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Is Sasol Ltd.(NYSE: SSL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Sasol Ltd. (NYSE: SSL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/26/1982. Sasol Ltd. is in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Sasol Ltd., is 311.5, and so far today it has a volume of 260400. Performance year to date since the 4/26/1982 is 7.67%.

To help you determine whether Sasol Ltd. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 17.83 and forward P/E is 7.97. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Sasol Ltd. has a value for PEG of 9.38. P/S ratio is 1.49 and the P/B ratio is 1.14. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 5.15 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Sasol Ltd. is trading at, 27.81 (0.62% today), Sasol Ltd. has a dividend yield of 4.57%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 103.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.56, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 43.27% after growing -55.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -63.70%, and -15.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 666.96, and the number of shares float is 642.81. The senior management bring insider ownership to *TBA, and institutional ownership is at 4.70%. The float short is 0.05%, with the short ratio at a value of 0.96. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.80%, and also a return on investment of 5.20%.

The ability for Sasol Ltd., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.6, and quick ratio is 2. Long term debt/equity is 0.39 and total debt/equity is 0.41. In terms of margins, Sasol Ltd. has a gross margin of 58.80%, with its operating margin at 13.70%, and Sasol Ltd. has a profit margin of 7.60%.

The 52 week high is -16.85%, with 37.05% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.60% and the 200 day simple moving average is 2.86%.

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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