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How to buy Occidental Petroleum (OXY) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Occidental Petroleum shares.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Occidental Petroleum shares (OXY) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Occidental Petroleum employs 11,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$19.5 billion.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Occidental Petroleum's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Occidental Petroleum's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $31.66, which is 24.83% down on its pre-crash value of $42.12 and 251.78% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $9.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Occidental Petroleum stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $241.77 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 $789.92.

Is it a good time to buy Occidental Petroleum stock?

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Occidental Petroleum shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-15.
Latest market close$31.66
52-week range$8.51 - $34.57
50-day moving average $28.47
200-day moving average $27.17
Wall St. target price$37.24
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.04 (0.13%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-5.93

Occidental Petroleum stock price (NYSE: OXY)

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Occidental Petroleum price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $31.66 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-07) -2.52%
1 month (2021-09-14) N/A
3 months (2021-07-17) 5.57%
6 months (2021-04-16) 29.86%
1 year (2020-10-16) 213.78%
2 years (2019-10-18) -21.73%
3 years (2018-10-18) 71.9
5 years (2016-10-18) 72.57

Is Occidental Petroleum under- or over-valued?

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

Occidental Petroleum's PEG ratio

Occidental Petroleum's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.16. 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 Occidental Petroleum's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Occidental Petroleum's EBITDA

Occidental Petroleum's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $8.4 billion.

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

Occidental Petroleum financials

Revenue TTM $19.5 billion
Gross profit TTM $9.3 billion
Return on assets TTM -0.09%
Return on equity TTM -21.18%
Profit margin -24.23%
Book value $9.08
Market capitalisation $29.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Occidental Petroleum shares

There are currently 31.2 million Occidental Petroleum shares held short by investors – that's known as Occidental Petroleum's "short interest". This figure is 31.9% up from 23.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Occidental Petroleum shares can be evaluated.

Occidental Petroleum's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Occidental Petroleum's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Occidental Petroleum shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Occidental Petroleum shares traded daily (recently around 17.6 million). Occidental Petroleum's SIR currently stands at 1.77. In other words for every 100,000 Occidental Petroleum shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1770 shares are currently held short.

However Occidental Petroleum's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Occidental Petroleum shares, or, against the total number of tradable Occidental Petroleum shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Occidental Petroleum's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Occidental Petroleum shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0335% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Occidental Petroleum shares, roughly 34 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Occidental Petroleum.

Occidental Petroleum'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 Occidental Petroleum.

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

Occidental Petroleum's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 44.66

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Occidental Petroleum's overall score of 44.66 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 93rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Occidental Petroleum's environmental score

Environmental score: 26.91/100

Occidental Petroleum's environmental score of 26.91 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Occidental Petroleum is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Occidental Petroleum's social score

Social score: 15.82/100

Occidental Petroleum's social score of 15.82 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Occidental Petroleum is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Occidental Petroleum's governance score

Governance score: 11.93/100

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

Occidental Petroleum's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Occidental Petroleum share dividends

We're not expecting Occidental Petroleum to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Occidental Petroleum's shares ever split?

Occidental Petroleum's shares were split on a 10000:9983 basis on 24 February 2016. So if you had owned 9983 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Occidental Petroleum shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 0.2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Occidental Petroleum shares which in turn could have impacted Occidental Petroleum's share price.

Occidental Petroleum share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Occidental Petroleum's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.5064 up to $34.57. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

OXY.US volatility(beta: 2.34)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Occidental Petroleum's is 2.337. This would suggest that Occidental Petroleum's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Occidental Petroleum overview

Occidental Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company operates through three segments: Oil and Gas, Chemical, and Marketing and Midstream. The company's Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. Its Chemical segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated organics, potassium chemicals, ethylene dichloride, chlorinated isocyanurates, sodium silicates, and calcium chloride; vinyls comprising vinyl chloride monomer, polyvinyl chloride, and ethylene. The company's Midstream and Marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases, and markets oil, condensate, NGLs, natural gas, carbon dioxide, and power. This segment also trades around its assets consisting of transportation and storage capacity; and invests in entities. Occidental Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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