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Is Occidental Petroleum Corporation(NYSE: OXY), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981. Occidental Petroleum Corporation is in the Independent Oil & Gas industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Occidental Petroleum Corporation, is 3809.47, and so far today it has a volume of 2256664. Performance year to date since the 12/31/1981 is 12.82%.

To help you determine whether Occidental Petroleum Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 51.61. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Occidental Petroleum Corporation has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 4.91 and the P/B ratio is 2.4. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 17.96 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Occidental Petroleum Corporation is trading at, 73.61 (-1.50% today), Occidental Petroleum Corporation has a dividend yield of 4.07%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -10.86, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 341.70% after growing -600.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -68.80%, and -31.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 763.4, and the number of shares float is 760.96. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 82.00%. The float short is 1.94%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.88. Management has seen a return on assets of -15.90%, and also a return on investment of -25.40%.

The ability for Occidental Petroleum Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.2, and quick ratio is 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 0.24 and total debt/equity is 0.32. In terms of margins, Occidental Petroleum Corporation has a gross margin of 52.40%, with its operating margin at -86.90%, and Occidental Petroleum Corporation has a profit margin of -64.80%.

The 52 week high is -6.00%, with 29.01% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -2.40% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.08%.

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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