Is This Why Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) Share Has Been Rising?

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Dan O. Dinges Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer with 3,107,650 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Scott C. Schroeder Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, with 1,515,081 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 698,376 shares of COG is Robert Kelley Lead Independent Director.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG), The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the top holder with 48.0 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is BlackRock Fund Advisors with 24.0 million shares. In the third-place spot with 22.0 million shares is SSgA Funds Management, Inc..

This company’s stock price was $17.80 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 8417233. Compare that to its average daily volume of 7.34M. Given the fact that this stock has 407.70M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $7.26B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 0.54. Its Price to Sales ratio is 3.13, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 88.18, and its Price to Book ratio is 3.31.

COG stock has achieved a 5-day range of $17.63 to $18.59, with a total performance of -1.71% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $17.28 to $19.34, generating a +1.37% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +2.59%, trading in the range of $16.01 to $19.34.

In the past 5 days, shares of COG have made a new high 1 time. In the last month, it has made a new high 4 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 8 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 0.29. This is a 0.03 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.26, amounting to an earnings surprise of 11.50%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.34, making for an earnings surprise of 5.90%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at 0.73, generating a 15.90% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $557.0 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $100.0 million. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $1.0 billion for the year, compared to $898.0 million in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$894.0 million, compared to -$764.0 million, and Free Cash flow was $210.0 million compared to the prior year’s $133.0 million.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 5/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.07, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.5, a Debt to Equity ratio of 0.57 and a Debt to EBITDA of 0.84. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 19.02, its Piotroski F-Score is 7, its Altman Z-Score is 3.95 and its Beneish M-Score is -3.49.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 6/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 45.83, a Net Margin of 34.86, a ROE of 36.58, and a ROC of 29.19.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for COG, this company’s Price to Tangible Book is 3.33 and its Price to Median PS Value is 0.49. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for COG is now 0.47, and this organization’s Price to Graham Number is 1.17. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 21.17.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for COG is sitting at 1.37, while its Current Ratio is 1.43. This stock’s PB Ratio is 3.34, its PS Ratio is 3.27, its Forward PE Ratio is 14.9, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 9.32. Similarly, its Shiller PE Ratio is 49.6, its Price to Owner Earnings is 9.96, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 12 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 5.05.