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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Imperial Oil Ltd. (NYSE:IMO)?

The company in question is, Imperial Oil Ltd. (NYSE:IMO) currently with a stock price of 31.84 (1.47% today). The market cap for Imperial Oil Ltd. is 26346.96, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry. The target price for Imperial Oil Ltd. is 37.41. Currently Imperial Oil Ltd. is trading with a P/E of 116.22, and a forward P/E of 18.51. Average volume for Imperial Oil Ltd. is 151.71 and so far today it is 47298.

Performance in the last year for Imperial Oil Ltd. has been -12.64%. For EPS growth, Imperial Oil Ltd. has seen a growth of -70.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 270.09%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -12.50% over the last five years and could be 11.39% for the next five years. Imperial Oil Ltd. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -14.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -251.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.07%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 1.55%.

Since the IPO date for Imperial Oil Ltd. on the 7/16/1986, Imperial Oil Ltd. has seen performance year to date to be -2.84%. With Imperial Oil Ltd. trading at 31.84, the dividend yield is 1.47%, and the EPS is 0.27.

So could Imperial Oil Ltd., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 116.22. The PEG is 10.2, P/S is 1.38 and the P/B is at 1.5. The P/cash is 175.53, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Imperial Oil Ltd. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.31, and total debt/equity at 0.38.

In terms of margins, Imperial Oil Ltd. has a gross margin of 13.00%, an operating margin of 1.50% and a profit margin of 1.20%.Payout ratio for Imperial Oil Ltd. is 161.60%. Return on assets come to 0.70% with return on investment coming to 3.40%.

Insider ownership for Imperial Oil Ltd., is at 69.60% and institutional ownership comes to 18.10%. Outstanding shares are at 839.61. While shares float is 257.12. The float short is currently 1.59%, and short ratio is 26.87.

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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