How to buy Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Canadian Natural Resources shares.

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd (CNQ) is a publicly traded oil and gas e&p business based in Canada. It opened the day at $60.92 after a previous close of $62.13. During the day the price has varied from a low of $60.612 to a high of $61.58. The latest price was $61.12 (25 minute delay). Canadian Natural Resources is listed on the NYSE and employs 9,735 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Canadian Natural Resources

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: CNQ in this case.
  5. Research Canadian Natural Resources shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Canadian Natural Resources shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 10x Canadian Natural Resources shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £2.47
£496.63 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £10.60
£504.75 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £2.22
£496.38 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £4.94
£499.10 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £16.89
£511.05 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.49
£494.65 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £15.40
£509.56 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £15.68
£509.83 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £2.47
£496.63 total
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Canadian Natural Resources share price (NYSE:CNQ)

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

Canadian Natural Resources price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $61.12

1 week (2023-01-23) 0.07%
1 month (2022-12-30) 10.07%
3 months (2022-10-28) 2.14%
6 months (2022-07-29) 13.05%
1 year (2022-01-27) 21.88%
2 years (2021-01-29) 176.37%
3 years (2020-01-30) 112.18%
5 years (2018-01-30) 77.01%

Is it a good time to buy Canadian Natural Resources stock?

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Is Canadian Natural Resources under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

Canadian Natural Resources's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Canadian Natural Resources shares trade at around 8x 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.

PEG ratio

Canadian Natural Resources's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 12.75. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Canadian Natural Resources's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EBITDA

Canadian Natural Resources's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $22.7 billion (£18.4 billion).

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

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 Canadian Natural Resources.

Total ESG risk score

Canadian Natural Resources's total ESG risk: 39.03

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Canadian Natural Resources's overall score of 39.03 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 75th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Environmental score

Canadian Natural Resources's environmental score: 19.09/100

Canadian Natural Resources's environmental score of 19.09 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Canadian Natural Resources is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Canadian Natural Resources's social score: 11.97/100

Canadian Natural Resources's social score of 11.97 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Canadian Natural Resources is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Canadian Natural Resources's governance score: 11.97/100

Canadian Natural Resources's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Canadian Natural Resources is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Canadian Natural Resources's controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Canadian Natural Resources scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Canadian Natural Resources has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 39.03
Total ESG percentile 74.78
Environmental score 19.09
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 11.97
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 11.97
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 1

Canadian Natural Resources shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-30.
Open$60.92
High$61.58
Low$60.612
Close$61.12
Previous close$62.13
Change$-1.01
Change %-1.6256%
Volume1,364,297
Information last updated 2023-01-24.
52-week range$42.7447 - $67.036
50-day moving average$57.1542
200-day moving average$56.4261
Wall St. target price$66.7
PE ratio7.9462
Dividend yield$2.837 (4.18%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$7.62

Canadian Natural Resources share dividends

4.2%

Dividend yield: 4.18% of stock value

4.2%

Forward annual dividend yield: 4.18% of stock value

25.5%

Dividend payout ratio: 25.49% of net profits

Canadian Natural Resources has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 4.18% of its share value annually.

Canadian Natural Resources has paid out, on average, around 25.49% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.18% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 4.18% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Canadian Natural Resources's case, that would currently equate to about $2.837 per share.

While Canadian Natural Resources's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Canadian Natural Resources's most recent dividend payout was on 5 January 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Canadian Natural Resources's shares have ranged in value from as little as $42.7447 up to $67.036. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CNQ.US volatility(beta: 2.05)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 Canadian Natural Resources's is 2.0526. This would suggest that Canadian Natural Resources's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Frequently asked questions

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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