Apache Corporation ($APA) Possible Buy to $106 Confident Investor Rating: Good

Company name Apache Corporation
Stock ticker APA
Live stock price [stckqut]APA[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good


Employee productivity Good
Sales growth Fair
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Good
EBIT growth Good


Confident Investor Rating Good
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $133.27
Target stock price (averages with growth) $108.36
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $64.32
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $107.8

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=apa

Apache Corporation (Apache) is an independent energy company, which explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. As of December 31, 2011, Apache had exploration and production interests in six countries: the United States, Canada, Egypt, Australia, offshore the United Kingdom in the North Sea, and Argentina. During the year ended December 31, 2011, it participated in drilling 1,087 gross wells, with 1,005 completed as producers. As of December 31, 2011, in addition to its completed wells, several wells had not reached completion: 39 in the United States (28.44 net); 50 in Canada (42.69 net); 23 in Egypt (21.75 net); six in the North Sea (4.91 net); one in Australia (0.33 net), and three in Argentina (3.00 net). In November 2013, the Company sold one-third minority participation in its Egypt oil and gas business to Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation.


Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in Apache Corporation.

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In order to assist you in using the techniques of this book, the values that I used when calculating the Manual pricing above were:

Stock price at the time of the calculation: $86.22

Growth: 0.15

Current EPS (TTM): $6.64

P/E: 13

Future EPS Calc: $13.35

Future Stock Price Calc: $173.62

Target stock price: $107.8

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