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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 17713.16. Since its IPO date on the 4/26/1982, Sasol Ltd., SSL performance year to date is 2.51%. Today Sasol Ltd., SSL has gained -1.88%, with a current price of 26.61.

Ownership of the company is *TBA for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 13.60%. 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 -0.23%. The 52-week high is -22.33%, and the 52-week low is 28.03%. The average volume for Sasol Ltd., SSL is 174705.

With a target price of 32.09, can Sasol Ltd., SSL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Sasol Ltd., SSL. Sasol Ltd. has a P/E of 12.65 and a forward P/E of 10.98. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 6.66. Sasol Ltd. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.39 and 1.05 respectively. For P/cash, Sasol Ltd. has a value of 3.84, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 26.61, Sasol Ltd. has a dividend yield of 4.57%. 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 42.91% 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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