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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, SEP  has a market cap of 13440.64. Since its IPO date on the 7/26/2007, Spectra Energy Partners, LP, SEP performance year to date is -4.22%. Today Spectra Energy Partners, LP, SEP has gained 1.93%, with a current price of 43.88.

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 87.00%. Return of assets are at 4.40%, 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 0.47. While Total debt/equity is 0.61. With a profit margin of 34.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 68.00%, and operating margin of 49.10%. Spectra Energy Partners, LP ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.3, while the quick ratio is 0.3.

For the last year Spectra Energy Partners, LP, SEP has seen a EPS growth of 16.20%. A performance for the year of 7.83%. The 52-week high is -9.10%, and the 52-week low is 28.60%. The average volume for Spectra Energy Partners, LP, SEP is 61696.

With a target price of 50.94, 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 14.52 and a forward P/E of 12.47. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.67. Spectra Energy Partners, LP also has a P/S and a P/B of 5.37 and 1.14 respectively. For P/cash, Spectra Energy Partners, LP has a value of 36.82, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 43.88, Spectra Energy Partners, LP has a dividend yield of 6.28%. We see a return on equity of 7.90%.

Looking more long-term Spectra Energy Partners, LP, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.44%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.57% 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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