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How to buy VOC Energy Trust stock

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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.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – VOC – 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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VOC Energy Trust share price

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VOC Energy Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-21.
52-week range$1.19 - $3.95
50-day moving average $3.43
200-day moving average $2.61
Wall St. target price$4.00
PE ratio 16.2556
Dividend yield $0.145 (4.03%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.23

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

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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 16x. In other words, VOC Energy Trust shares trade at around 16x 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 $5 million
Operating margin TTM 76.41%
Gross profit TTM $5 million
Return on assets TTM 5.81%
Return on equity TTM 9.29%
Profit margin 76.41%
Book value $1.12
Market capitalisation $62.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting VOC Energy Trust shares

There are currently 16,058 VOC Energy Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as VOC Energy Trust's "short interest". This figure is 104.6% up from 7,849 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 145981.81818182). VOC Energy Trust's SIR currently stands at 0.11. In other words for every 100,000 VOC Energy Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 110 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 0.0013% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable VOC Energy Trust shares, roughly 1 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: 63.04% of net profits

Recently VOC Energy Trust has paid out, on average, around 63.04% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.08% 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 7.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In VOC Energy Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $0.145 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 13 February 2019. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 January 2021 (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 $1.1856 up to $3.95. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VOC.US volatility(beta: 2.04)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 2.0353. This would suggest that VOC Energy Trust's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

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, 2020, its underlying properties had interests in 470. 3 net producing wells and 84,332 net acres; and had proved reserves of approximately 3. 1 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe) attributable to the portion of the Kansas underlying properties, and approximately 3. 1 MMBoe attributable to the Texas underlying properties. VOC Energy Trust was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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