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How to buy SM Energy Company stock | $5.57

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SM Energy Company is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. SM Energy Company shares (SM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SM Energy Company employs 530 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.2 billion.

How to buy shares in SM Energy Company

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  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 SM Energy Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SM. 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 SM Energy Company 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$5.57, 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 SM Energy Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of SM Energy Company. 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.

SM Energy Company share price

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SM Energy Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-09.
Latest market closeUSD$5.57
52-week rangeUSD$0.8886 - USD$12.243
50-day moving average USD$2.8577
200-day moving average USD$2.9905
Wall St. target priceUSD$4.13
PE ratio 19.6
Dividend yield USD$0.02 (0.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.991

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Is it a good time to buy SM Energy Company stock?

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SM Energy Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.57 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-11) N/A
1 month (2020-12-22) 3.15%
3 months (2020-10-18) N/A
6 months (2020-07-18) N/A
1 year (2020-01-18) N/A
2 years (2019-01-18) N/A
3 years (2018-01-18) N/A
5 years (2016-01-18) N/A

Is SM Energy Company under- or over-valued?

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

SM Energy Company's P/E ratio

SM Energy 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 20x. In other words, SM Energy Company shares trade at around 20x 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.

SM Energy Company's EBITDA

SM Energy Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$870 million.

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

SM Energy Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.2 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM -10.48%
Return on equity TTM -27.9%
Profit margin -58.2%
Book value $19.072
Market capitalisation USD$608.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SM Energy Company shares

There are currently 12.4 million SM Energy Company shares held short by investors – that's known as SM Energy Company's "short interest". This figure is 18.8% up from 10.4 million last month.

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

SM Energy Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SM Energy Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SM Energy Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SM Energy Company shares traded daily (recently around 4.8 million). SM Energy Company's SIR currently stands at 2.58. In other words for every 100,000 SM Energy Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2580 shares are currently held short.

However SM Energy Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SM Energy Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable SM Energy Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SM Energy Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SM Energy Company shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0.1471% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SM Energy Company shares, roughly 147 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 SM Energy Company.

Find out more about how you can short SM Energy Company stock.

SM Energy Company share dividends

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

Have SM Energy Company's shares ever split?

SM Energy Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 April 2005. 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 SM Energy Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for SM Energy Company shares which in turn could have impacted SM Energy Company's share price.

SM Energy Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SM Energy Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.8886 up to $12.243. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while SM Energy Company's is 6.6063. This would suggest that SM Energy Company's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

SM Energy Company overview

SM Energy Company, an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil and condensate, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the state of Texas. As of December 31, 2019, the company had 462.0 million barrels of oil equivalent of estimated proved reserves; and working interests in 807 gross productive oil wells and 519 gross productive gas wells in the Midland Basin and South Texas. The company was formerly known as St. Mary Land & Exploration Company and changed its name to SM Energy Company in May 2010. SM Energy Company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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