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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 25368.12. 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 30.07 (with a change from open of -0.27%), this in conjunction with a target price of 35.26. Volume today has so far reached 74629, with an average volume of about 133.27. The GAP for this stock, is 0.90%.

The P/E ratio is 112.33, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.22. 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 -7.14%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Imperial Oil Ltd., EPS is looking like it will grow 289.01% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 13.58%. 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 849, while shares float is at a value of 257.12. Float short for Imperial Oil Ltd. is 1.74% and the short ratio is 33.6.

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 8.27. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.35, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.44 and Price/cash is 171.17, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -2.99% and -3.39% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -14.62% and the 52 week low is 18.94%.

Imperial Oil Ltd. has a dividend yield of 1.54%, with a current price of 30.07. 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 -2.32%, with performance for the month coming to -4.43%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -2.91%, and for the half year the performance is -6.18%. Volatility for this week is 2.03% and for the month this is 1.79%.

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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