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Is Statoil ASA(NYSE: STO), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Statoil ASA (NYSE: STO) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/18/2001. Statoil ASA is in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Statoil ASA, is 2501.46, and so far today it has a volume of 1382800. Performance year to date since the 6/18/2001 is 25.99%.

To help you determine whether Statoil ASA is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 12.85. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Statoil ASA has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 1.14 and the P/B ratio is 1.33. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3.37 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Statoil ASA is trading at, 16.84 (0.24% today), Statoil ASA has a dividend yield of 5.23%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -0.37, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 199.09% after growing -234.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -135.60%, and -32.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 3202.62, and the number of shares float is 1068.22. The senior management bring insider ownership to 67.30%, and institutional ownership is at 5.40%. The float short is 0.53%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.28. Management has seen a return on assets of -1.10%, and also a return on investment of -4.10%.

The ability for Statoil ASA, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.7, and quick ratio is 1.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.74 and total debt/equity is 0.83. In terms of margins, Statoil ASA has a gross margin of 54.00%, with its operating margin at 4.80%, and Statoil ASA has a profit margin of -2.70%.

The 52 week high is -4.18%, with 61.51% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.10% and the 200 day simple moving average is 11.18%.

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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