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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 27901.94. 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 32.76 (with a change from open of 1.64%), this in conjunction with a target price of 35.09. Volume today has so far reached 69632, with an average volume of about 160.18. The GAP for this stock, is -0.77%.

The P/E ratio is 122.57, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.08. 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 0.94%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Imperial Oil Ltd., EPS is looking like it will grow 388.04% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 13.52%. 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 859.05, while shares float is at a value of 257.12. Float short for Imperial Oil Ltd. is 1.76% and the short ratio is 28.19.

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 9.07. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.49, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.58 and Price/cash is 189.17, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 5.63% and 5.07% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -6.99% and the 52 week low is 29.58%.

Imperial Oil Ltd. has a dividend yield of 1.42%, with a current price of 32.76. 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 1.03%, with performance for the month coming to 9.51%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 1.31%, and for the half year the performance is -3.90%. Volatility for this week is 1.95% and for the month this is 2.13%.

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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