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How to buy WPX Energy stock

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WPX Energy, Inc is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. WPX Energy shares (WPX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. WPX Energy employs 590 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.1 billion.

How to buy shares in WPX Energy

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

WPX Energy share price

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WPX Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-21.
52-week rangeUSD$1.94 - USD$10.07
50-day moving average USD$8.8433
200-day moving average USD$6.2084
Wall St. target priceUSD$9.73
PE ratio 21.7413
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.711

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Is it a good time to buy WPX Energy stock?

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Is WPX Energy under- or over-valued?

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

WPX Energy's P/E ratio

WPX Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, WPX Energy shares trade at around 22x 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.

WPX Energy's PEG ratio

WPX Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4565. 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 WPX Energy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


WPX Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.2 billion.

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

WPX Energy financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.01%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.43%
Return on equity TTM -19.32%
Profit margin -52.09%
Book value $8.086
Market capitalisation USD$5.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting WPX Energy shares

There are currently 28.4 million WPX Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as WPX Energy's "short interest". This figure is 4.6% down from 29.7 million last month.

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

WPX Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

WPX Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of WPX Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of WPX Energy shares traded daily (recently around 7.8 million). WPX Energy's SIR currently stands at 3.63. In other words for every 100,000 WPX Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3630 shares are currently held short.

However WPX Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of WPX Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable WPX Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case WPX Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 WPX Energy shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0702% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable WPX Energy shares, roughly 70 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 WPX Energy.

Find out more about how you can short WPX Energy stock.

WPX Energy's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like WPX Energy.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

WPX Energy's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 62.56

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and WPX Energy's overall score of 62.56 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 105th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like WPX Energy is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

WPX Energy's environmental score

Environmental score: 35.07/100

WPX Energy's environmental score of 35.07 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that WPX Energy is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

WPX Energy's social score

Social score: 21.08/100

WPX Energy's social score of 21.08 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that WPX Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

WPX Energy's governance score

Governance score: 19.41/100

WPX Energy's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that WPX Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

WPX Energy's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. WPX Energy scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that WPX Energy has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

WPX Energy, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 62.56
Total ESG percentile 105.34
Environmental score 35.07
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 21.08
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 19.41
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 2

WPX Energy share dividends

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

WPX Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, WPX Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.94 up to $10.07. 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 WPX Energy's is 3.6576. This would suggest that WPX Energy's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

WPX Energy overview

WPX Energy, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, engages in the exploitation and development of unconventional properties in the United States. It produces oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company operates 688 wells and owns interests in 787 wells covering an area of approximately 122,000 net acres located in Delaware Basin, Texas, and New Mexico; and operates 404 wells and owns interests in 104 wells that covers an area of approximately 87,000 net acres situated in the Williston Basin, North Dakota. As of December 31, 2019, it had proved reserves of 528 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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