2.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Oil States International shares can be evaluated.

Oil States International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Oil States International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Oil States International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Oil States International shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Oil States International's SIR currently stands at 3.23. In other words for every 100,000 Oil States International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3230 shares are currently held short.

However Oil States International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Oil States International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Oil States International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Oil States International's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Oil States International shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0981% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Oil States International shares, roughly 98 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 Oil States International.

Find out more about how you can short Oil States International stock.

Oil States International share dividends

We're not expecting Oil States International to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Oil States International's shares ever split?

Oil States International's shares were split on a 175:100 basis on 2 June 2014. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 175 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Oil States International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 42.9% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Oil States International shares which in turn could have impacted Oil States International's share price.

Oil States International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Oil States International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.52 up to $17.81. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Oil States International's is 3.58. This would suggest that Oil States International's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Oil States International overview

Oil States International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides oilfield products and services for the drilling, completion, subsea, production, and infrastructure sectors of the oil and gas industry worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Well Site Services, Downhole Technologies, and Offshore/Manufactured Products. The Well Site Services segment offers a range of equipment and services that are used to drill for, establish, and maintain the flow of oil and natural gas from a well throughout its lifecycle. It also provides services, including wireline support, frac stacks, isolations tools, extended reach tools, ball launchers, well testing and flowback operations, thru tubing activity, and sand control; and land drilling services. The Downhole Technologies segment provides oil and gas perforation systems, and downhole tools in support of completion, intervention, wireline, and well abandonment operations. This segment also designs, manufactures, and markets its consumable engineered products to oilfield service, and exploration and production companies. The Offshore/Manufactured Products segment designs, manufactures, and markets capital equipment utilized on floating production systems, subsea pipeline infrastructure, and offshore drilling rigs and vessels; and short-cycle and other products. Its products include flexible bearings, advanced connector systems, high-pressure riser systems, deepwater mooring systems, cranes, subsea pipeline products, and blow-out preventer stack integration products. This segment also provides short-cycle products, such as valves, elastomers, and other specialty products that are used in the land-based drilling and completion markets; and other products for use in industrial, military, and other applications. In addition, it offers specialty welding, fabrication, cladding and machining, offshore installation, and inspection and repair services. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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