OXY stock: buy or sell

OXY stock price: $20.38 -5.25% At close on Jan 26th, 2021

Updated on:
Jan 27th, 2021


OXY stock brief

  • Occidental Petroleum closed on Tuesday at $20.38 after sinking a -5.25%.
  • The stock is configuring an uptrend pattern since last October, when it bottomed at $8.52. This rally marked a 139.20% gain
  • Jefferies Financial Group, Truist and Truist Financial published neutral ratings for Occidental Petroleum last Thursday, with an average forecast of $25.00

Should I buy Occidental Petroleum stock?

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Is $OXY stock a buy?

In the current situation of Occidental Petroleum there is not any eligible buy setup. This doesn't mean $OXY will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell Occidental Petroleum stock?

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A guiding principle is that you should never hold a trading operation that shows a greater losses than those expected upon purchase. The moment to sell shares should always be determined by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Occidental Petroleum stock?

In the current situation of Occidental Petroleum there is not any eligible sell setup, so Occidental Petroleum stock holders with operations in green can keep their positions

Occidental Petroleum ratings

In the last month, 6 analyst ratings were published for Occidental Petroleum

Occidental Petroleum analysts' ratings - Last month
Brokerage firmRating
Jan 12th, 2021
Mizuho NeutralStrong buy
Jan 14th, 2021
Jan 19th, 2021
Societe Generale Neutral
Jan 21st, 2021
Jefferies Financial Group SellNeutral
Truist Neutral
Truist Financial Neutral

Occidental Petroleum stock analysis

Since last October, Occidental Petroleum has been printing an uptrend that by now marked a gorgeous 139.20%. The chart shows higher tops and bottoms, and along the way gave very few entry points for those who wanted to trade in. Latest pullback was in mid-December, when price bounced at $16.88. Currently, it trades in a consolidation between its last top ($24.60) and its last bottom ($16.88)

SMAs overview

OXY stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistances are:

  • R1: $20.65 (1.32% above)
  • R2: $21.48 (5.40% above)
  • R3: $21.65 (6.23% above)
  • The current supports are:

  • S1: $19.95 (-2.11% below)
  • S2: $19.17 (-5.94% below)
  • S3: $19.07 (-6.43% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    Since the price surpassed the upper band on January 14, the price has corrected downwards by 17.15%

    OXY stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    The RSI dropped below the overbought level of 70 on January 15 after just crossing to the overbough zone for a single day (weak signal). The RSI value on Tuesday was 51.12. Since then, Occidental Petroleum stock tanked a 15.92%

    OXY stock RSI chart

    Occidental Petroleum stock price history

    Occidental Petroleum went public priced at an adjusted price1 of $1.57 on Dec 1981. Since then, OXY stock surged by 1,198.09%, with an average of 30.72% per year. An investment of $1,000USD at that time would have a value of $12,980.89 nowadays.

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

    OXY stock price history chart

    Price target for Occidental Petroleum stock

    How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable. Banks and financial organisations post their analysis forecasting how a particular stock will performance in the future.

    Along with buy or sell recommendations, financial institutions publish their price predictions based on the stock price action and the company fundamental data. Most of these predictions follow the publication of new fundamental data by the company, and usually. If you are a small trader you must not buy or sell based on these projections.

    The average price target for Occidental Petroleum stock calculated from the table below is $24.66. Occidental Petroleum closed at $20.38 on Tuesday, so the target price is predicting a growth by 21.00%.

    Occidental Petroleum stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Jan 12th, 2021
    Mizuho $11.00$26.00
    Jan 14th, 2021
    Barclays $18.00$23.00
    Jan 19th, 2021
    Societe Generale $24.30
    Jan 21st, 2021
    Jefferies Financial Group Not available
    Truist $11.00$25.00
    Truist Financial $11.00$25.00

    Earnings and financials

    Last November, Occidental Petroleum ($OXY) hosted the quarterly shareholders call and released the report. OXY reported earnings of $-0.84 per share on sales of $3.3 billion. The analysts estimate was $-0.72 per share on revenue of $4.3 billion.

    In contrast, the EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.11, so posted EPS is a reduction of -863.64%. Looking at revenues, figures tanked a -27.77% compared to $56.9B same quarter last year.

    OXY ($OXY) is posting earnings report late next February. Wall Street analysts expect of $-0.58, that is a 30.95% higher than previous quarter.

    Occidental Petroleum performance

    OXY performance compared
    Occidental Petroleum ($OXY) 12.20% 108.40% 23.80%

    Important note:
    The comments written in this article are personal and not recommendations for you to buy or sell stocks. The author of this article does not have any knowledge of the individual situations of the reader, his or her own financial statements or his or her own best interests at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Opinions are published for learning reasons only

    OXY summary

    Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
    Day range$20.35 - $22.42
    Previous close$21.51
    Session gain-5.25%
    Average true range$1.86
    50d mov avg$18.17
    100d mov avg$14.31
    200d mov avg$15.04
    Earnings dateFebruary 25th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Occidental Petroleum stock symbol?

    Occidental Petroleum Corporation is a public company trading in the US stock market with the OXY symbol

    Is Occidental Petroleum stock a buy or sell?

    Occidental Petroleum received 6 ratings in the last 30 days: 1 bullish, 0 bearish and 4 neutral.

    Will OXY go up?

    Occidental Petroleum had different price predictions issued by analysts in the last month setting the target price to $24.66. That is a 21.00% than the current price ($20.38).