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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL)?

The company in question is, Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) currently with a stock price of 35.95 (1.04% today). The market cap for Noble Energy, Inc. is 15174.87, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Independent Oil & Gas industry. The target price for Noble Energy, Inc. is 44.13. Currently Noble Energy, Inc. is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of *TBA. Average volume for Noble Energy, Inc. is 3591.39 and so far today it is 7343128.

Performance in the last year for Noble Energy, Inc. has been 2.80%. For EPS growth, Noble Energy, Inc. has seen a growth of -283.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 44.40%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -39.10% over the last five years and could be -3.55% for the next five years. Noble Energy, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -42.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -30.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.03%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.17%.

Since the IPO date for Noble Energy, Inc. on the 1/4/1982, Noble Energy, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 9.01%. With Noble Energy, Inc. trading at 35.95, the dividend yield is 1.12%, and the EPS is -6.77.

So could Noble Energy, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 4.72 and the P/B is at 1.58. The P/cash is 11.67, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Noble Energy, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.81, and total debt/equity at 0.82.

In terms of margins, Noble Energy, Inc. has a gross margin of 88.10%, an operating margin of -88.90% and a profit margin of -90.50%.Payout ratio for Noble Energy, Inc. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -12.10% with return on investment coming to -14.60%.

Insider ownership for Noble Energy, Inc., is at 0.90% and institutional ownership comes to 100.00%. Outstanding shares are at 426.5. While shares float is 420.7. The float short is currently 3.05%, and short ratio is 3.57.

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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