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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:SEP)?

The company in question is, Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:SEP) currently with a stock price of 48.24 (-1.63% today). The market cap for Spectra Energy Partners, LP is 14302.03, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Oil & Gas Pipelines industry. The target price for Spectra Energy Partners, LP is 53.35. Currently Spectra Energy Partners, LP is trading with a P/E of 14.87, and a forward P/E of 13.38. Average volume for Spectra Energy Partners, LP is 499.58 and so far today it is 143480.

Performance in the last year for Spectra Energy Partners, LP has been 11.07%. For EPS growth, Spectra Energy Partners, LP has seen a growth of 16.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.13%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 14.20% over the last five years and could be 5.41% for the next five years. Spectra Energy Partners, LP has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 3.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 0.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.92%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 8.41%.

Since the IPO date for Spectra Energy Partners, LP on the 7/26/2007, Spectra Energy Partners, LP has seen performance year to date to be 5.83%. With Spectra Energy Partners, LP trading at 48.24, the dividend yield is 5.30%, and the EPS is 3.3.

So could Spectra Energy Partners, LP, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 14.87. The PEG is 2.75, P/S is 5.78 and the P/B is at 1.32. The P/cash is 66.83, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Spectra Energy Partners, LP ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.3, and the quick ratio is 0.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.55, and total debt/equity at 0.65.

In terms of margins, Spectra Energy Partners, LP has a gross margin of 69.80%, an operating margin of 52.00% and a profit margin of 39.20%.Payout ratio for Spectra Energy Partners, LP is 75.20%. Return on assets come to 5.10% with return on investment coming to 7.40%.

Insider ownership for Spectra Energy Partners, LP, is at 81.04% and institutional ownership comes to 18.90%. Outstanding shares are at 291.64. While shares float is 72.53. The float short is currently 1.96%, and short ratio is 2.84.

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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