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Is Sasol Ltd.(NYSE: SSL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Sasol Ltd. (NYSE: SSL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/26/1982. Sasol Ltd. is in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Sasol Ltd., is 355.51, and so far today it has a volume of 328100. Performance year to date since the 4/26/1982 is 2.74%.

To help you determine whether Sasol Ltd. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.98 and forward P/E is 10.82. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Sasol Ltd. has a value for PEG of 7.36. P/S ratio is 1.52 and the P/B ratio is 1.16. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 4.18 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Sasol Ltd. is trading at, 27.18 (2.37% today), Sasol Ltd. has a dividend yield of 4.56%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 70.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.94, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 81.58% after growing 0.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -42.60%, and -14.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 643.27, and the number of shares float is 633.99. The senior management bring insider ownership to *TBA, and institutional ownership is at 13.80%. The float short is 0.11%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.92. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.50%, and also a return on investment of 12.80%.

The ability for Sasol Ltd., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.9, and quick ratio is 2.3. Long term debt/equity is 0.32 and total debt/equity is 0.33. In terms of margins, Sasol Ltd. has a gross margin of 58.40%, with its operating margin at 17.90%, and Sasol Ltd. has a profit margin of 10.30%.

The 52 week high is -20.66%, with 30.77% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -5.49% and the 200 day simple moving average is -3.83%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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