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How to buy ONGC (ONGC) shares

Learn how to easily invest in ONGC shares.

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) is a leading oil & gas integrated business based in India. It opened the day at INR117.1 after a previous close of INR117.05. During the day the price has varied from a low of INR116.6 to a high of INR118.65. The latest price was INR117.9 (25 minute delay). ONGC is listed on the NSE and employs 28,479 staff. All prices are listed in Indian Rupee.

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Is it a good time to buy ONGC stock?

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ONGC shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous closeINR117.05
Change INR0.85
Change % 0.7262%
Volume 11,237,864
Information last updated 2021-10-23.
52-week rangeINR62.05 - INR170.15
50-day moving average INR142.88
200-day moving average INR121.77
Wall St. target priceINR160.59
PE ratio 8.8764
Dividend yield INR3.6 (2.32%)
Earnings per share (TTM) INR17.69

ONGC stock price (NSE: ONGC)

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ONGC price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of INR117.9 from 2021-10-27

1 week (2021-10-21) -23.94%
1 month (2021-09-28) -17.09%
3 months (2021-07-28) 3.10%
6 months (2021-04-28) 13.47%
1 year (2020-10-28) 77.69%
2 years (2019-10-27) -15.70%
3 years (2018-10-26) 151.8
5 years (2016-10-28) 286.9

Is ONGC under- or over-valued?

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

ONGC's P/E ratio

ONGC's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, ONGC shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.


ONGC's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is INR621.7 billion.

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

ONGC financials

Revenue TTM INR4,062.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.58%
Gross profit TTM INR657.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.86%
Return on equity TTM 9.13%
Profit margin 5.45%
Book value INR175.77
Market capitalisation INR2 trillion

TTM: trailing 12 months

ONGC'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 ONGC.

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

ONGC's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 53.19

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and ONGC's overall score of 53.19 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 102nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

ONGC's environmental score

Environmental score: 27.02/100

ONGC's environmental score of 27.02 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ONGC is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

ONGC's social score

Social score: 18.67/100

ONGC's social score of 18.67 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ONGC is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

ONGC's governance score

Governance score: 12.99/100

ONGC's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that ONGC is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

ONGC's controversy score

Controversy score: 5/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. ONGC scored a 5 out of 5 for controversy – the lowest score possible, reflecting that ONGC's public profile has been damaged by multiple incidents.

ONGC share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.04% of net profits

Recently ONGC has paid out, on average, around 1.04% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.36% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ONGC shareholders could enjoy a 2.36% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ONGC's case, that would currently equate to about INR3.6 per share.

While ONGC's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that ONGC is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have ONGC's shares ever split?

ONGC's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 14 December 2016. 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 ONGC shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ONGC shares which in turn could have impacted ONGC's share price.

ONGC share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ONGC's shares have ranged in value from as little as INR62.0496 up to INR170.15. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ONGC.NSE volatility(beta: 0.97)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 ONGC's is 0.97. This would suggest that ONGC's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

ONGC overview

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited explores for, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas in India and internationally. It operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Refining & Marketing. The company also engages in the refining and marketing of petroleum products; transportation of oil and natural gas; and production of liquefied petroleum gas, ethane/propane, naphtha, superior kerosene oil, low sulphur high stock, aviation turbine fuel, mineral turpentine oil, and high speed diesel. In addition, it generates electric power through 726. 6 megawatts (MW) gas based power project in Tripura; 51 MW wind power project in Bhuj, Gujarat; and 102 MW wind power project in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, as well as generates solar power through a total installed capacity of 31 MW. The company was incorporated in 1993 and is based in New Delhi, India. .

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