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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 3277.96, and so far today it has a volume of 59211. Performance year to date since the 5/15/1979 is 16.51%.

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 39.18. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Apache Corp. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 3.75 and the P/B ratio is 2.71. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 16.29 and 68.42 respectively.

At the current price Apache Corp. is trading at, 50.67 (-0.59% today), Apache Corp. has a dividend yield of 1.96%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -35.91, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 316.70% after growing -495.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 95.80%, and -67.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 383.91, and the number of shares float is 378.28. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 91.70%. The float short is 4.29%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.95. Management has seen a return on assets of -58.60%, and also a return on investment of -137.00%.

The ability for Apache Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.1, and quick ratio is 1.8. Long term debt/equity is 1.22 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Apache Corp. has a gross margin of 68.50%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Apache Corp. has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -14.58%, with 58.80% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -5.48% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.92%.

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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