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Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CLR) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CLR), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 17293.38. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Continental Resources, Inc. is 46.06 (with a change from open of -0.07%), this in conjunction with a target price of 53.03. Volume today has so far reached 835699, with an average volume of about 2989.14. The GAP for this stock, is 1.45%.

The P/E ratio is , bringing the forward P/E to a value of 186.19. The current EPS for Continental Resources, Inc., is -1.46, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -136.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 97.69%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Continental Resources, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 130.80% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be . Quarter over quarter is for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -43.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -31.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 26.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.50% and institutional ownership is 24.10%. Shares outstanding is 380.66, while shares float is at a value of 86.37. Float short for Continental Resources, Inc. is 24.27% and the short ratio is 7.01.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.64, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.64. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.8. The most recent gross margin is 92.00% and their operating margin is -25.20%. The profit margin is -25.00%.

Continental Resources, Inc. has seen returns on assets of -3.70%, and on investment, -0.40%. Return on equity is -11.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 8, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.85 and Price/cash is 1041.77, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -0.94% and 32.59% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -11.41% and the 52 week low is 230.42%.

Continental Resources, Inc. has a dividend yield of , with a current price of 46.06. 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. Continental Resources, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Independent Oil & Gas industry means that Continental Resources, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -9.05%, with performance for the month coming to -4.30%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 6.57%, and for the half year the performance is 55.37%. Volatility for this week is 3.16% and for the month this is 2.79%.

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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