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How to buy Chevron Corporation shares

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Chevron Corporation (CVX) is a leading oil & gas integrated business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$102.87 after a previous close of US$102.73. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD100.87 to a high of USD102.87. The latest price was USD100.95 (25 minute delay). Chevron Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Chevron 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 Chevron Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CVX. 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 Chevron 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. 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 Chevron Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Chevron 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.

Chevron Corporation share price

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Chevron Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-22.
Previous closeUS$102.73
Change US$-1.78
Change % -1.7327%
Volume 7,938,861
Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week rangeUS$63.32 - US$112.7
50-day moving average US$105.3054
200-day moving average US$89.6953
Target priceUS$119.61
PE ratio 43.7692
Dividend yield US$5.16 (4.95%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$2.055

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Is it a good time to buy Chevron Corporation stock?

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Chevron Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $100.95

1 week (2021-04-16) -1.95%
1 month (2021-03-19) -2.35%
3 months (2021-01-22) 10.05%
6 months (2020-10-22) 37.53%
1 year (2020-04-22) 19.55%
2 years (2019-04-22) -17.19%
3 years (2018-04-20) -17.46%
5 years (2016-04-22) -1.04%

Is Chevron Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Chevron Corporation's P/E ratio

Chevron 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 44x. In other words, Chevron Corporation shares trade at around 44x 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.

Chevron Corporation's PEG ratio

Chevron Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5086. 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 Chevron 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.

Chevron Corporation's EBITDA

Chevron Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$14.1 billion (£10.1 billion).

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

Chevron Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$94.5 billion
Gross profit TTM US$44 billion
Return on assets TTM -0.87%
Return on equity TTM -4%
Profit margin -5.87%
Book value 68.403
Market capitalisation US$199.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Chevron Corporation shares

There are currently 15.8 million Chevron Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Chevron Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 13.1% down from 18.2 million last month.

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

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

Chevron Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Chevron Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Chevron Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 13.3 million). Chevron Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.19. In other words for every 100,000 Chevron Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1190 shares are currently held short.

However Chevron Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Chevron Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Chevron Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Chevron Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Chevron Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0082% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Chevron Corporation shares, roughly 8 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 Chevron Corporation.

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

Chevron 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 Chevron Corporation.

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

Chevron Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 43.79

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Chevron Corporation's overall score of 43.79 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 91st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Chevron Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 24.34/100

Chevron Corporation's environmental score of 24.34 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Chevron Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Chevron Corporation's social score

Social score: 15.98/100

Chevron Corporation's social score of 15.98 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Chevron Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Chevron Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 13.98/100

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

Chevron Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Chevron Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Chevron Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

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

Total ESG score 43.79
Total ESG percentile 91.1
Environmental score 24.34
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 15.98
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 13.98
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 3

Chevron Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Chevron Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Chevron Corporation's shares ever split?

Chevron Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 September 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 Chevron Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Chevron Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Chevron Corporation's share price.

Chevron Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Chevron Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$63.32 up to US$112.7. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CVX.US volatility(beta: 1.32)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 Chevron Corporation's is 1.3194. This would suggest that Chevron Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Chevron Corporation overview

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The Upstream segment is involved in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas; processing, liquefaction, transportation, and regasification associated with liquefied natural gas; transportation of crude oil through pipelines; and transportation, storage, and marketing of natural gas, as well as operates a gas-to-liquids plant. The Downstream segment engages in refining crude oil into petroleum products; marketing crude oil, refined products, and lubricants; transporting crude oil and refined products through pipeline, marine vessel, motor equipment, and rail car; and manufacturing and marketing commodity petrochemicals, and fuel and lubricant additives, as well as plastics for industrial uses. Chevron Corporation is also involved in the cash management and debt financing activities; insurance operations; real estate activities; and technology businesses. The company was formerly known as ChevronTexaco Corporation and changed its name to Chevron Corporation in 2005. Chevron Corporation was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in San Ramon, California.

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