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Is Spectra Energy Partners, LP(NYSE: SEP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/26/2007. Spectra Energy Partners, LP is in the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Spectra Energy Partners, LP, is 486.05, and so far today it has a volume of 589900. Performance year to date since the 7/26/2007 is -7.07%.

To help you determine whether Spectra Energy Partners, LP is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.38 and forward P/E is 11.75. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Spectra Energy Partners, LP has a value for PEG of 2.55. P/S ratio is 5.33 and the P/B ratio is 1.11. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 77.51 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Spectra Energy Partners, LP is trading at, 42.47 (0.83% today), Spectra Energy Partners, LP has a dividend yield of 6.26%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 79.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.17, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 14.23% after growing 16.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -14.80%, and 2.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 312.08, and the number of shares float is 88.56. The senior management bring insider ownership to 81.04%, and institutional ownership is at 19.30%. The float short is 1.50%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.73. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.80%, and also a return on investment of 7.40%.

The ability for Spectra Energy Partners, LP, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.4, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.52 and total debt/equity is 0.58. In terms of margins, Spectra Energy Partners, LP has a gross margin of 69.50%, with its operating margin at 51.00%, and Spectra Energy Partners, LP has a profit margin of 37.50%.

The 52 week high is -13.47%, with 22.42% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -6.42% and the 200 day simple moving average is -5.87%.

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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