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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC)?

The company in question is, Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC) currently with a stock price of 137.47 (-0.08% today). The market cap for Cimarex Energy Co. is 13197.12, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Independent Oil & Gas industry. The target price for Cimarex Energy Co. is 144.97. Currently Cimarex Energy Co. is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 40.99. Average volume for Cimarex Energy Co. is 818.89 and so far today it is 639900.

Performance in the last year for Cimarex Energy Co. has been 12.32%. For EPS growth, Cimarex Energy Co. has seen a growth of -547.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 434.93%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -42.40% over the last five years and could be 1.50% for the next five years. Cimarex Energy Co. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -29.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 55.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.35%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 24.89%.

Since the IPO date for Cimarex Energy Co. on the 9/25/2002, Cimarex Energy Co. has seen performance year to date to be 54.31%. With Cimarex Energy Co. trading at 137.47, the dividend yield is 0.23%, and the EPS is -19.89.

So could Cimarex Energy Co., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 10.94 and the P/B is at 5.45. The P/cash is 20.57, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Cimarex Energy Co. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.3, and the quick ratio is 2.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.64, and total debt/equity at 0.64.

In terms of margins, Cimarex Energy Co. has a gross margin of 58.70%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for Cimarex Energy Co. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -35.20% with return on investment coming to -55.10%.

Insider ownership for Cimarex Energy Co., is at 0.90% and institutional ownership comes to 93.60%. Outstanding shares are at 96. While shares float is 93.42. The float short is currently 2.95%, and short ratio is 3.36.

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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