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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Spectra Energy Partners, LP, SEP

Spectra Energy Partners, LP, SEP is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Oil & Gas Pipelines in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, Spectra Energy Partners, LP, SEPĀ  has a market cap of 13429.05. Since its IPO date on the 7/26/2007, Spectra Energy Partners, LP, SEP performance year to date is -4.31%. Today Spectra Energy Partners, LP, SEP has gained 1.25%, with a current price of 43.73.

Ownership of the company is 81.04% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 19.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 79.70%. Return of assets are at 4.80%, with return on investment at 7.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Spectra Energy Partners, LP, SEP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.52. While Total debt/equity is 0.58. With a profit margin of 37.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 69.50%, and operating margin of 51.00%. Spectra Energy Partners, LP ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.4, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year Spectra Energy Partners, LP, SEP has seen a EPS growth of 16.20%. A performance for the year of 5.36%. The 52-week high is -10.90%, and the 52-week low is 26.06%. The average volume for Spectra Energy Partners, LP, SEP is 412884.

With a target price of 53.33, can Spectra Energy Partners, LP, SEP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Spectra Energy Partners, LP, SEP. Spectra Energy Partners, LP has a P/E of 13.78 and a forward P/E of 12.11. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.62. Spectra Energy Partners, LP also has a P/S and a P/B of 5.4 and 1.15 respectively. For P/cash, Spectra Energy Partners, LP has a value of 78.53, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 43.73, Spectra Energy Partners, LP has a dividend yield of 6.08%. We see a return on equity of 8.60%.

Looking more long-term Spectra Energy Partners, LP, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.25%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 14.52% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 16.20% for this year and for the last five years a 14.20% 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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