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Is Occidental Petroleum Corporation(NYSE: OXY), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981. Occidental Petroleum Corporation is in the Independent Oil & Gas industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Occidental Petroleum Corporation, is 3626.85, and so far today it has a volume of 1160354. Performance year to date since the 12/31/1981 is 16.97%.

To help you determine whether Occidental Petroleum Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 56.89. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Occidental Petroleum Corporation has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 5.52 and the P/B ratio is 2.56. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 15.73 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Occidental Petroleum Corporation is trading at, 76.52 (-1.24% today), Occidental Petroleum Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.92%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -11.28, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 315.90% after growing -625.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -175.90%, and -26.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 761.77, and the number of shares float is 761.26. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 81.90%. The float short is 1.93%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.05. Management has seen a return on assets of -17.60%, and also a return on investment of -25.40%.

The ability for Occidental Petroleum Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.7, and quick ratio is 1.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.36 and total debt/equity is 0.36. In terms of margins, Occidental Petroleum Corporation has a gross margin of 50.50%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Occidental Petroleum Corporation has a profit margin of -73.50%.

The 52 week high is -2.29%, with 34.11% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.57% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.83%.

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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