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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Apache Corp., APA

Apache Corp., APA is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Independent Oil & Gas in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, Apache Corp., APA  has a market cap of 24317.45. Since its IPO date on the 5/15/1979, Apache Corp., APA performance year to date is 44.76%. Today Apache Corp., APA has gained -1.19%, with a current price of 63.33.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 96.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -56.60%, with return on investment at -137.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Apache Corp., APA is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.22. While Total debt/equity is 0. With a profit margin of *TBA, this is combined with a gross margin of 68.50%, and operating margin of *TBA. Apache Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.1, while the quick ratio is 1.8.

For the last year Apache Corp., APA has seen a EPS growth of -495.10%. A performance for the year of 37.29%. The 52-week high is -4.05%, and the 52-week low is 98.48%. The average volume for Apache Corp., APA is 3917000.

With a target price of 61.03, can Apache Corp., APA reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Apache Corp., APA. Apache Corp. has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 61.55. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Apache Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.67 and 3.36 respectively. For P/cash, Apache Corp. has a value of 20.25, while it is 85.03 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 63.33, Apache Corp. has a dividend yield of 1.58%. We see a return on equity of -200.80%.

Looking more long-term Apache Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -14.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 247.90% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -495.10% for this year and for the last five years a -55.20% growth has been seen.

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