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Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 12124.64. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Cimarex Energy Co. is 127.79 (with a change from open of -0.83%), this in conjunction with a target price of 143.31. Volume today has so far reached 300036, with an average volume of about 835.84. The GAP for this stock, is 1.11%.

The P/E ratio is , bringing the forward P/E to a value of 37.99. The current EPS for Cimarex Energy Co., is -19.89, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -547.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 43.05%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Cimarex Energy Co., EPS is looking like it will grow 451.81% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 1.50%. Quarter over quarter is 55.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -29.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -42.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -2.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.90% and institutional ownership is 93.90%. Shares outstanding is 95.14, while shares float is at a value of 93.58. Float short for Cimarex Energy Co. is 2.49% and the short ratio is 2.79.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.64, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.64. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.3, and the quick ratio is 2.2. The most recent gross margin is 58.70% and their operating margin is . The profit margin is .

Cimarex Energy Co. has seen returns on assets of -35.20%, and on investment, -55.10%. Return on equity is -66.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 10.05, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.06 and Price/cash is 18.89, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are 1.62% and 19.78% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -6.69% and the 52 week low is 76.18%.

Cimarex Energy Co. has a dividend yield of 0.25%, with a current price of 127.79. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is . This is in an industry, Independent Oil & Gas, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Cimarex Energy Co. is based in USA.

Performance in the Independent Oil & Gas industry means that Cimarex Energy Co. has seen performance for the past week of -2.43%, with performance for the month coming to -1.41%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 10.87%, and for the half year the performance is 17.46%. Volatility for this week is 3.04% and for the month this is 2.38%.

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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