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Is Spectra Energy Corp.(NYSE: SE), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE: SE) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/3/2007. Spectra Energy Corp. is in the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Spectra Energy Corp., is 4041.73, and so far today it has a volume of 2601300. Performance year to date since the 1/3/2007 is 54.54%.

To help you determine whether Spectra Energy Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 83.59 and forward P/E is 23.72. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Spectra Energy Corp. has a value for PEG of 12.86. P/S ratio is 5.04 and the P/B ratio is 3.28. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 101.63 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Spectra Energy Corp. is trading at, 35.61 (-0.03% today), Spectra Energy Corp. has a dividend yield of 4.55%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 362.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.43, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 21.44% after growing -81.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 693.40%, and -2.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 702.08, and the number of shares float is 699.9. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 71.20%. The float short is 3.30%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.71. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.90%, and also a return on investment of 6.00%.

The ability for Spectra Energy Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.6, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 1.79 and total debt/equity is 1.94. In terms of margins, Spectra Energy Corp. has a gross margin of 87.20%, with its operating margin at 27.20%, and Spectra Energy Corp. has a profit margin of 5.90%.

The 52 week high is -3.18%, with 72.64% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.72% and the 200 day simple moving average is 18.99%.

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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