Is Chevron’s Stock a Buy Now?

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E = Equity to Debt Ratio Is Strong

The debt-to-equity ratio for Chevron is excellent. It’s further proof that this is a well-run company. The balance sheet is also in great shape, which we don’t see often in today’s world.  

Debt-To-Equity

Cash

Long-Term Debt

CVX

.09

$21.58 Billion

$12.34 Billion

BP

.41

$16.36 Billion

$49.08 Billion

XOM

.07

$13.26 Billion

$8.93 Billion

 

T = Technicals on the Stock Chart Are Strong

Chevron has outperformed Exxon Mobil and BP (NYSE:BP) over the past three years.

1 Month

Year-To-Date

1 Year

3 Year

CVX

7.58%

6.98%

12.85%

58.38%

BP

4.97%

2.97%

6.33%

-17.39%

XOM

7.78%

-14.86%

-9.30%

34.44%

 

At $110.10, Chevron is currently trading above its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA, but below its 100-day. It’s safe to say that a trading range has been established.      

50-Day SMA

108.70

100-Day SMA

111.03

200-Day SMA

107.60

 

E = Earnings and Revenue Have Been Strong

Revenue and earnings have increased since 2009. This is a common theme for strong companies throughout the broader market.

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Revenue ($)in billions

220.90

273.00

171.64

204.93

253.71

Diluted EPS ($)

8.77

11.67

5.24

9.48

13.44

 

Looking at the last quarter on a YoY basis, we see a decline in revenue and earnings. However, this shouldn’t rattle any potential investors.  

9/2011

12/2011

3/2012

6/2012

9/2012

Revenue ($)in billions

64.43

59.98

60.70

62.61

58.04

Diluted EPS ($)

3.92

2.58

3.27

3.66

2.69

 

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