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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Statoil ASA, STO

Statoil ASA, STO is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Major Integrated Oil & Gas in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in Norway, Statoil ASA, STO  has a market cap of 53391.74. Since its IPO date on the 6/18/2001, Statoil ASA, STO performance year to date is 24.01%. Today Statoil ASA, STO has gained 5.47%, with a current price of 17.25.

Ownership of the company is 67.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 5.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -1.20%, with return on investment at -4.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Statoil ASA, STO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.71. While Total debt/equity is 0.83. With a profit margin of -3.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 53.70%, and operating margin of 4.60%. Statoil ASA ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 1.4.

For the last year Statoil ASA, STO has seen a EPS growth of -204.60%. A performance for the year of 12.63%. The 52-week high is -0.53%, and the 52-week low is 67.67%. The average volume for Statoil ASA, STO is 1620166.

With a target price of 18.32, can Statoil ASA, STO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Statoil ASA, STO. Statoil ASA has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 13. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Statoil ASA also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.17 and 1.31 respectively. For P/cash, Statoil ASA has a value of 3.1, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 17.25, Statoil ASA has a dividend yield of 6.73%. We see a return on equity of -3.30%.

Looking more long-term Statoil ASA, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 25.20%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 267.84% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -204.60% for this year and for the last five years a -16.10% 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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