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How to buy Patterson-UTI Energy stock | $5.26

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Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc is an oil & gas drilling business based in the US. Patterson-UTI Energy shares (PTEN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Patterson-UTI Energy employs 5,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.4 billion.

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Patterson-UTI Energy share price

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Patterson-UTI Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-28.
Latest market closeUSD$5.26
52-week rangeUSD$1.587 - USD$10.7138
50-day moving average USD$4.7403
200-day moving average USD$3.7951
Wall St. target priceUSD$4.5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.08 (1.48%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.662

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Patterson-UTI Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.26 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-09) N/A
1 month (2020-12-17) -8.52%
3 months (2020-10-16) 98.49%
6 months (2020-07-17) 58.43%
1 year (2020-01-17) -47.14%
2 years (2019-01-17) -57.95%
3 years (2018-01-17) 24.27
5 years (2016-01-16) N/A

Is Patterson-UTI Energy under- or over-valued?

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

Patterson-UTI Energy's EBITDA

Patterson-UTI Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$290 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Patterson-UTI Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Patterson-UTI Energy financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.4 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$709.4 million
Return on assets TTM -6.29%
Return on equity TTM -30.94%
Profit margin -56.11%
Book value $11.306
Market capitalisation USD$984.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Patterson-UTI Energy shares

There are currently 21.0 million Patterson-UTI Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Patterson-UTI Energy's "short interest". This figure is 8.2% up from 19.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Patterson-UTI Energy shares can be evaluated.

Patterson-UTI Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Patterson-UTI Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Patterson-UTI Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Patterson-UTI Energy shares traded daily (recently around 3.5 million). Patterson-UTI Energy's SIR currently stands at 5.92. In other words for every 100,000 Patterson-UTI Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5920 shares are currently held short.

However Patterson-UTI Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Patterson-UTI Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Patterson-UTI Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Patterson-UTI Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Patterson-UTI Energy shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0.1286% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Patterson-UTI Energy shares, roughly 129 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Patterson-UTI Energy.

Find out more about how you can short Patterson-UTI Energy stock.

Patterson-UTI Energy share dividends

We're not expecting Patterson-UTI Energy to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Patterson-UTI Energy's shares ever split?

Patterson-UTI Energy's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 July 2004. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Patterson-UTI Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Patterson-UTI Energy shares which in turn could have impacted Patterson-UTI Energy's share price.

Patterson-UTI Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Patterson-UTI Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.587 up to $10.7138. 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 Patterson-UTI Energy's is 3.178. This would suggest that Patterson-UTI Energy's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Patterson-UTI Energy overview

Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides onshore contract drilling services to oil and natural gas operators in the United States and Canada. It operates through three segments: Contract Drilling Services, Pressure Pumping Services, and Directional Drilling Services. The Contract Drilling segment markets its contract drilling services primarily in west Texas and southeastern New Mexico, north central and east Texas, northern Louisiana, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, south Texas, western Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and western Canada. As of December 31, 2019, this segment had a drilling fleet of 216 marketable land-based drilling rigs. The Pressure Pumping segment offers pressure pumping services that consist of well stimulation and cementing for the completion of new wells and remedial work on existing wells, as well as hydraulic fracturing, cementing, and acid pumping services in Texas, the Mid-Continent, and the Appalachian region. The Directional Drilling Services segment provides a suite of directional drilling services, including directional drilling, downhole performance motors, measurement-while-drilling, wireline steering tools, and services that enhance the accuracy of horizontal wellbore placement. It also service equipment to drilling contractors, as well as provides electrical controls and automation to the energy, marine, and mining industries in North America and other markets; and owns and invests in oil and natural gas assets as a non-operating working interest owner located principally in Texas and New Mexico. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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