Anadarko stock: buy or sell?

APC stock price: $72.77 0.78% At close on August 8th, 2019

Updated on:
August 8th, 2019


After sliding for 4 days, August Anadarko Petroleum gained a tiny 0.78%, closing at $72.77. August session broke a read streak of 4 days in a row.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of oil and gas properties.

Should I buy Anadarko stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Having a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, Anadarko stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Anadarko stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At, we detected 12 ratings published for APC stock in the last 30 days.

Is APC a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-5-16Morgan Stanleyn/aEqual Weight
2019-5-13Credit Suisse GroupOutperformNeutral
2019-4-29JPMorgan Chase & Co.OverweightNeutral
2019-4-25Jefferies Financial GroupBuyHold
2019-4-22Piper Jaffray CompaniesOverweightNeutral
2019-4-15Royal Bank of CanadaOutperformSector Perform
2019-2-7Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Groupn/an/a
2019-2-6Credit Suisse Groupn/aOutperform

Anadarko stock analysis

Daily outlook

After sliding for 4 days, August Anadarko Petroleum gained a tiny 0.78%, closing at $72.77.

After sliding for 4 sessions, August Anadarko Petroleum gained a tiny 0.78%, closing at $72.77. On June, SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up triggering a rise of 4.21%. Since April when APC stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $26.17 (56.16%).

APC stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After climbing for 4 weeks, early August Anadarko Petroleum decreased a bad -1.34%, closing at $72.77.

Anadarko stock just marked a top under its last top. Athought it's not concerning right now, investors in APC should be alerted as this could be a warning for future complications. It's important APC stock price keeps the level, and maybe bounce up from there forming a double bottom pattern. Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up early June, APC price climbed $2.70 per share (3.85%). Since early April when APC stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $25.96 (55.46%).

APC stock chart (weekly)

Anadarko stock price history

Anadarko stock went public on September 8th, 1986 with a price of $4.041. Since then, APC stock surged a 1,701.20%, with an average of 51.60% per year. If you had invested right after APC's IPO a $1,000 in Anadarko stock in 1986, it would worth $17,012.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Anadarko stock historical price chart

APC stock reached 52-week highs on May at $75.90, and all-time highs 2014-08-26 with a price of 107.16.

Anadarko stock price target is $63.80

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. You should not follow the analysts' APC stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we found 6 price predictions for Anadarko stock:
APC stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-5-16Morgan StanleyRaises Target$60.00$75.0025%
2019-2-7Mitsubishi UFJ Financial GroupLowers Targetn/a$70.00-
2019-2-6Credit Suisse GroupReiterates$73.00$67.00-8.2%
(in average)$69.00$63.80-8.0%
The price forecast for Anadarko Petroleum stock is $63.80, moving in a range between $75.00 and $51.00. In average, analysts' outlook on APC price forecast is negative, downgrading the prediction by a -8.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since last April, when Anadarko Petroleum posted its last earnings report, it remained steady a tight 0.21%. As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will update this review.
APC earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw an exceptional gain of 18.94% to $13,362.00 M dollars. Similarly, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) soared to 4.60%, that is $615.00 million.

To have an up to date picture of the financial situation of Anadarko, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Anadarko TTM sales up to March 2019 were $13,419.00 and earnings were $479.00 M USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Anadarko Petroleum business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, remained stable a tight 0.43%. In the same way, profit margin (net income/sales) declined at 4.60%.

APC annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$14,870 M-$795 M5.3%-
2014$16,375 M10.12%$-1,750.00 M-10.7%-320.13%
2015$9,720 M-40.64%$-6,692.00 M-68.8%282.40%
2016$8,626 M-11.26%$-3,071.00 M-35.6%-54.11%
2017$11,234 M30.23%$-456.00 M-4.1%-85.15%
2018$13,362 M18.94%$615 M4.6%-234.87%
TTM $13,419 M0.43%$479 M3.6%-22.11%

Quarterly financial results

Anadarko reported $3,126.00 M in sales for 2019-Q1, a -6.96% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-15.00 M with a profit margin of -0.48%. Profit margin decreased a -3.52% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 3.04%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Anadarko Petroleum sales marked a slightly fine growth and inched a 1.86%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Anadarko Petroleum posted 2 negative quarters in a row.
APC quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$2,420 M-$-417 M-17.2%-
2017-Q3$2,690 M11.16%$-699 M-26.0%67.63%
2017-Q4$3,070 M14.13%$976 M31.8%-239.63%
2018-Q1$3,069 M-0.03%$121 M3.9%-87.60%
2018-Q2$3,239 M5.54%$29 M0.9%-76.03%
2018-Q3$3,694 M14.05%$363 M9.8%1,151.72%
2018-Q4$3,360 M-9.04%$102 M3.0%-71.90%
2019-Q1$3,126 M-6.96%$-15 M-0.5%-114.71%

Anadarko ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Anadarko Petroleum shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a of all shares.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Anadarko Petroleum:

Market cap$0.0 M
Total shares0.0 M
Float shares0.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Anadarko summary

Thursday, August 8th, 2019
Day range$72.12 - $72.95
Previous close$72.21
Session gain0.78%
Average true range$0.64
50d mov avg$71.54
100d mov avg$66.45
200d mov avg$57.39
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt01a

Anadarko performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We compared Anadarko against in the following table:
APCAnadarko Petroleu...0.03%75.90%11.22%

Anadarko competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Anadarko Petroleum competitor. This doesn't mean Anadarko Petroleum does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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