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Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 55208.78. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Occidental Petroleum Corporation is 71.36 (with a change from open of -0.36%), this in conjunction with a target price of 78.96. Volume today has so far reached 1274879, with an average volume of about 3781.58. The GAP for this stock, is 0.83%.

The P/E ratio is , bringing the forward P/E to a value of 53.01. The current EPS for Occidental Petroleum Corporation, is -11.28, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -675.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 8.29%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Occidental Petroleum Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 294.20% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be . Quarter over quarter is -175.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -26.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -31.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -8.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 82.90%. Shares outstanding is 777.26, while shares float is at a value of 761.33. Float short for Occidental Petroleum Corporation is 2.01% and the short ratio is 4.06.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.36, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.36. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.7, and the quick ratio is 1.5. The most recent gross margin is 50.50% and their operating margin is . The profit margin is -73.50%.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation has seen returns on assets of -17.60%, and on investment, -25.40%. Return on equity is -31.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 5.17, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.35 and Price/cash is 14.72, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -4.84% and 1.04% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.40% and the 52 week low is 26.30%.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.28%, with a current price of 71.36. 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. Occidental Petroleum Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Independent Oil & Gas industry means that Occidental Petroleum Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -6.67%, with performance for the month coming to -6.37%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -4.30%, and for the half year the performance is 8.31%. Volatility for this week is 1.99% and for the month this is 1.46%.

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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