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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE:SNP)?

The company in question is, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE:SNP) currently with a stock price of 73.94 (-0.28% today). The market cap for China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. is 87976.03, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry. The target price for China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. is 81.41. Currently China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. is trading with a P/E of 16.25, and a forward P/E of 14.58. Average volume for China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. is 106.49 and so far today it is 98300.

Performance in the last year for China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. has been 3.10%. For EPS growth, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. has seen a growth of -32.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 7.07%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -15.70% over the last five years and could be 2.00% for the next five years. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -13.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 205.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.13%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 13.50%.

Since the IPO date for China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. on the 10/18/2000, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. has seen performance year to date to be 26.99%. With China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. trading at 73.94, the dividend yield is 3.22%, and the EPS is 4.55.

So could China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 16.25. The PEG is 8.13, P/S is 0.3 and the P/B is at 0.88. The P/cash is 9.26, with P/free cash flow at 6.27.

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.2, and total debt/equity at 0.36.

In terms of margins, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. has a gross margin of 27.30%, an operating margin of 3.30% and a profit margin of 1.90%.Payout ratio for China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. is 78.40%. Return on assets come to 2.60% with return on investment coming to 4.80%.

Insider ownership for China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., is at 76.20% and institutional ownership comes to 3.80%. Outstanding shares are at 1189.83. While shares float is 292.98. The float short is currently 0.06%, and short ratio is 1.79.

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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