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Is Imperial Oil Ltd.(NYSE: IMO), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Imperial Oil Ltd. (NYSE: IMO) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/16/1986. Imperial Oil Ltd. is in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Imperial Oil Ltd., is 163.35, and so far today it has a volume of 177300. Performance year to date since the 7/16/1986 is 1.31%.

To help you determine whether Imperial Oil Ltd. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 122.1 and forward P/E is 18.41. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Imperial Oil Ltd. has a value for PEG of 8.98. P/S ratio is 1.48 and the P/B ratio is 1.57. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 187.97 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Imperial Oil Ltd. is trading at, 32.6 (1.40% today), Imperial Oil Ltd. has a dividend yield of 1.41%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 161.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.27, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 373.53% after growing -70.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -251.40%, and -14.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 855.68, and the number of shares float is 257.12. The senior management bring insider ownership to 69.60%, and institutional ownership is at 18.10%. The float short is 1.76%, with the short ratio at a value of 27.64. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.70%, and also a return on investment of 3.40%.

The ability for Imperial Oil Ltd., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.7, and quick ratio is 0.6. Long term debt/equity is 0.31 and total debt/equity is 0.38. In terms of margins, Imperial Oil Ltd. has a gross margin of 13.00%, with its operating margin at 1.50%, and Imperial Oil Ltd. has a profit margin of 1.20%.

The 52 week high is -7.44%, with 28.95% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.94% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.62%.

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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