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Is Noble Energy, Inc.(NYSE: NBL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/4/1982. Noble Energy, Inc. is in the Independent Oil & Gas industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Noble Energy, Inc., is 3502, and so far today it has a volume of 1664867. Performance year to date since the 1/4/1982 is 9.12%.

To help you determine whether Noble Energy, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is *TBA. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Noble Energy, Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 4.88 and the P/B ratio is 1.52. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 15.88 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Noble Energy, Inc. is trading at, 34.4 (-3.71% today), Noble Energy, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.12%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -6.32, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 48.60% after growing -283.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -462.60%, and -52.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 423.7, and the number of shares float is 420.54. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.40%, and institutional ownership is at 99.70%. The float short is 3.09%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.71. Management has seen a return on assets of -11.20%, and also a return on investment of -14.60%.

The ability for Noble Energy, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 0.78 and total debt/equity is 0.79. In terms of margins, Noble Energy, Inc. has a gross margin of 89.60%, with its operating margin at -89.00%, and Noble Energy, Inc. has a profit margin of -87.30%.

The 52 week high is -13.18%, with 45.56% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.45% and the 200 day simple moving average is 2.09%.

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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