Occidental Petroleum Corporation [NYSE: OXY] gained by 0.03% on the last trading session, reaching $49.19 price per share at the time. Occidental Petroleum Corporation represents 748.90M in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $36.82B with the latest information.

The Occidental Petroleum Corporation traded at the price of $49.19 with 3.81 million shares were bought and sold during the latest trading session. Over the period of the last 3 months, the average trading volume of OXY shares recorded 11.32M.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation [NYSE:OXY]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Experts stock market traders frequently make a point to check what top Wall Street analysts say regarding a potential buy. Regarding Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY] currently, the latest Wall Street ratings we can see is from the fiscal quarter that’s going to end in December. On average, stock market experts give OXY an Hold rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 47.00 to 86.60. This is compared to its latest closing price of $49.17.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY] is sitting at 2.74. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.60.

For the quarter ending in Mar-19 Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY] generated $4.09 billion in sales. That’s 1.70% higher than the average estimate of $4.02 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Stay on the lookout for the next publication of this organization’s financial results for the quarter, which will be made public on Wed 14 Aug (In 40 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY] sitting at +27.94 and its Gross Margin at +39.58, this company’s Net Margin is now 22.30%. These measurements indicate that Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 15.88, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 9.50%. Its Return on Equity is 19.64, and its Return on Assets is 9.58. These metrics all suggest that Occidental Petroleum Corporation is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 48.37. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 32.60, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 23.53. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 47.82, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 32.23. This company has a healthy balance between its debt and its current holdings, suggesting it is a reliable investment due to its ability to leverage debt in an efficient way.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 5.01 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 1.15. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 2.51, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.19. Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY] has a Price to Book Ratio of 2.16, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 6.11 and P/E Ratio of 9.26. These metrics all suggest that Occidental Petroleum Corporation is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY] earns $1,603,182 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 3.90 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.41. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 1.17 and its Current Ratio is 1.34. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY] has 748.90M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $36.82B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 47.00 to 86.60. At its current price, it has moved down by -43.20% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 4.65% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 39.92. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.