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Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 106805.52. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Schlumberger Limited is 76.7 (with a change from open of -0.22%), this in conjunction with a target price of 93. Volume today has so far reached 1910760, with an average volume of about 5794.53. The GAP for this stock, is 0.71%.

The P/E ratio is , bringing the forward P/E to a value of 38.83. The current EPS for Schlumberger Limited, is -1.19, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -62.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 11.65%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Schlumberger Limited, EPS is looking like it will grow 74.91% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.11%. Quarter over quarter is -194.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -62.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -13.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 4.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 80.30%. Shares outstanding is 1399.26, while shares float is at a value of 1389.28. Float short for Schlumberger Limited is 1.27% and the short ratio is 3.03.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.43, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.51. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.9, and the quick ratio is 1.5. The most recent gross margin is 17.00% and their operating margin is -4.90%. The profit margin is -5.60%.

Schlumberger Limited has seen returns on assets of -2.40%, and on investment, 3.90%. Return on equity is -4.50%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.56, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.49 and Price/cash is 9.54, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 37.81.

The simple moving averages are -3.67% and 3.43% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.08% and the 52 week low is 31.30%.

Schlumberger Limited has a dividend yield of 2.62%, with a current price of 76.7. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is . This is in an industry, Oil & Gas Equipment & Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Schlumberger Limited is based in USA.

Performance in the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry means that Schlumberger Limited has seen performance for the past week of -1.59%, with performance for the month coming to -6.56%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -0.88%, and for the half year the performance is 4.10%. Volatility for this week is 1.92% and for the month this is 1.53%.

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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