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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Imperial Oil Ltd. (NYSE:IMO)?

The company in question is, Imperial Oil Ltd. (NYSE:IMO) currently with a stock price of 32.41 (-1.37% today). The market cap for Imperial Oil Ltd. is 27886.86, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry. The target price for Imperial Oil Ltd. is 35.09. Currently Imperial Oil Ltd. is trading with a P/E of 121.84, and a forward P/E of 18.51. Average volume for Imperial Oil Ltd. is 161.27 and so far today it is 171500.

Performance in the last year for Imperial Oil Ltd. has been -5.14%. For EPS growth, Imperial Oil Ltd. has seen a growth of -70.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 443.79%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -12.50% over the last five years and could be 13.55% for the next five years. Imperial Oil Ltd. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -14.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -251.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.32%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.94%.

Since the IPO date for Imperial Oil Ltd. on the 7/16/1986, Imperial Oil Ltd. has seen performance year to date to be 0.72%. With Imperial Oil Ltd. trading at 32.41, the dividend yield is 1.42%, and the EPS is 0.27.

So could Imperial Oil Ltd., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 121.84. The PEG is 8.99, P/S is 1.48 and the P/B is at 1.57. The P/cash is 188.55, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Imperial Oil Ltd. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.31, and total debt/equity at 0.38.

In terms of margins, Imperial Oil Ltd. has a gross margin of 13.00%, an operating margin of 1.50% and a profit margin of 1.20%.Payout ratio for Imperial Oil Ltd. is 161.60%. Return on assets come to 0.70% with return on investment coming to 3.40%.

Insider ownership for Imperial Oil Ltd., is at 69.60% and institutional ownership comes to 18.10%. Outstanding shares are at 860.44. While shares float is 257.12. The float short is currently 1.81%, and short ratio is 28.92.

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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