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How to buy Imperial Oil (IMO) stocks
Learn how to easily invest in Imperial Oil stocks.
Imperial Oil is an oil & gas integrated business based in the US. Imperial Oil stocks (IMO.US) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $32.28 – a decrease of 3.36% over the previous week. Imperial Oil employs 5,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $58.8 billion.
How to buy Imperial Oil stock
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- Fund your account. Deposit funds unto your account by linking your banking information or transfer funds from another trading account.
- Search for the stock name – IMO. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol.
- Buy the stock. Place your order. It's that simple.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Imperial Oil?
- Has coronavirus impacted Imperial Oil shares?
- Imperial Oil shares summary
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- Is Imperial Oil stock a buy or sell?
- Imperial Oil performance over time
- Is Imperial Oil suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Imperial Oil shares over-valued?
- Imperial Oil's financials
- How volatile are Imperial Oil shares?
- Does Imperial Oil pay a dividend?
- Have Imperial Oil shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Imperial Oil stock price (NYSE MKT:IMO)Use our graph to track the performance of IMO stocks over time.
Imperial Oil shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$45.43|
|52-week range||$39.26 - $58.27|
|50-day moving average||$49.54|
|200-day moving average||$49.90|
|Wall St. target price||$62.75|
|Dividend yield||$1.56 (3.12%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$8.70|
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Is it a good time to buy Imperial Oil stock?
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Imperial Oil price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $45.43 from 2023-05-31
|1 week (2023-05-25)||-3.26%|
|1 month (2023-05-01)||-9.32%|
|3 months (2023-03-01)||-10.13%|
|6 months (2022-12-01)||-19.21%|
|1 year (2022-06-01)||-18.60%|
|2 years (2021-06-01)||32.06%|
|3 years (2020-06-01)||177.18%|
|5 years (2018-06-01)||39.06%|
Is Imperial Oil stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Imperial Oil stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Imperial Oil's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Imperial Oil's P/E ratio
Imperial Oil's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Imperial Oil shares trade at around 5x recent earnings.
Imperial Oil's PEG ratio
Imperial Oil's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.85. 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 Imperial Oil's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Imperial Oil's EBITDA
Imperial Oil's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $11.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Imperial Oil's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Imperial Oil financials
|Revenue TTM||$58.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||15.94%|
|Gross profit TTM||$12.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||13.63%|
|Return on equity TTM||32.44%|
|Market capitalisation||$27.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Imperial Oil'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 Imperial Oil.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Imperial Oil's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 46.58
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Imperial Oil's overall score of 46.58 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 95th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Imperial Oil 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.).
Imperial Oil's environmental score
Environmental score: 29.6/100
Imperial Oil's environmental score of 29.6 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Imperial Oil is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Imperial Oil's social score
Social score: 13.46/100
Imperial Oil's social score of 13.46 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Imperial Oil is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Imperial Oil's governance score
Governance score: 13.02/100
Imperial Oil's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Imperial Oil is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Imperial Oil's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Imperial Oil scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Imperial Oil has managed to keep its nose clean.
Imperial Oil share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 10.78% of net profits
Recently Imperial Oil has paid out, on average, around 10.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.12% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Imperial Oil shareholders could enjoy a 3.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Imperial Oil's case, that would currently equate to about $1.56 per share.
While Imperial Oil's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Imperial Oil is investing more in its future growth.
Imperial Oil's most recent dividend payout was on 1 July 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 June 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Imperial Oil's shares ever split?
Imperial Oil's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 30 May 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Imperial Oil shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Imperial Oil shares which in turn could have impacted Imperial Oil's share price.
Imperial Oil share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Imperial Oil's shares have ranged in value from as little as $39.2586 up to $58.2721. 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 MKT average) beta is 1, while Imperial Oil's is 1.886. This would suggest that Imperial Oil's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Imperial Oil overview
Imperial Oil Limited engages in exploration, production, and sale of crude oil and natural gas in Canada. The company operates through three segments: Upstream, Downstream and Chemical segments. The Upstream segment explores for, and produces crude oil, natural gas, synthetic crude oil, and bitumen. The Downstream segment is involved in the transportation and refining of crude oil, blending of refined products, and the distribution and marketing of refined products. It also transports crude oil production and third-party crude oil to refineries by contracted pipelines, common carrier pipelines, and rail; owns and operates refineries; maintains a distribution system to move petroleum products to market by pipeline, tanker, rail, and road transport; owns and operates fuel terminals, natural gas liquids, and products pipelines in Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario; markets petroleum products under the Esso and Mobil brands; and sells petroleum products, including fuel, asphalt, and lubricants for industrial and transportation customers, independent marketers, and resellers, as well as other refiners serving the agriculture, residential heating, and commercial markets through branded fuel and lubricant resellers. The Chemical segment manufactures and markets various benzene, aromatic and aliphatic solvents, plasticizer intermediates, and polyethylene resin; and markets refinery grade propylene. The company was incorporated in 1880 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
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Imperial Oil in the news
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Imperial Oil Limited (TSE:IMO) Analysts Just Slashed This Year's Revenue Estimates By 17%
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