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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., SNP

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., SNP is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Major Integrated Oil & Gas in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in China, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., SNP  has a market cap of 89283.14. Since its IPO date on the 10/18/2000, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., SNP performance year to date is 20.81%. Today China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., SNP has gained 0.94%, with a current price of 72.16.

Ownership of the company is 76.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 3.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 78.40%. Return of assets are at 2.60%, with return on investment at 4.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., SNP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.2. While Total debt/equity is 0.36. With a profit margin of 1.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 27.30%, and operating margin of 3.30%. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.8, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., SNP has seen a EPS growth of -32.50%. A performance for the year of 10.96%. The 52-week high is -4.44%, and the 52-week low is 51.49%. The average volume for China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., SNP is 36103.

With a target price of 82.69, can China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., SNP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., SNP. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. has a P/E of 15.49 and a forward P/E of 13.5. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 7.74. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.3 and 0.84 respectively. For P/cash, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. has a value of 9.26, while it is 6.27 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 72.16, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. has a dividend yield of 3.26%. We see a return on equity of 5.40%.

Looking more long-term China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 2.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.29% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -32.50% for this year and for the last five years a -15.70% 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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