why Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $30.91

Occidental Petroleum Corporation [NYSE: OXY] plunged by -$0.14 during the normal trading session on Friday and reaching a high of $29.905 during the day while it closed the day at $29.14. The company report on May 11, 2021 that Occidental Petroleum Corp. to Host Earnings Call.

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Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:OXY) will be discussing their earnings results in their 2021 First Quarter Earnings call to be held on May 11, 2021 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time.

To listen to the event live or access a replay of the call – visit https://www.investornetwork.com/event/presentation/77614.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation stock has also gained 11.78% of its value over the past 7 days. However, OXY stock has declined by -6.69% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 83.39% and gained 68.34% year-on date.

The market cap for OXY stock reached $27.33 billion, with 933.10 million shares outstanding and 931.21 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 18.73M shares, OXY reached a trading volume of 16094557 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for OXY shares is $30.91 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on OXY stock is a recommendation set at 2.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Barclays have made an estimate for Occidental Petroleum Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on June 03, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on May 27, 2021, representing the official price target for Occidental Petroleum Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $30, while Societe Generale analysts kept a Buy rating on OXY stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Occidental Petroleum Corporation is set at 1.29, with the Price to Sales ratio for OXY stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.64. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.18, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.42. Price to Free Cash Flow for OXY in the course of the last twelve months was 23.02 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.90.

OXY stock trade performance evaluation

Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 11.78. With this latest performance, OXY shares gained by 7.73% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 83.39% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 87.40% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for OXY stock in for the last two-week period is set at 64.74, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 71.16, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 60.73 for Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 25.78, while it was recorded at 28.42 for the last single week of trading, and 19.54 for the last 200 days.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY] shares currently have an operating margin of -11.26 and a Gross Margin at +2.57. Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -78.96.

Return on Total Capital for OXY is now -2.97, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -21.05. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -51.26, with Return on Assets sitting at -13.72. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 200.82. Additionally, OXY Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 66.76, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 44.22. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 412.96, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 65.12.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY] managed to generate an average of -$1,146,864 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.95 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.17.Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Occidental Petroleum Corporation posted -1.76/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -1.68/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -4.80%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for OXY. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Occidental Petroleum Corporation go to -5.15%.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation [OXY]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $18,726 million, or 70.60% of OXY stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of OXY stocks are: DODGE & COX with ownership of 115,950,679, which is approximately -3.548% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 98,031,291 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.86 billion in OXY stocks shares; and ICAHN CARL C, currently with $2.51 billion in OXY stock with ownership of nearly -2.934% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Occidental Petroleum Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 323 institutional holders increased their position in Occidental Petroleum Corporation [NYSE:OXY] by around 53,629,336 shares. Additionally, 337 investors decreased positions by around 38,624,760 shares, while 136 investors held positions by with 550,381,608 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 642,635,704 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. OXY stock had 107 new institutional investments in for a total of 15,086,568 shares, while 75 institutional investors sold positions of 4,975,888 shares during the same period.

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