How to buy HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in HollyFrontier Corporation shares.

HollyFrontier Corporation
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HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC) is a leading oil & gas refining & marketing business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$30.48 after a previous close of US$29.94. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD29.36 to a high of USD30.49. The latest price was USD29.53 (25 minute delay). HollyFrontier Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in HollyFrontier 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 HollyFrontier Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: HFC. 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 HollyFrontier 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$29.94, 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 HollyFrontier Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of HollyFrontier 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.

HollyFrontier Corporation stock price (NYSE:HFC)

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HollyFrontier Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-10.
Previous closeUS$29.94
Change US$-0.41
Change % -1.3694%
Volume 1,125,258
Information last updated 2021-10-22.
52-week rangeUS$16.4021 - US$42.39
50-day moving average US$33.2051
200-day moving average US$32.8348
Target priceUS$39.69
PE ratio 31.1775
Dividend yield US$1.05 (2.87%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$1.172

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Is it a good time to buy HollyFrontier Corporation stock?

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HollyFrontier Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $29.53

3 months (2021-07-26) 1.72%
6 months (2021-04-26) -14.11%
1 year (2020-10-26) 52.37%
2 years (2019-10-25) -48.57%
3 years (2018-10-26) -52.36%
5 years (2016-10-26) 17.23%

Is HollyFrontier Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

HollyFrontier Corporation's P/E ratio

HollyFrontier 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 31x. In other words, HollyFrontier Corporation shares trade at around 31x 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.

HollyFrontier Corporation's PEG ratio

HollyFrontier Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 42.2403. 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 HollyFrontier 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.

HollyFrontier Corporation's EBITDA

HollyFrontier Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$803.7 million (£0.0 million).

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

HollyFrontier Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$13.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.36%
Gross profit TTM US$649.9 million
Return on assets TTM 2.45%
Return on equity TTM 5.13%
Profit margin 1.43%
Book value 33.886
Market capitalisation US$5.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting HollyFrontier Corporation shares

There are currently 6.4 million HollyFrontier Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as HollyFrontier Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 11.7% down from 7.2 million last month.

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

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

HollyFrontier Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of HollyFrontier Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of HollyFrontier Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). HollyFrontier Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.2. In other words for every 100,000 HollyFrontier Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4200 shares are currently held short.

However HollyFrontier Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of HollyFrontier Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable HollyFrontier Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case HollyFrontier Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 HollyFrontier Corporation shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0439% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable HollyFrontier Corporation shares, roughly 44 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 HollyFrontier Corporation.

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

HollyFrontier 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 HollyFrontier Corporation.

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

HollyFrontier Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 34.84

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and HollyFrontier Corporation's overall score of 34.84 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 74th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

HollyFrontier Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 21.32/100

HollyFrontier Corporation's environmental score of 21.32 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that HollyFrontier Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

HollyFrontier Corporation's social score

Social score: 8.73/100

HollyFrontier Corporation's social score of 8.73 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that HollyFrontier Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

HollyFrontier Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 2.28/100

HollyFrontier Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that HollyFrontier Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

HollyFrontier Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. HollyFrontier Corporation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that HollyFrontier Corporation has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

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

Total ESG score 34.84
Total ESG percentile 74.08
Environmental score 21.32
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 8.73
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 2.28
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 1

HollyFrontier Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 89.74% of net profits

Recently HollyFrontier Corporation has paid out, on average, around 89.74% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.83% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), HollyFrontier Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.83% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In HollyFrontier Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.05 per share.

HollyFrontier 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.

HollyFrontier Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 9 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have HollyFrontier Corporation's shares ever split?

HollyFrontier Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 August 2011. 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 HollyFrontier Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for HollyFrontier Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted HollyFrontier Corporation's share price.

HollyFrontier Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, HollyFrontier Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$16.4021 up to US$42.39. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HFC.US volatility(beta: 1.7)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 HollyFrontier Corporation's is 1.7016. This would suggest that HollyFrontier 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).

HollyFrontier Corporation overview

HollyFrontier Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refiner in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Refining, Lubricants and Specialty Products, and HEP. It primarily produces high-value light products, such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, and specialty lubricant products, as well as specialty and modified asphalt. The company offers its products to other refiners, convenience store chains, independent marketers, retailers, truck stop chains, wholesalers, railroads, governmental entities, and paving contractors or manufacturers, as well as for commercial airline use. It owns and operates 4 refineries with a combined crude oil processing capacity of approximately 405,000 barrels per day in El Dorado, Kansas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Artesia, New Mexico; and Woods Cross, Utah. The company also owns and operates vacuum distillation and other facilities in Lovington, New Mexico, as well as asphalt terminals in Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Its refineries serve markets in the Mid-Continent, Southwest, and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. In addition, HollyFrontier Corporation produces base oils and other specialized lubricant products; and owns and operates logistic assets consisting of petroleum product and crude oil pipelines, terminals, tankage, loading rack facilities, and refinery processing units. The company was formerly known as Holly Corporation and changed its name to HollyFrontier Corporation as a result of its merger with Frontier Oil Corporation in July 2011. HollyFrontier Corporation was incorporated in 1947 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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