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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Canadian Natural Resources Limited, CNQ

Canadian Natural Resources Limited, CNQ is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Independent Oil & Gas in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in Canada, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, CNQ  has a market cap of 35621.77. Since its IPO date on the 7/31/2000, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, CNQ performance year to date is 48.93%. Today Canadian Natural Resources Limited, CNQ has gained -1.21%, with a current price of 31.91.

Ownership of the company is 3.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 66.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -0.70%, with return on investment at -1.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, CNQ is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.57. While Total debt/equity is 0.66. With a profit margin of -4.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 39.70%, and operating margin of -10.30%. Canadian Natural Resources Limited ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.7, while the quick ratio is 0.6.

For the last year Canadian Natural Resources Limited, CNQ has seen a EPS growth of -116.30%. A performance for the year of 32.68%. The 52-week high is -2.77%, and the 52-week low is 122.68%. The average volume for Canadian Natural Resources Limited, CNQ is 2589600.

With a target price of 35.28, can Canadian Natural Resources Limited, CNQ reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Canadian Natural Resources Limited, CNQ. Canadian Natural Resources Limited has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 32.36. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Canadian Natural Resources Limited also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.43 and 1.78 respectively. For P/cash, Canadian Natural Resources Limited has a value of 81.31, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 31.91, Canadian Natural Resources Limited has a dividend yield of 2.19%. We see a return on equity of -1.60%.

Looking more long-term Canadian Natural Resources Limited, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 75.87%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 266.70% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -116.30% for this year and for the last five years a -18.90% 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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