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How to buy Seadrill stock | $0.265

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Seadrill Limited is an oil & gas drilling business based in the US. Seadrill shares (SDRL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Seadrill employs 4,538 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Seadrill

  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 Seadrill. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SDRL. 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 Seadrill 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$0.265, 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 Seadrill, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Seadrill. 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.

Seadrill share price

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Seadrill shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-29.
Latest market closeUSD$0.265
52-week rangeUSD$0.1593 - USD$2.81
50-day moving average USD$0.248
200-day moving average USD$0.3103
Wall St. target priceUSD$6.5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-45.291

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Is it a good time to buy Seadrill stock?

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Seadrill price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $0.265 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-08) -89.35%
1 month (2020-12-15) -4.50%
3 months (2020-10-15) 3.96%
6 months (2020-07-15) -29.33%
1 year (2020-01-15) -84.23%
2 years (2019-01-15) -97.24%
3 years (2018-01-15) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 2.34

Is Seadrill under- or over-valued?

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

Seadrill's EBITDA

Seadrill's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$210 million.

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

Seadrill financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.1 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$343 million
Return on assets TTM -2.13%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -220.37%
Book value $18.559
Market capitalisation USD$51.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Seadrill shares

There are currently 3.8 million Seadrill shares held short by investors – that's known as Seadrill's "short interest". This figure is 48.3% down from 7.4 million last month.

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

Seadrill's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Seadrill's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Seadrill shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Seadrill shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Seadrill's SIR currently stands at 3.32. In other words for every 100,000 Seadrill shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3320 shares are currently held short.

However Seadrill's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Seadrill shares, or, against the total number of tradable Seadrill shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Seadrill's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Seadrill shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0523% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Seadrill shares, roughly 52 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 Seadrill.

Find out more about how you can short Seadrill stock.

Seadrill share dividends

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

Have Seadrill's shares ever split?

Seadrill's shares were split on a 100:26777 basis on 3 July 2018. So if you had owned 26777 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 100 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Seadrill shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 26677% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Seadrill shares which in turn could have impacted Seadrill's share price.

Seadrill overview

Seadrill Limited, an offshore drilling contractor, provides offshore drilling services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. It operates in three segments: Floaters, Jack-up Rigs, and Other. The Floaters segment offers drilling, completion, and maintenance services for offshore exploration and production wells. Its drilling contracts relates to semi-submersible rigs and drill ships for harsh and benign environments in mid, deep, and ultra-deep waters. The Jack-up Rigs segment provides drilling, completion, and maintenance services for offshore exploration and production wells. Its drilling contracts relate to jack-up rigs for operations in harsh and benign environment in shallow waters. The Other segment offers management services to third parties and related parties. The company operates a fleet of 35 drilling units, including 7 drill ships, 12 semi-submersible rigs, and 16 jack-up rigs. It serves oil super-majors, state-owned national oil companies, and independent oil and gas companies. Seadrill Limited was founded in 2005 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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