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How to buy Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Indian Oil Corporation shares.

Indian Oil Corporation Limited is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in India. Indian Oil Corporation shares (IOC) are listed on the NSE and all prices are listed in Indian Rupee. Indian Oil Corporation employs 31,254 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around INR8.1 trillion.

How to buy shares in Indian Oil Corporation from India

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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 Indian Oil Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: IOC. 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 Indian Oil Corporation 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. At last close price of INRINR79, 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 Indian Oil Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Indian Oil Corporation. 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.

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Is it a good time to buy Indian Oil Corporation stock?

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Indian Oil Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-03-23.
Latest market closeINR79.00
52-week rangeINR65.20 - INR87.70
50-day moving average INR79.79
200-day moving average INR73.84
Wall St. target priceINR87.67
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield INR2.4 (10.42%)
Earnings per share (TTM) INR-2.42

Indian Oil Corporation stock price (NSE:IOC)

Use our graph to track the performance of IOC stocks over time.

Indian Oil Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of INR79 from 2023-03-23

1 week (2023-03-16) -1.13%
1 month (2023-02-24) 2.13%
3 months (2022-12-23) 8.22%
6 months (2022-09-23) 17.12%
1 year (2022-03-24) -34.49%
2 years (2021-03-24) -16.45%
3 years (2020-03-24) 79.7
5 years (2018-03-23) 168.85

Is Indian Oil Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Indian Oil Corporation financials

Revenue TTM INR8,131.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.93%
Gross profit TTM INR974.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.36%
Return on equity TTM 10.28%
Profit margin 0.76%
Book value INR92.21
Market capitalisation INR1.1 trillion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Indian Oil 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 Indian Oil Corporation.

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

Indian Oil Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 36.8

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Indian Oil Corporation's overall score of 36.8 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 76th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Indian Oil 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.).

Indian Oil Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 23.2/100

Indian Oil Corporation's environmental score of 23.2 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Indian Oil Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Indian Oil Corporation's social score

Social score: 14.03/100

Indian Oil Corporation's social score of 14.03 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Indian Oil Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Indian Oil Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 9.57/100

Indian Oil Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Indian Oil Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Indian Oil Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Indian Oil Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 68.18% of net profits

Recently Indian Oil Corporation has paid out, on average, around 68.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 10.42% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Indian Oil Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 10.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Indian Oil Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about INR2.4 per share.

Indian Oil 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.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Indian Oil Corporation's shares ever split?

Indian Oil Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 30 June 2022. So if you had owned 2 shares 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 Indian Oil Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Indian Oil Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Indian Oil Corporation's share price.

Indian Oil Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Indian Oil Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as INR65.2 up to INR87.6958. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IOC.NSE volatility(beta: 0.69)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NSE average) beta is 1, while Indian Oil Corporation's is 0.6914. This would suggest that Indian Oil Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Indian Oil Corporation overview

Indian Oil Corporation Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the refining, pipeline transportation, and marketing of petroleum products in India. It is also involved in the exploration and production of crude oil and gas, and petrochemicals; and marketing of natural gas. The company's products include petrol/gasoline, diesel/gas oil, lubricants and greases, auto gas, cooking gas, kerosene, LPG, bulk/industrial fuels, aviation fuel, marine oils, and bitumen. In addition, the company offers special products, such as carbon black feedstock, raw petroleum coke, sulphur, paraffin wax, raw petroleum coke, jute batching oil, micro crystalline wax, mineral turpentine oil, toluene, propylene, benzene, and petcoke. Further, it engages in the explosives and cryogenic; wind and solar power generation; lube blending; bunkering; refining and pipeline consultancy; and lubricants and base oil marketing activities. The company operates through a network of approximately 9 refineries; approximately 15,000 kilometers of pipelines; approximately 34,559 fuel stations, including 11,026 Kisan Seva Kendra outlets; 120 terminals and depots; 101 LPG bottling plants/terminals; 126 aviation fuel stations; 6,993 consumer pumps; 12,813 LPG distributors; 1,488 CNG stations; 10 lube blending plants; and 2,179 EV charging stations, including 34 battery swapping stations. Its exploration and production portfolio comprises 9 exploration and production blocks in India.

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