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Is Noble Energy, Inc.(NYSE: NBL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/4/1982. Noble Energy, Inc. is in the Independent Oil & Gas industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Noble Energy, Inc., is 3520.04, and so far today it has a volume of 3353700. Performance year to date since the 1/4/1982 is 9.07%.

To help you determine whether Noble Energy, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is *TBA. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Noble Energy, Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 4.73 and the P/B ratio is 1.58. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 11.7 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Noble Energy, Inc. is trading at, 35.6 (-1.66% today), Noble Energy, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.12%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -6.77, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 47.70% after growing -283.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -160.10%, and 14.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 427.39, and the number of shares float is 420.76. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.00%, and institutional ownership is at 95.90%. The float short is 2.58%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.09. Management has seen a return on assets of -12.10%, and also a return on investment of -14.60%.

The ability for Noble Energy, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 1.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.81 and total debt/equity is 0.82. In terms of margins, Noble Energy, Inc. has a gross margin of 88.10%, with its operating margin at -88.90%, and Noble Energy, Inc. has a profit margin of -90.50%.

The 52 week high is -9.87%, with 51.10% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.16% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.17%.

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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