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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Sasol Ltd., SSL

Sasol Ltd., SSL is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Major Integrated Oil & Gas in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in South Africa, Sasol Ltd., SSL  has a market cap of 17117.58. Since its IPO date on the 4/26/1982, Sasol Ltd., SSL performance year to date is 0.35%. Today Sasol Ltd., SSL has gained 2.51%, with a current price of 26.55.

Ownership of the company is *TBA for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 13.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 70.50%. Return of assets are at 5.50%, with return on investment at 12.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Sasol Ltd., SSL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.32. While Total debt/equity is 0.33. With a profit margin of 10.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 58.40%, and operating margin of 17.90%. Sasol Ltd. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.9, while the quick ratio is 2.3.

For the last year Sasol Ltd., SSL has seen a EPS growth of 0.90%. A performance for the year of -17.28%. The 52-week high is -22.50%, and the 52-week low is 27.74%. The average volume for Sasol Ltd., SSL is 181892.

With a target price of 32, can Sasol Ltd., SSL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Sasol Ltd., SSL. Sasol Ltd. has a P/E of 13.61 and a forward P/E of 10.49. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 7.16. Sasol Ltd. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.48 and 1.13 respectively. For P/cash, Sasol Ltd. has a value of 4.08, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 26.55, Sasol Ltd. has a dividend yield of 4.67%. We see a return on equity of 9.20%.

Looking more long-term Sasol Ltd., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 1.90%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 81.88% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 0.90% for this year and for the last five years a 12.90% growth has been seen.

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