Required knowledge for Occidental Petroleum (OXY) Investors

It's been a great afternoon session for Occidental Petroleum investors, who saw their shares rise 1.9% to a price of $64.98 per share. At these higher prices, is the company still fairly valued? If you are thinking about investing, make sure to check the company's fundamentals before making a decision.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company belongs to the Energy sector, which has an average price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 9.11 and an average price to book (P/B) ratio of 1.45. In contrast, Occidental Petroleum has a trailing 12 month P/E ratio of 5.4 and a P/B ratio of 3.1.

Occidental Petroleum has moved 96.9% over the last year compared to -16.6% for the S&P 500 — a difference of 113.5%. Occidental Petroleum has a 52 week high of $77.13 and a 52 week low of $31.37.

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