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How to buy PetroChina Company stock | $50.14

Learn how to easily invest in PetroChina Company stock.

PetroChina Company Limited is an oil & gas integrated business based in the US. PetroChina Company shares (PTR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PetroChina Company employs 423,243 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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PetroChina Company stock price (NYSE: PTR)

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PetroChina Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
Latest market close$50.14
52-week range$25.71 - $54.50
50-day moving average $49.09
200-day moving average $43.54
Wall St. target price$64.03
PE ratio 5.7632
Dividend yield $0.218 (0.43%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $8.70

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PetroChina Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $50.14 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-19) -4.84%
1 month (2021-09-24) 2.70%
3 months (2021-07-26) 19.24%
6 months (2021-04-26) 42.73%
1 year (2020-10-23) 69.33%
2 years (2019-10-25) -3.98%
3 years (2018-10-25) 72.74
5 years (2016-10-25) 71.8

Is PetroChina Company under- or over-valued?

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

PetroChina Company's P/E ratio

PetroChina Company'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, PetroChina Company 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.

PetroChina Company's PEG ratio

PetroChina Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.2207. 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 PetroChina Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

PetroChina Company's EBITDA

PetroChina Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $327.4 billion.

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

PetroChina Company financials

Revenue TTM $2,201.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.68%
Gross profit TTM $666 billion
Return on assets TTM 3%
Return on equity TTM 8.92%
Profit margin 4.64%
Book value $683.80
Market capitalisation $154.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PetroChina Company shares

There are currently 174,499 PetroChina Company shares held short by investors – that's known as PetroChina Company's "short interest". This figure is 52.6% down from 367,833 last month.

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

PetroChina Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PetroChina Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PetroChina Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PetroChina Company shares traded daily (recently around 252897.10144928). PetroChina Company's SIR currently stands at 0.69. In other words for every 100,000 PetroChina Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 690 shares are currently held short.

However PetroChina Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PetroChina Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable PetroChina Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PetroChina Company's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PetroChina Company shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0006% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PetroChina Company shares, roughly 1 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 PetroChina Company.

Find out more about how you can short PetroChina Company stock.

PetroChina Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 39.83% of net profits

Recently PetroChina Company has paid out, on average, around 39.83% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.73% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PetroChina Company shareholders could enjoy a 6.73% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PetroChina Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.218 per share.

While PetroChina Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that PetroChina Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

PetroChina Company's most recent dividend payout was on 7 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

PetroChina Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PetroChina Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.706 up to $54.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PTR.US volatility(beta: 0.84)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 PetroChina Company's is 0.8441. This would suggest that PetroChina Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

PetroChina Company overview

PetroChina Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in a range of petroleum related products, services, and activities in Mainland China and internationally. It operates through Exploration and Production, Refining and Chemicals, Marketing, and Natural Gas and Pipeline segments. The Exploration and Production segment engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of crude oil and natural gas. The Refining and Chemicals segment refines crude oil and petroleum products; and produces and markets primary petrochemical products, derivative petrochemical products, and other chemical products. The Marketing segment is involved in marketing of refined products and trading business. The Natural Gas and Pipeline segment engages in the transmission of natural gas, crude oil, and refined products; and sale of natural gas. As of December 31, 2020, the company had a total length of 31,151 km, including 22,555 km of natural gas pipelines, 7,190 km of crude oil pipelines, and 1,406 km of refined product pipelines.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of PetroChina Company is owned by institutions?
Currently 1.953% of PetroChina Company shares are held by institutions.
How many people work for PetroChina Company?
Latest data suggests 423,243 work at PetroChina Company.
When does the fiscal year end for PetroChina Company?
PetroChina Company's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is PetroChina Company based?
PetroChina Company's address is: 9 Dongzhimen North Street, Beijing, China, 100007
What is PetroChina Company's ISIN number?
PetroChina Company's international securities identification number is: US71646E1001
What is PetroChina Company's CUSIP number?
PetroChina Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 71646E100

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