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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Spectra Energy Corp., SE

Spectra Energy Corp., SE is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Oil & Gas Pipelines in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, Spectra Energy Corp., SEĀ  has a market cap of 29912.25. Since its IPO date on the 1/3/2007, Spectra Energy Corp., SE performance year to date is 80.19%. Today Spectra Energy Corp., SE has gained -4.38%, with a current price of 41.52.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 71.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 362.40%. Return of assets are at 0.90%, with return on investment at 6.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Spectra Energy Corp., SE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.79. While Total debt/equity is 1.94. With a profit margin of 5.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 87.20%, and operating margin of 27.20%. Spectra Energy Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.6, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year Spectra Energy Corp., SE has seen a EPS growth of -81.90%. A performance for the year of 61.15%. The 52-week high is -5.64%, and the 52-week low is 101.29%. The average volume for Spectra Energy Corp., SE is 7153400.

With a target price of 40.75, can Spectra Energy Corp., SE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Spectra Energy Corp., SE. Spectra Energy Corp. has a P/E of 97.46 and a forward P/E of 28.17. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 14.99. Spectra Energy Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.03 and 3.82 respectively. For P/cash, Spectra Energy Corp. has a value of 121.59, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 41.52, Spectra Energy Corp. has a dividend yield of 3.90%. We see a return on equity of 4.10%.

Looking more long-term Spectra Energy Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.50%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 21.02% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -81.90% for this year and for the last five years a -28.90% growth has been seen.

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