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ONEOK, Inc (OKE) is a leading oil & gas midstream business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$55.5 after a previous close of US$54.84. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD54.07 to a high of USD55.74. The latest price was USD54.78 (25 minute delay). ONEOK is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in ONEOK
- 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.
- 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.
- Search for ONEOK. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: OKE. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until ONEOK reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$53.95, 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 ONEOK, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ONEOK. 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.
What's in this guide?
- ONEOK key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is ONEOK stock a buy or sell?
- ONEOK performance over time
- Can I short ONEOK shares?
- Is ONEOK suitable for ethical investing?
- Are ONEOK shares over-valued?
- ONEOK's financials
- How volatile are ONEOK shares?
- Does ONEOK pay a dividend?
- Have ONEOK shares ever split?
- Other common questions
ONEOK share priceUse our graph to track the performance of OKE stocks over time.
ONEOK shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$21.6588 - US$56.18|
|50-day moving average||US$53.0782|
|200-day moving average||US$46.6316|
|Dividend yield||US$3.74 (6.7%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$2.587|
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Is it a good time to buy ONEOK stock?
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ONEOK price performance over time
|1 week (2021-06-04)||1.54%|
|1 month (2021-05-11)||2.83%|
|3 months (2021-03-11)||8.69%|
|6 months (2020-12-11)||31.78%|
|1 year (2020-06-11)||55.05%|
|2 years (2019-06-11)||-16.65%|
|3 years (2018-06-11)||-20.63%|
|5 years (2016-06-10)||21.22%|
Is ONEOK under- or over-valued?
Valuing ONEOK stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ONEOK's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
ONEOK's P/E ratio
ONEOK's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, ONEOK shares trade at around 21x 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.
ONEOK's PEG ratio
ONEOK's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5253. 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 ONEOK's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
ONEOK's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.7 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a ONEOK's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||US$9.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||21.8%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$3.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.79%|
|Return on equity TTM||19.57%|
|Market capitalisation||US$24.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting ONEOK shares
There are currently 6.1 million ONEOK shares held short by investors – that's known as ONEOK's "short interest". This figure is 4.3% up from 5.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting ONEOK shares can be evaluated.
ONEOK's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
ONEOK's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ONEOK shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ONEOK shares traded daily (recently around 2.8 million). ONEOK's SIR currently stands at 2.18. In other words for every 100,000 ONEOK shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2180 shares are currently held short.
However ONEOK's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ONEOK shares, or, against the total number of tradable ONEOK shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ONEOK's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ONEOK shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0156% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ONEOK shares, roughly 16 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 ONEOK.
Find out more about how you can short ONEOK stock.
ONEOK'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 ONEOK.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
ONEOK's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 20.59
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and ONEOK's overall score of 20.59 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 36th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like ONEOK 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.).
ONEOK's environmental score
Environmental score: 10.6/100
ONEOK's social score
Social score: 6.63/100
ONEOK's governance score
Governance score: 0.36/100
ONEOK's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. ONEOK scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that ONEOK has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||20.59|
|Total ESG percentile||36.28|
|Level of controversy||1|
ONEOK share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 1.45% of net profits
Recently ONEOK has paid out, on average, around 1.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.82% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ONEOK shareholders could enjoy a 6.82% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ONEOK's case, that would currently equate to about $3.74 per share.
While ONEOK's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that ONEOK is investing more in its future growth.
ONEOK's most recent dividend payout was on 13 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have ONEOK's shares ever split?
ONEOK's shares were split on a 11422:1000 basis on 2 February 2014. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11422 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ONEOK shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 91.2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ONEOK shares which in turn could have impacted ONEOK's share price.
ONEOK share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, ONEOK's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$21.6588 up to US$56.18. 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 ONEOK's is 1.9592. This would suggest that ONEOK's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
ONEOK, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in gathering, processing, storage, and transportation of natural gas in the United States. It operates through Natural Gas Gathering and Processing, Natural Gas Liquids, and Natural Gas Pipelines segments. The company owns natural gas gathering pipelines and processing plants in the Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain regions. It also gathers, treats, fractionates, and transports natural gas liquids (NGL), as well as stores, markets, and distributes NGL products. The company owns NGL gathering and distribution pipelines in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado; terminal and storage facilities in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois; and NGL distribution and refined petroleum products pipelines in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana, as well as owns and operates truck- and rail-loading, and -unloading facilities connected to NGL fractionation, storage, and pipeline assets. In addition, it operates regulated interstate and intrastate natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas storage facilities. Further, the company owns and operates a parking garage in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma; and leases excess office space. It operates 18,900 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines; 1,500 miles of FERC-regulated interstate natural gas pipelines; 5,100 miles of state-regulated intrastate transmission pipeline; and 6 NGL storage facilities. It serves integrated and independent exploration and production companies; NGL and natural gas gathering and processing companies; crude oil and natural gas production companies; propane distributors; municipalities; ethanol producers; and petrochemical, refining, and NGL marketing companies, as well as natural gas distribution companies, electric generation facilities, industrial companies, producers, processors, and marketing companies. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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