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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Schlumberger Limited, SLB

Schlumberger Limited, SLB is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Oil & Gas Equipment & Services in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, Schlumberger Limited, SLB  has a market cap of 110033.56. Since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981, Schlumberger Limited, SLB performance year to date is 17.31%. Today Schlumberger Limited, SLB has gained -1.47%, with a current price of 79.53.

Ownership of the company is 0.06% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 74.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -2.40%, with return on investment at 3.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Schlumberger Limited, SLB is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.42. While Total debt/equity is 0.5. With a profit margin of -5.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 18.60%, and operating margin of -4.50%. Schlumberger Limited ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.9, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Schlumberger Limited, SLB has seen a EPS growth of -62.30%. A performance for the year of 0.00%. The 52-week high is -4.03%, and the 52-week low is 35.28%. The average volume for Schlumberger Limited, SLB is 5856656.

With a target price of 88.37, can Schlumberger Limited, SLB reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Schlumberger Limited, SLB. Schlumberger Limited has a P/E of 64.31 and a forward P/E of 41.28. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 26.07. Schlumberger Limited also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.46 and 2.61 respectively. For P/cash, Schlumberger Limited has a value of *TBA, while it is 38.95 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 79.53, Schlumberger Limited has a dividend yield of 2.48%. We see a return on equity of -4.40%.

Looking more long-term Schlumberger Limited, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 2.47%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 74.09% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -62.30% for this year and for the last five years a -13.60% growth has been seen.

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