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How to buy Superior Energy Services stock

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Superior Energy Services, Inc is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. Superior Energy Services shares (SPN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Superior Energy Services employs 5,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Superior Energy Services

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

Superior Energy Services share price

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Superior Energy Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-14.
52-week rangeUSD$0.257 - USD$2.25
50-day moving average USD$0.2944
200-day moving average USD$0.8744
Wall St. target priceUSD$1.13
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-16.7159

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Is it a good time to buy Superior Energy Services stock?

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Is Superior Energy Services under- or over-valued?

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

Superior Energy Services's EBITDA

Superior Energy Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$151 million.

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

Superior Energy Services financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.2 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$500.3 million
Return on assets TTM -0.51%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -23.5%
Book value $9.139
Market capitalisation USD$6.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Superior Energy Services shares

There are currently 537,685 Superior Energy Services shares held short by investors – that's known as Superior Energy Services's "short interest". This figure is 20.2% up from 447,388 last month.

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

Superior Energy Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Superior Energy Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Superior Energy Services shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Superior Energy Services shares traded daily (recently around 233776.08695652). Superior Energy Services's SIR currently stands at 2.3. In other words for every 100,000 Superior Energy Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2300 shares are currently held short.

However Superior Energy Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Superior Energy Services shares, or, against the total number of tradable Superior Energy Services shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Superior Energy Services's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Superior Energy Services shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.046% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Superior Energy Services shares, roughly 46 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 Superior Energy Services.

Find out more about how you can short Superior Energy Services stock.

Superior Energy Services share dividends

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

Have Superior Energy Services's shares ever split?

Superior Energy Services's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 19 December 2019. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Superior Energy Services shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Superior Energy Services shares which in turn could have impacted Superior Energy Services's share price.

Superior Energy Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Superior Energy Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.257 up to $2.25. 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 Superior Energy Services's is 2.7664. This would suggest that Superior Energy Services's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Superior Energy Services overview

Superior Energy Services, Inc. provides oilfield services and equipment to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Drilling Products and Services, Onshore Completion and Workover Services, Production Services, and Technical Solutions. The Drilling Products and Services segment rents downhole drilling tools, including tubulars, such as primary drill pipe strings, landing strings, completion tubulars, and associated accessories, as well as manufactures and rents bottom hole tools comprising stabilizers, non-magnetic drill collars, and hole openers; and surfaces, such as temporary onshore and offshore accommodation modules and accessories. The Onshore Completion and Workover Services segment offers fluid management services used to obtain, move, store, and dispose of fluids that are involved in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas; and workover services consisting of installations, completions, and sidetracking of wells, as well as support for perforating operations. The Production Services segment provides intervention services, such as coiled tubing, cased hole and mechanical wireline, hydraulic workover and snubbing, pressure control, production testing and optimization, and remedial pumping services. The Technical Solutions segment offers well containment systems; completion tools and services, including sand control systems, well screens and filters, and surface-controlled sub surface safety valves; and well and sand control, and stimulation services. This segment also produces and sells oil and gas. Superior Energy Services, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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