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Stock Highlights: WPX Energy (NYSE: WPX)


WPX Energy trades as part of the energy sector and trades as part of the oil and gas exploration and production industry. The company CEO is Richard E. Muncrief. WPX Energy Inc, based in the United States, is an oil and gas producer. It also offers natural gas on a nominal basis.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The WPX stock showed a previous change of 4.37% with an open at 12.08 and a close of 12.43. It reached an intraday high of 12.48 and a low of 12.04.

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The stock has a market cap of $5.2b with 420.5m shares outstanding, of which the float is 415.3m shares. Trading volume reached 6,300,356 shares compared to its average volume of 7,839,177 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, WPX Energy shares returned 4.19% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 0.65%. Over three months, it changed -1.04%. In one year it has changed -13.08% and within that year its 52-week high was 20.80 and its 52-week low was 9.89. WPX stock is 25.68% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 15.97 and a 50 day moving average of 12.48. Currently WPX stock is trading -22.17% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.35 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 35.51. Based on 16 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.05. The TTM EPS is 0.09, which comes to a TTM PE of 138.11.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.02
09-30-2018:  0.07
06-30-2018:  0.06
03-31-2018:  -0.06

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 55.41, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 77.57%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 143.00% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 14,025,168, which is 3.34% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 1.66. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 2.31

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 3.56%, return on assets is 1.78%, profit margin is 7.18%, price-to-sales is 2.25 and price-to-book is 1.16.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 4  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.