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Thinking Of Buying Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) Stock? Here Is What You Should Know

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) shares, rose in value on Friday, August 05, with the stock price up by 2.99% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $59.18.

Actively observing the price movement in the recent trading, the stock is buoying the session at $57.46, falling within a range of $57.26 and $60.70. The value of beta (5-year monthly) is 1.91 whereas the PE ratio is 8.71 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $74.04, and the low was $21.62. On the whole, OXY has fluctuated by -2.79% over the past month.

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With the market capitalization of Occidental Petroleum Corporation currently standing at about $51.42 billion, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for Nov 02, 2022 – Nov 07, 2022. The company’s Forward Dividend Ratio is 0.52, with its dividend yield at 0.90%.

Analysts have estimated the company’s revenue for the quarter at $10.26 billion, with a low estimate of $8.63 billion and a high estimate of $12.12 billion. According to the average forecast, sales growth in current quarter could jump up 56.60%, compared to the corresponding quarter of last year. Wall Street analysts also predicted that in 2023, the company’s y-o-y revenues would reach $37.74 billion, representing an increase of 43.40% from the revenues reported in the last year’s results.

Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were 4 upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that OXY’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a Hold on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 50% Buy while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 50% Buy.

29 analyst(s) have assigned their ratings of the stock’s forecast evaluation on a scale of 1.00-5.00 to indicate a strong buy to a strong sell recommendation. The stock is rated as a Hold by 14 analyst(s), 10 recommend it as a Buy and 2 called the OXY stock Overweight. In the meantime, 1 analyst(s) believe the stock as Underweight and 2 think it is a Sell. Thus, investors eager to increase their holdings of the company’s stock will have an opportunity to do so as the average rating for the stock is Overweight.

The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0.25, with the price of OXY currently trading nearly -3.57% and -5.06% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 45.00, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 4.58% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 4.10%. Furthermore, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY)’s beta value is 1.91, and its average true range (ATR) is 3.01. The company’s stock has been forecasted to trade at an average price of $75.23 over the course of the next 52 weeks, with a low of $52.00 and a high of $110.00. Based on these price targets, the low is 12.13% off current price, whereas the price has to move -85.87% to reach the yearly target high. Additionally, analysts’ median price of $71.00 is likely to be welcomed by investors because it represents a decrease of -19.97% from the current levels.

A comparison of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. OXY showed an intraday change of 2.99% in today’s session so far, and over the past year, it grew by 123.67%%. In comparison, Chevron Corporation (CVX) has moved higher at 1.95% today and is up 50.69% over the past 12 months. On the other hand, the price of EOG Resources Inc. (EOG) has risen 5.87% today. The stock, however, is off 47.64% from where it was a year ago. Additionally, there is a gain of 2.35% for Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD) in recent trading while the stock has seen an overall depriciation of 51.32%% over the past year. The PE ratio stands at 8.71 for Occidental Petroleum Corporation, compared to 14.21 for Chevron Corporation, and 13.32 for EOG Resources Inc. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the today’s session so far shows that it lost -0.02%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Slipped by -0.03%.

Data on historical trading for Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 20.81 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 27.71 million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 936.70 million shares outstanding.

Nearly 0.20% of Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 82.90% of the company’s shares. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 57.18 million shares as on Jul 14, 2022, resulting in a short ratio of 1.84. According to the data, the short interest in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) stood at 6.10% of shares outstanding as of Jul 14, 2022; the number of short shares registered in Jun 14, 2022 reached 53.65 million. The stock has risen by 98.21% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the OXY stock heading into the next quarter.

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