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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: AutoZone, Inc., AZO

AutoZone, Inc., AZO is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Auto Parts Stores in the sector of Services. Based in USA, AutoZone, Inc., AZO  has a market cap of 23202.82. Since its IPO date on the 04/02/1991, AutoZone, Inc., AZO performance year to date is 7.66%. Today AutoZone, Inc., AZO has gained 0.02%, with a current price of 798.88.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 99.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 14.70%, with return on investment at 44.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, AutoZone, Inc., AZO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of *TBA. While Total debt/equity is *TBA. With a profit margin of 11.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 52.60%, and operating margin of 19.20%. AutoZone, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.1.

For the last year AutoZone, Inc., AZO has seen a EPS growth of 14.10%. A performance for the year of 18.91%. The 52-week high is -1.37%, and the 52-week low is 19.77%. The average volume for AutoZone, Inc., AZO is 148974.

With a target price of 856.7, can AutoZone, Inc., AZO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of AutoZone, Inc., AZO. AutoZone, Inc. has a P/E of 20.3 and a forward P/E of 17.54. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.71. AutoZone, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.2 and *TBA respectively. For P/cash, AutoZone, Inc. has a value of 108.73, while it is 21.52 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 798.88, AutoZone, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of -68.60%.

Looking more long-term AutoZone, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.85%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.71% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 14.10% for this year and for the last five years a 19.20% growth has been seen.

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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