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Is LyondellBasell Industries N.V.(NYSE: LYB), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE: LYB) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/28/2010. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. is in the Specialty Chemicals industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for LyondellBasell Industries N.V., is 3331, and so far today it has a volume of 54082. Performance year to date since the 4/28/2010 is -9.78%.

To help you determine whether LyondellBasell Industries N.V. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 8.35 and forward P/E is 7.95. PEG perhaps more useful shows that LyondellBasell Industries N.V. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 1.1 and the P/B ratio is 5.23. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 15.59 and 15.2 respectively.

At the current price LyondellBasell Industries N.V. is trading at, 76.57 (-0.30% today), LyondellBasell Industries N.V. has a dividend yield of 4.43%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 34.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 9.2, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 1.45% after growing 20.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -9.30%, and -19.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 422.9, and the number of shares float is 336.62. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 78.40%. The float short is 2.67%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.7. Management has seen a return on assets of 17.50%, and also a return on investment of 30.00%.

The ability for LyondellBasell Industries N.V., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.3, and quick ratio is 1.4. Long term debt/equity is 1.35 and total debt/equity is 1.45. In terms of margins, LyondellBasell Industries N.V. has a gross margin of 21.60%, with its operating margin at 18.70%, and LyondellBasell Industries N.V. has a profit margin of 13.90%.

The 52 week high is -19.79%, with 13.12% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.46% and the 200 day simple moving average is -6.40%.

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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