How to buy Occidental Petroleum (OXY) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Occidental Petroleum shares.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) is a publicly traded oil and gas e&p business based in the US. It opened the day at $62.69 after a previous close of $62.47. During the day the price has varied from a low of $61.01 to a high of $64.0201. The latest price was $61.24 (25 minute delay). Occidental Petroleum is listed on the NYSE and employs 11,678 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Occidental Petroleum

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  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: OXY in this case.
  5. Research Occidental Petroleum shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Occidental Petroleum 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.

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Occidental Petroleum share price (NYSE:OXY)

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Occidental Petroleum price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $61.24

1 week (2023-01-26) -8.72%
1 month (2023-01-05) -1.58%
3 months (2022-11-04) -16.42%
6 months (2022-08-05) 3.78%
1 year (2022-02-01) 55.87%
2 years (2021-02-05) 171.45%
3 years (2020-02-05) 45.39%
5 years (2018-02-05) -13.64%

Is it a good time to buy Occidental Petroleum stock?

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Is Occidental Petroleum 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

Occidental Petroleum's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Occidental Petroleum shares trade at around 5x 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

Occidental Petroleum's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2175. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $20.7 billion (£17.2 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Occidental Petroleum'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 Occidental Petroleum.

Total ESG risk score

Occidental Petroleum's 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 01/01/2019) 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.).

Environmental score

Occidental Petroleum's 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.

Social score

Occidental Petroleum's 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.

Governance score

Occidental Petroleum's 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.

Controversy score

Occidental Petroleum's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Occidental Petroleum Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 44.66
Total ESG percentile 92.55
Environmental score 26.91
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 15.82
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 11.93
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

Occidental Petroleum shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-02-03.
Previous close$62.47
Change %-1.9689%
Information last updated 2023-02-02.
52-week range$37.2436 - $76.8176
50-day moving average$65.3182
200-day moving average$64.8127
Wall St. target price$75.66
PE ratio5.4694
Dividend yield$0.4 (0.78%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$11.61

Do Occidental Petroleum shares pay dividends?


Dividend yield: 0.78% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 0.78% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 6.74% of net profits

Occidental Petroleum has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.78% of its share value annually.

Occidental Petroleum has paid out, on average, around 6.74% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.78% 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 0.78% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Occidental Petroleum's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

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

Occidental Petroleum's most recent dividend payout was on 17 January 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Occidental Petroleum's shares have ranged in value from as little as $37.2436 up to $76.8176. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

OXY.US volatility(beta: 1.83)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 1.826. This would suggest that Occidental Petroleum's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Occidental Petroleum overview

Occidental Petroleum acquired Anadarko Petroleum which was engaged in the exploration of hydrocarbon as well.

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