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Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 14574.56. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Noble Energy, Inc. is 33.62 (with a change from open of -1.41%), this in conjunction with a target price of 43.47. Volume today has so far reached 799731, with an average volume of about 3580.19. The GAP for this stock, is 0.89%.

The P/E ratio is , bringing the forward P/E to a value of . The current EPS for Noble Energy, Inc., is -6.77, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -283.60%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 3.56%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Noble Energy, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 47.70% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be -3.55%. Quarter over quarter is -160.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 14.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -39.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.90% and institutional ownership is 95.80%. Shares outstanding is 431.2, while shares float is at a value of 420.74. Float short for Noble Energy, Inc. is 2.92% and the short ratio is 3.43.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.81, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.82. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.5. The most recent gross margin is 88.10% and their operating margin is -88.90%. The profit margin is -90.50%.

Noble Energy, Inc. has seen returns on assets of -12.10%, and on investment, -14.60%. Return on equity is -27.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.53, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.5 and Price/cash is 11.21, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -4.53% and 0.62% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -14.88% and the 52 week low is 42.70%.

Noble Energy, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.18%, with a current price of 33.62. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is . This is in an industry, Independent Oil & Gas, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Noble Energy, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Independent Oil & Gas industry means that Noble Energy, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -6.32%, with performance for the month coming to -5.00%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -8.13%, and for the half year the performance is 3.53%. Volatility for this week is 3.20% and for the month this is 2.58%.

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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