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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 34.97 (-0.81% today). The market cap for Noble Energy, Inc. is 15081.36, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Independent Oil & Gas industry. The target price for Noble Energy, Inc. is 43.3. 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 3602.12 and so far today it is 793317.

Performance in the last year for Noble Energy, Inc. has been -2.92%. For EPS growth, Noble Energy, Inc. has seen a growth of -283.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 42.60%. 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 -5.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at *TBA. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.14%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.77%.

Since the IPO date for Noble Energy, Inc. on the 1/4/1982, Noble Energy, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 7.68%. With Noble Energy, Inc. trading at 34.97, the dividend yield is 1.13%, and the EPS is -6.32.

So could Noble Energy, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 4.86 and the P/B is at 1.5. The P/cash is 15.83, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Noble Energy, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.78, and total debt/equity at 0.79.

In terms of margins, Noble Energy, Inc. has a gross margin of 89.60%, an operating margin of -89.00% and a profit margin of -87.30%.Payout ratio for Noble Energy, Inc. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -11.20% with return on investment coming to -14.60%.

Insider ownership for Noble Energy, Inc., is at 1.40% and institutional ownership comes to 98.10%. Outstanding shares are at 427.84. While shares float is 420.54. The float short is currently 3.02%, and short ratio is 3.52.

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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