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Is China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.(NYSE: SNP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE: SNP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/18/2000. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. is in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., is 145.54, and so far today it has a volume of 97900. Performance year to date since the 10/18/2000 is 21.74%.

To help you determine whether China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 15.72 and forward P/E is 11.57. PEG perhaps more useful shows that China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. has a value for PEG of 7.86. P/S ratio is 0.3 and the P/B ratio is 0.85. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 9.22 and 6.24 respectively.

At the current price China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. is trading at, 72.04 (1.67% today), China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. has a dividend yield of 3.23%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 78.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.58, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 22.90% after growing -32.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 205.60%, and -13.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1224.4, and the number of shares float is 292.98. The senior management bring insider ownership to 76.20%, and institutional ownership is at 2.90%. The float short is 0.06%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.23. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.60%, and also a return on investment of 4.80%.

The ability for China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.8, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.2 and total debt/equity is 0.36. In terms of margins, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. has a gross margin of 27.30%, with its operating margin at 3.30%, and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. has a profit margin of 1.90%.

The 52 week high is -7.28%, with 51.24% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.65% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.56%.

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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