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APA Corporation (APA) is a leading oil & gas e&p business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$22.79 after a previous close of US$22.68. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD22.525 to a high of USD23.09. The latest price was USD22.63 (25 minute delay). APA Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in APA Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for APA Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: APA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until APA Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$23.42, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of APA Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of APA Corporation. Optimise 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.

APA Corporation share price

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APA Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
Previous closeUS$22.68
Change US$-0.05
Change % -0.2205%
Volume 5,768,590
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$7.4235 - US$24.3
50-day moving average US$20.9221
200-day moving average US$18.1356
Target priceUS$26.52
PE ratio 1087.619
Dividend yield US$0.1 (0.43%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$0.021

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Is it a good time to buy APA Corporation stock?

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APA Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $22.63

1 month (2021-05-12) 7.10%
3 months (2021-03-12) 6.59%
6 months (2020-12-11) 40.56%
1 year (2020-06-12) 64.34%
2 years (2019-06-12) -19.21%
3 years (2018-06-12) -47.08%
5 years (2016-06-10) -57.72%

Is APA Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

APA Corporation's P/E ratio

APA Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1088x. In other words, APA Corporation shares trade at around 1088x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

APA Corporation's PEG ratio

APA Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8423. 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 APA Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

APA Corporation's EBITDA

APA Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.4 billion.

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

APA Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$5 billion
Gross profit TTM US$2.7 billion
Return on assets TTM -17.38%
Return on equity TTM 48.77%
Profit margin 0.16%
Book value 16.757
Market capitalisation US$8.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting APA Corporation shares

There are currently 11.7 million APA Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as APA Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 1.9% down from 11.9 million last month.

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

APA Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

APA Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of APA Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of APA Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 7.2 million). APA Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.63. In other words for every 100,000 APA Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1630 shares are currently held short.

However APA Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of APA Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable APA Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case APA Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 APA Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0423% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable APA Corporation shares, roughly 42 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 APA Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short APA Corporation stock.

APA Corporation'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 APA Corporation.

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

APA Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 45.73

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and APA Corporation's overall score of 45.73 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 89th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

APA Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 25.98/100

APA Corporation's environmental score of 25.98 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that APA Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

APA Corporation's social score

Social score: 12.88/100

APA Corporation's social score of 12.88 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that APA Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

APA Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 12.87/100

APA Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that APA Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

APA Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

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

Total ESG score 45.73
Total ESG percentile 88.65
Environmental score 25.98
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 12.88
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 12.87
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

APA Corporation share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 500% of net profits

Recently APA Corporation has paid out, on average, around 500% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.43% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), APA Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In APA Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.1 per share.

APA Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

APA Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 22 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have APA Corporation's shares ever split?

APA Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 14 January 2004. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your APA Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for APA Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted APA Corporation's share price.

APA Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, APA Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$7.4235 up to US$24.3. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while APA Corporation's is 4.9283. This would suggest that APA Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

APA Corporation overview

APA Corporation, through its subsidiaries, explores for and produces oil and gas properties. It has operations in the United States, Egypt, and the United Kingdom, as well as has exploration activities offshore Suriname. It also operates gathering, processing, and transmission assets in West Texas, as well as holds ownership in four Permian-to-Gulf Coast pipelines. The company was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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