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How to buy Talos Energy stock | $8.38

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Talos Energy Inc is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Talos Energy shares (TALO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Talos Energy employs 440 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$629.4 million.

How to buy shares in Talos Energy

  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 Talos Energy. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TALO. 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 Talos 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. At last close price of USD$8.38, 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 Talos Energy, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Talos 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.

Talos Energy share price

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Talos Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-30.
Latest market closeUSD$8.38
52-week rangeUSD$5 - USD$31.34
50-day moving average USD$7.3615
200-day moving average USD$8.4335
Wall St. target priceUSD$13.11
PE ratio 3.8344
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.553

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Is it a good time to buy Talos Energy stock?

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Talos Energy price performance over time

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Is Talos Energy under- or over-valued?

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

Talos Energy's P/E ratio

Talos 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 4x. In other words, Talos Energy shares trade at around 4x 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.

Talos Energy's EBITDA

Talos Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$423.2 million.

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

Talos Energy financials

Revenue TTM USD$629.4 million
Operating margin TTM 2.86%
Gross profit TTM USD$663.7 million
Return on assets TTM 0.39%
Return on equity TTM -2.93%
Profit margin -5.49%
Book value $17.558
Market capitalisation USD$690.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Talos Energy shares

There are currently 2.6 million Talos Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Talos Energy's "short interest". This figure is 6% down from 2.8 million last month.

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

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

Talos Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Talos Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Talos Energy shares traded daily (recently around 593764.61187215). Talos Energy's SIR currently stands at 4.38. In other words for every 100,000 Talos Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4380 shares are currently held short.

However Talos Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Talos Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Talos Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Talos Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Talos Energy shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0671% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Talos Energy shares, roughly 67 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 Talos Energy.

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

Talos Energy share dividends

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

Talos Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Talos Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5 up to $31.34. 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 Talos Energy's is 3.6102. This would suggest that Talos Energy's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Talos Energy overview

Talos Energy Inc., an independent exploration and production company, focuses on the exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties in the United States Gulf of Mexico and offshore Mexico. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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