COG stock: buy or sell?

COG stock price: $16.24 -3.73% At close on March 27th, 2020

Updated on:
March 27th, 2020


Cabot Oil & Gas shares collapsed -3.73% to $16.24 yesterday. On Tuesday COG boosted an exceptional 13.52%. On Monday COG plummed a hair-raising -5.52%.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, develops, exploits, explores for, produces, and markets natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States.

Should I buy COG stock?

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Currently, Cabot Oil & Gas 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 Cabot Oil & Gas stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for COG stock for the last month.

COG stock analysis

Daily outlook

Cabot Oil & Gas shares collapsed -3.73% to $16.24 yesterday.

Shares of Cabot Oil & Gas ended yesterday at $16.24 and collapsed a godawful -3.73%.

COG stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After sliding a hair-raising -23.12% in a week last week, Cabot Oil & Gas closed this week at $16.24 and climbed a super good 8.85%.

Since last week, when COG stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-2.13 per share (-11.59%). Stocks under the 40-weeks moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.

COG stock chart (weekly)

COG stock price history

COG IPO was on February 8th, 1990 at $0.26 per share1. Since then, COG stock grew a 6,146.20%, with a yearly average of 204.90%. If you had invested right after COG's IPO a $1,000 in COG stock in 1990, it would worth $61,462.00 today.

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

COG stock historical price chart

COG stock reached 52-week highs on April at $27.09, and all-time highs 2014-02-05 with a price of 39.77.

COG stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' COG 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 have not found any price target for Cabot Oil & Gas stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Cabot Oil & Gas let down analysts when it published an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.52 when the analysts' forecast was $0.57.
COG earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw an outstanding growth of 22.69% to $2,143.72 million dollars. Similarly, its profit margin (compared to sales) rocketed to 25.98%, that is $557.04 million.

COG annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$1,690 M-$280 M16.6%-
2014$1,954 M15.60%$104 M5.3%-62.66%
2015$1,300 M-33.44%$-113.89 M-8.8%-209.02%
2016$1,195 M-8.14%$-417.12 M-34.9%266.25%
2017$1,747 M46.26%$100 M5.7%-124.07%
2018$2,144 M22.69%$557 M26.0%454.86%

Quarterly financial results

Cabot Oil & Gas reported $670.24 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 22.15% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $275.05 M with a profit margin of 41.04%. Profit margin climbed a 18.74% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 22.30%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Cabot Oil & Gas sales marked an extraordinary increase and boosted a 55.90%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Cabot Oil & Gas posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
COG quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$447 M-$22 M4.8%-
2017-Q3$386 M-13.52%$18 M4.6%-18.30%
2017-Q4$430 M11.31%$-44 M-10.3%-352.65%
2018-Q1$468 M8.77%$117 M25.1%-363.79%
2018-Q2$457 M-2.25%$42 M9.3%-63.81%
2018-Q3$549 M20.04%$122 M22.3%188.32%
2018-Q4$670 M22.15%$275 M41.0%124.83%
2019-Q1$633 M-5.49%$263 M41.5%-4.47%

Cabot Oil & Gas ownership

When you are planning to buy a stock, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.

Cabot Oil & Gas shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 1.99% of all shares.

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

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Cabot Oil & Gas:

Market cap$6.5 B
Total shares398.6 M
Float shares390.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)99.7%
  - Insider holdings (%)2.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

COG summary

Friday, March 27th, 2020
Day range$16.05 - $17.11
Previous close$16.87
Session gain-3.73%
Average true range$2.08
50d mov avg$15.46
100d mov avg$16.19
200d mov avg$17.67
Daily patternlt02a
Weekly pattern

Cabot Oil & Gas performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We chose as the bechmarking frame for Cabot Oil & Gas stock.
COGCabot Oil & Gas-5.08%-6.24%-36.49%

Cabot Oil & Gas competitors

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

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