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How to buy Unit Corporation stock

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Unit Corporation is an oil & gas drilling business based in the US. Unit Corporation shares (UNT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Unit Corporation employs 1,054 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$674.6 million.

How to buy shares in Unit Corporation

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

Unit Corporation share price

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Unit Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-21.
52-week rangeUSD$0.0371 - USD$43.6
50-day moving average USD$0.0438
200-day moving average USD$0.1266
Wall St. target priceUSD$0.5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.355

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Is it a good time to buy Unit Corporation stock?

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Is Unit Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Unit Corporation's PEG ratio

Unit Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.81. 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 Unit Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Unit Corporation's EBITDA

Unit Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$258.2 million.

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

Unit Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$674.6 million
Gross profit TTM USD$289.9 million
Return on assets TTM -0.51%
Return on equity TTM -41.81%
Profit margin -82.1%
Book value $15.401
Market capitalisation USD$13.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Unit Corporation shares

There are currently 8.6 million Unit Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Unit Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 3.4% down from 8.9 million last month.

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

Unit Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Unit Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Unit Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Unit Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 3.9 million). Unit Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.19. In other words for every 100,000 Unit Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2190 shares are currently held short.

However Unit Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Unit Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Unit Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Unit Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.16% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Unit Corporation shares in existence, roughly 160 shares are currently held short) or 0.2662% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Unit Corporation shares, roughly 266 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 Unit Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Unit Corporation stock.

Unit Corporation share dividends

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

Have Unit Corporation's shares ever split?

Unit Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 December 1980. 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 Unit Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Unit Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Unit Corporation's share price.

Unit Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Unit Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.0371 up to $43.6. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UNT.US volatility(beta: 2.3)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 Unit Corporation's is 2.303. This would suggest that Unit Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Unit Corporation overview

Unit Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, acquisition, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It operates through three segments: Oil and Natural Gas, Contract Drilling, and Mid-Stream. The Oil and Natural Gas segment explores for, acquires, develops, and produces oil and natural gas properties. Its producing oil and natural gas properties, unproved properties, and related assets are primarily located in Oklahoma and Texas, as well as in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. The Contract Drilling segment is involved in the contract drilling of onshore oil and natural gas wells for a range of other oil and natural gas companies primarily in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Colorado. It has 58 drilling rigs in its fleet. The Mid-Stream segment buys, sells, gathers, processes, and treats natural gas for third parties. This segment operates three natural gas treatment plants, 11 processing plants, 19 gathering systems, and approximately 2,080 miles of pipeline in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Unit Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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