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How to buy Chevron (CVX) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Chevron shares.

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Chevron Corp (CVX) is a leading oil & gas integrated business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$150.86 after a previous close of US$147.57. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD149.45 to a high of USD152.18. The latest price was USD149.48 (25 minute delay). Chevron is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Chevron

  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. 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 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$147.57, 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, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Chevron. 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 stock price (NYSE:CVX)

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Chevron shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-28.
OpenUS$150.86
HighUS$152.18
LowUS$149.45
CloseUS$149.48
Previous closeUS$147.57
Change US$1.91
Change % 1.2943%
Volume 3,497,120
Information last updated 2022-06-24.
52-week rangeUS$90.1039 - US$182.4
50-day moving average US$167.1058
200-day moving average US$136.7497
Target priceUS$179.55
PE ratio 13.3863
Dividend yield US$5.44 (3.99%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$10.64

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Is it a good time to buy Chevron stock?

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Chevron share growth calculator

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Chevron price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $149.48

1 week (2022-06-21) -3.31%
3 months (2022-03-24) -10.11%
6 months (2021-12-27) 25.84%
1 year (2021-06-28) 43.74%
2 years (2020-06-26) 72.89%
3 years (2019-06-28) 20.12%
5 years (2017-06-28) 43.34%

Is Chevron under- or over-valued?

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

Chevron's P/E ratio

Chevron's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Chevron shares trade at around 13x 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.

Chevron's PEG ratio

Chevron's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.8524. 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'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's EBITDA

Chevron's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$38.5 billion (£31.6 billion).

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

Chevron financials

Revenue TTM US$176.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.22%
Gross profit TTM US$66.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.51%
Return on equity TTM 14.69%
Profit margin 11.6%
Book value 74.419
Market capitalisation US$290.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Chevron'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.

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

Chevron'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's overall score of 43.79 (as at 01/01/2019) 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 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's environmental score

Environmental score: 24.34/100

Chevron'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 is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Chevron's social score

Social score: 15.98/100

Chevron'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 is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Chevron's governance score

Governance score: 13.98/100

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

Chevron's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Chevron Corp 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 share dividends

52%

Dividend payout ratio: 52.12% of net profits

Recently Chevron has paid out, on average, around 52.12% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.99% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Chevron shareholders could enjoy a 3.99% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Chevron's case, that would currently equate to about $5.44 per share.

Chevron'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.

Chevron's most recent dividend payout was on 10 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Chevron's shares ever split?

Chevron's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 13 September 2004. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Chevron shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Chevron shares which in turn could have impacted Chevron's share price.

Chevron share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Chevron's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$90.1039 up to US$182.4. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CVX.US volatility(beta: 1.08)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Chevron's is 1.0789. This would suggest that Chevron's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Chevron overview

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy and chemicals operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The Upstream segment is involved in the exploration, development, production, and transportation 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; manufacturing and marketing of renewable fuels; transporting crude oil and refined products by pipeline, marine vessel, motor equipment, and rail car; and manufacturing and marketing of commodity petrochemicals, plastics for industrial uses, and fuel and lubricant additives. It 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 based in San Ramon, California.

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