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Imperial Oil Ltd. (NYSE: IMO) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Imperial Oil Ltd. (NYSE: IMO), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 26253.9. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Imperial Oil Ltd. is 31 (with a change from open of 3.06%), this in conjunction with a target price of 35.47. Volume today has so far reached 540200, with an average volume of about 152.6. The GAP for this stock, is 0.87%.

The P/E ratio is 116.54, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.56. The current EPS for Imperial Oil Ltd., is 0.27, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -70.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -3.66%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Imperial Oil Ltd., EPS is looking like it will grow 439.76% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 13.70%. Quarter over quarter is -251.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -14.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -12.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 1.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 69.60% and institutional ownership is 18.10%. Shares outstanding is 846.9, while shares float is at a value of 257.12. Float short for Imperial Oil Ltd. is 1.74% and the short ratio is 29.34.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.31, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.38. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.6. The most recent gross margin is 13.00% and their operating margin is 1.50%. The profit margin is 1.20%.

Imperial Oil Ltd. has seen returns on assets of 0.70%, and on investment, 3.40%. Return on equity is 1.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 8.51. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.39, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.5 and Price/cash is 177.27, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 0.80% and -0.37% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -11.98% and the 52 week low is 22.62%.

Imperial Oil Ltd. has a dividend yield of 1.48%, with a current price of 31. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 161.60%. This is in an industry, Major Integrated Oil & Gas, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Imperial Oil Ltd. is based in Canada.

Performance in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry means that Imperial Oil Ltd. has seen performance for the past week of 3.44%, with performance for the month coming to 1.19%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.41%, and for the half year the performance is 0.84%. Volatility for this week is 2.37% and for the month this is 1.93%.

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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