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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 31.2 (-1.83% today). The market cap for Imperial Oil Ltd. is 26642.3, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry. The target price for Imperial Oil Ltd. is 35.74. Currently Imperial Oil Ltd. is trading with a P/E of 113.87, and a forward P/E of 18.72. Average volume for Imperial Oil Ltd. is 142.55 and so far today it is 94500.

Performance in the last year for Imperial Oil Ltd. has been -0.55%. For EPS growth, Imperial Oil Ltd. has seen a growth of -70.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 263.18%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -12.50% over the last five years and could be 11.58% 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 -0.03%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -0.36%.

Since the IPO date for Imperial Oil Ltd. on the 7/16/1986, Imperial Oil Ltd. has seen performance year to date to be -3.40%. With Imperial Oil Ltd. trading at 31.2, 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 113.87. The PEG is 9.83, P/S is 1.37 and the P/B is at 1.46. The P/cash is 174.59, 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 853.92. While shares float is 257.12. The float short is currently 1.59%, and short ratio is 28.6.

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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