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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO)?

The company in question is, Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO) currently with a stock price of 16.02 (0.00% today). The market cap for Statoil ASA is 51302.13, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry. The target price for Statoil ASA is 18.06. Currently Statoil ASA is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 12.52. Average volume for Statoil ASA is 2454.29 and so far today it is 1247700.

Performance in the last year for Statoil ASA has been 15.79%. For EPS growth, Statoil ASA has seen a growth of -234.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 204.76%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -16.40% over the last five years and could be 27.50% for the next five years. Statoil ASA has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -92.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -102.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.19%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 6.94%.

Since the IPO date for Statoil ASA on the 6/18/2001, Statoil ASA has seen performance year to date to be 19.86%. With Statoil ASA trading at 16.02, the dividend yield is 5.49%, and the EPS is -0.37.

So could Statoil ASA, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 1.08 and the P/B is at 1.27. The P/cash is 3.21, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Statoil ASA ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.7, and the quick ratio is 1.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.74, and total debt/equity at 0.83.

In terms of margins, Statoil ASA has a gross margin of 54.00%, an operating margin of 23.80% and a profit margin of -28.00%.Payout ratio for Statoil ASA is *TBA. Return on assets come to -11.80% with return on investment coming to -4.10%.

Insider ownership for Statoil ASA, is at 67.30% and institutional ownership comes to 5.40%. Outstanding shares are at 3202.38. While shares float is 1048.25. The float short is currently 0.67%, and short ratio is 2.88.

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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