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Is Apache Corp.(NYSE: APA), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 5/15/1979. Apache Corp. is in the Independent Oil & Gas industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Apache Corp., is 3496.2, and so far today it has a volume of 1829110. Performance year to date since the 5/15/1979 is 20.01%.

To help you determine whether Apache Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 34.07. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Apache Corp. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 3.43 and the P/B ratio is 9.83. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 19.77 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Apache Corp. is trading at, 49.93 (-4.90% today), Apache Corp. has a dividend yield of 1.90%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -48.46, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 475.60% after growing -495.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 96.40%, and -79.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 378, and the number of shares float is 377.39. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 91.70%. The float short is 4.39%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.74. Management has seen a return on assets of -76.10%, and also a return on investment of -201.70%.

The ability for Apache Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2, and quick ratio is 1.7. Long term debt/equity is 4.32 and total debt/equity is 4.32. In terms of margins, Apache Corp. has a gross margin of 69.70%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Apache Corp. has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -15.83%, with 56.48% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -9.56% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.04%.

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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