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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 74.46 (1.05% today). The market cap for Occidental Petroleum Corporation is 56247.31, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Independent Oil & Gas industry. The target price for Occidental Petroleum Corporation is 78.59. Currently Occidental Petroleum Corporation is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 53.35. Average volume for Occidental Petroleum Corporation is 3780.47 and so far today it is 1375861.

Performance in the last year for Occidental Petroleum Corporation has been 10.71%. For EPS growth, Occidental Petroleum Corporation has seen a growth of -641.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 312.30%. 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 -1.17%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 5.18%.

Since the IPO date for Occidental Petroleum Corporation on the 12/31/1981, Occidental Petroleum Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 11.24%. With Occidental Petroleum Corporation trading at 74.46, the dividend yield is 4.13%, 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 4.84 and the P/B is at 2.36. The P/cash is 17.71, 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 81.90%. Outstanding shares are at 763.4. While shares float is 760.97. The float short is currently 1.94%, and short ratio is 3.91.

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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