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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 3389.56, and so far today it has a volume of 3635600. Performance year to date since the 4/28/2010 is -10.77%.

To help you determine whether LyondellBasell Industries N.V. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 8.03 and forward P/E is 7.76. PEG perhaps more useful shows that LyondellBasell Industries N.V. has a value for PEG of 1.23. P/S ratio is 1.01 and the P/B ratio is 5.18. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 11.88 and 12.1 respectively.

At the current price LyondellBasell Industries N.V. is trading at, 75.96 (-1.02% today), LyondellBasell Industries N.V. has a dividend yield of 4.48%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 32.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 9.47, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 0.32% after growing 20.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -2.10%, and -17.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 414.38, and the number of shares float is 347.63. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 76.10%. The float short is 3.48%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.57. Management has seen a return on assets of 18.30%, 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 1.34 and total debt/equity is 1.43. In terms of margins, LyondellBasell Industries N.V. has a gross margin of 21.90%, with its operating margin at 19.10%, and LyondellBasell Industries N.V. has a profit margin of 13.90%.

The 52 week high is -22.24%, with 12.21% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.40% and the 200 day simple moving average is -8.84%.

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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