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China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE: SNP) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE: SNP), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 89563.85. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. is 71.67 (with a change from open of 1.62%), this in conjunction with a target price of 81.41. Volume today has so far reached 126500, with an average volume of about 105.52. The GAP for this stock, is 0.61%.

The P/E ratio is 15.62, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 14.14. The current EPS for China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., is 4.59, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -32.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 23.09%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., EPS is looking like it will grow 7.07% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 2.00%. Quarter over quarter is 205.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -13.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -15.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 1.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 76.20% and institutional ownership is 3.80%. Shares outstanding is 1249.67, while shares float is at a value of 292.98. Float short for China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. is 0.07% and the short ratio is 2.03.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.2, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.36. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.4. The most recent gross margin is 27.30% and their operating margin is 3.30%. The profit margin is 1.90%.

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. has seen returns on assets of 2.60%, and on investment, 4.80%. Return on equity is 5.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 7.81. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.31, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.85 and Price/cash is 9.35, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 6.33.

The simple moving averages are 1.19% and 11.85% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.53% and the 52 week low is 52.92%.

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. has a dividend yield of 2.93%, with a current price of 71.67. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 78.40%. This is in an industry, Major Integrated Oil & Gas, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. is based in China.

Performance in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry means that China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. has seen performance for the past week of 1.46%, with performance for the month coming to 0.93%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 2.21%, and for the half year the performance is 24.36%. Volatility for this week is 1.40% and for the month this is 1.59%.

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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