CRC - California Resources Corporation

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
11.82
+0.02 (+0.17%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

15.00 +3.18 (26.90%)
Pre-Market: 6:05AM EDT

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Previous Close11.80
Open11.98
Bid14.41 x 800
Ask14.50 x 800
Day's Range11.49 - 12.45
52 Week Range8.28 - 50.34
Volume1,827,963
Avg. Volume2,472,842
Market Cap579.232M
Beta (3Y Monthly)3.43
PE Ratio (TTM)1.65
EPS (TTM)7.18
Earnings DateOct 30, 2019 - Nov 4, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend Date2015-09-08
1y Target Est25.75
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