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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 12906.46. 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 31.98 (with a change from open of -1.84%), this in conjunction with a target price of 31.02. Volume today has so far reached 1184540, with an average volume of about 2195.6. The GAP for this stock, is 1.37%.

The P/E ratio is 92.36, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.36. 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 52.03%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., EPS is looking like it will grow 70.66% 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 401.57, while shares float is at a value of 392.76. Float short for Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. is 1.47% and the short ratio is 2.63.

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 14.71. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.66, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.81 and Price/cash is 379.6, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 9.23% and 32.17% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -1.87% and the 52 week low is 127.76%.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. has a dividend yield of 6.85%, with a current price of 31.98. 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 0.94%, with performance for the month coming to 17.94%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 13.00%, and for the half year the performance is 13.39%. Volatility for this week is 2.36% and for the month this is 2.75%.

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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