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How to buy Valaris stock

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Valaris plc is an oil & gas drilling business based in the US. Valaris shares (VAL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Valaris employs 5,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – VAL – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Valaris share price

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Valaris shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-29.
52-week range$0.05 - $1.84
50-day moving average $0.08
200-day moving average $0.17
Wall St. target price$1.74
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.16 (5.41%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-1.09

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Is it a good time to buy Valaris stock?

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Is Valaris under- or over-valued?

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

Valaris's EBITDA

Valaris's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $117.9 million.

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

Valaris financials

Revenue TTM $1.9 billion
Gross profit TTM $247.2 million
Return on assets TTM -2.87%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -237.15%
Book value $26.04
Market capitalisation $65.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Valaris shares

There are currently 56.6 million Valaris shares held short by investors – that's known as Valaris's "short interest". This figure is 7% down from 60.9 million last month.

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

Valaris's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Valaris's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Valaris shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Valaris shares traded daily (recently around 8.9 million). Valaris's SIR currently stands at 6.36. In other words for every 100,000 Valaris shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6360 shares are currently held short.

However Valaris's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Valaris shares, or, against the total number of tradable Valaris shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Valaris's short interest could be expressed as 0.28% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Valaris shares in existence, roughly 280 shares are currently held short) or 0.4734% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Valaris shares, roughly 473 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Valaris.

Find out more about how you can short Valaris stock.

Valaris share dividends

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

Have Valaris's shares ever split?

Valaris's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 10 April 2019. So if you had owned 4 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 Valaris shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Valaris shares which in turn could have impacted Valaris's share price.

Valaris share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Valaris's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.05 up to $1.84. 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 Valaris's is 2.8275. This would suggest that Valaris's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Valaris overview

Valaris plc provides offshore drilling services in various water depths worldwide. It operates a rig fleet of ultra-deepwater drillships, versatile semisubmersibles, and modern shallow-water jackups. The company's offshore fleet includes 16 drillships, 12 semisubmersibles, 54 jackups, and 2 deepwater managed units. The company was formerly known as Ensco Rowan plc and changed its name to Valaris plc in July 2019. Valaris plc was incorporated in 2009 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. On August 19, 2020, Valaris plc, along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U. S.

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