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Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 24169.05. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Apache Corp. is 63.7 (with a change from open of 6.04%), this in conjunction with a target price of 60.29. Volume today has so far reached 7952100, with an average volume of about 3740.09. The GAP for this stock, is 0.81%.

The P/E ratio is *TBA, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 60.96. The current EPS for Apache Corp., is -35.91, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -495.10%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 45.61%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Apache Corp., EPS is looking like it will grow 252.20% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be -14.60%. Quarter over quarter is 75.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -32.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -55.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -12.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 96.00%. Shares outstanding is 379.42, while shares float is at a value of 378.28. Float short for Apache Corp. is 4.17% and the short ratio is 4.21.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.22, while the total debt/equity comes to 0. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.1, and the quick ratio is 1.8. The most recent gross margin is 68.50% and their operating margin is *TBA. The profit margin is *TBA.

Apache Corp. has seen returns on assets of -56.60%, and on investment, -137.00%. Return on equity is -200.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.64, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.38 and Price/cash is 20.12, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 84.51.

The simple moving averages are 18.39% and 28.92% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is 2.43% and the 52 week low is 99.63%.

Apache Corp. has a dividend yield of 1.57%, with a current price of 63.7. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, Independent Oil & Gas, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Apache Corp. is based in USA.

Performance in the Independent Oil & Gas industry means that Apache Corp. has seen performance for the past week of 4.61%, with performance for the month coming to 20.58%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 14.66%, and for the half year the performance is 75.41%. Volatility for this week is 3.82% and for the month this is 3.68%.

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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