Dividend Growth of Apache Corporation(APA)

Apache Corporation(APA) is having a Dividend Yield of 1.8% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $1. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.25. Apache Corporation has a 5 year average dividend yield of 1.33% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $1. Apache Corporation(APA) formally announced its most recent dividend on February 14, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.25. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $1. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 1.8%. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Apache Corporation(APA) is at the rate of 11.66% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.81. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 0.61% or 0.34 points. After the session commenced at $55.77, the stock reached the higher end at $55.98 while it hit a low of $54.96. With the volume soaring to 2,798,380 shares, the last trade was called at $55.25. The company has a 52-week high of $69. The company has a market cap of $20,963 million and there are 379,429,330 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $36.09. Apache Corporation has lost 2.93% in the last five trading days and dropped 12.18% in the last 4 weeks. Apache Corporation has dropped 12.49% during the last 3-month period . Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -12.6%.

Currently the company Insiders own 0.4% of Apache Corporation shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -79.55% . Institutional Investors own 93.38% of Apache Corporation shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of 9.34%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Nov 28, 2016, James L House (Sr. Region Vice President) sold 8,000 shares at 63.38 per share price.On Nov 9, 2016, Chansoo Joung (Director) purchased 15,000 shares at 58.02 per share price.On Nov 9, 2016, John E Lowe (director) purchased 2,132 shares at 57.65 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Apache Corporation was Downgraded by Macquarie to Underperform on Feb 3, 2017.

Apache Corporation Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Nov 3, 2016. The company reported $-0.03 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.11. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.14. The company had revenue of $1438.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1379.01 million. The companys revenue was down -5.8 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $-0.05 EPS.

Apache Corporation is an independent energy company that explores for, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids. In North America, Apaches exploration and production interests are focused on the Gulf of Mexico, the Anadarko Basin, the Permian Basin, the Gulf Coast and the Western Sedimentary Basin of Canada. Outside of North America, Apache has exploration and production interests offshore Western Australia and in Egypt, and exploration interests in Poland and offshore The Peoples Republic of China.

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