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How to buy Suncor Energy stock

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Suncor Energy Inc is an oil & gas integrated business based in the US. Suncor Energy shares (SU) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Suncor Energy

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

Suncor Energy share price

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Suncor Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$9.3316 - USD$28.2048
50-day moving average USD$18.0403
200-day moving average USD$15.6097
Wall St. target priceUSD$42.83
PE ratio 9.2416
Dividend yield USD$1.052 (5.13%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.268

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Is it a good time to buy Suncor Energy stock?

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Is Suncor Energy under- or over-valued?

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

Suncor Energy's P/E ratio

Suncor 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 9x. In other words, Suncor Energy shares trade at around 9x 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.

Suncor Energy's PEG ratio

Suncor Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.07. 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 Suncor 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.

Suncor Energy financials

Gross profit TTM USD$14.1 billion
Return on assets TTM -4.05%
Return on equity TTM -11.1%
Profit margin -17.51%
Book value $21.37
Market capitalisation USD$32 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Suncor Energy shares

There are currently 11.3 million Suncor Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Suncor Energy's "short interest". This figure is 22.9% up from 9.2 million last month.

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

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

Suncor Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Suncor Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Suncor Energy shares traded daily (recently around 7.9 million). Suncor Energy's SIR currently stands at 1.42. In other words for every 100,000 Suncor Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1420 shares are currently held short.

However Suncor Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Suncor Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Suncor Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Suncor Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Suncor Energy shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Suncor Energy shares, roughly 0 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 Suncor Energy.

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

Suncor Energy's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Suncor Energy.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Suncor Energy's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.42

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Suncor Energy's overall score of 29.42 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 58th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Suncor Energy is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Suncor Energy's environmental score

Environmental score: 12.69/100

Suncor Energy's social score

Social score: 4.84/100

Suncor Energy's governance score

Governance score: 1.89/100

Suncor Energy's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Suncor Energy scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Suncor Energy has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Suncor Energy Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.42
Total ESG percentile 57.7
Environmental score 12.69
Social score 4.84
Governance score 1.89
Level of controversy 2

Suncor Energy share dividends

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

Have Suncor Energy's shares ever split?

Suncor Energy's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 27 May 2008. 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 Suncor Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Suncor Energy shares which in turn could have impacted Suncor Energy's share price.

Suncor Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Suncor Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.3316 up to $28.2048. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SU.US volatility(beta: 1.94)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 Suncor Energy's is 1.944. This would suggest that Suncor Energy's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Suncor Energy overview

Suncor Energy Inc. operates as an integrated energy company. The company primarily focuses on developing petroleum resource basins in Canada's Athabasca oil sands; explores, acquires, develops, produces, and markets crude oil in Canada and internationally; markets petroleum and petrochemical products under the Petro-Canada name primarily in Canada. It operates in Oil Sands; Exploration and Production; Refining and Marketing; and Corporate and Eliminations segments. The Oil Sands segment recovers bitumen from mining and in situ operations, and upgrades it into refinery feedstock and diesel fuel, or blends the bitumen with diluent for direct sale to market. The Exploration and Production segment is involved in offshore operations off the east coast of Canada and in the North Sea; and operating onshore assets in Libya and Syria. The Refining and Marketing segment refines crude oil and intermediate feedstock into various petroleum and petrochemical products; and markets refined petroleum products to retail, commercial, and industrial customers through its dealers, sales channel, other retail stations, and wholesale customers. The Corporate and Eliminations segment operates four wind farm operations in Ontario and Western Canada. The company also markets and trades in crude oil, natural gas, byproducts, refined products, and power. The company was formerly known as Suncor Inc. and changed its name to Suncor Energy Inc. in April 1997. Suncor Energy Inc. was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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