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Is Spectra Energy Corp.(NYSE: SE), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE: SE) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/3/2007. Spectra Energy Corp. is in the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Spectra Energy Corp., is 4249.89, and so far today it has a volume of 870. Performance year to date since the 1/3/2007 is 57.84%.

To help you determine whether Spectra Energy Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 153.25 and forward P/E is 24.44. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Spectra Energy Corp. has a value for PEG of 23.4. P/S ratio is 5.1 and the P/B ratio is 3.46. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 85.16 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Spectra Energy Corp. is trading at, 36.76 (-0.05% today), Spectra Energy Corp. has a dividend yield of 4.40%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 627.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.24, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 24.07% after growing -81.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -12.60%, and -14.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 692.27, and the number of shares float is 692.27. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 69.20%. The float short is 3.70%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.03. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.50%, and also a return on investment of 6.00%.

The ability for Spectra Energy Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.5, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 1.84 and total debt/equity is 2.09. In terms of margins, Spectra Energy Corp. has a gross margin of 86.90%, with its operating margin at 27.70%, and Spectra Energy Corp. has a profit margin of 3.30%.

The 52 week high is -0.94%, with 76.23% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 11.21% and the 200 day simple moving average is 28.52%.

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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