SU stock: buy or sell?

SU stock price: $31.74 -0.44% At close on September 20th, 2019

Updated on:
September 20th, 2019


Shares of Suncor Energy ended today at $31.74 and depreciated an ugly -0.44%. With Friday it's been 4 sliding days in a row, loosing $-0.70 (-2.30%). On Monday SU climbed an amazing 6.26%.

Suncor Energy Inc. operates as an integrated energy company. The company primarily focuses on developing petroleum resource basins in Canada's Athabasca oil sands; explores, acquires, develops, produces, and markets crude oil and natural gas in Canada and internationally; transports and refines crude oil; markets petroleum and petrochemical products primarily in Canada; and markets third party petroleum products.

Should I buy SU stock?

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Only 1 of our buy setups matches with Suncor Energy stock now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MAYes
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Suncor Energy 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 SU stock in the last 30 days.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for SU stock, with 8 positive ratings.
Is SU a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-9-3Deutsche Bankn/aBuy
2019-8-22UBS Groupn/aBuy
2019-6-24BMO Capital Marketsn/aBuy
2019-5-2Raymond Jamesn/aBuy
2019-3-14Credit Suisse GroupNeutralOutperform
2019-2-7GMP SecuritiesNeutralHold
2019-1-7UBS Groupn/aBuy
2019-1-7Royal Bank of Canadan/aBuy
2019-1-28Credit Suisse Groupn/aNeutral

SU stock analysis

Daily outlook

Suncor Energy shares depreciated -0.44% to $31.74 today.

Suncor Energy ended today at $31.74 and depreciated an ugly -0.44%. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on Monday, SU climbed $1.33 (4.37%). From a daily perspective, SU is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($27.47, on August/23) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($32.74, on Monday) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top SU might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $32.74 or down under $27.47.

SU stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Suncor Energy shares broke up the SMA line of 200d, closing at $31.74. Counting this, it's been 4 climbing weeks in a row, soaring a 15.00%.

SU stock chart (weekly)

SU stock price history

SU IPO was on March 17th, 1980 at $0.01 per share1. Since then, SU stock grew a 317,300.00%, with a yearly average of 8,135.90%. If you had invested $1,000 in SU stock in 1980, it would worth $3,173,000.00 today.

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

SU stock historical price chart

SU stock reached 52-week highs on October at $38.21, and all-time highs 2008-05-21 with a price of 54.12.

SU stock price target is $49.70

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable 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' SU 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 3 price forecasts for Suncor Energy stock:
SU stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-2-7GMP SecuritiesReiteratesn/a$47.00-
2019-1-7UBS GroupReiteratesn/a$49.00-
2019-1-7Royal Bank of CanadaReiteratesn/a$53.00-
(in average)$0.00$49.700.0%
The price forecast for Suncor Energy stock is $49.70, moving in a range between $53.00 and $47.00. In average, analysts' outlook on SU price target is stable from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, Suncor Energy missed the expectations of the experts and posted a dreadful EPS of $0.27 per share when experts were expecting $0.38.
SU earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Suncor Energy annual sales rocketed an exceptional 20.25% to $38,542.00 million dollars from $32,051.00 marked in 2017. By contrast, its profit margin (compared to revenues) fell to 8.54%, that is $3,293.00 million.

SU annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$39,590 M-$3,910 M9.9%-
2014$34,302 M-13.36%$2,323 M6.8%-40.60%
2015$29,208 M-14.85%$-1,995.00 M-6.8%-185.90%
2016$26,807 M-8.22%$434 M1.6%-121.75%
2017$32,051 M19.56%$4,458 M13.9%927.19%
2018$38,542 M20.25%$3,293 M8.5%-26.13%

Quarterly financial results

Suncor Energy reported $8,561.00 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -21.07% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-280.00 M with a profit margin of -3.27%. Profit margin plummed a -19.98% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 16.71%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Suncor Energy sales marked a dazzling gain and skyrocketed a 18.70%.
SU quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$7,250 M-$435 M6.0%-
2017-Q3$6,438 M-11.20%$1,039 M16.1%138.88%
2017-Q4$7,212 M12.03%$1,099 M15.2%5.76%
2018-Q1$8,807 M22.11%$789 M9.0%-28.20%
2018-Q2$10,327 M17.26%$972 M9.4%23.19%
2018-Q3$10,847 M5.04%$1,812 M16.7%86.42%
2018-Q4$8,561 M-21.07%$-280 M-3.3%-115.45%
2019-Q1$8,983 M4.93%$1,470 M16.4%-625.00%

Suncor Energy ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.

Suncor Energy shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.02% of all shares.

In case of Suncor Energy stock, 72.76% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for SU stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Suncor Energy:

Market cap$51.7 B$132.6 B$32.7 B$67.6 B$235.0 B
Total shares1,630.0 M3,400.0 M1,190.0 M1,110.0 M1,900.0 M
Float shares1,560.0 M3,320.0 M1,160.0 M1,110.0 M1,900.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)72.8%11.3%73.2%75.1%67.5%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%0.0%2.2%0.1%0.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

SU summary

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Day range$31.65 - $32.17
Previous close$31.88
Session gain-0.44%
Average true range$0.76
50d mov avg$29.40
100d mov avg$30.17
200d mov avg$30.63
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lb06a

Suncor Energy performance

To better understand Suncor Energy performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. In the following table, we compare Suncor Energy performance to BP p.l.c, Canadian Natural Resources, , Chevron, Imperial Oil, Total and Exxon Mobil:
SUSuncor Energy1.54%-3.32%-14.72%
BPBP p.l.c-6.61%-8.47%-7.32%
CNQCanadian Natural ...0.81%2.20%-10.82%
IMOImperial Oil-0.43%2.84%-10.56%
XOMExxon Mobil-5.75%-7.97%-11.18%

Suncor Energy competitors

One check before trading any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for Suncor Energy. We picked 7 companies as Suncor Energy competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.

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