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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS)?

The company in question is, NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS) currently with a stock price of 47.54 (-0.23% today). The market cap for NuStar Energy L.P. is 3727.66, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Oil & Gas Pipelines industry. The target price for NuStar Energy L.P. is 50.36. Currently NuStar Energy L.P. is trading with a P/E of 20.05, and a forward P/E of 19.69. Average volume for NuStar Energy L.P. is 277.46 and so far today it is 29477.

Performance in the last year for NuStar Energy L.P. has been 5.30%. For EPS growth, NuStar Energy L.P. has seen a growth of 53.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.83%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 0.20% over the last five years and could be -9.81% for the next five years. NuStar Energy L.P. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -23.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -5.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.35%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 11.33%.

Since the IPO date for NuStar Energy L.P. on the 04/10/2001, NuStar Energy L.P. has seen performance year to date to be 28.43%. With NuStar Energy L.P. trading at 47.54, the dividend yield is 9.19%, and the EPS is 2.38.

So could NuStar Energy L.P., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 20.05. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 2.07 and the P/B is at 2.55. The P/cash is 36.19, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

NuStar Energy L.P. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 2.2, and total debt/equity at 2.2.

In terms of margins, NuStar Energy L.P. has a gross margin of 63.80%, an operating margin of 21.40% and a profit margin of 10.30%.Payout ratio for NuStar Energy L.P. is 184.20%. Return on assets come to 3.60% with return on investment coming to 9.20%.

Insider ownership for NuStar Energy L.P., is at 3.90% and institutional ownership comes to 50.50%. Outstanding shares are at 78.23. While shares float is 64.33. The float short is currently 6.72%, and short ratio is 15.58.

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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