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Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 22272.13. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Apache Corp. is 58.15 (with a change from open of -1.59%), this in conjunction with a target price of 60.1. Volume today has so far reached 1049288, with an average volume of about 3494.53. The GAP for this stock, is 0.91%.

The P/E ratio is , bringing the forward P/E to a value of 54.07. The current EPS for Apache Corp., is -35.91, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -495.10%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 33.86%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Apache Corp., EPS is looking like it will grow 256.50% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be -14.60%. Quarter over quarter is 75.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -32.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -55.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -12.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 96.00%. Shares outstanding is 380.33, while shares float is at a value of 378.28. Float short for Apache Corp. is 4.17% and the short ratio is 4.51.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.22, while the total debt/equity comes to 0. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.1, and the quick ratio is 1.8. The most recent gross margin is 68.50% and their operating margin is . The profit margin is .

Apache Corp. has seen returns on assets of -56.60%, and on investment, -137.00%. Return on equity is -200.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.28, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.11 and Price/cash is 18.54, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 77.87.

The simple moving averages are 9.05% and 18.92% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.39% and the 52 week low is 82.24%.

Apache Corp. has a dividend yield of 1.71%, with a current price of 58.15. 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. Apache Corp. is based in USA.

Performance in the Independent Oil & Gas industry means that Apache Corp. has seen performance for the past week of -1.41%, with performance for the month coming to 13.42%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 9.20%, and for the half year the performance is 42.55%. Volatility for this week is 3.38% and for the month this is 3.14%.

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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