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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 15.4 (-2.41% today). The market cap for Statoil ASA is 53224.68, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry. The target price for Statoil ASA is 18.02. Currently Statoil ASA is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 12.33. Average volume for Statoil ASA is 2449.95 and so far today it is 431234.

Performance in the last year for Statoil ASA has been 14.38%. 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 -32.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -135.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.59%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 2.34%.

Since the IPO date for Statoil ASA on the 6/18/2001, Statoil ASA has seen performance year to date to be 18.06%. With Statoil ASA trading at 15.4, the dividend yield is 5.58%, 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 1.12 and the P/B is at 1.25. The P/cash is 3.33, 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 4.80% and a profit margin of -2.70%.Payout ratio for Statoil ASA is *TBA. Return on assets come to -1.10% 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 3372.92. While shares float is 1048.25. The float short is currently 0.67%, and short ratio is 2.86.

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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