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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES)?

The company in question is, Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) currently with a stock price of 50.82 (-1.70% today). The market cap for Hess Corporation is 16037.27, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Independent Oil & Gas industry. The target price for Hess Corporation is 64.68. Currently Hess Corporation is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of *TBA. Average volume for Hess Corporation is 4352.66 and so far today it is 2645400.

Performance in the last year for Hess Corporation has been -15.07%. For EPS growth, Hess Corporation has seen a growth of -299.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 39.20%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -29.50% over the last five years and could be *TBA for the next five years. Hess Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -34.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 33.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.00%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -1.55%.

Since the IPO date for Hess Corporation on the 4/6/1983, Hess Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 6.38%. With Hess Corporation trading at 50.82, the dividend yield is 1.97%, and the EPS is -10.35.

So could Hess Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 3.03 and the P/B is at 0.79. The P/cash is 5.18, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Hess Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.2, and the quick ratio is 2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.32, and total debt/equity at 0.33.

In terms of margins, Hess Corporation has a gross margin of 76.60%, an operating margin of -76.50% and a profit margin of -57.10%.Payout ratio for Hess Corporation is *TBA. Return on assets come to -8.60% with return on investment coming to -10.30%.

Insider ownership for Hess Corporation, is at 12.56% and institutional ownership comes to 85.60%. Outstanding shares are at 315.57. While shares float is 280.56. The float short is currently 7.93%, and short ratio is 5.11.

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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