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Is Celanese Corporation(NYSE: CE), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/21/2005. Celanese Corporation is in the Chemicals – Major Diversified industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Celanese Corporation, is 805.14, and so far today it has a volume of 180688. Performance year to date since the 1/21/2005 is 5.36%.

To help you determine whether Celanese Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 33.27 and forward P/E is 9.75. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Celanese Corporation has a value for PEG of 3.51. P/S ratio is 1.84 and the P/B ratio is 3.91. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 13.86 and 38.19 respectively.

At the current price Celanese Corporation is trading at, 70.9 (0.98% today), Celanese Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.05%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 56.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.11, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.19% after growing -50.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 12.70%, and -3.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 147.41, and the number of shares float is 146.72. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.60%, and institutional ownership is at *TBA. The float short is 0.99%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.8. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.70%, and also a return on investment of 2.30%.

The ability for Celanese Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.3, and quick ratio is 1.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.94 and total debt/equity is 0.98. In terms of margins, Celanese Corporation has a gross margin of 23.60%, with its operating margin at 6.30%, and Celanese Corporation has a profit margin of 5.80%.

The 52 week high is -4.41%, with 32.37% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.56% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.01%.

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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