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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: ONEOK Inc., OKE

ONEOK Inc., OKE is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Gas Utilities in the sector of Utilities. Based in USA, ONEOK Inc., OKEĀ  has a market cap of 10451.98. Since its IPO date on the 7/1/1985, ONEOK Inc., OKE performance year to date is 111.94%. Today ONEOK Inc., OKE has gained -0.62%, with a current price of 49.36.

Ownership of the company is 0.96% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 74.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 186.30%. Return of assets are at 1.80%, with return on investment at 7.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, ONEOK Inc., OKE is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 35.05. While Total debt/equity is 39.42. With a profit margin of 3.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 30.00%, and operating margin of 12.60%. ONEOK Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.6, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year ONEOK Inc., OKE has seen a EPS growth of -21.50%. A performance for the year of 36.16%. The 52-week high is -4.56%, and the 52-week low is 177.41%. The average volume for ONEOK Inc., OKE is 1529900.

With a target price of 45.8, can ONEOK Inc., OKE reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of ONEOK Inc., OKE. ONEOK Inc. has a P/E of 36.73 and a forward P/E of 26.51. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 9.18. ONEOK Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.35 and 44.07 respectively. For P/cash, ONEOK Inc. has a value of 57.78, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 49.36, ONEOK Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.98%. We see a return on equity of 86.90%.

Looking more long-term ONEOK Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 4.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.44% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -21.50% for this year and for the last five years a -5.10% growth has been seen.

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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