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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY)?

The company in question is, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) currently with a stock price of 73.95 (-0.99% today). The market cap for Occidental Petroleum Corporation is 57308.89, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Independent Oil & Gas industry. The target price for Occidental Petroleum Corporation is 78.36. Currently Occidental Petroleum Corporation is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 52.52. Average volume for Occidental Petroleum Corporation is 3843.02 and so far today it is 1227876.

Performance in the last year for Occidental Petroleum Corporation has been 14.98%. For EPS growth, Occidental Petroleum Corporation has seen a growth of -591.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 352.50%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -31.30% over the last five years and could be *TBA for the next five years. Occidental Petroleum Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -31.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -68.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.02%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.64%.

Since the IPO date for Occidental Petroleum Corporation on the 12/31/1981, Occidental Petroleum Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 12.76%. With Occidental Petroleum Corporation trading at 73.95, the dividend yield is 4.07%, and the EPS is -10.86.

So could Occidental Petroleum Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 4.93 and the P/B is at 2.4. The P/cash is 18.04, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1.1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.24, and total debt/equity at 0.32.

In terms of margins, Occidental Petroleum Corporation has a gross margin of 52.40%, an operating margin of -86.90% and a profit margin of -64.80%.Payout ratio for Occidental Petroleum Corporation is *TBA. Return on assets come to -15.90% with return on investment coming to -25.40%.

Insider ownership for Occidental Petroleum Corporation, is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 82.00%. Outstanding shares are at 767.29. While shares float is 760.96. The float short is currently 1.88%, and short ratio is 3.73.

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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