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Is Sasol Ltd.(NYSE: SSL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Sasol Ltd. (NYSE: SSL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/26/1982. Sasol Ltd. is in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Sasol Ltd., is 311.47, and so far today it has a volume of 414800. Performance year to date since the 4/26/1982 is 0.88%.

To help you determine whether Sasol Ltd. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 16.89 and forward P/E is 7.65. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Sasol Ltd. has a value for PEG of 8.89. P/S ratio is 1.41 and the P/B ratio is 1.08. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 4.86 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Sasol Ltd. is trading at, 26.69 (-2.16% today), Sasol Ltd. has a dividend yield of 4.76%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 103.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.58, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 50.11% after growing -55.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -63.70%, and -15.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 664.3, and the number of shares float is 642.81. The senior management bring insider ownership to *TBA, and institutional ownership is at 4.70%. The float short is 0.05%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.01. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.80%, and also a return on investment of 5.20%.

The ability for Sasol Ltd., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.6, and quick ratio is 2. Long term debt/equity is 0.39 and total debt/equity is 0.41. In terms of margins, Sasol Ltd. has a gross margin of 58.80%, with its operating margin at 13.70%, and Sasol Ltd. has a profit margin of 7.60%.

The 52 week high is -22.09%, with 28.42% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.10% and the 200 day simple moving average is -3.18%.

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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