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Statoil ASA (NYSE: STO) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Statoil ASA (NYSE: STO), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 48343.39. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Statoil ASA is 15.27 (with a change from open of -0.39%), this in conjunction with a target price of 18.55. Volume today has so far reached 911514, with an average volume of about 2427.71. The GAP for this stock, is 1.46%.

The P/E ratio is , bringing the forward P/E to a value of 11.79. The current EPS for Statoil ASA, is -0.37, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -234.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 13.05%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Statoil ASA, EPS is looking like it will grow 205.24% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 27.50%. Quarter over quarter is -135.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -32.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -16.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -35.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 67.30% and institutional ownership is 5.40%. Shares outstanding is 3199.43, while shares float is at a value of 1048.25. Float short for Statoil ASA is 0.58% and the short ratio is 2.48.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.74, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.83. 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 54.00% and their operating margin is 4.80%. The profit margin is -2.70%.

Statoil ASA has seen returns on assets of -1.10%, and on investment, -4.10%. Return on equity is -3.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.02, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.2 and Price/cash is 3.03, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -5.55% and 1.43% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -13.12% and the 52 week low is 46.45%.

Statoil ASA has a dividend yield of 5.82%, with a current price of 15.27. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is . This is in an industry, Major Integrated Oil & Gas, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Statoil ASA is based in Norway.

Performance in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry means that Statoil ASA has seen performance for the past week of -3.08%, with performance for the month coming to -7.13%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -6.13%, and for the half year the performance is 3.28%. Volatility for this week is 2.07% and for the month this is 1.67%.

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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