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Is Cenovus Energy Inc.(NYSE: CVE), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Cenovus Energy Inc. (NYSE: CVE) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/17/2009. Cenovus Energy Inc. is in the Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Cenovus Energy Inc., is 1872.13, and so far today it has a volume of 17503. Performance year to date since the 11/17/2009 is 21.79%.

To help you determine whether Cenovus Energy Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.47 and forward P/E is *TBA. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Cenovus Energy Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 1.45 and the P/B ratio is 1.42. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 4.4 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Cenovus Energy Inc. is trading at, 15.25 (-0.78% today), Cenovus Energy Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.98%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 45.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.72, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 78.70% after growing -23.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 36.70%, and -71.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 833.25, and the number of shares float is 832.56. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 73.10%. The float short is 1.14%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.09. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.00%, and also a return on investment of 8.70%.

The ability for Cenovus Energy Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.9, and quick ratio is 2.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.53 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Cenovus Energy Inc. has a gross margin of 41.20%, with its operating margin at 7.60%, and Cenovus Energy Inc. has a profit margin of 6.80%.

The 52 week high is -11.49%, with 67.58% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.93% and the 200 day simple moving average is 12.03%.

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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