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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Hess Corporation, HES

Hess Corporation, HES is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Independent Oil & Gas in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, Hess Corporation, HES  has a market cap of 15530.21. Since its IPO date on the 4/6/1983, Hess Corporation, HES performance year to date is 2.67%. Today Hess Corporation, HES has gained 12.64%, with a current price of 55.25.

Ownership of the company is 12.56% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 84.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -9.00%, with return on investment at -10.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Hess Corporation, HES is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.34. While Total debt/equity is 0.37. With a profit margin of -63.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 77.30%, and operating margin of -84.40%. Hess Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.9, while the quick ratio is 1.7.

For the last year Hess Corporation, HES has seen a EPS growth of -299.60%. A performance for the year of -15.21%. The 52-week high is -12.50%, and the 52-week low is 73.00%. The average volume for Hess Corporation, HES is 2591985.

With a target price of 64.02, can Hess Corporation, HES reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Hess Corporation, HES. Hess Corporation has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of *TBA. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Hess Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.21 and 0.77 respectively. For P/cash, Hess Corporation has a value of 4.4, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 55.25, Hess Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.04%. We see a return on equity of -15.50%.

Looking more long-term Hess Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of *TBA. In the short-term an EPS growth of 41.60% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -299.60% for this year and for the last five years a -29.50% growth has been seen.

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