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Statoil ASA (NYSE: STO) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Statoil ASA (NYSE: STO), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 55360.09. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Statoil ASA is 16.72 (with a change from open of 0.78%), this in conjunction with a target price of 18.38. Volume today has so far reached 984885, with an average volume of about 2432.04. The GAP for this stock, is -1.66%.

The P/E ratio is *TBA, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 13.08. The current EPS for Statoil ASA, is -0.31, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -204.60%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 26.22%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Statoil ASA, EPS is looking like it will grow 198.61% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 27.50%. Quarter over quarter is -135.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -32.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -16.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -35.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 67.30% and institutional ownership is 5.40%. Shares outstanding is 3281.57, while shares float is at a value of 1068.22. Float short for Statoil ASA is 0.53% and the short ratio is 2.34.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.74, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.83. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.7, and the quick ratio is 1.5. The most recent gross margin is 54.00% and their operating margin is 4.80%. The profit margin is -2.70%.

Statoil ASA has seen returns on assets of -1.10%, and on investment, -4.10%. Return on equity is -3.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.17, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.71 and Price/cash is 3.46, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 4.17% and 9.35% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -4.87% and the 52 week low is 60.36%.

Statoil ASA has a dividend yield of 5.22%, with a current price of 16.72. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, Major Integrated Oil & Gas, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Statoil ASA is based in Norway.

Performance in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry means that Statoil ASA has seen performance for the past week of -1.06%, with performance for the month coming to 11.06%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -3.53%, and for the half year the performance is 5.19%. Volatility for this week is 1.59% and for the month this is 1.75%.

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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