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How to buy ONGC (ONGC) shares
Learn how to easily invest in ONGC shares.
Oil & 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 0 staff. All prices are listed in Indian Rupee.
How to buy shares in ONGC from India
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- 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.
- Search for ONGC. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ONGC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until ONGC reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of INRINR152.8, 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 ONGC, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ONGC. 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 ONGC stock?
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ONGC shares at a glance
|52-week range||INR108.60 - INR162.93|
|50-day moving average||INR151.07|
|200-day moving average||INR139.87|
|Wall St. target price||INR183.21|
|Dividend yield||INR14 (7.06%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||INR36.45|
ONGC stock price (NSE:ONGC)Use our graph to track the performance of ONGC stocks over time.
ONGC price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of INR117.9 from 2023-03-23
|1 week (2023-03-16)||-22.54%|
|1 month (2023-02-24)||-23.94%|
|3 months (2022-12-23)||-15.67%|
|6 months (2022-09-23)||-8.32%|
|1 year (2022-03-24)||-33.56%|
|2 years (2021-03-24)||12.50%|
|3 years (2020-03-24)||88.64%|
|5 years (2018-03-23)||177.4|
Is ONGC stock undervalued or overvalued?
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 4x. In other words, ONGC shares trade at around 4x recent earnings.
ONGC's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is INR862.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a ONGC's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||INR6,361.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.16%|
|Gross profit TTM||INR1,340.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.07%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.8%|
|Market capitalisation||INR1.9 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 01/01/2019) 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: 35.48% of net profits
Recently ONGC has paid out, on average, around 35.48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.06% 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 7.06% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ONGC's case, that would currently equate to about INR14 per share.
While ONGC's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that ONGC may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 February 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have ONGC's shares ever split?
ONGC's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 15 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 INR108.6032 up to INR162.9314. 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 (NSE average) beta is 1, while ONGC's is 0.7444. This would suggest that ONGC's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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, butane, ethane/propane, naphtha, kerosene oil, low sulphur heavy stock, aviation turbine fuel, mineral turpentine oil, carbon credits, and diesel. In addition, it generates electric power through 726. 6 megawatts (MW) gas-based power project in Tripura; a 51 MW wind power project in Bhuj, Gujarat; and a 102 MW wind power project in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, as well as generates solar power through a total installed capacity of 31. 3 MW. The company was incorporated in 1993 and is based in New Delhi, India.
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