Research Recommendations For Cenovus Energy Inc. (CVE): Here is What You Should Know


Cenovus Energy Inc. (NYSE:CVE) saw an upside of 0.84% to close Monday at $19.20 after adding $0.16 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 8,951,859 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $19.72 in the past week and touched a new high 2 times within the past 5 days. An average of 6,014,930 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 5,894,624.

CVE’s 1-month performance is 4.52% or -$0.10 on its low of $17.79 reached on 01/05/23. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $12.96 and high of $24.81, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/18/23. YTD, CVE has lost -1.08% or -$0.21 and has reached a new high 4 times. However, the current price is down -22.61% from the 52-week high price.

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Valuation Metrics

CVE stock has a beta of 2.30. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.73 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.83, with the price to cash flow ratio at 9.60.

Cenovus Energy Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.00, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.50. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.42, while the total debt to equity was 0.43. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 48.60%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $2.59 billion against revenue of $36.99 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Cenovus Energy Inc.’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $7.66 million against total debt of $14.09 billion. Net income and sales went down compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 221.65% to $1.68 billion, while revenue of $0.0 was 100.0% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected CVE to announce $0.78 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.88, representing a 12.80% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $2.14 billion. CVE stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 20.93 billion, with total debt at $14.09 billion.

Let’s look briefly at Cenovus Energy Inc. (CVE) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 23 January was 55.14% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 34.26%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $18.96, reflecting a -0.67% or -$0.13 change from its current price. CVE is currently trading +0.73% above its 20-day SMA, -3.37% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by -9.99% and SMA200 by+12.41%.

Stochastic %K and %D was 64.25% and 56.87% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.73. The RSI (14) points at 52.80%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 73.06% with the period’s ATR at 0.75. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.07 and 0.23 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Cenovus Energy Inc. (NYSE: CVE), Goldman downgraded it to a Neutral rating. They previously had a Buy rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for CVE stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Buy. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate CVE as a “sell,”, while 2 advise that investors “Hold.” 1 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 15 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is CVE’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $19.29 and a high of $27.82, with their median price target at $24.32. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Cenovus Energy Inc. (CVE) stock is $24.32.


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