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Present Valuation: WPX Energy (NYSE: WPX)

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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 -3.70% with an open at 10.89 and a close of 10.66. It reached an intraday high of 10.97 and a low of 10.63.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $4.5b with 422.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 417.4m shares. Trading volume reached 8,350,643 shares compared to its average volume of 7,328,111 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 -2.56% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -19.43%. Over three months, it changed -14.24%. In one year it has changed -41.75% and within that year its 52-week high was 20.80 and its 52-week low was 9.89. WPX stock is 7.79% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 14.24 and a 50 day moving average of 12.74. Currently WPX stock is trading -25.14% 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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Earnings:

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 30.46. Based on 14 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.04. The TTM EPS is 0.09, which comes to a TTM PE of 118.44.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/01/2019): -0.11
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/20/2019): 0.87
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/31/2018): -0.01
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/01/2018): -0.21
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/02/2018): -0.30

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 30.52, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 65.07%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 18,943,935, which was 4.49% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 2.47. 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 5.57%, return on assets is 2.70%, profit margin is 9.13%, price-to-sales is 1.99 and price-to-book is 1.10.

Company Scores:

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

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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.