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A Closer Look at Occidental Petroleum



February 08, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: OXY

Its always good to find articles that help break down the essentials of a stock. This time around we are taking a closer look at Occidental Petroleum. Is it a good investment? Is the stock going to stay strong? Let’s check in with an analysis from Seth Jayson.


"Here’s how the stats break down:

Over the past five years, gross margin peaked at 70.4% and averaged 64.1%. Operating margin peaked at 50.0% and averaged 42.7%. Net margin peaked at 28.9% and averaged 25.8%.TTM gross margin is 48.4%, 1,570 basis points worse than the five-year average. TTM operating margin is 48.2%, 550 basis points better than the five-year average. TTM net margin is 28.3%, 250 basis points better than the five-year average."


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