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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Celanese Corporation, CE

Celanese Corporation, CE is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Chemicals – Major Diversified in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, Celanese Corporation, CEĀ  has a market cap of 10320.38. Since its IPO date on the 1/21/2005, Celanese Corporation, CE performance year to date is 5.06%. Today Celanese Corporation, CE has gained -6.50%, with a current price of 65.46.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is *TBA. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 56.50%. Return of assets are at 3.70%, with return on investment at 2.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Celanese Corporation, CE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.94. While Total debt/equity is 0.98. With a profit margin of 5.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 23.60%, and operating margin of 6.30%. Celanese Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.3, while the quick ratio is 1.7.

For the last year Celanese Corporation, CE has seen a EPS growth of -50.30%. A performance for the year of 14.24%. The 52-week high is -11.75%, and the 52-week low is 22.22%. The average volume for Celanese Corporation, CE is 1159872.

With a target price of 76.25, can Celanese Corporation, CE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Celanese Corporation, CE. Celanese Corporation has a P/E of 33.18 and a forward P/E of 9.73. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.5. Celanese Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.83 and 3.9 respectively. For P/cash, Celanese Corporation has a value of 13.82, while it is 38.08 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 65.46, Celanese Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.06%. We see a return on equity of 12.00%.

Looking more long-term Celanese Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.49%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.13% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -50.30% for this year and for the last five years a -5.70% growth has been seen.

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