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How to buy National Fuel Gas Company (NFG) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in National Fuel Gas Company stocks.
National Fuel Gas Company is an oil & gas integrated business based in the US. National Fuel Gas Company stocks (NFG.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $52.08 – a decrease of 0.27% over the previous week. National Fuel Gas Company employs 2,188 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.7 billion.
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – NFG – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in National Fuel Gas Company?
- Has coronavirus impacted National Fuel Gas Company shares?
- National Fuel Gas Company shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is National Fuel Gas Company stock a buy or sell?
- National Fuel Gas Company performance over time
- Are National Fuel Gas Company shares over-valued?
- National Fuel Gas Company's financials
- How volatile are National Fuel Gas Company shares?
- Does National Fuel Gas Company pay a dividend?
- Have National Fuel Gas Company shares ever split?
- Other common questions
National Fuel Gas Company stock price (NYSE:NFG)Use our graph to track the performance of NFG stocks over time.
National Fuel Gas Company shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$63.11|
|52-week range||$38.51 - $65.95|
|50-day moving average||$61.73|
|200-day moving average||$54.98|
|Wall St. target price||$62.14|
|Dividend yield||$1.8 (2.85%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.97|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy National Fuel Gas Company stock?
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National Fuel Gas Company price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-12)||-0.27%|
|1 month (2021-12-16)||1.33%|
|3 months (2021-10-19)||9.49%|
|6 months (2021-07-19)||26.68%|
|1 year (2021-01-19)||47.35%|
|2 years (2020-01-17)||38.73%|
|3 years (2019-01-18)||12.62%|
|5 years (2017-01-19)||9.58%|
Is National Fuel Gas Company under- or over-valued?
Valuing National Fuel Gas Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of National Fuel Gas Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
National Fuel Gas Company's P/E ratio
National Fuel Gas Company'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, National Fuel Gas Company 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.
National Fuel Gas Company's PEG ratio
National Fuel Gas Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.05. 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 National Fuel Gas Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
National Fuel Gas Company's EBITDA
National Fuel Gas Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $976.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a National Fuel Gas Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
National Fuel Gas Company financials
|Revenue TTM||$1.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||36.79%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.55%|
|Return on equity TTM||19.35%|
|Market capitalisation||$5.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
National Fuel Gas Company share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 42.29% of net profits
Recently National Fuel Gas Company has paid out, on average, around 42.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.85% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), National Fuel Gas Company shareholders could enjoy a 2.85% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In National Fuel Gas Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.8 per share.
While National Fuel Gas Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that National Fuel Gas Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
National Fuel Gas Company's most recent dividend payout was on 13 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have National Fuel Gas Company's shares ever split?
National Fuel Gas Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 9 September 2001. 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 National Fuel Gas Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for National Fuel Gas Company shares which in turn could have impacted National Fuel Gas Company's share price.
National Fuel Gas Company share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, National Fuel Gas Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $38.5125 up to $65.95. 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 National Fuel Gas Company's is 0.7344. This would suggest that National Fuel Gas Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
How has Coronavirus impacted National Fuel Gas Company's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, National Fuel Gas Company's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $63.11, which is 31.90% up on its pre-crash value of $42.98 and 99.84% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $31.58.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of National Fuel Gas Company stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $779.51 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,486.24.
National Fuel Gas Company overview
National Fuel Gas Company operates as a diversified energy company. It operates through four segments: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Gathering, and Utility. The Exploration and Production segment explores for, develops, and produces natural gas and oil in California and in the Appalachian region of the United States. As of September 30, 2021, it had proved developed and undeveloped reserves of 21,537 thousand barrels of oil and 3,723,433 million cubic feet of natural gas. The Pipeline and Storage segment provides interstate natural gas transportation and storage services through an integrated gas pipeline system in Pennsylvania and New York; and owns and operates underground natural gas storage fields. This segment also transports natural gas for National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, as well as for other utilities, industrial companies, and power producers in New York State; and owns and operates the Empire Pipeline. The Gathering segment builds, owns, and operates natural gas processing and pipeline gathering facilities in the Appalachian region, as well as provides gathering services to Seneca Resources Company, LLC.
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