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/8 Anadarko Petroleum gained a slightly good 0.78%, closing at $72.77. August/8 session broke a read streak of 4 sessions.

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

Should I buy Anadarko stock?

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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 published 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, Aug 8th Anadarko Petroleum gained a slightly good 0.78%, closing at $72.77.

After sliding for 4 days, August/8 Anadarko Petroleum gained a slightly good 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 slightly fell an unpleasant -1.34%, closing at $72.77.

Having descending tops is not good news for investors in APC. Although it's only a warning signal, investors should be on alert during next weeks to identify possible new signals. You should be expectant to Anadarko Petroleum price to not slide under , as this would complicate possible price recovery in the short and mid-term. Early June, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 3.85%. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up early April, APC climbed $25.96 (55.46%).

APC stock chart (weekly)

Anadarko stock price history

Anadarko stock went public on September 8th, 1986 with a price of $4.061. Since then, APC stock grew a 1,692.40%, with a yearly average of 52.90%. If you had invested right after APC's IPO a $1,000 in Anadarko stock in 1986, it would worth $16,924.00 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

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. For the last 30 days we found 6 price forecasts for APC 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%
Moving in a range from $75.00 and $51.00, the price prediction for Anadarko stock is $63.80. In average, analysts' outlook on APC price forecast is negative, downsizing the forecast 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 stable a tight 0.21%. As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this review.
APC earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Anadarko Petroleum annual revenues boosted an extraordinary 18.94% to $13,362.00 million USD from $11,234.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, likewise, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) escalated a 8.66% to 4.60%.

Anadarko presents anual results in December, and to compare 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 earnings $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, remained constant a tight 0.43%. Regarding profit margin, Anadarko declined -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 turnover to same quarter last year, Anadarko Petroleum sales marked a slightly fine increase and grew 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 a stock, it's worth to review its ownership structure.

Anadarko Petroleum shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.28% of all shares.

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

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

Market cap$36.5 B
Total shares501.9 M
Float shares501.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)88.5%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.3%
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

To better understand Anadarko performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We selected as the bechmarking frame for Anadarko Petroleum stock.
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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