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Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE: SE) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE: SE), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 29600.56. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Spectra Energy Corp. is 42.54 (with a change from open of -0.44%), this in conjunction with a target price of 40.92. Volume today has so far reached 1974795, with an average volume of about 5732.11. The GAP for this stock, is 0.64%.

The P/E ratio is 99.67, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 29.63. The current EPS for Spectra Energy Corp., is 0.43, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -81.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 84.27%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Spectra Energy Corp., EPS is looking like it will grow 22.79% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 6.50%. Quarter over quarter is 693.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -2.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -28.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 1.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 71.20%. Shares outstanding is 697.14, while shares float is at a value of 697.14. Float short for Spectra Energy Corp. is 3.36% and the short ratio is 4.09.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.79, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.94. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.5. The most recent gross margin is 87.20% and their operating margin is 27.20%. The profit margin is 5.90%.

Spectra Energy Corp. has seen returns on assets of 0.90%, and on investment, 6.00%. Return on equity is 4.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 15.33. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 5.97, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.91 and Price/cash is 120.33, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are 14.41% and 38.28% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.31% and the 52 week low is 106.25%.

Spectra Energy Corp. has a dividend yield of 3.82%, with a current price of 42.54. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 362.40%. This is in an industry, Oil & Gas Pipelines, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Spectra Energy Corp. is based in USA.

Performance in the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry means that Spectra Energy Corp. has seen performance for the past week of -0.79%, with performance for the month coming to 17.55%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 26.67%, and for the half year the performance is 56.88%. Volatility for this week is 2.75% and for the month this is 2.14%.

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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