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Viper Energy Partners LP is an oil & gas midstream business based in the US. Viper Energy Partners shares (VNOM) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  3. Search for Viper Energy Partners. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VNOM. 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 Viper Energy Partners 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$13.57, 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 Viper Energy Partners, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Viper Energy Partners. 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.

Viper Energy Partners share price

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Viper Energy Partners shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-15.
Latest market closeUSD$13.57
52-week rangeUSD$4.8513 - USD$23.202
50-day moving average USD$12.5245
200-day moving average USD$9.9684
Wall St. target priceUSD$14.59
PE ratio 10.4
Dividend yield USD$0.4 (2.73%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.742

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Is it a good time to buy Viper Energy Partners stock?

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Viper Energy Partners price performance over time

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Is Viper Energy Partners under- or over-valued?

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

Viper Energy Partners's P/E ratio

Viper Energy Partners's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Viper Energy Partners shares trade at around 10x 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.

Viper Energy Partners's PEG ratio

Viper Energy Partners's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7623. 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 Viper Energy Partners's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Viper Energy Partners's EBITDA

Viper Energy Partners's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$189.4 million.

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

Viper Energy Partners financials

Revenue TTM USD$246.3 million
Operating margin TTM 36.73%
Gross profit TTM USD$283.6 million
Return on assets TTM 2.45%
Return on equity TTM -5.2%
Profit margin -65.93%
Book value $10.71
Market capitalisation USD$2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Viper Energy Partners shares

There are currently 1.5 million Viper Energy Partners shares held short by investors – that's known as Viper Energy Partners's "short interest". This figure is 1.1% up from 1.5 million last month.

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

Viper Energy Partners's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Viper Energy Partners's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Viper Energy Partners shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Viper Energy Partners shares traded daily (recently around 636688.42975207). Viper Energy Partners's SIR currently stands at 2.42. In other words for every 100,000 Viper Energy Partners shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2420 shares are currently held short.

However Viper Energy Partners's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Viper Energy Partners shares, or, against the total number of tradable Viper Energy Partners shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Viper Energy Partners's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Viper Energy Partners shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0309% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Viper Energy Partners shares, roughly 31 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 Viper Energy Partners.

Find out more about how you can short Viper Energy Partners stock.

Viper Energy Partners share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 345.18% of net profits

Recently Viper Energy Partners has paid out, on average, around 345.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.73% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Viper Energy Partners shareholders could enjoy a 2.73% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Viper Energy Partners's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

Viper Energy Partners's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Viper Energy Partners's most recent dividend payout was on 19 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Viper Energy Partners share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Viper Energy Partners's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.8513 up to $23.202. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Viper Energy Partners's is 2.6402. This would suggest that Viper Energy Partners's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Viper Energy Partners overview

Viper Energy Partners LP owns, acquires, and exploits oil and natural gas properties in North America. As of December 31, 2019, it had mineral interests in 24,304 net royalty acres in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale with estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves of 88,946 thousand barrels of crude oil equivalent. Viper Energy Partners GP LLC operates as the general partner of the company. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Midland, Texas. Viper Energy Partners LP operates as a subsidiary of Diamondback Energy, Inc.

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