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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR)?

The company in question is, Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) currently with a stock price of 28.74 (0.28% today). The market cap for Murphy Oil Corporation is 5002.03, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Independent Oil & Gas industry. The target price for Murphy Oil Corporation is 31.29. Currently Murphy Oil Corporation is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 135.19. Average volume for Murphy Oil Corporation is 3288.25 and so far today it is 1118306.

Performance in the last year for Murphy Oil Corporation has been 4.95%. For EPS growth, Murphy Oil Corporation has seen a growth of -327.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 115.90%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -39.80% over the last five years and could be *TBA for the next five years. Murphy Oil Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -36.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 103.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.84%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 10.06%.

Since the IPO date for Murphy Oil Corporation on the 04/06/1983, Murphy Oil Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 33.11%. With Murphy Oil Corporation trading at 28.74, the dividend yield is 3.49%, and the EPS is -13.74.

So could Murphy Oil Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 2.36 and the P/B is at 0.95. The P/cash is 12.55, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Murphy Oil Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.47, and total debt/equity at 0.47.

In terms of margins, Murphy Oil Corporation has a gross margin of 67.60%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for Murphy Oil Corporation is *TBA. Return on assets come to -20.90% with return on investment coming to -28.90%.

Insider ownership for Murphy Oil Corporation, is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 96.30%. Outstanding shares are at 174.53. While shares float is 162.43. The float short is currently 15.62%, and short ratio is 7.72.

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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