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How to buy Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation (COG) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shares.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation stocks (COG.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $16.82 – the same closing value as a week prior. Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation employs 503 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.6 billion.

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Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-23.
Latest market close$20.22
52-week range$14.28 - $23.64
50-day moving average $19.87
200-day moving average $17.47
Wall St. target price$23.50
PE ratio 32.7206
Dividend yield $0.41 (1.88%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.68

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Is it a good time to buy Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation stock?

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Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $20.22 from 2021-12-03

1 week (2022-01-17) N/A
1 month (2021-12-24) N/A
3 months (2021-10-28) -7.59%
6 months (2021-07-28) 27.49%
1 year (2021-01-28) 10.01%
2 years (2020-01-28) 37.46%
3 years (2019-01-28) 25.51
5 years (2017-01-27) 22.55

Is Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's P/E ratio

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shares trade at around 33x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's PEG ratio

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.3385. 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 Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's EBITDA

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $775.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.13%
Gross profit TTM $760.7 million
Return on assets TTM 5.38%
Return on equity TTM 12.23%
Profit margin 16.74%
Book value $5.76
Market capitalisation $8.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation'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 Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation.

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

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 47.98

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's overall score of 47.98 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 97th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation 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.).

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 22.58/100

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's environmental score of 22.58 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's social score

Social score: 13.58/100

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's social score of 13.58 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 10.33/100

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation share dividends

99%

Dividend payout ratio: 98.87% of net profits

Recently Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation has paid out, on average, around 98.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.93% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.93% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.41 per share.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation'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.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 25 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's shares ever split?

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 14 August 2013. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's share price.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.28 up to $23.64. 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 Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's is -0.0534. This would suggest that Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation has bucked the trend.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation overview

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, explores for, exploits, develops, produces, and markets oil and gas properties in the United States. It primarily focuses on the Marcellus Shale with approximately 175,000 net acres in the dry gas window of the play located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. The company sells its natural gas to industrial customers, local distribution companies, gas marketers, and power generation facilities through gathering systems and pipelines. As of December 31, 2020, it had proved reserves of approximately 13,672 billion cubic feet of gas; and 15 thousand barrels of oil or other liquid hydrocarbons. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation was incorporated in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. .

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