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Is Schlumberger Limited(NYSE: SLB), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981. Schlumberger Limited is in the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Schlumberger Limited, is 6390.61, and so far today it has a volume of 2815676. Performance year to date since the 12/31/1981 is 16.00%.

To help you determine whether Schlumberger Limited is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 63.59 and forward P/E is 40.27. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Schlumberger Limited has a value for PEG of 25.78. P/S ratio is 3.48 and the P/B ratio is 2.83. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 7.66 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Schlumberger Limited is trading at, 80.63 (1.02% today), Schlumberger Limited has a dividend yield of 2.51%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.26, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 74.17% after growing -62.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -47.60%, and -36.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1386.03, and the number of shares float is 1386.03. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 74.80%. The float short is 1.00%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.18. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 3.90%.

The ability for Schlumberger Limited, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.2, and quick ratio is 1.9. Long term debt/equity is 0.49 and total debt/equity is 0.61. In terms of margins, Schlumberger Limited has a gross margin of 18.60%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Schlumberger Limited has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -4.38%, with 37.15% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.75% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.53%.

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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