Cabot Oil & Gas Co. Company Profile (NYSE:COG)

About Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG)

Cabot Oil & Gas Co. logoCabot Oil & Gas Corporation is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the development, exploitation and exploration of oil and gas properties. The Company operates in the segment of natural gas and oil development, exploitation, exploration and production, in the continental United States. Its assets are concentrated in areas with known hydrocarbon resources, which are conducive to multi-well, repeatable drilling programs. As of December 31, 2016, its exploration, development and production operations were primarily concentrated in two unconventional plays: the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas. The Company also has operations in various other unconventional and conventional plays throughout the continental United States. Its Marcellus Shale properties are principally located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Its properties in the Eagle Ford Shale are principally located in Atascosa, Frio and La Salle Counties, Texas.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Oils/Energy
  • Industry: Independent Oil & Gas
  • Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: COG
  • CUSIP: 12709710
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $24.31
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $23.59
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $22.70
  • 52-Week Range: $20.02 - $26.74
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 29.29
  • P/E Growth: 0.63
  • Market Cap: $11.31B
  • Outstanding Shares: 465,150,000
  • Beta: 0.64
  • Net Margins: -21.03%
  • Return on Equity: -4.68%
  • Return on Assets: -2.27%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.53%
  • Current Ratio: 3.33%
  • Quick Ratio: 3.26%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 6 Hold Ratings, 10 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.53)
Consensus Price Target: $28.80 (18.47% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/22/2017ScotiabankSet Price TargetBuy$29.00MediumView Rating Details
4/21/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingStrong-Buy -> Outperform$27.00 -> $31.00HighView Rating Details
4/18/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$24.00LowView Rating Details
3/23/2017Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageBuy$30.00HighView Rating Details
3/7/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$23.00 -> $27.00N/AView Rating Details
2/28/2017Sanford C. BernsteinDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
2/7/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncBoost Price TargetOverweight -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
2/6/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$26.00 -> $27.00N/AView Rating Details
1/23/2017Barclays PLCUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$22.00 -> $25.00N/AView Rating Details
1/4/2017Bank of America CorpDowngradeBuy -> Underperform$27.00 -> $21.00N/AView Rating Details
12/4/2016Ladenburg Thalmann Financial ServicesBoost Price Target$30.00 -> $32.00N/AView Rating Details
11/7/2016NomuraReiterated RatingHold$25.00N/AView Rating Details
10/20/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.DowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
9/28/2016GMP SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuy$39.00N/AView Rating Details
8/29/2016Williams CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy$30.00N/AView Rating Details
8/15/2016Drexel HamiltonBoost Price TargetBuy$31.00 -> $35.00N/AView Rating Details
8/11/2016Howard WeilUpgradeSector Perform -> Sector Outperform$30.00N/AView Rating Details
7/29/2016Capital One Financial Corp.UpgradeEqual Weight -> OverweightN/AView Rating Details
4/26/2016Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$21.00 -> $20.00N/AView Rating Details
4/15/2016Tudor PickeringDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
4/7/2016Citigroup IncBoost Price TargetNeutral$20.00 -> $23.00N/AView Rating Details
2/23/2016Topeka Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetBuy$25.00 -> $27.00N/AView Rating Details
2/2/2016Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageBuy$31.00N/AView Rating Details
1/27/2016Wolfe ResearchDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
1/19/2016KLR GroupLower Price Target$36.00 -> $31.00N/AView Rating Details
1/12/2016Cowen and CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$23.00 -> $22.00N/AView Rating Details
12/22/2015KeyCorpLower Price Target$20.00N/AView Rating Details
10/21/2015Robert W. BairdLower Price Target$28.00 -> $25.00N/AView Rating Details
10/19/2015Seaport Global SecuritiesLower Price Target$37.00 -> $34.00N/AView Rating Details
7/30/2015Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
7/28/2015Imperial CapitalLower Price TargetOutperform$35.00 -> $33.00N/AView Rating Details
6/2/2015Evercore Partners Inc.Initiated CoverageHold$39.00N/AView Rating Details
6/1/2015Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageHold$39.00N/AView Rating Details
5/19/2015Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingBuy$39.00 -> $43.00N/AView Rating Details
4/28/2015Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold$30.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 4/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG)
Earnings by Quarter for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG)
Earnings History by Quarter for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/24/2017Q416$0.01$0.01$358.55 million$316.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2016Q316($0.04)($0.05)$325.25 million$310.43 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2016Q216($0.08)($0.07)$270.13 million$246.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2016Q116($0.14)($0.13)$273.48 million$281.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/19/2016Q415($0.04)($0.02)$334.15 million$280.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2015Q315$0.01($0.01)$363.54 million$305.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2015Q215$0.04$0.03$376.54 million$306.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2015Q115$0.04$0.11$430.43 million$464.77 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/20/2015Q414$0.23$0.22$567.70 million$618.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2014Q314$0.23$0.19$519.80 million$512.02 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$0.25$0.27$526.03 million$533.19 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$0.28$0.26$524.35 million$509.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/20/2014Q413$0.18$0.18$475.78 million$487.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.19$0.18$450.81 million$435.85 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q2 2013$0.39$0.45$435.32 million$449.68 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2013Q1 2013$0.25$0.26$367.38 million$373.29 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/21/2013Q4 2012$0.21$0.27$348.70 million$369.88 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2012$0.13$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2012$0.07$0.05ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$0.28$0.41ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2011$0.12$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2011$0.21$0.19ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.59
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.91
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20176$0.12$0.17$0.16
Q2 20176$0.07$0.14$0.11
Q3 20175$0.09$0.20$0.13
Q4 20175$0.15$0.33$0.19
Q1 20184$0.17$0.27$0.22
Q2 20184$0.15$0.27$0.19
Q3 20184$0.17$0.30$0.22
Q4 20183$0.24$0.36$0.29
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG)
Most Recent Dividend:2/9/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.08
Dividend Yield:0.33%
Dividend Growth:10.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-14.55% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
13.11% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
9.64% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG)

Dividend History by Quarter for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.80%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 95.27%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/13/2016George Kevin CunninghamInsiderSell3,000$25.25$75,750.00View SEC Filing  
6/21/2016George Kevin CunninghamGeneral CounselSell6,178$25.32$156,426.96View SEC Filing  
5/5/2016George Kevin CunninghamGeneral CounselSell8,500$24.26$206,210.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2016Robert S BoswellDirectorBuy5,000$24.35$121,750.00View SEC Filing  
12/28/2015George Kevin CunninghamGeneral CounselSell5,670$17.16$97,297.20View SEC Filing  
9/29/2015George Kevin CunninghamGeneral CounselSell3,623$22.37$81,046.51View SEC Filing  
4/30/2015Scott C SchroederCFOSell26,316$33.76$888,428.16View SEC Filing  
2/26/2015Rhys J BestDirectorBuy5,000$29.02$145,100.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2014P Dexter PeacockDirectorSell100,000$30.75$3,075,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/30/2014George Kevin CunninghamGeneral CounselSell2,950$34.20$100,890.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2014P Dexter PeacockDirectorSell30,000$38.63$1,158,900.00View SEC Filing  
12/20/2013Deidre ShearerInsiderSell1,000$38.53$38,530.00View SEC Filing  
11/8/2013Robert KelleyDirectorBuy14,000$33.05$462,700.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013George Kevin CunninghamGeneral CounselSell2,000$36.60$73,200.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2013George Kevin CunninghamGeneral CounselSell5,922$76.60$453,625.20View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG)
Latest Headlines for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG)
DateHeadline logoSomewhat Favorable Press Coverage Likely to Affect Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG) Stock Price - April 26 at 11:00 PM logoWith Oil And Gas Earnings On Deck, A Trading Opportunity In Leveraged ETFs - April 26 at 5:42 PM logoCabot Oil & Gas Co. to Post FY2017 Earnings of $0.72 Per Share, Williams Capital Forecasts (COG) - April 26 at 1:20 PM logoBrokers Offer Predictions for Cabot Oil & Gas Co.'s Q1 2017 Earnings (COG) - April 26 at 9:09 AM logoCan Cabot (COG) Spring a Surprise this Earnings Season? - April 25 at 12:08 PM logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG) Increased by Analyst - April 24 at 9:18 AM logoCabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG) Given a $29.00 Price Target at Scotiabank - April 23 at 11:52 PM logoCabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.13 - April 23 at 5:05 PM logoCabot Oil & Gas: Still A Buy, Just Not A Strong Buy, Says Raymond James - April 21 at 4:29 PM logoCabot Oil & Gas Stock Falls on Raymond James Downgrade - April 21 at 4:29 PM logoWhat to Expect from Noble Energy’s 1Q17 Earnings - April 21 at 4:29 PM logoJefferies Group Brokers Raise Earnings Estimates for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG) - April 21 at 12:10 PM logoPrice Targets for Cabot Oil & Gas in the Next 12 Months - April 21 at 10:48 AM logoShort Interest Trends in Cabot Oil & Gas Stock - April 21 at 10:48 AM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG) Boosted by Seaport Global Securities - April 21 at 10:31 AM logoRaymond James Financial, Inc. Reaffirms Outperform Rating for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG) - April 21 at 9:56 AM logoCabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG) to Post Q1 2017 Earnings of $0.17 Per Share, KeyCorp Forecasts - April 21 at 8:35 AM logoWill Cabot Oil & Gas Stock Get Another Boost from Earnings? - April 20 at 9:38 PM logoCabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows - April 20 at 6:38 PM logoCabot Oil & Gas: What to Expect from Its 1Q17 Earnings - April 20 at 4:34 PM logoAnalyzing Cabot Oil & Gas’s Production Guidance - April 20 at 4:34 PM logo$478.24 Million in Sales Expected for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG) This Quarter - April 20 at 12:39 PM logoSeaport Global Securities Weighs in on Cabot Oil & Gas Co.'s Q1 2017 Earnings (COG) - April 20 at 9:47 AM logoEquities Analysts Offer Predictions for Cabot Oil & Gas Co.'s Q1 2017 Earnings (COG) - April 20 at 9:47 AM logo Brokerages Expect Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG) Will Post Earnings of $0.18 Per Share - April 18 at 4:34 PM logoWhich Gas-Weighted Stocks Are Following Natural Gas? - April 18 at 4:16 PM logoCabot Oil & Gas: The Cage Door Is Opening - April 18 at 12:17 PM logoCabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.12 - April 17 at 10:47 PM logoCabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest - April 17 at 7:22 AM logoCabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.14 - April 14 at 9:30 PM logoCabot Oil & Gas: Marcellus Remains The Primary Focus - April 12 at 4:26 PM logoCabot Oil & Gas: Oil Is Of Secondary Importance Despite Growth - April 11 at 11:11 PM logoUptrend in Natural Gas: Which Gas-Weighted Stocks to Track - April 11 at 1:01 PM logoCabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG) Upgraded by Barclays PLC to Overweight - April 9 at 3:47 PM logoMay 26th Options Now Available For Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) - April 7 at 9:08 AM logo1Q17 Energy Sector Roundup: Winners and Losers - April 7 at 9:08 AM logo3 Top Stocks to Buy in Q2 - April 7 at 9:08 AM logoPennsylvania families, fracking company ordered to settle dispute - April 3 at 9:52 PM logoCabot Oil & Gas Corporation Announces First Quarter 2017 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call - April 3 at 4:51 PM logoCabot to Face Fresh Trial as Court Reverses $4.2M Verdict - April 3 at 4:51 PM logo11 'Value' Financial Stocks for Higher Rates, Less Regulation…and No Congressional Help - April 3 at 4:51 PM logoQ2 2017 Earnings Estimate for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. Issued By Seaport Global Securities (COG) - April 3 at 9:47 AM logoCabot (COG) Up 2.9% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue? - March 29 at 12:09 PM logoCabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG) PT Set at $28.00 by Scotiabank - March 28 at 8:04 PM logoCabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus - March 23 at 10:35 AM logoCabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG) to Post Q1 2018 Earnings of $0.21 Per Share, KeyCorp Forecasts - March 22 at 10:47 AM logoCabot Oil & Gas Co. Expected to Earn Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.15 Per Share (COG) - March 21 at 10:58 AM logoU.S. stocks end lower as financials sell off - March 20 at 4:37 PM logoCabot Oil and Gas Is Trading at a Premium to Historical Multiples - March 17 at 3:53 PM logoHow Cabot Oil and Gas’s Relative Valuation Compares to Peers - March 17 at 3:53 PM


Frequently Asked Questions for Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG)

What is Cabot Oil & Gas Co.'s stock symbol?

Cabot Oil & Gas Co. trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "COG."

How often does Cabot Oil & Gas Co. pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Cabot Oil & Gas Co.?

Cabot Oil & Gas Co. declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, January 26th will be given a dividend of $0.02 per share on Thursday, February 9th. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 24th.

How were Cabot Oil & Gas Co.'s earnings last quarter?

Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February, 24th. The company reported $0.01 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.01. The company had revenue of $316.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $358.55 million. Cabot Oil & Gas Co. had a negative return on equity of 4.68% and a negative net margin of 21.03%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 12.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.02) earnings per share.

When will Cabot Oil & Gas Co. make its next earnings announcement?

Cabot Oil & Gas Co. is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April, 27th 2017.

Where is Cabot Oil & Gas Co.'s stock going? Where will Cabot Oil & Gas Co.'s stock price be in 2017?

17 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Cabot Oil & Gas Co.'s stock. Their predictions range from $21.00 to $39.00. On average, they expect Cabot Oil & Gas Co.'s stock price to reach $28.80 in the next twelve months.

Are investors shorting Cabot Oil & Gas Co.?

Cabot Oil & Gas Co. saw a increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 20,493,465 shares, an increase of 14.1% from the March 15th total of 17,958,283 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 7,435,435 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.8 days. Currently, 4.5% of the company's stock are sold short.

Who owns Cabot Oil & Gas Co. stock?

Cabot Oil & Gas Co.'s stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.66%), Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc. (0.16%), Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. (0.13%), Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.13%), National Pension Service (0.10%) and Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY (0.09%). Company insiders that own Cabot Oil & Gas Co. stock include George Kevin Cunningham, Robert S Boswell and Scott C Schroeder.

Who sold Cabot Oil & Gas Co. stock? Who is selling Cabot Oil & Gas Co. stock?

Cabot Oil & Gas Co.'s stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Retirement Systems of Alabama, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Korea Investment CORP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., First Quadrant L P CA, Advisors Capital Management LLC, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. and Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt.

Who bought Cabot Oil & Gas Co. stock? Who is buying Cabot Oil & Gas Co. stock?

Cabot Oil & Gas Co.'s stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc., Nationwide Fund Advisors, National Pension Service, Fox Run Management L.L.C., Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue and DnB Asset Management AS.

How do I buy Cabot Oil & Gas Co. stock?

Shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Co. can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Cabot Oil & Gas Co. stock cost?

One share of Cabot Oil & Gas Co. stock can currently be purchased for approximately $24.31.

Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG) Chart for Thursday, April, 27, 2017

This page was last updated on 4/27/2017 by Staff