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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Noble Energy, Inc., NBL

Noble Energy, Inc., NBL is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Independent Oil & Gas in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, Noble Energy, Inc., NBL  has a market cap of 14260.75. Since its IPO date on the 1/4/1982, Noble Energy, Inc., NBL performance year to date is 1.69%. Today Noble Energy, Inc., NBL has gained -1.28%, with a current price of 33.19.

Ownership of the company is 1.00% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 95.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -12.10%, with return on investment at -14.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Noble Energy, Inc., NBL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.81. While Total debt/equity is 0.82. With a profit margin of -90.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 88.10%, and operating margin of -88.90%. Noble Energy, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.6, while the quick ratio is 1.5.

For the last year Noble Energy, Inc., NBL has seen a EPS growth of -283.60%. A performance for the year of 13.79%. The 52-week high is -15.97%, and the 52-week low is 40.87%. The average volume for Noble Energy, Inc., NBL is 3222100.

With a target price of 43.53, can Noble Energy, Inc., NBL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Noble Energy, Inc., NBL. Noble Energy, Inc. 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. Noble Energy, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.43 and 1.47 respectively. For P/cash, Noble Energy, Inc. has a value of 10.97, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 33.19, Noble Energy, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.21%. We see a return on equity of -27.40%.

Looking more long-term Noble Energy, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -3.55%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 46.80% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -283.60% for this year and for the last five years a -39.10% 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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