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Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) is a leading oil & gas e&p business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$17.48 after a previous close of US$17.3. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD17.245 to a high of USD17.77. The latest price was USD17.28 (25 minute delay). Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Cabot Oil-and-Gas 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 Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: COG. 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 Cabot Oil-and-Gas 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$16.8, 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 Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cabot Oil-and-Gas 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.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation share price

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Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
OpenUS$17.48
HighUS$17.77
LowUS$17.245
CloseUS$17.28
Previous closeUS$17.3
Change US$-0.02
Change % -0.1156%
Volume 9,286,574
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$15.4778 - US$20.8534
50-day moving average US$17.0626
200-day moving average US$17.6906
Target priceUS$21.09
PE ratio 25.4412
Dividend yield US$0.4 (2.32%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$0.68

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Is it a good time to buy Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation stock?

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Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $17.28

1 month (2021-05-12) -1.26%
3 months (2021-03-11) -10.47%
6 months (2020-12-11) 1.65%
1 year (2020-06-11) -14.20%
2 years (2019-06-11) -27.97%
3 years (2018-06-11) -26.59%
5 years (2016-06-10) -31.02%

Is Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's P/E ratio

Cabot Oil-and-Gas 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 25x. In other words, Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shares trade at around 25x 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.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's PEG ratio

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.3647. 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 Cabot Oil-and-Gas 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.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's EBITDA

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$772.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 25.69%
Gross profit TTM US$760.7 million
Return on assets TTM 5.34%
Return on equity TTM 12.2%
Profit margin 18.11%
Book value 5.773
Market capitalisation US$6.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shares

There are currently 33.8 million Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 117.4% up from 15.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 11.7 million). Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.88. In other words for every 100,000 Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2880 shares are currently held short.

However Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.0968% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shares, roughly 97 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 Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation stock.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas 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 Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation.

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

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 47.98

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's overall score of 47.98 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 97th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Cabot Oil-and-Gas 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.).

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 22.58/100

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's environmental score of 22.58 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's social score

Social score: 13.58/100

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's social score of 13.58 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 10.33/100

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 47.98
Total ESG percentile 96.94
Environmental score 22.58
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 13.58
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 10.33
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 2

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation share dividends

53%

Dividend payout ratio: 52.56% of net profits

Recently Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation has paid out, on average, around 52.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.56% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.56% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas 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.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 26 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's shares ever split?

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 14 August 2013. 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 Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's share price.

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$15.4778 up to US$20.8534. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's is 0.1272. This would suggest that Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Cabot Oil-and-Gas Corporation overview

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, explores for, exploits, develops, produces, and markets oil and gas properties in the United States. It primarily focuses on the Marcellus Shale with approximately 175,000 net acres in the dry gas window of the play located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. The company sells its natural gas to industrial customers, local distribution companies, gas marketers, and power generation facilities through gathering systems and pipelines. As of December 31, 2020, it had proved reserves of approximately 13,672 billion cubic feet of gas; and 15 thousand barrels of oil or other liquid hydrocarbons. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation was incorporated in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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