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How to buy Ovintiv stock

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Ovintiv Inc is an other business based in the US. Ovintiv shares (ECA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  3. Search for Ovintiv. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ECA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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Ovintiv share price

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Ovintiv shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-08-13.
52-week rangeUSD$0.43 - USD$1.47
50-day moving average USD$14.38
200-day moving average USD$20.3185
Wall St. target priceUSD$28.55
PE ratio 5.5556
Dividend yield USD$0.38 (11.4%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.896

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Is it a good time to buy Ovintiv stock?

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Is Ovintiv under- or over-valued?

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

Ovintiv's P/E ratio

Ovintiv'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, Ovintiv 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.

Ovintiv's PEG ratio

Ovintiv's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.22. 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 Ovintiv's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ovintiv's EBITDA

Ovintiv's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.8 billion.

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

Ovintiv financials

Gross profit TTM USD$3.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 0%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $38.222
Market capitalisation USD$981.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Ovintiv'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 Ovintiv.

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

Ovintiv's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 40.51

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ovintiv's overall score of 40.51 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 75th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Ovintiv's environmental score

Environmental score: 22.83/100

Ovintiv's environmental score of 22.83 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ovintiv is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ovintiv's social score

Social score: 13.23/100

Ovintiv's social score of 13.23 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ovintiv is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Ovintiv's governance score

Governance score: 11.45/100

Ovintiv's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Ovintiv is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ovintiv's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Ovintiv Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 40.51
Total ESG percentile 75.44
Environmental score 22.83
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 13.23
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 11.45
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 2

Ovintiv share dividends

We're not expecting Ovintiv to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Ovintiv overview

Ovintiv Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States and Canada. Its properties in the United States include Permian in west Texas and Anadarko in west-central Oklahoma; and other upstream operations comprise Eagle Ford in south Texas, Bakken in North Dakota, and Uinta in central Utah. The company's properties in Canada comprise Montney in northeast British Columbia and northwest Alberta; and other upstream operations comprise Duvernay in west central Alberta, Wheatland in southern Alberta, Horn River in northeast British Columbia, and Deep Panuke located offshore Nova Scotia. It is also involved in the marketing of oil, NGLs, and natural gas. Ovintiv Inc. is based in Denver, Colorado.

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