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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO

Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Major Integrated Oil & Gas in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in Canada, Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO  has a market cap of 27908.34. Since its IPO date on the 7/16/1986, Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO performance year to date is 2.28%. Today Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO has gained 4.53%, with a current price of 34.4.

Ownership of the company is 69.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 18.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 59.70%. Return of assets are at 1.90%, with return on investment at 3.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.29. While Total debt/equity is 0.3. With a profit margin of 3.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 12.40%, and operating margin of 0.70%. Imperial Oil Ltd. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO has seen a EPS growth of -70.30%. A performance for the year of 2.89%. The 52-week high is -2.33%, and the 52-week low is 36.07%. The average volume for Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO is 46715.

With a target price of 34.36, can Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO. Imperial Oil Ltd. has a P/E of 45.9 and a forward P/E of 18.7. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.95. Imperial Oil Ltd. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.55 and 1.57 respectively. For P/cash, Imperial Oil Ltd. has a value of 151.76, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 34.4, Imperial Oil Ltd. has a dividend yield of 1.36%. We see a return on equity of 3.50%.

Looking more long-term Imperial Oil Ltd., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.61%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 175.00% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -70.30% for this year and for the last five years a -12.50% 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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