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Morning Hot Stocks: Apache Corporation, (APA)

Friday February 24th 2017: Apache Corporation, APA is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Independent Oil & Gas in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, Apache Corporation, APA  has a market cap of 18.84 B. Since its IPO date on the 5/15/1979, Apache Corporation, APA performance year to date is -25.04%. Today Apache Corporation, APA has gained 0.90%, with a current price of 48.01.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 96.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -3.50%, with return on investment at -8.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Apache Corporation, APA is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.3. While Total debt/equity is 0. With a profit margin of -14.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 74.90%, and operating margin of -13.20%. Apache Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.8, while the quick ratio is 1.6.

For the last year Apache Corporation, APA has seen a EPS growth of 87.40%. A performance for the year of -17.31%. The 52-week high is -30.42%, and the 52-week low is 7.66%. The average volume for Apache Corporation, APA is 926424.

With a target price of 58.66, can Apache Corporation, APA reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Apache Corporation, APA. Apache Corporation has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 37.38. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Apache Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.26 and 2.83 respectively. For P/cash, Apache Corporation has a value of 12.39, while it is 19.17 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 48.01, Apache Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.10%. We see a return on equity of -12.50%.

Looking more long-term Apache Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -10.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 67.50% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 87.40% for this year and for the last five years a -18.30% growth has been seen.

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