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Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE: SE) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE: SE), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 29692.23. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Spectra Energy Corp. is 42.67 (with a change from open of 1.76%), this in conjunction with a target price of 41.27. Volume today has so far reached 1700040, with an average volume of about 5382.95. The GAP for this stock, is -0.85%.

The P/E ratio is 99.27, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 29.95. The current EPS for Spectra Energy Corp., is 0.43, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -81.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 83.53%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Spectra Energy Corp., EPS is looking like it will grow 20.68% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 8.00%. Quarter over quarter is 693.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -2.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -28.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 1.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 71.00%. Shares outstanding is 702.11, while shares float is at a value of 699.9. Float short for Spectra Energy Corp. is 2.18% and the short ratio is 2.83.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.79, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.94. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.5. The most recent gross margin is 87.20% and their operating margin is 27.20%. The profit margin is 5.90%.

Spectra Energy Corp. has seen returns on assets of 0.90%, and on investment, 6.00%. Return on equity is 4.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 12.41. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 5.98, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.89 and Price/cash is 120.7, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 8.38% and 31.14% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.02% and the 52 week low is 106.87%.

Spectra Energy Corp. has a dividend yield of 3.83%, with a current price of 42.67. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 362.40%. This is in an industry, Oil & Gas Pipelines, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Spectra Energy Corp. is based in USA.

Performance in the Oil & Gas Pipelines industry means that Spectra Energy Corp. has seen performance for the past week of 1.03%, with performance for the month coming to 1.85%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 16.25%, and for the half year the performance is 53.34%. Volatility for this week is 1.56% and for the month this is 1.81%.

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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