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LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE: LYB) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE: LYB), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 31811.23. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for LyondellBasell Industries N.V. is 78.48 (with a change from open of 0.67%), this in conjunction with a target price of 88.39. Volume today has so far reached 872392, with an average volume of about 3344.93. The GAP for this stock, is 1.09%.

The P/E ratio is 8.38, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 7.95. The current EPS for LyondellBasell Industries N.V., is 9.2, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 20.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -9.41%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for LyondellBasell Industries N.V., EPS is looking like it will grow 0.99% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be -0.81%. Quarter over quarter is -9.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -19.90%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -11.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -4.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 18.58% and institutional ownership is 76.20%. Shares outstanding is 412.49, while shares float is at a value of 336.63. Float short for LyondellBasell Industries N.V. is 2.61% and the short ratio is 2.63.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.35, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.45. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.3, and the quick ratio is 1.4. The most recent gross margin is 21.60% and their operating margin is 18.70%. The profit margin is 13.90%.

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. has seen returns on assets of 17.50%, and on investment, 30.00%. Return on equity is 61.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.08, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.25 and Price/cash is 15.27, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 14.89.

The simple moving averages are 1.50% and -2.25% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -17.79% and the 52 week low is 15.94%.

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. has a dividend yield of 4.41%, with a current price of 78.48. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 34.60%. This is in an industry, Specialty Chemicals, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. is based in Netherlands.

Performance in the Specialty Chemicals industry means that LyondellBasell Industries N.V. has seen performance for the past week of 1.22%, with performance for the month coming to -0.09%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -3.66%, and for the half year the performance is -7.92%. Volatility for this week is 2.33% and for the month this is 2.09%.

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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