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Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 12298.12. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. is 30.92 (with a change from open of 4.04%), this in conjunction with a target price of 30.83. Volume today has so far reached 4391600, with an average volume of about 2177.34. The GAP for this stock, is 0.99%.

The P/E ratio is 88.85, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.98. The current EPS for Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., is 0.35, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -67.60%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 46.26%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., EPS is looking like it will grow 67.64% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 6.28%. Quarter over quarter is -251.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -25.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -8.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -2.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.90% and institutional ownership is 66.70%. Shares outstanding is 397.74, while shares float is at a value of 392.76. Float short for Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. is 1.65% and the short ratio is 2.98.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.34, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.52. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.6. The most recent gross margin is 9.70% and their operating margin is 5.70%. The profit margin is 0.70%.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. has seen returns on assets of 0.60%, and on investment, 6.10%. Return on equity is 1.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 14.15. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.63, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.74 and Price/cash is 361.71, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 8.61% and 31.32% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -1.11% and the 52 week low is 120.21%.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. has a dividend yield of 9.06%, with a current price of 30.92. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 798.90%. This is in an industry, Oil & Gas Pipelines, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. is based in USA.

Performance in the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry means that Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. has seen performance for the past week of 7.92%, with performance for the month coming to 7.92%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 15.74%, and for the half year the performance is 28.36%. Volatility for this week is 2.89% and for the month this is 2.59%.

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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