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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Statoil ASA, STO

Statoil ASA, STO is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Major Integrated Oil & Gas in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in Norway, Statoil ASA, STO  has a market cap of 51590.34. Since its IPO date on the 6/18/2001, Statoil ASA, STO performance year to date is 20.53%. Today Statoil ASA, STO has gained 0.50%, with a current price of 16.19.

Ownership of the company is 67.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 5.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -11.80%, with return on investment at -4.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Statoil ASA, STO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.74. While Total debt/equity is 0.83. With a profit margin of -28.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 54.00%, and operating margin of 23.80%. Statoil ASA ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.7, while the quick ratio is 1.5.

For the last year Statoil ASA, STO has seen a EPS growth of -234.20%. A performance for the year of 14.23%. The 52-week high is -7.88%, and the 52-week low is 55.28%. The average volume for Statoil ASA, STO is 1704947.

With a target price of 18.06, can Statoil ASA, STO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Statoil ASA, STO. Statoil ASA has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 12.59. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Statoil ASA also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.09 and 1.27 respectively. For P/cash, Statoil ASA has a value of 3.23, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 16.19, Statoil ASA has a dividend yield of 5.46%. We see a return on equity of -32.20%.

Looking more long-term Statoil ASA, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 27.50%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 204.76% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -234.20% for this year and for the last five years a -16.40% 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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