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VOC Energy Trust is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. VOC Energy Trust shares (VOC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in VOC Energy Trust

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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 VOC Energy Trust. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VOC. 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 VOC Energy Trust 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$2.68, 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 VOC Energy Trust, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of VOC Energy Trust. 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.

VOC Energy Trust share price

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VOC Energy Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-28.
Latest market closeUSD$2.68
52-week rangeUSD$1.1994 - USD$4.6767
50-day moving average USD$2.2348
200-day moving average USD$1.8821
Wall St. target priceUSD$4
PE ratio 7.4154
Dividend yield USD$0.34 (14.11%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.325

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Is it a good time to buy VOC Energy Trust stock?

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VOC Energy Trust price performance over time

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Is VOC Energy Trust under- or over-valued?

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

VOC Energy Trust's P/E ratio

VOC Energy Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, VOC Energy Trust shares trade at around 7x 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.

VOC Energy Trust financials

Revenue TTM USD$6.9 million
Operating margin TTM 80.64%
Gross profit TTM USD$12.7 million
Return on assets TTM 8.16%
Return on equity TTM 13.05%
Profit margin 80.64%
Book value $1.172
Market capitalisation USD$41 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting VOC Energy Trust shares

There are currently 30,290 VOC Energy Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as VOC Energy Trust's "short interest". This figure is 32.7% down from 45,024 last month.

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

VOC Energy Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

VOC Energy Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of VOC Energy Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of VOC Energy Trust shares traded daily (recently around 75725). VOC Energy Trust's SIR currently stands at 0.4. In other words for every 100,000 VOC Energy Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 400 shares are currently held short.

However VOC Energy Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of VOC Energy Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable VOC Energy Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case VOC Energy Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 VOC Energy Trust shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0024% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable VOC Energy Trust shares, roughly 2 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 VOC Energy Trust.

Find out more about how you can short VOC Energy Trust stock.

VOC Energy Trust share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 132.35% of net profits

Recently VOC Energy Trust has paid out, on average, around 132.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 14.11% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), VOC Energy Trust shareholders could enjoy a 14.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In VOC Energy Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $0.34 per share.

VOC Energy Trust'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.

VOC Energy Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 14 February 2019. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

VOC Energy Trust share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, VOC Energy Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.1994 up to $4.6767. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VOC.US volatility(beta: 1.9)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 VOC Energy Trust's is 1.895. This would suggest that VOC Energy Trust's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

VOC Energy Trust overview

VOC Energy Trust acquires and holds a term net profits interest of the net proceeds from production and sale of the interests in oil and natural gas properties in the states of Kansas and Texas. The company has an 80% term net profits interest of the net proceeds on the underlying properties. As of December 31, 2019, its underlying properties had interests in 475.9 net producing wells and 52,233.0 net acres; and had proved reserves of approximately 3.2 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe) attributable to the portion of the Kansas underlying properties, and approximately 5.7 MMBoe attributable to the Texas underlying properties. VOC Energy Trust was founded in 2010 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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