What Does The Data Behind Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA) Suggest?


Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA) closed its last session at $46. The stock traded within a range of $44.20 and $46.97. The company operates in the Energy sector with a market capitalization of 17.69 Million. Trading volume for Apache Corp. was 6.79 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA) has an average volume of 3.44 Million.

Company Profile

Apache Corporation is an independent energy company that explores for, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids. In North America, Apache’s exploration and production interests are focused on the Gulf of Mexico, the Anadarko Basin, the Permian Basin, the Gulf Coast and the Western Sedimentary Basin of Canada. Outside of North America, Apache has exploration and production interests offshore Western Australia and in Egypt, and exploration interests in Poland and offshore The People’s Republic of China.

Analyst Views

Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA) received a Buy rating from 2 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 4 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA) touched its 1-Year High price of $64.13 on 01/17/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $38.14 on 08/31/17.

EPS & Financials

Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.04/Share beating the analyst estimate of $-0.06/Share by a difference of $0.1. This showed a surprise of 166.7% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 27 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.18/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.5/share and a low EPS of $-0.38/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $1.53 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 1.67 Billion and 1.42 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with MEDIUM volatility. Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA) has a 20-Day average volume of 3.71 Million. According to today’s trading volume Apache Corp. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BULLISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 98.1 Percent. The return on assets stands at 3%, Return on Equity currently is 10% and the Return on Investment value is -8.4%.

Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA) gross margin percentage stands at 74.6% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 9.3 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 11.7 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 7.64% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 8.7 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 1.56 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 8.95 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 9.3%. The return on invested capital is at -8.4%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 10.61.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 1.56%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 8.95% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.