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PDC Energy, Inc is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. PDC Energy shares (PDCE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PDC Energy employs 540 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

How to buy shares in PDC Energy

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for PDC Energy. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PDCE. 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 PDC Energy 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$15.97, 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 PDC Energy, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of PDC Energy. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted PDC Energy's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, PDC Energy's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$15.97, which is 28.67% down on its pre-crash value of USD$22.39 and 254.10% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$4.51.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of PDC Energy shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$295.35 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$730.15.

PDC Energy share price

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PDC Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-26.
Latest market close USD$15.97
52-week range USD$4.51 - USD$27.84
50-day moving average USD$13.7475
200-day moving average USD$13.8519
Wall St. target price USD$21.72
PE ratio 10.5231
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.191

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Is it a good time to buy PDC Energy stock?

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PDC Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.97 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-19) N/A
1 month (2020-10-30) 33.98%
3 months (2020-08-26) N/A
6 months (2020-05-26) N/A
1 year (2019-11-26) N/A
2 years (2018-11-26) N/A
3 years (2017-11-26) N/A
5 years (2015-11-26) N/A

Is PDC Energy under- or over-valued?

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

PDC Energy's P/E ratio

PDC Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, PDC Energy shares trade at around 11x 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.

PDC Energy's PEG ratio

PDC Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.02. 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 PDC Energy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


PDC Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$888.1 million.

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

PDC Energy financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.48%
Gross profit TTM USD$1 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.23%
Return on equity TTM -29.67%
Profit margin -67.7%
Book value $26.283
Market capitalisation USD$1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PDC Energy shares

There are currently 9.3 million PDC Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as PDC Energy's "short interest". This figure is 3.4% up from 9.0 million last month.

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

PDC Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PDC Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PDC Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PDC Energy shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). PDC Energy's SIR currently stands at 7.53. In other words for every 100,000 PDC Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7530 shares are currently held short.

However PDC Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PDC Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable PDC Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PDC Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PDC Energy shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.0943% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PDC Energy shares, roughly 94 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 PDC Energy.

Find out more about how you can short PDC Energy stock.

PDC Energy share dividends

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

PDC Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PDC Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.51 up to $27.84. 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 PDC Energy's is 3.1714. This would suggest that PDC Energy's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

PDC Energy overview

PDC Energy, Inc., an independent exploration and production company, acquires, explores for, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company's operations are primarily located in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado and the Delaware Basin in Texas. As of December 31, 2019, it owned interests in approximately 2,649 productive gross wells. The company was formerly known as Petroleum Development Corporation and changed its name to PDC Energy, Inc. in June 2012. PDC Energy, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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