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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: LyondellBasell Industries N.V., LYB

LyondellBasell Industries N.V., LYB is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Specialty Chemicals in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in Netherlands, LyondellBasell Industries N.V., LYB  has a market cap of 34056.86. Since its IPO date on the 4/28/2010, LyondellBasell Industries N.V., LYB performance year to date is -7.35%. Today LyondellBasell Industries N.V., LYB has gained 0.01%, with a current price of 78.88.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 76.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 32.90%. Return of assets are at 18.30%, with return on investment at 30.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, LyondellBasell Industries N.V., LYB is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.34. While Total debt/equity is 1.43. With a profit margin of 13.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 21.90%, and operating margin of 19.10%. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.3, while the quick ratio is 1.4.

For the last year LyondellBasell Industries N.V., LYB has seen a EPS growth of 20.00%. A performance for the year of -9.33%. The 52-week high is -17.37%, and the 52-week low is 16.53%. The average volume for LyondellBasell Industries N.V., LYB is 913377.

With a target price of 89.67, can LyondellBasell Industries N.V., LYB reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of LyondellBasell Industries N.V., LYB. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. has a P/E of 8.33 and a forward P/E of 8.03. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.28. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.09 and 5.38 respectively. For P/cash, LyondellBasell Industries N.V. has a value of 12.85, while it is 13.09 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 78.88, LyondellBasell Industries N.V. has a dividend yield of 4.31%. We see a return on equity of 61.60%.

Looking more long-term LyondellBasell Industries N.V., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.50%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 0.89% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 20.00% for this year and for the last five years a -11.60% growth has been seen.

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