Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) along with Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) set of lucrative trading activity and it’s been a clear from an assessment of the charts that traders are now aware of company’s key metrics. OXY having beta value of 0.71 and second company’s beta stand at 0.71.
The Beta coefficient, in terms of finance and investing, is a measure of a stock’s (or portfolio’s) volatility in relation to the rest of the market. Beta is calculated for individual companies using regression analysis. The beta coefficient is a key parameter in CAPM (capital asset pricing model). It measures part of the asset’s statistical variance that cannot be mitigated by the diversification provided by the portfolio of many risky assets, because it is correlated with the return of the other assets that are in the portfolio.
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) shares inched up 0.48% with final value of $61.00. About 4.68 Million shares changed at hands as compared to average capacity of 5122.33 shares. The company has 4.23 values in price to sale ratio while price to book ratio was recorded as 2.21. The beta factor of OXY is stands at 0.71. Beta is a number that measures the risk of an individual stock relative to the overall market. The overall market is assigned a beta of 1.0. Stocks that are volatile and move more than the overall market have a beta greater than 1 while stocks with price swings less than the market have a beta less than 1.0. The company has 764.40 shares outstanding and 84.40% shares of the company were owned by institutional investors. To dig out factors, always good to learn who else owns shares, the institutional owner includes mutual funds and pension funds are major players. They buy or sell in enormous chunks. Whether a stock is in or out of their favor can have a big effect on its price.
Shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) showed eased down movement during previous trade. It traded with the volume of 2.9 Million shares in the last trading session as compared to average volume of 5133.28 shares. The stock on eased down -0.41% and finished the day at $29.32. The one month performance of the stock was -2.23% and it fluctuates about -0.71% in a week. Its 383.66 million shares were outstanding. Having said that, the firm has divers set of ownership, JNPR has institution ownership of 93.60% and Insider Ownership was seen as 0.20%, so it’s been fact that if insider holdings are generally a good thing. Executives who own 30% of a company, for example, are more motivated to make it succeed.
The company offered net profit margin of 17.50%, while its gross profit margin was 61.80%. ROE was recorded as 12.60%, while beta factor was 1.01.