Cenovus Energy (CVE) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.04 (-0.19%)
(As of 04/24/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
5.90 million shs
Average Volume
11.30 million shs
Market Capitalization
$39.60 billion
P/E Ratio
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Cenovus Energy MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
3.00 Rating Score
25.6% Upside
$26.67 Price Target
Short Interest
2.24% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.29mentions of Cenovus Energy in the last 14 days
Based on 7 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $1.88 to $2.27 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.61 out of 5 stars

Oils/Energy Sector

20th out of 234 stocks

Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas Industry

7th out of 73 stocks

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About Cenovus Energy Stock (NYSE:CVE)

Cenovus Energy Inc. is a Canadian-based large-cap integrated energy company. The company was formed in 2009 with the split of Encana and is, or was, the oil-focused branch of the business. Including its predecessor, Cenovus Energy Inc can trace its roots back to the 1880s and the first Canadian transcontinental railroad. The founders of the railroad received mineral-rich land grants as part of their reward and those land rights were levered into the energy companies we know today.

Since the split, Cenovus Energy Inc. has made some major investments by buying out partner stakes in joint ventures and acquiring independent companies as well. Two major acquisitions, one in 2017 and the other in 2021, grew Cenovus Energy Inc. to be Canada’s 3rd largest producer of crude and natural gas and its 2nd largest refiner. Cenovus Energy Inc. is located in Calgary, Alberta.

Today, Cenovus Energy explores, produces, and markets crude oil and natural gas in North America and Asia. The company operates through 4 primary segments that include Oil Sands, Conventional, Offshore, Upgrading & Refining, and Value Chain. The oil sands segment is the core of the business and includes 3 primary projects that are Foster Creek, Christina Lake and Sunrise in northern Alberta, and Saskatchewan.

The Conventional segment operates in western Canada and holds deposits of natural gas and natural gas liquids. These projects are located in Elmworth-Wapiti, Kaybob-Edson, Clearwater, and Rainbow Lake. Holdings include upstream production as well as mid and downstream pipelines, storage, and delivery assets.

The offshore segment operates primarily in Labrador, Newfoundland, and the Asia-Pacific region specifically Indonesia and offshore China. This segment is engaged primarily in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and crude oil fields.

The Upgrading & Refining segment has operations in the U.S. and Canada including 3 wholly-owned and 2 partially-owned refineries, midstream pipelines, and storage facilities. Its addition to the portfolio not only expanded revenue and earnings but helps reduce exposure to oil price volatility.

The Value Chain segment of the business has operations across all aspects of the value chain to help develop, transport, store, market and deliver natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil products in Canada and the US. The company’s network is not only vertically integrated but physically as well which is another factor that helps reduce exposure to oil market volatility. Among the many products offered are asphalt, natural gas, petcoke, ethanol, sulfur and transportation fuels. Petcoke, ironically, is a stable fuel derived from heavy oil that is used for electrical power generation.

The company is investing heavily in the future to include carbon storage. The company has committed to reducing its absolute GHG emission by 35% by 2035 and to achieving Net-0 carbon by 2050. The plan is to invest in technology to increase efficiency and electrify large portion of operations

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 3/28 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Crude petroleum & natural gas
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

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Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
5 Analysts


Net Income
$3.04 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$38.67 billion
Cash Flow
$3.47 per share
Book Value
$11.16 per share


Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
$39.45 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Alexander J. Pourbaix (Age 58)
    Executive Chair
    Comp: $1.25M
  • Mr. Jonathan M. McKenzie CA (Age 56)
    President, CEO & Non-Independent Director
    Comp: $1.41M
  • Mr. Kam S. Sandhar CA
    Executive VP of Strategy & CFO
  • Mr. Keith A. Chiasson
    Executive VP & COO
  • Mr. Joseph Drew Zieglgansberger
    Executive VP & Chief Commercial Officer
  • Dr. Norrie C. Ramsay
    Executive Vice President of Upstream – Thermal & Offshore
  • Mr. Jeffrey Ryan Hart
    Executive Vice-President of Corporate & Operations Services
  • Mr. Jason Abbate
    Senior Vice President of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Gary Frederick Molnar
    Senior VP of Legal, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
  • Mr. Jeffery G. Lawson LLB (Age 55)
    Senior VP of Corporate Development

Should I Buy Cenovus Energy Stock? CVE Pros and Cons Explained


Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Cenovus Energy Inc.:

  • Cenovus Energy has received positive ratings from multiple analysts, indicating a favorable outlook for the company.
  • The company has a diversified portfolio operating in various segments including Oil Sands, Conventional, Offshore, Canadian Refining, and U.S. Refining, reducing risk exposure.
  • Recent price target updates suggest potential growth opportunities, with analysts raising price objectives for the stock.
  • Cenovus Energy's focus on developing, producing, and refining crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products positions it well in the energy sector.
  • The company's strategic locations in Canada and internationally provide access to different markets, enhancing revenue potential.


Investors should be bearish about investing in Cenovus Energy Inc. for these reasons:

  • Volatility in the oil and gas industry can impact Cenovus Energy's financial performance and stock price.
  • Regulatory changes or environmental concerns may affect the company's operations and profitability.
  • Dependency on crude oil prices exposes Cenovus Energy to market fluctuations and economic conditions.
  • Competitive pressures within the energy sector could impact the company's market share and margins.
  • Global geopolitical events or supply chain disruptions may disrupt Cenovus Energy's operations and supply chain.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Saturday, April 13, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these Cenovus Energy pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

CVE Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Cenovus Energy stock right now?

5 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cenovus Energy in the last year. There are currently 5 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" CVE shares.
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What is Cenovus Energy's stock price target for 2024?

5 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Cenovus Energy's stock. Their CVE share price targets range from $22.00 to $30.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $26.67 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 25.6% from the stock's current price.
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How have CVE shares performed in 2024?

Cenovus Energy's stock was trading at $16.65 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, CVE stock has increased by 27.5% and is now trading at $21.23.
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Are investors shorting Cenovus Energy?

Cenovus Energy saw a decline in short interest in March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totaling 28,290,000 shares, a decline of 18.1% from the February 29th total of 34,560,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 11,690,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.4 days. Currently, 2.1% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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When is Cenovus Energy's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 24th 2024.
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How were Cenovus Energy's earnings last quarter?

Cenovus Energy Inc. (NYSE:CVE) released its earnings results on Thursday, February, 15th. The oil and gas company reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.04. The oil and gas company earned $9.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.73 billion. Cenovus Energy had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 14.85% and a net margin of 7.88%. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.29 EPS.

How often does Cenovus Energy pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Cenovus Energy?

Cenovus Energy declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 15th. Investors of record on Friday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.1033 per share on Thursday, March 28th. This represents a $0.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.95%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th. This is an increase from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.10.
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Is Cenovus Energy a good dividend stock?

Cenovus Energy (NYSE:CVE) pays an annual dividend of $0.41 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.95%. The company does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 25.95%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, CVE will have a dividend payout ratio of 18.06% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is Alex Pourbaix's approval rating as Cenovus Energy's CEO?

72 employees have rated Cenovus Energy Chief Executive Officer Alex Pourbaix on Glassdoor.com. Alex Pourbaix has an approval rating of 80% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Cenovus Energy own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Cenovus Energy investors own include General Electric (GE), Bank of America (BAC), Suncor Energy (SU), Intel (INTC), Micron Technology (MU), QUALCOMM (QCOM), AT&T (T), Enbridge (ENB), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Enterprise Products Partners (EPD).

Who are Cenovus Energy's major shareholders?

Cenovus Energy's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.21%), Nexus Investment Management ULC (0.09%), Guinness Asset Management LTD (0.04%), Addenda Capital Inc. (0.03%), Foundation Resource Management Inc. (0.02%) and Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.02%).

How do I buy shares of Cenovus Energy?

Shares of CVE stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:CVE) was last updated on 4/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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