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Is Schlumberger Limited(NYSE: SLB), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981. Schlumberger Limited is in the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Schlumberger Limited, is 5872.44, and so far today it has a volume of 6820000. Performance year to date since the 12/31/1981 is 11.05%.

To help you determine whether Schlumberger Limited is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 38.62. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Schlumberger Limited has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 3.52 and the P/B ratio is 2.47. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 9.43 and 37.37 respectively.

At the current price Schlumberger Limited is trading at, 75.92 (-1.42% today), Schlumberger Limited has a dividend yield of 2.63%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -1.19, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 75.07% after growing -62.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -194.50%, and -62.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1390.69, and the number of shares float is 1389.28. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 80.30%. The float short is 1.27%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.99. Management has seen a return on assets of -2.40%, and also a return on investment of 3.90%.

The ability for Schlumberger Limited, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.9, and quick ratio is 1.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.43 and total debt/equity is 0.51. In terms of margins, Schlumberger Limited has a gross margin of 17.00%, with its operating margin at -4.90%, and Schlumberger Limited has a profit margin of -5.60%.

The 52 week high is -9.01%, with 29.97% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.45% and the 200 day simple moving average is 2.29%.

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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