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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG)?

The company in question is, National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) currently with a stock price of 54.24 (0.97% today). The market cap for National Fuel Gas Company is 4616.7, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Independent Oil & Gas industry. The target price for National Fuel Gas Company is 62.75. Currently National Fuel Gas Company is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 17.88. Average volume for National Fuel Gas Company is 349.13 and so far today it is 105221.

Performance in the last year for National Fuel Gas Company has been 2.64%. For EPS growth, National Fuel Gas Company has seen a growth of -227.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 1.59%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -29.90% over the last five years and could be 8.50% for the next five years. National Fuel Gas Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -1.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 102.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.86%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.23%.

Since the IPO date for National Fuel Gas Company on the 09/01/1987, National Fuel Gas Company has seen performance year to date to be 28.53%. With National Fuel Gas Company trading at 54.24, the dividend yield is 3.02%, and the EPS is -6.1.

So could National Fuel Gas Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 3.16 and the P/B is at 2.99. The P/cash is 43.72, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

National Fuel Gas Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1.1. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.37, and total debt/equity at 1.37.

In terms of margins, National Fuel Gas Company has a gross margin of 89.60%, an operating margin of -56.40% and a profit margin of -35.30%.Payout ratio for National Fuel Gas Company is *TBA. Return on assets come to -8.60% with return on investment coming to -7.10%.

Insider ownership for National Fuel Gas Company, is at 1.30% and institutional ownership comes to 65.50%. Outstanding shares are at 85.94. While shares float is 82.96. The float short is currently 2.67%, and short ratio is 6.33.

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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