Anadarko stock: buy or sell?

APC stock price: $72.76 0.01% At close on May 21st, 2019

Updated on:
May 21st, 2019


Shares of Anadarko remained steady a neutral 0.01% and closed at $72.76.

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. Following a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at we prefer those that are simple but successful.

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 doesn't mean APC will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Anadarko stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday. At, we gathered 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

Anadarko remained constant a neutral 0.01% and closed at $72.76.

Shares of Anadarko remained stable a neutral 0.01% and closed at $72.76. For the last 39 days when APC stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $25.96 (55.47%). From a daily outlook perspective, APC is drawing an uptrend of rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last top on May 8th at $76.23, price slid and bounced up back from $72.36. Breaking down under $72.36 would cancel the current uptrend and it might slide further to test lower supports. Note that $76.23 might act as a resistance line. If Anadarko Petroleum breakouts over $76.23 with average or higher volume, this would be a clear signal that the uptrend resumes. Since Apr/24 when SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up, APC price gained $8.77 per share (13.71%).

APC stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Anadarko Petroleum shares stayed steady 0.21% this week, ending at $72.76. Late April APC boosted an extraordinary 11.84% in just one week.

Anadarko stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up early April, APC climbed $25.75 (54.78%).

APC stock chart (weekly)

Anadarko stock price history

Anadarko stock went public on September 8th, 1986 with a price of $2.811. Since then, APC stock grew a 2,489.30%, with an average of 77.80% per year. If you had invested right after APC's IPO a $1,000 in Anadarko stock in 1986, it would worth $24,893.00 today.

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

Anadarko stock historical price chart

APC stock reached 52-week highs on May/8 at $76.23, and all-time highs 2014-08-26 with a price of 107.62.

Anadarko stock price target is $63.80

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. We found 6 price predictions for APC stock released in the last 30 days:
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 target for Anadarko 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

After posting its last earnings report on Apr/29, Anadarko stayed steady a tight -0.23%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
APC earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Anadarko Petroleum annual sales climbed a dazzling 18.94% to $13,362.00 M USD from $11,234.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, likewise, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) rose a 8.66% to 4.60%.

Anadarko fiscal year ends in December, and to evaluate its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Anadarko TTM sales up to March 2019 were $13,419.00 and income $479.00 million 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, stayed constant a tight 0.43%. Regarding profit margin, Anadarko decreased -1.03% to 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 million in sales for 2019-Q1, a -6.96% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-15.00 million with a profit margin of -0.48%. Profit margin slightly fell a -3.52% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 3.04%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Anadarko Petroleum sales marked a slightly good gain and gained 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.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Anadarko, 0.28% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for APC stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

Market cap$36.5 B$3.7 B$71.9 B$229.6 B$12.9 B
Total shares502.1 M1,620.0 M1,130.0 M1,900.0 M415.3 M
Float shares501.0 M1,110.0 M1,130.0 M1,900.0 M412.7 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)88.5%63.8%75.1%67.5%88.4%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.3%1.1%0.1%0.1%0.6%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Anadarko summary

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Day range$72.61 - $72.80
Previous close$72.75
Session gain0.01%
Average true range$0.92
50d mov avg$58.89
100d mov avg$52.02
200d mov avg$55.63
Daily patternlb03a
Weekly pattern lt06a

Anadarko performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. In the following table, we compare Anadarko performance to Chesapeake Energy, , Chevron, Devon Energy, Hess, Marathon Oil, Murphy Oil, Occidental Petroleum and Exxon Mobil:
APCAnadarko Petroleu...67.69%42.78%9.86%
CHKChesapeake Energy-11.54%-26.98%-46.51%
DVNDevon Energy5.21%16.26%-22.61%
MROMarathon Oil-5.94%1.80%-22.67%
MURMurphy Oil-8.09%-8.59%-4.87%
OXYOccidental Petrol...-17.82%-21.50%-32.19%
XOMExxon Mobil-2.10%2.82%0.65%

Anadarko competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to review a list of its competitors, in this case for Anadarko. We selected 9 companies as Anadarko competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.

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