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Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 11856.67. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation is 25.49 (with a change from open of 3.66%), this in conjunction with a target price of 29. Volume today has so far reached 8263900, with an average volume of about 5230.7. The GAP for this stock, is 1.03%.

The P/E ratio is *TBA, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 52.67. The current EPS for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, is -0.56, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -210.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 44.48%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 420.00% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 54.30%. Quarter over quarter is -103.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -19.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -25.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 9.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 96.80%. Shares outstanding is 465.15, while shares float is at a value of 457.95. Float short for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation is 3.28% and the short ratio is 2.87.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.53, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.54. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.9, and the quick ratio is 2.8. The most recent gross margin is 50.00% and their operating margin is -26.00%. The profit margin is -21.60%.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation has seen returns on assets of -4.40%, and on investment, -0.40%. Return on equity is -9.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 10.64, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.12 and Price/cash is 22.91, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 2.52% and 13.08% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -4.67% and the 52 week low is 71.76%.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.31%, with a current price of 25.49. 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. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Independent Oil & Gas industry means that Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 0.99%, with performance for the month coming to 1.31%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.48%, and for the half year the performance is 18.76%. Volatility for this week is 3.03% and for the month this is 2.71%.

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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