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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO

Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Major Integrated Oil & Gas in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in Canada, Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO  has a market cap of 26578.23. Since its IPO date on the 7/16/1986, Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO performance year to date is -4.14%. Today Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO has gained 0.68%, with a current price of 30.96.

Ownership of the company is 69.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 18.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 161.60%. Return of assets are at 0.70%, with return on investment at 3.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.31. While Total debt/equity is 0.38. With a profit margin of 1.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 13.00%, and operating margin of 1.50%. Imperial Oil Ltd. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.7, while the quick ratio is 0.6.

For the last year Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO has seen a EPS growth of -70.30%. A performance for the year of -11.00%. The 52-week high is -12.42%, and the 52-week low is 22.01%. The average volume for Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO is 136200.

With a target price of 35.53, can Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Imperial Oil Ltd., IMO. Imperial Oil Ltd. has a P/E of 114.24 and a forward P/E of 18.87. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 8.26. Imperial Oil Ltd. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.38 and 1.47 respectively. For P/cash, Imperial Oil Ltd. has a value of 176.13, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 30.96, Imperial Oil Ltd. has a dividend yield of 1.49%. We see a return on equity of 1.30%.

Looking more long-term Imperial Oil Ltd., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 13.83%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 385.50% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -70.30% for this year and for the last five years a -12.50% 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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